Re-posting and starting (yet another) new thread re. Sinitsina/Katsalapov:
.... Now Vick and Nikita train together with my American brother and sister disciples Shibutani. This duo distinguish skatannost, elegance, great ownership skate softness sliding technique, skill, control ... Many of these qualities Vick and Nikita will adopt.
On the other hand, Maia and Alex can borrow from the Russian pair expression, speed, expressiveness. And well, that will prepare two duets together.
ETA that I forgot to copy over: