Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean

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Jayne Torvill, OBE (born 7 October 1957 in Clifton, Nottingham, England) and Christopher Dean, OBE, (born 27 July 1958 in Calverton, Nottinghamshire) are British ice dancers who won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, becoming one of the oldest figure skating Olympic medalists. They are four-time World Champions, seven-time British champions, and four-time European champions, and five-time World Professional champions. Jayne was, with Michael Hutchenson, 1972 British Pair champion as well.

Christopher Dean has been and still is, an influential choreographer.

The team has skated many numbers in the British TV show Dancing on Ice, which has aired for eleven seasons, and is renewed for the 2020 season. Tickets are available for the associated 2019-2020 Tour!

The team's official website:
http://torvillanddean.com

Jayne's Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayne_Torvill

Chris's Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Dean

The team's Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torvill_and_Dean

Daincing On Ice TV Show Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_on_Ice

The Dancing on Ice Tour wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_on_Ice:_The_Tour

PROGRAMS​

1977-1978

1978 Europeans FD - "When You're Away" (From "The Great Waldo Pepper" Soundtrack by Henry Mancini; "The Big Stunt" (From "The Great Waldo Pepper" Soundtrack) by Henry Mancini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6JCm4GkG9c
https://youtu.be/TrjqIQz0rpc?t=312

1978-1979

1978-79 British Championships OSP - Masquerade Waltz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ur21r4SeM

1978-79 British Championships FD
https://youtu.be/T5skLNXzoqY

1979 Worlds FD - Slaughter on 10th Avenue soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqmp276DENg

1979-1980

1980 CD Tango Romantica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0-3AETWXWU

1980 CD Kilian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Qp_t0qrZ4

1980 Worlds FD - Swing: Sing, Sing, Sing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9o9nDlQuY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1mQwydsdnQ

1980 Olympics OSP (snippet)- slow foxtrot to "A Little Street in Singapore"
Video gone :(

1980 Olympics FD - Swing: Sing, Sing, Sing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXyECNflH4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFL3UHT6610

1979 NHK FD - Swing: Sing, Sing, Sing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdv9WvwspFE

1980-1981

1981 Worlds CD 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuksY2_O2FA
1981 OSP Cha Cha Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom.White
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240J3QuFtQI
1981 Worlds FD Fame soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap7zzcrQrrc

1981 Europeans FD Fame soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dckYP8XiKc0


1981-1982

1982 Worlds OSP Blues OSP Summertime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmztHpSIT4E
1982 Worlds FD Mack and Mabel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so69rWEEYic

1982 Europeans FD Mack and Mabel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aEgunvUYVg

Yankee Polka CD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj_OcqBNpSE
Blues CD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSQ8D-TcE8U
Viennese Waltz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfxOrpXgQ7s
1981-82 British Championships Blues OSP Summertime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN2e_Ugy8CM
1981-82 British Championships FD Mack and Mabel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8BMn20yTZI

1981 St. Ivels FD Mack and Mabel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA3oC28ayIs

Making of Mack & Mabel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYWsAdWnnyU

1982-1983

1983 Rock n Roll OSP Worlds Variations on a Theme by Paganini, rock version, adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber for his musical ‘Song and Dance’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFgDkfYNk_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEHsR679g1M
1983 Barnum soundtrack Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydN5Glf9KI0

1982-83 British Championships FD Barnum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f-bXX-JglQ

1983-1984

1984 Westminster Waltz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_00LV3nhas
1984 Worlds CD 3 Rhumba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjxPepqcdPE
1984 Worlds Paso Doble OSP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsHt7DRxpxA
1984 Paso Doble OSP Worlds, another view
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi5I27RtAuw


1984 Olympic CDs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vaLrAzlsSo
1984 Olympics OSP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Hatc4F3H0
1984 Bolero FD Olympics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8obUdxnTlc

1984 Europeans OSP Paso Doble
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ujnP70CkHE

1983-84 National CDs
torvill dean paso westminster rhumba nats83 cd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-dtqXhNvw4

1993-1994

1994 Olympics CD Starlight Waltz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPJolLmcoco
1994 Olympics CD Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu7R0cNHFic
1994 Olympics OD Rhumba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19CYCcmA2Y0
1994 Olympics FD Face the Music and Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTcxSn6gL5M

1994 Europeans FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYvsuGZmCwc


EXHIBITIONS​

1979 Springtime Ballet by Francis Lai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXmfZxHbJQ

1979 NHK - In the Mood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyhHi2MgaLw

1980 Worlds -Evergreen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7frfNBgoSY

1980 Olympics - Evergreen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuG_ANRK7Pg

1981 Putting on the Ritz (I think this is from the St. Ivel.competition)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T05cnnefdk

1981-1982 British Championships History of Love Exhibition (same music used for their 1994 Rhumba OSP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd0n3-_R8F4

1982 Kiss Me Kate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKr7A07K7gk

1982 Worlds Gala - The Hop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSPPevXM24

1982 Fast Tap (Canada) A speeded up version of Putting on the Ritz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85DQB0C_eZY

1983 Queen's Gala
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY5e7qzeVdA

1984 Olympics Ex Barnum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQrR5PlRkzM

1984 Olympics EX Encore - "I Won't Send Roses" from the Mack and Mabel soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSGMwwlHKfw

1994 Europeans Bolero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=002s84OuFqs


PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES

1995 World Challenge of Champions -Bridge Over Troubled Water
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUhn_OtO6qU

1984 World Pro Technical Program -Song of India
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zcOyzAqHeA
1984 World Pro Artistic Program- Encounter (January Stars by George Winston)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mlMb8HsPFc

1985 World Pro - Comedy Program
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BowTAvvNSU

1985 World Pro Techical Program Diablo Tango
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BowTAvvNSU

1985 Venus Bringer of Peace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKVZ521Y4Gw

1986 Shepherd's Song (Bailero)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JemNMcJBeJw

1986 Fire and Ice Part One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoI5KOzPDdU
1986 Fire and Ice Part Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Td0PA27CGc

1987 Paganini - from Russian All Stars Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xGgio6rRkQ

1987 Ragtime Poker, ensemble with Russian All Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-fLc0isd_o

1987 Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden) Russian All Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTtLSunsDis

1987 Missing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NJC_D8RLHQ

1989 Imagine/Revolution by John Lennon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af529CpqLrQ

1990 World Challenge of Champions, Echoes of Ireland (first two sections edited out due to copyright)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgXSzptRyas

1990 Oscar Tango
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X134rL2NNjM

1991 Iceworks from the documentary Bladerunners (original music by Andrew Shepherd)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvlJNPE5CXI

1992 Stormy Weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dO8oz1jXzg

1992 Low Commotion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRfoG0pOEDo

1992 "Tilt" (Iceworks)
https://youtu.be/Bktq2-83nag

1993 Drum Duet World Figure Skating Champions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy6ZECmGlL0

1994 World Professional Championships Artistic Program- Encounter (January Stars by George Winston)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-McVWHQKgU

1994 In Trutina, Face the Music Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loO0Zeq33O8

1995 Cecilia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHT5NhxE2fE

1995 Bridge Over Troubled Waters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUhn_OtO6qU

1995 World Professional.Championships - Still Crazy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_QulXH-A28

1996 World Team Championship Technical.Program - Sarabande, performed by Yo Yo Ma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZy-mA1FqO4

1996 World Team Championships Artistic Program - Hat Trick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWbVQqu4IRk

1996 World Professional Championships Technical Programs - Take Five
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwOl6Sm27n4

1997 Only You/Take Five/Bolero -Jayne with Chris as Hockey player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNHya8LP8wY

1997 Flying Fish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd9fOVEdTUo

2014 30 Year Anniversary of Sarajevo, at Sarajevo. They skate to Bolero, of course
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywXZsYBq8Hc

Strangers in the Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg1RwRjE2go

Torvill and Mr. Bean (Comedy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb90tC5UpQw


2019 Jayne and Chris performed on stage at the Royal Variety in 2013, a fundraiser for the Queen' s charity. Needless to say, this is on acrylic "ice" but still cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf2JuIvovpw


INTERVIEWS / DOCUMENTARIES


2012 - The Olympic Torch Comes to Nottingham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsOgQZgh6ZU

2019 Torvill & Dean and Richard Hartley on Ravel's Bolero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=picS...ature=youtu.be

2019, about DOI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xXyKu7GEB4

2014 Jayne talks about adoption
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScCbyGnKv4

Olympic Ice Skaters Torvill and Dean on Their Telepathic Bond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqf94l_btSE

Perfection 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsVea5HRmZY

One Hour Long documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqhmATz5rR4

The Perfect Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUqI-HqACUY

1997 Paul Ross Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9unzmdCOfAo

1997 Light Lunch
Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HwLLaYpapU
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNWM_B6QwT4
Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtICPaBmcpY
Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pRD7OPw960

July 2003, Golden Skate did an interview with Chris
https://www.goldenskate.com/2003/07/...ine-interview/


Torvill & Dean: Amateur career

1975–76
Northern Championships1st
1976-77
British Championships4th
Oberstdorf (currently called Nebelhorn)2nd
St Gervais1st
Sheffield Trophy1st
1977-78
Worlds11th
Europeans9th
British Championships3rd
Oberstdorf (currently called Nebelhorn)1st
John Davis Trophy1st
1978–79
Worlds8th
Europeans6th
British Championships1st
Morzine Trophy ( Later called Morzine Avoriaz) 2nd
1979–80
Olympics5th
Worlds4th
Europeans4th
British Championships1st
NHK Trophy2nd
Rotary Watches Competition2nd
1980-81
Worlds1st
Europeans1st
British Championships1st
St Ivel International1st
1981–82
Worlds1st
Europeans1st
British Championships1st
St Ivel International1st
1982–83
Worlds1st
EuropeansWD
British Championships1st
1983–84
Olympics1st
Worlds1st
Europeans1st
British Championships1st
Pro Career
1993–94
Olympics3rd
Europeans1st
British Championships1st





Torvill & Dean: Professional career

1984
World Professional Championships1st
1985
World Professional Championships1st
1990
World Professional Championships1st
Challenge of Champions1st
1994
World Team Championship3rd
1995
World Professional Championships1st
Challenge of Champions1st
World Team Championship1st
1996
World Professional Championships1st
Challenge of Champions1st
World Team Championship1st



Torvill Pair skating with Michael Hutchenson

1972 Europeans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4k7F77zZ4s&app=desktop






Torvill and Dean have performed several times during every season of the British TV series of Dancing On Ice. They also help train the skaters. The show pairs skaters with celebrities. The show has aired in eleven seasons, and has been renewed for the 2020 season.

Series One (2006)

Series One - Five Routines
Face The Music / Mack & Mabel / Barnum / Sing Sing Sing / Bolero (Dancing On Ice Series 1 - 2006)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP3U73fL6Is


Series Two (2007)


Series Three (2008)


Series Four (2009)


Series Five (2010)


Series Six (2011)


Series Seven (2012)


Series Eight (2013)


Series Nine (2014)


Series Ten (2018)

Series Eleven (2019)


There was a spin off version in Australia. Chris and Jayne played the same roles there as in the British show.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torvill_and_Dean's_Dancing_on_Ice



TOURS

1986 Bill Fauver posted a rough copy of the whole World Tour in three parts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erlpCDCgUpU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joB60txSXE4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u2ipWUiZQ0

2007 DOI Tour Diamonds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hYetX4_cBQ

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour Carmina Burana (group number with Monks)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JMbLE6hPdI

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -Bolero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NWLAAx43eE

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -Face The Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PZHjV8p5DE

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour - Hatrick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imtyp6tWDQk

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -Medley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgWsd5_sC0Q

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -In Trutina
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loO0Zeq33O8

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour - Missing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTCktwVMcsc

2007 DOI Tour Moondance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLlEen1tuc

2008 DOI Tour Flying Routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXa5jJxBBNM

2008 DOI Tour - Sway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgGyPIDJwI4

2009 DOI Tour Save The Last Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JU655N8uwc

2010 DOI Tour - Bolero With Silks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqrx-vd-8ps

2011 DOI Tour- Your Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSamAEQH0Zg

2011 DOI Tour - Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_3msqGH0iI

2012 DOI Tour Proud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHssCJMH6-4

2012 DOI Tour Jar of Hearts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBkBLpgo_cQ

2013 Summertime with child skater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Dh1ncDuV8

2014 DOI Tour Bolero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVHNnHilaFU

2014 DOI.Tour Final.Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDsv2V4O1Y

2018 DOI Tour Impossible Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnsN5UA9AJs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9OMt08_7k

2018 DOI Tour Newcastle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1eXaQLOO6w

2018 DOI Tour Wembley The Impossible Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcP8klV4WQk


Christopher Dean, Choreographer

Chris, of course, has choreographed for Torvill &Dean, and for any tour or TV show they were involved with. He has also done choreography for competitive skating routines for other skaters.

Chris married Isabelle Duchesnay, and also did the choreography for her programs with her brother, when they skated for France, at least from 1987 to 1992.

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
https://web.archive.org/web/2011062...m/vault/article/magazine/MAG1003438/index.htm

Dean definitely choreographed their break -out programs from the 1987-88 season:

1988-89

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
Argentine Tango OSP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMFxoLjFJr0
Savage Rites FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQKawuklMDc

1988-89

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OSP Charleston (Josephine Baker)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr4BLtPE8og
FD Eleanor Rigby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QhhRDHOri4

1989-90

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OSP: Samba (samba instrumental version of Late in the Evening by Paul Simon)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVXFZgo9YHs
FD Missing I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM4d1CQZfs

1990-91

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OD: Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7yix2zBk_Q
FD1 Reflections (Europeans)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM
FD2 Missing II (Worlds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXkeiamsCew

1991-92

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OD: Polka - The Lonely Goatherd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar8AclSXsLA
West Side Story Olympic FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEbI_odHizY

After the Duchesnays retired due to a rollerblading accident to Paul, Torville and Dean began their return to international competition, aiming for the 1994 Olympics, followed by a heavy post Olympic touring schedule.

Documentation is sketchy for which routines were choreographed by Chris until he did some work for Michelle Kwan.

Chris married Jill Trenary in 1994 and moved to Colorado Spring, CO. From that time on, he often worked with skaters and teams based in Colorado, especially those who also worked with Patti Gottwein and Tom Dickson.

2000-01

Michelle Kwan
SP2: "Rush" by Eric Clapton; choreo. by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZ9T7WSQuk

2004-05

Michelle Kwan
FS: "Boléro" by Maurice Ravel; choreo. by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqSNB8ZdO-M


2005–2006

Jeremy Abbott
SP: I'm A-Doun by Vanessa-Mae; choreo. by Christopher Dean

2007-08

Jane Summersett & Todd Gilles
OD Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack - Down to the River to Pray
FD La Valtz by Maurice Ravel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l0L8fHtoZk

2008-09

Jane Summersett & Todd Gilles
SD I'd Rather Be Blue (from the Funny Girl soundtrack) performed by Fanny Brice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUAwIA-IP1E
FD La Strada by Nino Rota
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTFrWb27CCg

2009-10

Jane Summersett & Todd Gilles
OD Incantation (Peruvian panpipe music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIKuR1EgPS0

In 2010, Chris and Jill divorced.



2010-2011

Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/11/crone-and-poirier-evolve-into-contenders/
FD: Eleanor Rigby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWnfkJZk020


2011-12

Alexei Gilles & Paul Poirier
FD: Pure Imagination performed by Maroon 5; Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics; Pure Imagination performed by Glee; choreo. by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okbh1mO2Xcs

Emily Samuelson & Todd Gilles
2011-12 Stairway to Heaven (no sound)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WjOyWKvewE


2012-13

Alexei Gilles & Paul Poirier
FD The Gulag Orchestra by Beirut; I Don't Think About You Anymore But I Don't Think About You Any less by Hungry Ghosts; Nicoleta by Fanfare Ciocărlia; choreo. by Lane, Razgulajevs, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIFGAudNWpM

2013-14

Tory Patsis & Joseph Johnson USA
SD Shake that Thing" by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, "Booty Swing" by Parov Stelar; choreo by Christopher Dean, Trina Pratt
FD The Chemical Brothers medley; choreo by Christopher Dean, Trina Pratt

Caydee Denney & John Coughlin USA
SP Tosca by Giacomo Puccini; choreo by Julie Marcotte, Christopher Dean, & Dalilah Sappenfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-KgM80xWHk
LP Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber; choreo by Julie Marcotte, Pasquale Camerlengo (FS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X3rS6BxjEM


2014-15

Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier CAN
SD El Gato Montes; Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov; choreo by Carol Lane, Juris Razguljaevs, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUmdwGy_dB8
FD A Street Car Named Desire; Overture from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"; Si tu voi ma mere by Sidney Bechet; les rues d'Antibes by Sidney Bechet; choreo by Carol Lane, Juris Razguljaevs, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdkGqKhwez4

Yura Min & Timothy Koleto KOR
SD Flamenco: Lucia by Oscar Lopez, Paso Doble: Malaguena, Flamenco: Fiesta Flamenca by Monty Kelly; choreo by Christopher Dean, Antonio Najarro
FD The Triplets of Belleville soundtrack: Belleville Rendez-Vous by Benoit Charest, Under the Bridge by Benoit Charest, Theme Bruno by Benoit Charest, Suzy by Caravan Palace; choreo by Christopher Dean, Antonio Najarro

2015-16

Alexander Johnson USA
SP Trance; choreo by Catarina Lindgren and Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWN5U1FIlX0

2016-17

Madison Chock & Evan Bates USA
FD "Under Pressure" performed by Freddie Mercury and David Bowie; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4F4UspG8A8

Karina Manta & Joseph Johnson USA
SD "La vie en rose" performed by Louis Armstrong and "I Wanna be Like You" by Robbie Williams; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuG61F4xOeY
FD "Dream On" by Aerosmith; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOdf7J0fz_k


2017-18

He was part of Aljona Savchenko & Bruno Massot's 2017-18 choreo team
SP2: "That Man" performed by Caro Emerald; choreo by Christopher Dean, John Kerr, Sylvia Fontana, Martin Skotnicky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JL9-iAiKxk
SP1: Ameksa - Fuego by Taalbi Brothers, edited by Maxime Rodriguez; choreo by Christopher Dean, John Kerr, Sylvia Fontana, Martin Skotnicky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3EmIBGR7uo
FS: "La Terre vue du ciel by Armand Amar, edited by Maxime Rodriguez; choreo by Christopher Dean, John Kerr, Sylvia Fontana, Martin Skotnicky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bNOnXTe4Ok

Alexa Scimeca-Kneirim & Chris Kneirim USA
SP1: "Paint It Black," performed by Ciara; choreo by Rohene Ward, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSiWZZqeb9A
FS2: Ghost the musical (2016-17 program); choreo by Cindy Stuart, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7sCpXfNQDo
FS1: Charlie Chaplin Medley; choreo by Rohene Ward, Christopher Dean

Madison Chock & Evan Bates USA
SD: Marc Anthony medley, Salsa: "Aguanile" by Mark Anthony; Rhumba: "Que lio" by Mark Anthony
Samba: "Vivir mi vida" by Mark Anthony; choreo by Christopher Dean, Igor Shpilband, Rohene Ward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw9A9Ox2NX0
FD: "Imagine" by John Lennon; ft. vocals by Olivia Millerschin, arranged by Sonia Lee; choreo by Christopher Dean, Igor Shpilband, Rohene Ward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJHdBb3GxA

Penny Coomes & Nicholas Buckland GBR
SD: Rhumba D'Amour; Samba: Batucada performed DJ Dero; choreo by Christopher Dean, Philip Askew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoFyUkE7zk4
FD2: "Exogenesis Symphony Part I" by Muse, "Exogenesis Symphony Part II" by Muse, Butterflies and Hurricanes by Muse, "Butterflies and Hurricanes" performed by William Joseph; choreo by Christopher Dean, Philip Askew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd-GQ1_o6Uk
FD1: "Battle Remembered" by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble; choreo by Christopher Dean, Philip Askew
NHK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd8Mg2uPO0A
Nebelhorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wpHccRWUZk

Karina Manta & Joseph Johnson USA
SD: Bossa Nova: Right Now performed by The Pussycat Dolls, Samba: Fireball performed by Pitbull; choreo by Christopher Dean
FD: "Your Song" (from "Moulin Rouge" by Elton John, performed by Ewan McGregor; "One Day I'll Fly Away" (from "Moulin Rouge") by Randy Crawford performed by Nicole Kidman; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2efAnl2kc6c

Gabriella Papadakis & Guilaume Cizeron FRA
SD: Shape of You and Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, remastered by Karl Hugo; choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xapk87p55T8
FD: Piano Sonata N. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No 2. "Moonlight Sonata", Adagio Sostenuto, by Ludwig van Beethoven performed by Steve Anderson, "Moonlight Sonata", Presto Agitato by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6CmUSlHK-w

2018-19

Karina Manta & Joe Johnson USA
FD: "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics; choreo Trina Pratt, Christopher Dean
https://www.facebook.com/usfigureskating/videos/443515183081551/ (new link!)

Tiffani Zagorski & Jonathan Guerreiro RUS
FD: "Blues for Klook" by Eddie Louis; choreo by Mikhail Kolegov, Christopher Dean (FD)
NHK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvOjcPSQGE0

If anyone knows of other programs choreographed by Chris, please tell me.
 
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It's the holidays! It's the holidays in June and we all just got a BIG PRESENT!

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Finally!!! Thanks for starting the thread, Doris!:thank:
 

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And still worth watching too!

I still have to do their career in the 2000's, their Dancing on Ice performances, the Queen's ice show, something organized about the ice dance tours and shows they created, and something about Chris's career as a choreographer.

However, rather than letting this languish in my unfinished work pile, I thought I would at least get this up.

But I keep finding stuff I had not seen from back in the day, for example:

1981-1982 British Championships History of Love Exhibition (same music used for their 1994 Rhumba OSP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd0n3-_R8F4
 

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Considering the broad extent in time and space of their careers, there is definitely a possibility of a skating fan game of degrees of separation from Torvill & Dean.
 

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Series One (2006)

Series One - Five Routines
Face The Music / Mack & Mabel / Barnum / Sing Sing Sing / Bolero (Dancing On Ice Series 1 - 2006)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP3U73fL6Is


Series Two (2007)


Series Three (2008)


Series Four (2009)


Series Five (2010)


Series Six (2011)


Series Seven (2012)


Series Eight (2013)


Series Nine (2014)


Series Ten (2018)

Series Eleven (2019)
 

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Don't miss this EX!!!! I posted it earlier in a group, but I have never seen this number before. It is amazing!!!:hap10:

1982 Worlds Gala - The Hop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSPPevXM24

Yes this takes me back to watching American Bandstand, learning to dance as a kid. They are so good on hitting the beat, and the character of the dance is spot on!!
 

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TOURS


1986 Bill Fauver posted a rough copy of the whole World Tour in three parts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erlpCDCgUpU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joB60txSXE4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u2ipWUiZQ0

2007 DOI Tour Diamonds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hYetX4_cBQ

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour Carmina Burana (group number with Monks)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JMbLE6hPdI

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -Bolero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NWLAAx43eE

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -Face The Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PZHjV8p5DE

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour - Hatrick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imtyp6tWDQk

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -Medley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgWsd5_sC0Q

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour -In Trutina
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loO0Zeq33O8

1994/1995 Face the Music World Tour - Missing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTCktwVMcsc

2007 DOI Tour Moondance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLlEen1tuc

2008 DOI Tour Flying Routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXa5jJxBBNM

2008 DOI Tour - Sway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgGyPIDJwI4

2009 DOI Tour Save The Last Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JU655N8uwc

2010 DOI Tour - Bolero With Silks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqrx-vd-8ps

2011 DOI Tour- Your Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSamAEQH0Zg

2011 DOI Tour - Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_3msqGH0iI

2012 DOI Tour Proud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHssCJMH6-4

2012 DOI Tour Jar of Hearts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBkBLpgo_cQ

2013 Summertime with child skater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Dh1ncDuV8

2014 DOI Tour Bolero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVHNnHilaFU

2014 DOI.Tour Final.Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDsv2V4O1Y

2018 DOI Tour Impossible Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnsN5UA9AJs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9OMt08_7k

2018 DOI Tour Newcastle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1eXaQLOO6w

2018 DOI Tour Wembleh The Impossible Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcP8klV4WQk
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=picSYdgXFkY&feature=youtu.be
Torvill & Dean and Richard Hartley on Ravel's Bolero

Just uploaded
Published on Jun 15, 2019
Broadcast on BBC4 13.06.19 "Our Classical Century" - Alexandra Burke interviews Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean at Queen's Ice Bowl (and looks a competent skater herself - sign her up for Dancing on Ice, ITV!) Richard Hartley explains how he shortened and recorded Ravel's Bolero for their iconic 4 minute Free Dance to win European, Olympic & Worlds in 1984. I bought several copies of the 12" EP, it contained several tracks, including Barnum and Capriccio Espangol (their Paso Doble OSP) which I swished around to in my bedroom! :D
 

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The only thing I have left is Chris's career as a choreographer
 

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Christopher Dean, choreographer

Chris, of course, has choreographed for Torvill &Dean, and for any tour or TV show they were involved with. He has also done choreography for competitive skating routines for other skaters.

Chris married Isabelle Duchesnay, and also did the choreography for her programs with her brother, when they skated for France, at least from 1987 to 1992.

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
https://web.archive.org/web/2011062...m/vault/article/magazine/MAG1003438/index.htm

Dean definitely choreographed their break -out programs from the 1987-88 season:

1988-89

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
Argentine Tango OSP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMFxoLjFJr0
Savage Rites FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQKawuklMDc

1988-89

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OSP Charleston (Josephine Baker)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr4BLtPE8og
FD Eleanor Rigby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QhhRDHOri4

1989-90

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OSP: Samba (samba instrumental version of Late in the Evening by Paul Simon)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVXFZgo9YHs
FD Missing I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM4d1CQZfs

1990-91

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OSP: Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7yix2zBk_Q
FD1 Reflections (Europeans)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM
FD2 Missing II (Worlds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXkeiamsCew

1991-92

Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay
OSP: Polka - The Lonely Goatherd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar8AclSXsLA
West Side Story Olympic FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEbI_odHizY

After the Duchesnays retired due to a rollerblading accident to Paul, Torville and Dean began their return to international competition, aiming for the 1994 Olympics, followed by a heavy post Olympic touring schedule.

Documentation is sketchy for which routines were choreographed by Chris until he did some work for Michelle Kwan.

Chris married Jill Trenary in 1994 and moved to Colorado Spring, CO. From that time on, he often worked with skaters and teams based in Colorado, especially those who also worked with Patti Gottwein and Tom Dickson.

2000-01

Michelle Kwan
SP2: "Rush" by Eric Clapton; choreo. by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZ9T7WSQuk

2004-05

Michelle Kwan
FS: "Boléro" by Maurice Ravel; choreo. by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqSNB8ZdO-M


2005–2006

Jeremy Abbott
SP: I'm A-Doun by Vanessa-Mae; choreo. by Christopher Dean

2007-08

Jane Summersett & Todd Gilles
OD Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack - Down to the River to Pray
FD La Valtz by Maurice Ravel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l0L8fHtoZk

2008-09

Jane Summersett & Todd Gilles
SD I'd Rather Be Blue (from the Funny Girl soundtrack) performed by Fanny Brice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUAwIA-IP1E
FD La Strada by Nino Rota
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTFrWb27CCg

2009-10

Jane Summersett & Todd Gilles
OD Incantation (Peruvian panpipe music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIKuR1EgPS0

In 2010, Chris and Jill divorced.



2010-2011

Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/11/crone-and-poirier-evolve-into-contenders/
FD: Eleanor Rigby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWnfkJZk020


2011-12

Alexei Gilles & Paul Poirier
FD: Pure Imagination performed by Maroon 5; Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics; Pure Imagination performed by Glee; choreo. by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okbh1mO2Xcs

Emily Samuelson & Todd Gilles
2011-12 Stairway to Heaven (no sound)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WjOyWKvewE


2012-13

Alexei Gilles & Paul Poirier
FD The Gulag Orchestra by Beirut; I Don't Think About You Anymore But I Don't Think About You Any less by Hungry Ghosts; Nicoleta by Fanfare Ciocărlia; choreo. by Lane, Razgulajevs, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIFGAudNWpM

2013-14

Tory Patsis & Joseph Johnson USA
SD Shake that Thing" by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, "Booty Swing" by Parov Stelar; choreo by Christopher Dean, Trina Pratt
FD The Chemical Brothers medley; choreo by Christopher Dean, Trina Pratt

Caydee Denney & John Coughlin USA
SP Tosca by Giacomo Puccini; choreo by Julie Marcotte, Christopher Dean, & Dalilah Sappenfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-KgM80xWHk
LP Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber; choreo by Julie Marcotte, Pasquale Camerlengo (FS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X3rS6BxjEM


2014-15

Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier CAN
SD El Gato Montes; Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov; choreo by Carol Lane, Juris Razguljaevs, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUmdwGy_dB8
FD A Street Car Named Desire; Overture from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"; Si tu voi ma mere by Sidney Bechet; les rues d'Antibes by Sidney Bechet; choreo by Carol Lane, Juris Razguljaevs, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdkGqKhwez4

Yura Min & Timothy Koleto KOR
SD Flamenco: Lucia by Oscar Lopez, Paso Doble: Malaguena, Flamenco: Fiesta Flamenca by Monty Kelly; choreo by Christopher Dean, Antonio Najarro
FD The Triplets of Belleville soundtrack: Belleville Rendez-Vous by Benoit Charest, Under the Bridge by Benoit Charest, Theme Bruno by Benoit Charest, Suzy by Caravan Palace; choreo by Christopher Dean, Antonio Najarro

2015-16

Alexander Johnson USA
SP Trance; choreo by Catarina Lindgren and Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWN5U1FIlX0

2016-17

Madison Chock & Evan Bates USA
FD "Under Pressure" performed by Freddie Mercury and David Bowie; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4F4UspG8A8

Karina Manta & Joseph Johnson USA
SD "La vie en rose" performed by Louis Armstrong and "I Wanna be Like You" by Robbie Williams; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuG61F4xOeY
FD "Dream On" by Aerosmith; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOdf7J0fz_k


2017-18

He was part of Aljona Savchenko & Bruno Massot's 2017-18 choreo team
SP2: "That Man" performed by Caro Emerald; choreo by Christopher Dean, John Kerr, Sylvia Fontana, Martin Skotnicky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JL9-iAiKxk
SP1: Ameksa - Fuego by Taalbi Brothers, edited by Maxime Rodriguez; choreo by Christopher Dean, John Kerr, Sylvia Fontana, Martin Skotnicky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3EmIBGR7uo
FS: "La Terre vue du ciel by Armand Amar, edited by Maxime Rodriguez; choreo by Christopher Dean, John Kerr, Sylvia Fontana, Martin Skotnicky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bNOnXTe4Ok

Alexa Scimeca-Kneirim & Chris Kneirim USA
SP1: "Paint It Black," performed by Ciara; choreo by Rohene Ward, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSiWZZqeb9A
FS2: Ghost the musical (2016-17 program); choreo by Cindy Stuart, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7sCpXfNQDo
FS1: Charlie Chaplin Medley; choreo by Rohene Ward, Christopher Dean

Madison Chock & Evan Bates USA
SD: Marc Anthony medley, Salsa: "Aguanile" by Mark Anthony; Rhumba: "Que lio" by Mark Anthony
Samba: "Vivir mi vida" by Mark Anthony; choreo by Christopher Dean, Igor Shpilband, Rohene Ward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw9A9Ox2NX0
FD: "Imagine" by John Lennon; ft. vocals by Olivia Millerschin, arranged by Sonia Lee; choreo by Christopher Dean, Igor Shpilband, Rohene Ward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJHdBb3GxA

Penny Coomes & Nicholas Buckland GBR
SD: Rhumba D'Amour; Samba: Batucada performed DJ Dero; choreo by Christopher Dean, Philip Askew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoFyUkE7zk4
FD2: "Exogenesis Symphony Part I" by Muse, "Exogenesis Symphony Part II" by Muse, Butterflies and Hurricanes by Muse, "Butterflies and Hurricanes" performed by William Joseph; choreo by Christopher Dean, Philip Askew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd-GQ1_o6Uk
FD1: "Battle Remembered" by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble; choreo by Christopher Dean, Philip Askew
NHK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd8Mg2uPO0A
Nebelhorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wpHccRWUZk

Karina Manta & Joseph Johnson USA
SD: Bossa Nova: Right Now performed by The Pussycat Dolls, Samba: Fireball performed by Pitbull; choreo by Christopher Dean
FD: "Your Song" (from "Moulin Rouge" by Elton John, performed by Ewan McGregor; "One Day I'll Fly Away" (from "Moulin Rouge") by Randy Crawford performed by Nicole Kidman; choreo by Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2efAnl2kc6c

Gabriella Papadakis & Guilaume Cizeron FRA
SD: Shape of You and Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, remastered by Karl Hugo; choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xapk87p55T8
FD: Piano Sonata N. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No 2. "Moonlight Sonata", Adagio Sostenuto, by Ludwig van Beethoven performed by Steve Anderson, "Moonlight Sonata", Presto Agitato by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6CmUSlHK-w

2018-19

Karina Manta & Joe Johnson USA
FD: "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics; choreo Trina Pratt, Christopher Dean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ94uKRNFgs

Tiffani Zagorski & Jonathan Guerreiro RUS
FD: "Blues for Klook" by Eddie Louis; choreo by Mikhail Kolegov, Christopher Dean (FD)
NHK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvOjcPSQGE0

If anyone knows of other programs choreographed by Chris, please tell me.
 
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