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Caitlin Mallory competed for the U.S. up until the 2006-2007 season (finishing 7th at nationals with Brent Holdburg), before partnering with Kristian Rand and competing for Estonia through 2010 (17th at Worlds.)
Here are some other random, mostly fairly obscure skaters I can think of who competed in U.S. qualifying competitions and later competed for/in another country (at least nationally) in recent years. I don't know where they all were born.
Katherine (Katharina) Hadford (HUN)
Alexandra (Zsa Zsa) Riordan (POL)
Jane (Zhenni) Ruan (CHN)
Maria Papas (Papasotiriou) (GRE)
Nicole Rajic (Rajicova) (SVK)
Ibuki Mori (JPN)
Sasha Lanser, Stephanie Rigley, Charlotte Robbins, Dane Carter, Tashe Smith (GBR)
Alexander Strupinski (POL) (I think)
Victoria (Viktoria) Chiappa (HUN) (along with her sister Chelsea)
Pierre Balian (ARM)
Egor (Igor) Matsipura (Macypura) (SVK)
Jessica Crenshaw (GRE in pairs with Chad Tsagris)
Jenna Syken (ISR)
Mark Vaillant (FRA)
ETA Oops Berthesghost had already mentioned her...sorry!
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Elektra Hetman from New York represents France in ice dancing. Elektra and Benn have been selected to represent France at the Junior World Championships. Congratulations hard work and perservance does pay off
Viktor Pfeifer briefly switched from competing for Austria to competing in U.S. qualifying competitions but did not qualify for Nationals, and later switched back to Austria (so that's not quite fitting with the topic but is an example of a skater switching countries and then switching back).
Who was it (fairly recent) who competed for Puerto Rico a few seasons and then came back? That wasn't also Forte, was it? Or am I just nuts?
I think Rohene Ward represented Puerto Rico at some point. Megan Williams-Stewart skated for Puerto Rico for a season or two.
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
However, Denmark does not permit dual citizenship except in a very few exceptional cases. I don't know all the details, but essentially children born abroad to a Danish parent have Danish citizenship until they are 22. At that point if they want to retain their citizenship, they have to have lived or been in Denmark for a total of at least a year and show other connections including language skills. I think they'd probably also have to give up their other citizenship. Which is probably why Todd Sand did not continue to represent Denmark. Johnson will turn 22 next year, so she probably will have to make decision soon if she wants to continue to skate internationally.
There are a million names that come to mind. How bout Georgia Glastris?
Didn't Galit Chait skate at US Nationals before she teamed with Sakhnovski?
Dirke O'Brien Baker skated for the US, coming fourth in the junior ladies event before transferring to New Zealand in 2001.
Patricia Neske was born and lived in the United States, but actually did train in Germany - not sure if that necessarily counts.
Perhaps Lily Lyoonjung Lee (KOR), Charlene von Saher (GBR) and Yvonne Gomez (ESP) count as well?