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    Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha

    Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha are ice dancers who compete for Canada. Lajoie was born 6 November 2000 in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, while Lagha was born 15 April 1999 in Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada.

    Lajoie and Lagha began skating together in 2011. The duo briefly split up in 2015, reforming only a few months later in the summer of 2015, under a new coaching team comprised of Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Pascal Denis, and Romain Haguenauer.

    They are the 2017, 2018,and 2019 Canadian national junior Ice Dance champions. They placed 6th at the 2017 world junior championships. They won the bronze medal at the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final.

    Last updated: March 12, 2019 by dorispulaski


    Biographical information:


    Their ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035196.htm

    Their Skate Canada bio (includes links to Skate Canada articles about them)
    https://skatecanada.ca/tag/marjorie-...zachary-lagha/

    Marjorie's Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lajoie

    Zachary's Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Lagha

    Their tracings entry
    http://tracings.net/lajo-lagh.html

    Their Ice-dance.com profile
    https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profi...zachary-lagha/

    Social Media:

    Marjorie and Zachary's Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/MLajoieZLagha/

    Zachary's Website
    http://zacharylagha.com/Biography.aspx

    Marjorie's Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/marjorie.lajoie/

    Zachary's Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/lagha_zak/

    Personal Bests


    Type Date Event Event Category Discipline
    Total 176.10 ISU World Junior Championships 2019 Junior Ice Dance
    SD/RD 70.14 ISU World Junior Championships 2019 Junior Ice Dance
    SD/RD Technical 37.36 ISU World Junior Championships 2019 Junior Ice Dance
    SD/RD Component 32.78 ISU World Junior Championships 2019 Junior Ice Dance
    FD 105.96 ISU World Junior Championships 2019 Junior Ice Dance
    FD Technical 54.93 ISU World Junior Championships 2019 Junior Ice Dance
    FD Component 51.03 ISU World Junior Championships 2019 Junior Ice Dance



    Personal Bests (Historical, achieved before 2018-19 season)

    Type Score Event Event Category
    Total 150.30 ISU JGP Croatia Cup 2017 Junior Ice Dance
    SD 62.89 ISU JGP Croatia Cup 2017 Junior Ice Dance
    SD Technical 33.35 ISU JGP Croatia Cup 2017 Junior Ice Dance
    SD Component 29.81 ISU World Junior Championships 2018 Junior Ice Dance
    FD 87.47 ISU World Junior Championships 2017 Junior Ice Dance
    FD Technical 43.50 ISU World Junior Championships 2017 Junior Ice Dance
    FD Component 46.43 ISU JGP Croatia Cup 2017 Junior Ice Dance


    PROGRAMS


    2018-2019 Season

    RD: Tango: Perro Viejo performed by Otros Aires, Tango: Otro Puente Alsina performed by Otros Aires, Tango: Essa performed by Otros Aires
    FD: Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell

    2019 Junior Worlds RD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7LiTIC7-lk
    2019 Junior Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOff_WEbh0o
    Victory Ceremony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyC8a74lhss

    2019 Bavarian Open FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlNVSAbhVQ

    2019 Canadian Nationals Jr. Rhythm Dance, they skate 9th of 15 skaters
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70nbap
    2019 Canadian Nationals Jr Free Dance, they skate 15th of 15 skaters
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70phdr

    2019 Canadian Nationals Victory Ceremony
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70r3cl

    2018 Junior Grand Prix Final RD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwGBPNQEGrw
    2018 Junior Grand Prix Final FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-3tDyeYltQ

    2018 JGP Richmond RD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjlBzEbwEMM
    2018 JGP Richmond FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI-cfL_WCsk

    2018 JGP Cup of Austria RD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxhpfq2Eaxc
    2018 JGP Cup of Austria FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dok0bLKDw1Y

    A quick peek at their new FD!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BlWp2y0FRDz/

    2017- 2018 Season
    SD: “Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha” by Petty Booka and “Tu Picadura” by Gary Tesca
    FD: “Dream” by Imagine Dragons and “Nemesis” by Benjamin Clementine

    2018 Junior Worlds SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ0V3Q-Dgms
    2018 Junior Worlds FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-c3dTdUrlU8

    2018 Interview from Canadian Nationals (in French)
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6cvrl2
    English translation
    https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...=1#post1920846

    2017-18 JGPF SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bv6KvCa2ao
    2017-18 JGPF FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tiBWWBK4y58

    2017 Croatia Cup SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=POfPOYeyQok
    2017 Croatia Cup FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=epTJvBk9xCs
    Victory Ceremony
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W5oYGbeVmww
    Interview SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CdeihfWaY3M
    Interview FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AOnD8g5Nn_g

    2017 JGP Brisbane SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_vVe8cfok
    2017 JGP Brisbane FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aTbCRuhfiRE

    2017 Québec Summer Championships FD
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wyv9c

    2016- 2017 Season
    SD: “Shopping for Clothes” by The Coasters and “Land of 1000 Dances” by Wilson Pickett (Forrest Gump soundtrack)
    FD: “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Sergei RachmaninovO

    2017 Junior Worlds SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-b3uCd748U8
    2017 Junior Worlds FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x5u1Z9jzO5g

    2017 Canadian Nationals JR SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9JYVZJUHmHw
    2017 Canadian Nationals JR FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gDYs2RmlHcc
    Interview SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CdeihfWaY3M
    Interview FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OvoEOe7a7pQ

    2017 Challenge FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CRdfaUsuEbQ
    Interview
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CRdfaUsuEbQ

    2016 JGP Dresden SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iKEzjJsOp6c
    2016 JGP Dresden FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W5IyJwPSVE0

    2016 JGP Japan SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u0GJNN7Bs-M
    2016 JGP Japan FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mnyZ_0zSnwk

    2016 Lake Placid Championships SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1-mRIcV-mLo
    2016 Lake Placid Championships FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kqZrFJfpOPg

    2015- 2016 Season
    SD Waltz: Gramophone by Evgeni Doga, Polka: Furioso by Johann Strauss jr
    FD Pas de Deux Ktiri and Basilio (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus, l, Quiteria's Variation (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus, Classical Variation I (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus, Pas de Deux Kitri and Basilio V. Coda (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus

    2016 World Jr Championships SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrWn1CmCAA
    2016 World Jr Championships FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2lPz9Pq2bWg

    2015 JGP Logroño SD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5d4UZ2OmNNs
    2015 JGP Logroño FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1bFcO0VmVMI

    2014- 2015 Season
    Novice FD: "Don Quixote" by Leon Minkus

    2015 Canadian Nationals PD Paso Doble
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lhPhaZtGcqw
    2015 Canadian Nationals PD Westminster Waltz
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VAc_fpWkwwA
    2015 Canadian Nationals FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yxqgc14HOaw

    2013-2014 Season
    Pre Novice FD: Austin Powers soundtrack, "Soul Bossa Nova"

    2014 Canadian Nationals PD Starlight Waltz
    https://m.youtube.com/user/carignanlajoie/videos
    2014 Canadian Nationals Pre Novice FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNiLfFlzcVI

    2014 Québec Sectionals FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=23IP4_BtI5U

    2011-2012 Season
    Juvenile FD: Carmen

    2012 Championships of Québec Juvenile PD European Waltz
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=laHxogs7uyk
    2012 Championships of Québec Juvenile FD
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zh2aFUzuJE


    Competitive History
    Competition PD1 PD2 SD FD Final
    Season 2018-2019
    2019 World Junior Championships 1 1 ​1 (176.10)
    2019 Bavarian Open 1 1 ​1 (169.34)
    2019 Canadian Junior Nationals 1 1 1 (179.71)
    2018 Junior Grand Prix Final 4 3 4 (164.51)
    2018 JGP Richmond 1 1 1 (166.52)
    2018 JGP Cup of Austria 2 2 2 (153.79)
    Season 2017-2018
    2018 World Junior Championships 2 5 4 (146.22)
    2018 Canadian National Championships (Jr) 1 1 1 (154.40)
    2018 Junior Grand Prix Final 4 6 6 (141.28)
    2017 JGP Croatia Cup 1 1 1 (150.30)
    2017 JGP Brisbane 2 2 2 (138.92)
    Season 2016-2017
    2017 World Junior Championships 5 7 6 (148.26)
    2017 Bavarian Open 3 1 ​2 (141.20)
    ​2017 Canadian National Championships (Jr) 1 1 1 (153.55)
    2016 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 3 4 4 (139.67)
    2016 JGP Yokohama 4 4 4 (137.14)
    Season 2015-2016
    2016 World Junior Championships 11 13 13 (128.06)
    2016 Canadian Junior Championships 4 2 2 (141.23)
    2016 Skate Canada Junior Challenge 3 2 2 (131.48)
    2016 Québec Junior Sectionals 1 2 1 (127.98)
    2015 JGP Logrono 7 6 7 (129.91)
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 Novice Canada Winter Games 1 3 1 1 (84.72)
    2015 Canadian Novice National Championships 2 1 1 1 (93.80)
    2015 Skate Canada Novice Challenge 1 6 5 2 (80.35)
    2015 Québec Novice Sectionals 1 2 1 1 (84.31


    Baby Pictures and Other Activities


    2010 Zachary in singles
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e3iGNZ2T2C0

    2008 Marjorie in singles
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tpWREz2VU1w

    2012 Zachary plays Scriabin Prelude
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ-1Ezu2kLk

    2017 Zachary plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FObZm0CFRLg

    Galas and Exhibitions


    2018 Junior Worlds EX
    Shoppin' For Clothes by The Coasters; Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XwlF3I1FdSE

    Apr. 2014 Boucherville Show
    Saturday Night Fever
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cXbSWdDlKQM

    Other Articles and Interviews


    2019 January Post Nationals Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-y0Dz-c9k

    2019 MK Blades Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnqLmX38UK8

    2018 Interview with Zachary
    https://medium.com/@JacksonUltima/ja...a-d2b849ddb947
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 03-12-2019 at 02:55 AM.

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    Finally!!! there is a thread for Marjorie & Zach!! so happy!!!!!

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    Congratulations to Majorie and Zach, who not only improved upon their personal bests in their short and combined score in Croatia, but also produced two strong performances resulting in a well deserved win in Zagreb!!!!! this is their first ever JGP victory! With this win they have also qualified for their first junior Grand prix final!! This is the most confident and in command I've ever seen them perform two programs at an event. I'm also glad to see them stick with their tough twizzle entry, they are getting really close to nailing it! Still room for improvement, but I thought that the progress between Brisbane and here was notable. Yay!!! So excited for them!!!

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    thank you for starting this thread! they deserve it... gosh i love their smooth skating and deep knees

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    By far my favourite junior dance team. I love the free dance especially (and their costumes). They improved so much between Brisbane and Zagreb. I'm very excited to see them at the JGPF. And they have such a good coaching team.

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    Hi guys! I thought it was about time for L&L to have their own fan thread here . They really do deserve it! They really impressed me at Canadian nationals and World juniors this past season. I Don't think their programs from last season were anything special, but what caught my eye is how well they sold the programs they were given, which usually takes a team a long time to develop. I agree wholeheartedly, their knee bend and edge quality is really great, it seems to come naturally to them. I think they also have great speed and are able to skate close together in hold and step sequences with ease.I know they still have a lot of room to improve, as is the case with any team, but I think that they are very capable of being competitive in all of the elements, and their skating skills are right up their too, It's just about connecting the dots now, finding cohesiveness. finesse. I saw some of that here. What I also really like about this team is the speed at which they improve. the improvement just in the last two years has been crazy. Between every event they seem to improve in some capacity.They are always hungry to improve, they never seem entirely pleased, regardless of the result. and I completely agree that a lot of that improvement is due to their current coaching team. I actually think their SD this year is a great vehicle for them, and it stands out amongst the others for me. I wasn't very fond of their FD initially, but it is really growing on me. I don't know if this is pretentious to say, but I really think they are one of the most evenly matched, if not the most evenly matched team in terms of skills competing in juniors. I am sooooooooooooo looking forward to the JGP as well. It looks like it's going to be ultra competitive this year! I know it's still way too early to tell, but I wonder if they will also enter the senior event at nationals? I think they have a pretty reasonable shot at getting one of the four continent spots. but that may not be their focus. anyways I'm a incoherent rambler, so I apologize for this huge blob of comments.

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    I'd be interested to see them at 4CC, but they'd have to get their senior minimums somewhere first. It would mean creating senior versions of their programs, which is a bigger deal in dance than in the other disciplines, and they might just want to focus on the junior ones for Junior Worlds, since I'm sure they're hoping to content for a medal there. I think most of the time it doesn't make sense for dancers to switch between junior and senior, but Tessa and Scott did 4CC in 2006 when they won everything in juniors, so sometimes it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowWhite View Post
    I'd be interested to see them at 4CC, but they'd have to get their senior minimums somewhere first. It would mean creating senior versions of their programs, which is a bigger deal in dance than in the other disciplines, and they might just want to focus on the junior ones for Junior Worlds, since I'm sure they're hoping to content for a medal there. I think most of the time it doesn't make sense for dancers to switch between junior and senior, but Tessa and Scott did 4CC in 2006 when they won everything in juniors, so sometimes it works.
    I think they should focus on junior worlds as well... but 4cc is a definite option.... as we for sure cannot expect the top 3 to go...

    so it looks like Soucisse Firus, Sales/W (saving myself the shame of a spelling mistakes) could easily be sent... but then... who else?

    I think they could get TES minimums simply by doing a later senior b...

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    Congratulations to Marjorie and Zachary on winning their 2nd National championships with a new Canadian record score!

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    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...3F&FORM=VRDGAR

    Interview after their win (in French)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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    Can someone translate this interview to English, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyame View Post
    Can someone translate this interview to English, please?
    Summarized translation (not word for word) :

    Interviewer (I): how do you feel after such a flawless performance?

    Zack: it was very good but not flawless, we still have lots of work to do; ... but we are happy because we gave our max and were able to perform as we do during training: that was our objective.

    Marjo: We were happy because we were able to stay in the present moment despite the pressure, it was a good feeling for us.

    I: Did you feel more pressure as you had to defend your performances from previous junior nationals ? (3rd time)

    Zack: No. We were nervous because we wanted to show what we are able to do during training, but not more nervous

    I: How different is your preparation for a national vs international competition?

    Marjo: Preparation is the same, it is the feeling the can be different, as sometimes you have more people attending, and cameras on you even during warm-up.
    But we manage our preparation the same way, a competition is a competition.

    I: What is coming next

    Zack: Getting ready for Junior Worlds, improve our skating and showing it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julieca View Post
    Summarized translation (not word for word) :

    Interviewer (I): how do you feel after such a flawless performance?

    Zack: it was very good but not flawless, we still have lots of work to do; ... but we are happy because we gave our max and were able to perform as we do during training: that was our objective.

    Marjo: We were happy because we were able to stay in the present moment despite the pressure, it was a good feeling for us.

    I: Did you feel more pressure as you had to defend your performances from previous junior nationals ? (3rd time)

    Zack: No. We were nervous because we wanted to show what we are able to do during training, but not more nervous

    I: How different is your preparation for a national vs international competition?

    Marjo: Preparation is the same, it is the feeling the can be different, as sometimes you have more people attending, and cameras on you even during warm-up.
    But we manage our preparation the same way, a competition is a competition.

    I: What is coming next

    Zack: Getting ready for Junior Worlds, improve our skating and showing it there.
    Thank you very much!

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    Just dropping by to congratulate Majorie and Zachary on skating two avery solid programs at junior worlds. I thought the Fd scores where a little harsh in comparison to the other top team’s scores, although I may or may not be a tad biased towards L & L . All that aside 4th place is nothing to complain about! It’s still a fantastic showing as well as an improvement on last years worlds placement. This is the first time I really got into their fd, there was an air of subtly and they seemed really calm, collected, and confidence and I thought it translated into the vibe of the program very well!aAgain Congrats to M an Z!

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    They will be showing off their new programs in August at a summer comp

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    I'm sooo excited!! can't wait to see what they have come up with, hope it will be their breakthrough season

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    I updated their OP. Please take a look?
    If there are any omissions or corrections needed, please tell me?

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    a short clip of their new free dance: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlWp2y0FRDz/

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    Thank you! I added it to the OP

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