Juulia Turkkila & Matthias Versluis

tulosai

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Juulia Turkkila and Matthias Versluis are Finnish ice dancers.

Juulia was born on 3 November 1994, in Helsinki, Finland.

Matthias was born on 18 July 1994 in Genolier, Switzerland. His mother is Finnish and his father is Dutch. The family moved to Finland when Matthias was 6 months old.

Turkkila and Versluis teamed up in April 2016. Juulia and Matthias Versluis are the 2019 Finnish ice dance champions. They have also won four international medals (gold at the 2020 Egna Ice Dance Trophy, silver at the 2018 Ice Star and bronze at 2017 Ice Challenge and 2018 Warsaw Cup). Earlier in their career both Juulia and Matthias were single skaters. Juulia is the 2012 Nordic champion and 2014 Finnish national champion. She competed in the final segment at eight ISU Championships, achieving her best result, 12th, at the 2014 Europeans. Matthias was the 2011 Finnish National Junior and 2014 Finnish National Senior champion. He also won gold at the 2015 Golden Bear event.

They are coached by Maurizio Margaglio.

For information about Juulia's career as a single skater go here. There are videos of her singles programs at the end of this post.



Last updated 2 November 2020 by dorispulaski

Previously updated on 7 March 2019 by Mohacz


ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00101384.htm

Rinkresults
Juulia - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=15
Matthias - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=324

Wikipedia
Juulia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juulia_Turkkila
Matthias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Versluis

Social Media
Juulia's Instagram - https://instagram.com/juuliat/?hl=en



TypeScoreEvent
Total168.34ISU European Championships 2019
SD67.18ISU European Championships 2019
SD Technical37.23ISU European Championships 2019
SD Component30.09ISU World Championships 2019
FD102.11ISU World Championships 2019
FD Technical57.00ISU World Championships 2019
FD Component45.68ISU European Championships 2019


Historical Personal Bests
Prior to 2018-19 Season

Total128.39ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2016
SD50.55ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2016
SD Technical26.54ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2016
SD Component24.01ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2016
FD77.84ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2016
FD Technical40.32ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2016
FD Component37.52ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2016

Programs and Videos

2019/2020
RD: Quickstep: Overture (from "Thoroughly Modern Millie"); Swing: What Do I Need With Love (from "Thoroughly Modern Millie"); Forget About the Boy (from "Thoroughly Modern Millie"); choreo by Massimo Scali, Pasquale Camerlengo
FD: Smilies for Y by Ezio Bosso; Unconditioned (Following, A Bird) by Ezio Bosso; Fortitude by Haevn; choreo byMassimo Scali, Pasquale Camerlengo

2020 Egna Dance Trophy

2018/2019
RD: "Coco de Chanel" by Alexandre Desplat / Tango: "Verano Porteno" performed by Mario & Daniel Celaro / Flamenco: "Poeta en Mar" by Vicente Amigo
FD: "Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, I. Allegro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / "Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, II. Romance" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2019 World Championships (geoblocked in US)
2019 Winter Universiade
2019 Bavarian Open
FD: no video found​
2019 European Championships
RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ZMZClI0cg (Whole Event)(geoblocked in US)​
FD: no video found​
2018 GP Helsinki
2018 Warsaw Cup
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy Espoo
RD: no video found​
2018 CS Lombardia Trophy
RD: no video found​

2017/2018
SD: "Beautiful Maria Of My Soul" by Arne Glimcher, Robert Kraft / "Afro Bongo" by Watazu / "De Donde Soy" performed by Thalía
FD: "Ghost the Musical" by David A. Stewart, Glen Ballard ("Overture", "Unchained Melody", "Sam's Murder" and "With You")
2017 Open d'Andorra
2017 Cup of Nice
FD: no video found​

2016/2017
SD: "Bei Mir Bistu Shein" by Sholom Secunda
FD: "Romeo & Juliet" by Abel Korzeniowski

2017 Bavarian Open
SD: no video found​
2017 Finnish Nationals
SD: no video found​
FD: no video found​
NRW Trophy for Ice Dance 2016
2016 CS Tallin Trophy
FD: no video found​

Competitive History

CompetitionRD/SDFDTS
2019/2020
2020 Egna Dance Trophy2 (73.65)1 (109.23)1 (182.88)
2018/2019
2019 World Championships18 (66.01)16 (102.11)16 (168.12)
2019 Winter Universiade4 (63.80)4 (107.42)4 (171.22)
2019 Bavarian Open1 (72.30)4 (94.30)3 (166.60)
2019 European Championships10 (67.18)12 (101.16)11 (168.34)
2019 Finnish Nationals1 (68.79)1 (103.91)1 (172.70)
2018 Warsaw Cup3 (63.75)3 (101.16)3 (164.91)
2018 GP Helsinki6 (64.06)6 (97.56)6 (160.62)
2018 Minsk Arena-Ice Star3 (60.39)2 (99.12)2 (159.51)
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy Espoo6 (62.46)6 (101.03)6 (163.49)
2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy6 (60.61)7 (90.05)7 (150.66)
2018 Lombardia Trophy5 (57.92)6 (86.52)6 (144.44)
2017/2018
2018 Egna Dance Trophy5 (55.51)6 (78.04)5 (133.55)
2018 Bavarian Open6 (53.28)6 (86.05)6 (139.33)
2018 Finnish Championships2 (54.93)2 (87.65)2 (142.58)
2017 Open d'Andorra8 (47.83)3 (84.92)5 (132.75)
2017 Ice Challenge4 (51.35)3 (83.44)3 (134.79)
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy
16 (46.00)​
16 (75.66)​
15 (121.66)​
2017 Cup of Nice12 (52.08)14 (75.64)13 (127.72)
2017 CS Lombardia Trophy
10 (49.14)
9 (71.30)
10 (120.44)
2016/2017
2017 Bavarian Open11 (49.86)11 (80.74)11 (130.60)
28th Winter Universiade 20178 (50.60)9 (79.52)8 (130.12)
2017 Finnish Championships2 (48.42)2 (72.47)2 (120.89)
NRW Trophy for Ice Dance 20168 (48.57)6 (71.43)6 (120.06)
2016 CS Tallin Trophy14 (50.55)12 (77.84)13 (128.39)

Articles and interviews
15 Aug. 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt7IX0LUj4g

Juulia's programs and videos as a single skater
2015/2016
SP: Gabriel's Oboe (Whispers in a Dream) by Ennio Morricone, Hayley Westenra
FS: Liebesträume by Franz Liszt

2015 Finlandia Trophy FS
2015 Finlandia Trophy SP

2014/2015
SP: Gabriel's Oboe (Whispers in a Dream) by Ennio Morricone, Hayley Westenra
FS: La gazza ladra by Gioachino Rossini

2014 Nebelhorn Trophy FS
2014 Nebelhorn Trophy SP

2013-2014
SP: The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
FS: La gazza ladra by Gioachino Rossini

2014 Worlds SP
2014 Europeans FS

2012/2013
SP: The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
FS: Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

2013 Europeans SP
2013 Europeans FS

2011/2012
SP: Happy Valley by Andy Hill, Vanessa-Mae
FS: Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

2012 World Championships SP
2012 World Championships FS

2010/2011
SP: Happy Valley by Andy Hill, Vanessa-Mae
FS: Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus

2011 European Championships SP
2011 World Championships FS
 
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MIM

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Thank you, tulosai. I also fell in love with Juulia's beautiful skating at today's finlandia trophy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P2WVU78pDqI

Although the video was shot far away from the link in a low quality, it does not stop her from showing great flow, edge work, and interpretation. I cannot see her face, but her whole body expresses the music with elegance, poise, and ease.

Here is the link to her sp from yesterday, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mE1GPTsSOcI

Looking forward to seeing her soon.
 

tulosai

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Dec 21, 2011
Thank you, tulosai. I also fell in love with Juulia's beautiful skating at today's finlandia trophy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P2WVU78pDqI

Although the video was shot far away from the link in a low quality, it does not stop her from showing great flow, edge work, and interpretation. I cannot see her face, but her whole body expresses the music with elegance, poise, and ease.

Here is the link to her sp from yesterday, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mE1GPTsSOcI

Looking forward to seeing her soon.

Thanks for the links!!
 

AnnaTheMusician

On the Ice
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Dec 28, 2009
Juulia is very polished skater and she finishes her movements very gracefully. She has just struggled with her jumps for years. She has tried to do 3Lo for couple of years but I don't know any competition she managed to do it cleanly. And she doesn't have 3Lz and 3F at all. I'm afraid she has no possibilities to get euro or world spot anymore because there are so many younger skaters who have the whole jumping package (Jenni Saarinen, Liubov Efimenko, Viveca Lindfors, Anni Järvenpää and even Emmi Peltonen) and who are so much stronger technically. She used to dance ballet for many years and you really can see it in her beautiful movements.
 

mariap

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Jun 16, 2014
It's rumored that Juulia Turkkila has switched to ice dance and is now practicing with matthias versluis.
 

Vili67

On the Ice
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Oct 20, 2015
This will really be interesting. I did hear this just today from our skating commentator when watching ladies SP.
But Julia had two season with some injuries so i think this will be good decision.
Good luck hope to see them already in finlandia trophy in autumn.
 

tulosai

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Dec 21, 2011
Has anyone heard anything about these two? I think they are not signed up for Finlandia anymore?
 

The Finn

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Feb 27, 2015
Has anyone heard anything about these two? I think they are not signed up for Finlandia anymore?

They aren't. I don't know why, maybe because of slight injury or maybe they felt they weren't ready to make their international debut. They recently made their first public skate at the Helsinki Trophy but their programs weren't part of the official competition but rather a demonstration.

Anyway, they are still assigned to NRW Ice Dance (early November) and Tallinn Trophy (late November).
 

YesWay

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Sep 28, 2013
Turkkila/Versluis skated in a domestic competition yesterday and they looked better than I thought they would. Nicely done. Their score was about 127 points.

FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CNstoOCvTg#t=2h3m32s
I agree... much better than I dared to hope, for a team made of singles skaters who only started Ice Dance together this year. And they look great together! I'm looking forward to seeing how they progress.

At 127 points they could be contenders for National Champions! (at Finlandia Trophy just gone, Jussiville-Partanen scored 126.93 and Karmi-Lindholm scored 101.02... although I don't expect those low scores to continue)
 

coldblueeyes

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Well, I was searching for a thread, and ended up here. For those wondering, they competed the past weekedn at the NRW Trophy and I really liked them.
SD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-noHHBT32c
FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI7LKNqAXiY

Both dances look solid, they are good together, nice lifts and spin, the twizzles need some work, but they are nice too. Even the step sequences being quite open are good right now. They surpassed K/L again, and if they keep on this rise they could be a threat for J/P.
 

tulosai

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Dec 21, 2011
Well, I was searching for a thread, and ended up here. For those wondering, they competed the past weekedn at the NRW Trophy and I really liked them.
SD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-noHHBT32c
FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI7LKNqAXiY

Both dances look solid, they are good together, nice lifts and spin, the twizzles need some work, but they are nice too. Even the step sequences being quite open are good right now. They surpassed K/L again, and if they keep on this rise they could be a threat for J/P.

Thanks for sharing! They are better than I expected at this very early stage :)
 

BillNeal

You Know I'm a FS Fan...
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Jan 10, 2014
I know this is two weeks' late, but I've been meaning to resurrect their Fanfest. This is the first season I watched them and I'm impressed. Looking back at their last season's programs to this season, the difference is night and day; he particularly seemed so stiff before. They have made great strides in the off-season, their dances are much more seamless and they look like dancers now. I think working with Shpilband and Camerlengo in the summer really helped. Now they are a well matched team, fluid with improved edge quality, both with great use of the arms (free dance especially), more commitment to the music and performance. They have a nice contrasting set of well-choreographed programs:

Their RD from Finlandia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8EUi6tkK5A
Their FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmhI23IO8M

They are debuting on the GP, at home, in two week's time.
 

BillNeal

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They are in the top 10 after the RD, with a PB that is almost 5 points above their previous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-ieBth1gK0

Great performance overall. I really like their confidence and projection in the Midline step sequence and the speed and difficulty in their ending rotational lift. The Spanish commentators were wowed by their dance. If they stay in tenth place, or even move up after their free, which I also love, they can get two spots for Finland :).
 
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