U.S. Ice Dance 2023-24 news & updates

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Article by former Team USA ice dancer Morgan Matthews, for IDC. Mostly about the partner search process, focusing on her own, also with comments from Emily Bratti and Anton Spiridonov (who sounds like he found a new partner): https://www.ice-dance.com/site/how-to-find-an-ice-dance-partner-then-and-now/
Morgan was inspired to start writing about figure skating after Montreal Worlds (I was going to create a separate thread for her writings (ETA that I have since created one in GSD - link: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/healing-a-broken-sport-my-story-by-morgan-matthews.111768/) but decided to post her April 18th substack piece here since her and Zavozin's career was brought up earlier:
ETA that I also just bumped up the "Athlete Mental Health & Eating Disorders" thread with her most recent Substack post and have included the link to her personal story.
 
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Jean-Luc Baker captioned this “4/12 [April 12] This one with a lot of sound effects” - #4 is his photo with Koncius/Shchepetov and #6 is a clip with Green/Parsons:

Kaitlin and Jean-Luc coached in Kearns, Utah (after the show there) and before their SLC show this Saturday (7 photos):
Earlier in this thread:
Side note that IIRC, Koncius/Shchepetov recently said on Instastory that JLB is choreographing one of their new programs? I don't remember whether it was RD or FD ... maybe FD?
JLB is seen for a second in Apr 4 mini-video of K/S training. https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5Wgoc4PqKU/
 
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Loving this contemporary look on Z/K!

It looks like a great start. Does anyone recognize the music?
 

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I tried to Shazam it but there was too much competing noise to pick it up.
Yeah, I didn't have any luck either and I was holding my phone up to my laptop with the volume turned up as high as it can go. We'll just have to sit tight and wait for them to share more with us. I do like what they shared so far!
 

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Loving this contemporary look on Z/K!


They tagged Olafur Arnalds and Son Lux so I feel like they’re probably using a combination of those

IIRC: During the pandemic, Vadym had spoken of being interested in skating to Epilogue from the soundtrack for Nomadland -- by Ólafur Arnalds. (His mention was after the N/K partnership had ended and before the Z/K partnership had begun.)
I think this new FD is using the piece?

Thanks to Emi/Vadym for sharing this sneak peek ❤️
 
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A short chat with Madison Hubbell about her work with Carreira/Ponomarenko this season and her life as a coach:

 

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Some MIDA skaters performed in a charity dance show in University of Michigan “Women Defining Themselves - An Evening Raising Awareness for ALS Center for Excellence”.
The dance is choreographed by Caroline Green, the skaters are:
Caroline Green
Yahli Pedersen
Annabelle Morozov (what a surprise! Is she with MIDA now?)
Ian Somerville
Jeffrey Chen
Alexey Shchepetov
Dimitry Tsarevski

 

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So are they [A. Morozov/J. Chen] skating together now?
That's what sources have told Russian media - being discussed here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/russian-figure-skating-news-in-2024.111670/#post-6598015

18 teams are listed in the ISP as of today (May 20):
2023-24 Senior/Junior Grand Prix Final/U.S. Ice Dance Final/YOG/Nationals/ISU Championships placements included below:

Emily Bratti and Ian Somerville S3/W23
Oona Brown and Gage Brown S8
Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko S2/4CC3/W7
Madison Chock and Evan Bates GPF1/S1/W1
Julia Epps and Blake Gilman IDF-J9/J8
Isabella Flores and Ivan Desyatov IDF-S2/S7
Caroline Green and Michael Parsons S4/4CC6
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker
Olivia Ilin and Dylan Cain IDF-J4/YOG2
Raffaella Koncius and Alexey Shchepetov IDF-S4/S11
Caroline Mullen and Brendan Mullen IDF-J3/J5
Leah Neset and Artem Markelov JGPF1/J1/JW1
Eva Pate and Logan Bye S5
Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal IDF-J2/J3/JW5
Emily Renzi and William Lissauer IDF-J8/J9
Katarina Wolfkostin and Dimitry Tsarevski IDF-S1/S9
Grace Yi and Danila Savelev IDF-J5
Emilea Zingas and Vadym Kolesnik S6/4CC4

Removed since last month (5 teams):
Amy Cui and Kenny Eckert IDF-J6/J7 [she has teamed up with Rogers; he wants to continue]
Jenna Hauer and Benjamin Starr IDF-J1/J4 [neither has announced specific plans yet]
Helena Carhart and Volodymyr Horovyi [she wants to continue; he will focus on coaching]
Kristina Bland and Matthew Sperry IDF-J7/J6 [she is focusing on college; he wants to continue]
Angela Ling and Caleb Wein IDF-S3/S10 [neither has made any public statements yet]

Amy Cui/Jonathan Rogers' post last week ("your new senior ice dance team ... @team__novi"):
 
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Kaitlin Hawayek replied last week to a question via Instagram story about her upcoming plans with “Lots of exciting plans! I’ve been loving exploring coaching and choreographing which I’ll continue to do this year, and I also have some exciting projects with music in the works.

Kaitlin was in Colorado Springs this past week at USFS’ “Access To Excellence” camp to give a presentation on music and also taught skating skills with Yuka Sato - Sonja Hilmer shared a photo of the 3 of them in her first slide: https://www.instagram.com/p/C7MugVur_kp/
 

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That's what sources have told Russian media - being discussed here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/russian-figure-skating-news-in-2024.111670/#post-6598015

18 teams are listed in the ISP as of today (May 20):
2023-24 Senior/Junior Grand Prix Final/U.S. Ice Dance Final/YOG/Nationals/ISU Championships placements included below:

Emily Bratti and Ian Somerville S3/W23
Oona Brown and Gage Brown S8
Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko S2/4CC3/W7
Madison Chock and Evan Bates GPF1/S1/W1
Julia Epps and Blake Gilman IDF-J9/J8
Isabella Flores and Ivan Desyatov IDF-S2/S7
Caroline Green and Michael Parsons S4/4CC6
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker
Olivia Ilin and Dylan Cain IDF-J4/YOG2
Raffaella Koncius and Alexey Shchepetov IDF-S4/S11
Caroline Mullen and Brendan Mullen IDF-J3/J5
Leah Neset and Artem Markelov JGPF1/J1/JW1
Eva Pate and Logan Bye S5
Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal IDF-J2/J3/JW5
Emily Renzi and William Lissauer IDF-J8/J9
Katarina Wolfkostin and Dimitry Tsarevski IDF-S1/S9
Grace Yi and Danila Savelev IDF-J5
Emilea Zingas and Vadym Kolesnik S6/4CC4

Removed since last month (5 teams):
Amy Cui and Kenny Eckert IDF-J6/J7 [she has teamed up with Rogers; he wants to continue]
Jenna Hauer and Benjamin Starr IDF-J1/J4 [neither has announced specific plans yet]
Helena Carhart and Volodymyr Horovyi [she wants to continue; he will focus on coaching]
Kristina Bland and Matthew Sperry IDF-J7/J6 [she is focusing on college; he wants to continue]
Angela Ling and Caleb Wein IDF-S3/S10 [neither has made any public statements yet]

Amy Cui/Jonathan Rogers' post last week ("your new senior ice dance team ... @team__novi"):
Also Kenny eckert is no longer on partner search
 

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