Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 

Perhaps best known as a figure skater, particularly since achieving Runner Up on ITV's "Dancing On Ice" 2018 with my celebrity partner, Brooke Vincent of ITV's "Coronation Street," I’ve antithetically spent much of my life defying that classification. Undaunted by the societal need to label, I’ve used my voracious curiosity to become an accomplished multi-sport athlete, published writer, dynamic artist, performer and filmmaker. An intrepid explorer and learner, I’m continually motivated to seek and share connections across cultures.

Currently calling New York home, I’ve lived in 5 countries and trained as a figure skater in a few more. Besides English, I speak Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese and some Chinese. I’ve been told I do some pretty good accents!

 
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Go Bears!

I’m also a proud graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies (film, choreography, landscape architecture) and minoring in Theater, Dance & Performance Studies. Yes, I wrote a thesis that connects all these, though I was sick with mononucleosis at the time, so who knows?

 

 I believe there is a universal vibration – a human connection – that we all share. It’s powerful stuff. I seek to use the power of storytelling, be it through skating, dance, music, art, film, writing or the creation of a landscape, to connect us to this deeper realm because I believe it has the power transform – encouraging us to move beyond the labeled box we live in, recognizing that as just one story, one possibility – and inspiring us to create new ones.

Thank you for checking out my site. Hit me up with any questions!

 

Rockin' Rescue Dog
Alaskan Eskimo Spitz
Demander of the Daily Run
My Most Loyal Defender, Glacier Silecky

Picture Credit: Alessandra Sawick