Bourne, who has homes in Toronto and South Carolina, also created the "Day in the Life" short program Jeremy Abbott used to win his second U.S. title in January.
"When Yuka [Sato, Abbott's coach] called me and said, 'Jeremy really wants you for the short, he wants something different,' I almost said no, go with what works, because he is so good and it was an Olympic year," she remembered.
"But he was very clear about the look that he wanted. It was so easy working with him. I'd say, 'You can't do that before your triple Axel' and he'd say no, don't hold back, I'll try anything. He's full of talent, very creative, and he has no limits. He's probably the only one I've ever worked with who's said, 'Make it harder.'"