Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat

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Nathalie Péchalat (born 22 December 1983 in Rouen, France) and Fabian Bourzat (born 19 December 1980 in Rouen, France) are retired ice dancers who previously competed for France. Nathalie and Fabian won the bronze medal at Worlds in 2012 and again in 2014. They are two time European champions and five time French national champions. They competed in three Olympics, 2014, 2010, and 2006. They retired from competition after the 2014 season.

They pronounce their names in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CW1u06ceEI

Their ISU Biography
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00004833.htm

Nathalie's Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathalie_Péchalat

Fabian's Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabian_Bourzat

Their tracings.net bio
http://www.tracings.net/pech-bour.html

Their icenetwork bio (from archives)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630095227/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/pechalat_bourzat

Their ice-dance.com profile
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/nathalie-pechalat-a-fabian-bourzat/

Social Media

The Team's Twitter
https://twitter.com/PechalatBourzat

Nathalie's Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/Nathalie-Péchalat-Officiel-1508123282738026/

Fabian's Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/fabian.bourzat?ref=content_filter




TypeScoreEventEvent CategoryLevel
Total177.22XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014Ice DanceSeniors
HCD37.75World Championships 2010Ice DanceSeniors
HCD Technical18.92World Championships 2009Ice DanceSeniors
HCD Component18.95World Championships 2010Ice DanceSeniors
HOD61.83World Championships 2009Ice DanceSeniors
SD72.78XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014Ice DanceSeniors
HOD Technical33.50World Championships 2009Ice DanceSeniors
SD Technical36.93World Championships 2011Ice DanceSeniors
HOD Component30.09XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010Ice DanceSeniors
SD Component36.35ISU World Championships 2014Ice DanceSeniors
FD107.17ISU World Championships 2014Ice DanceSeniors
FD Technical52.06ISU World Championships 2014Ice DanceSeniors
FD Component55.11ISU World Championships 2014Ice DanceSeniors
H - Historic Record achieved before 2010/2011 season


Programs


2013-14
SD1: Slow Foxtrot: "Roxie" (from "Chicago") performed by Renee Zellweger, Quickstep: "Sing Sing Sing" by Louis Prima, Charleston: "Mein Herr" by John Kander
SD2: "Big Spender" by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima and "Mein Herr" by John Kander
FD: The Little Prince and his rose: "Caroussel" from Cirque du Soleil by Benoit Jutras, "Droit de Cite" by Raphael Beaun and Max Steiner, "Jeux Interdits" by Fernando Sor and "Le Petit Prince et ma Rose" by Maxime Rodriguez

2013 TEB OD - "Big Spender" by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima and "Mein Herr" by John Kander (This was their first SD version of the 2013-2014 season.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6aFx30lf00

2014 Worlds OD - SD1: Slow Foxtrot: "Roxie" (from "Chicago") performed by Renee Zellweger, Quickstep: "Sing Sing Sing" by Louis Prima, Charleston: "Mein Herr" by John Kander. They used different music here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfEJMD7h1So

2014 Worlds FD - The Little Prince and his rose- They won the bronze.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuDSAxWOZsw

2012-13
SD: "Gaite Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach and "Sous le ciel de Paris" performed by Yves Montand
FD: "Miss You," "Angie," "Symphony for the Devil" and "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones

2012-2013 GPF SD Polka: Gaîté parisienne by Jacques Offenbach, Waltz: Sous le ciel de Paris performed by Yves Montand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTLl4gL1-Io

2012-2013 GPF FD to Rolling Stones Medley (they won the bronze here)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuICU0cevxI

2011-12
SD: "Carnival in Rio" theme: "Mas que Nada" composed by Jorge Ben, performed by Sérgio Mendes, "Batucada" by Abacaxi and "Real In Rio" by Sérgio Mendes
FD: "Mummy and Pharaoh" theme: "Passion" by Peter Gabriel, "In The Garden" by Narada World, "Le Retour de Punt" by Bernard Becker and "Alf Layla Wa Layla" by Ahmad Sidqi

2011-2012 Worlds SD Latin medley: Mas Que Nada by Sergio Mendes, Batucada by Abacaxi, Real In Rio by Sérgio Mendes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWmLlaC3lb4

2011-2012 Europeans FD Pharoah & his Mummy (To Passion by Peter Gabriel) Their second Europeans-winning performance (they won the bronze at worlds with this program)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIV8wJfHdks

2010-11
SD1: "Lara's Theme" from the Dr. Zhivago soundtrack by Maurice Jarre;
SD2: Music from the Amélie soundtrack by Yann Tiersen and "Fuga y Misterio" by Ástor Piazzolla
FD: City Lights medley performed by London Symphony Orchestra

2010-2011 SD Europeans Waltz: Lara's Theme by Maurice Jarre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZYqZ2tfgIU

2010-2011 Europeans FD Chaplin City Lights Medley -they won their first Europeans with this program
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIV8wJfHdks

2009-10
OD: "Thank God, I'm a Country Boy" by Roy Rivers and Dolly Parton and "It's Not Over Now" by Dale Watson
FD1: "Kika" by Ezekiel and music from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack by Clint Mansell; "Time" by Maxime Rodriguez
FD2 "Circus" theme: "La Notte di Favola" by Nicola Piovani,"La Marche des Gladiateurs" and "Jonglage" by Maxime Rodriguez

2009-2010 Europeans OD Folk Dance: Thank God, I'm a Country Boy by Roy Rivers, Dolly Parton, It's not over now by Dale Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpLE6FIZ4G0

2009-2010 Time by Maxime Rodriguez FD French Masters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIDFkY2vdsk

2009-2010 Europeans FD Kika by Ezekiel, and Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell, Time by Maxime Rodriguez (they changed the program up quite a bit for the Olympics, but there is no copy of the Olympic program on line.)
https://ww.youtube.com/watch?v=txPUFE69xr0

2009-2010 Worlds FD They went back to the Circus program of the previous year- they finished 4th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kv-CgQgMd4

2008-09
OD: Lindy Hop: "It Don't Mean a Thing" by Puppini Sisters
FD: "La Notte di Favola" by Nicola Piovani, "La Marche des Gladiateurs" and "Jonglage" by Maime Rodriguez

2008-2009 Worlds OD Lindy hop: It Don't Mean a Thing by Puppini Sisters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uGb64DJIns

2008-2009 Europeans FD La Notte di Favola by Nicola Piovani , Jonglage by Maxim Rodriguez, March of the Gladiators (Circus theme)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuMi6feookU

2007-08
OD: Spanish Flamenco: "Le Gitare al Viento," "Blanca de Plata" by Guadiana and "Imagen del Recuerdo" by José Mercé
FD: "Organ Donor" by DJ Shadow, "Marla" and "Space Monkeys" by Michael Simpson and John King

2007-2008 Worlds OD Spanish Flamenco; Le Gitare al viento by Guadiana, Imagen del recuerdo by José Mercé, Blanca de Plata by Guadiana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZPRencOHCw

2007-2008 Worlds FD The Organ Donor by DJ Shadow (Madness program)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zzRQUWEqXs

2006-07
OD: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido" by Carlos Libendinsky and "Escualo" by Ástor Piazzolla
FS: The Four Seasons arranged by Assen Merzouki

2006-2007 Worlds OD Tango: Mi Buenos Aires Querido by Carlos Libendinsky, Escualo by Ástor Piazzolla
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYnVl6r5ws4

2006-2007 Worlds FD Modern version of 4 Seasons by Assen Merzouki, with Nathalie with the cotton ball studded costume
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-awG7RsEcE

2005-06
OD: Samba: "San-A-Samba" by Rene Aubry; Rhumba: "And I love Her" by Jose Alberto; Salsa: From Chano
FD: Les Misérables soundtrack by Claude-Michel Schönberg

2005-2006 Europeans OD Samba: San-A-Samba by Rene Aubry, Rhumba: And I love Her by Jose Alberto. Salsa: From Chano
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8RwgGQheio

2005-2006 Worlds Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Mw3izCaGU

2004-05
OD: Slowfox, Charleston, and Quickstep
FD: Cats soundtrack by Andrew Lloyd Webber

2004-2005 OD Worlds Slow foxtrot: My Heart Belongs to Daddy; Charleston Quickstep
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1eTJPlmFhd8

2004-2005 Worlds FD Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tu7Gb5SYE54

2003-04
OD: "Swing Brother Swing" by C. MacGill and "If Can't Have You" by E. James
FD: "Babalu" by Chano, "Dance of the Soldiers" by Red Army Choir, "Hasta Siempre" by S. Brave and "Demasia da Corazon" by W. de Ville

2003-2004 Trophee Lalique OD Swing Brother Swing, by C. MacGill If Can't Have You by E. James
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63VqHc41lNU

2003-2004 Worlds FD Babalu by Chano, Dance of the Soldiers by Red Army Choir, Hasta Siempre by S. Brave, Demasia da Corazon by W. de Ville
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyxj_YAV5nc

2002-03
OD: "Masquerade" by Aram Khachaturian; "Tritsch Tratsch Polka" by Johann Strauss II
FD: "Buddha Bar" by Claude Challe, "Elveda" by Metin Arolat, "Asla Vazgecemem" by Tarkan (version performed by unknown artist); choreo. by Romain Haguenauer

2002-2003 OD Masquerade by Aram Khachaturian, Tritsch Tratsch Polka by Johann Strauss II
2002 TEB OD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSe0Zk2NJxg

2002-2003 FD at TEB Buddha Bar by Claude Challe, Elveda by Metin Arolat Asla, Vazgecemem by Tarkan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUraPozQe_k

2001-02
OD: "La Historia di un Amor"by Claude Challe, Spanish Waltz, "La Historia del' Amour" by Claude Challe
FD: "Buddha Bar" by Claude Challe

2001-2002 World Juniors OD Waltz, Flamenco; La Historia di un Amor, by Claude Challe Spanish Waltz La Historia del' Amour by Claude Challe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl2G6CswEUs

2001-2002 Jr Worlds FD Buddha Bar by Claud Challe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7qZBrhLVFU

2000-01
OD: "The Sea," "Katyusha – Midnight in Moscow"
FD: "El Condor Pasa"

Nathalie & Fabian teamed up for the 2000-2001 season & made it to Jr. Worlds. I could not find any videos of these programs.

Compulsory Dances

2010 Worlds CD - Golden Waltz
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xvIE_RNt27o

2010 Winter Olympics CD - Tango Romantica
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HfX9fFg9TMo

2009 Europeans CD - Finnstep
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UtkIKYYtmHE

2008 Skate Canada CD - Paso Doble
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cCcpM0eHCoA

2008 Worlds CD - Argentine Tango
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kRu--CSySZM

2008 Europeans CD - Yankee Polka
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FC6DCIaYzf0

2006 Skate America CD - Westminster Waltz
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wE1ewJo9d8I

2006 Worlds CD - Ravensburger Waltz
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro0x9_Yfv38

2005 Worlds CD - Midnight Blues
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z7U3JCEJ4-Y

2004 French Nationals CD - Midnight Blues
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cQb0fbfBW0I

Competitive History​


CompetitionCD1CD2SDFDFinal
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Championships323 (175.37)
2014 Olympic Winter Games444 (177.22)
2014 Olympic Winter Games -- Team Event4-6 (Team)
2014 French National Championships111 (176.78)
2014 Grand Prix Final533 (169.11)
2013 Trophée Eric Bompard233 (171.08)
2013 Cup of China211 (165.68)
2013 Masters de Patinage111 (171.45)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 World Championships476 (165.60)
2013 French National Championships111 (177.21)
2013 Grand Prix Final333 (170.18)
2012 Trophée Eric Bompard111 (168.90)
2012 Cup of China111 (169.73)
2012 Masters de Patinage111 (176.05)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 World Team Trophy334 (Team)
2012 World Championships333 (173.18)
2012 European Championships211 (164.18)
2012 French National Championships111 (174.11)
2012 Grand Prix Final333 (169.69)
2011 Trophée Eric Bompard222 (164.56)
2011 Skate America222 (156.29)
2011 Masters de Patinage111 (179.72)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 World Championships364 (163.54)
2011 European Championships111 (167.40)
2011 French National Championships111 (166.44)
2011 Grand Prix Final222 (162.10)
2010 Trophée Eric Bompard111 (161.82)
2010 Cup of China111 (159.59)
2010 Finlandia Trophy111 (151.76)
2010 Masters de Patinage111 (156.80)
2010 Nebelhorn Trophy311 (147.18)
Season 2009-2010​
2010 World Championships4434 (194.39)
2010 Winter Olympic Games9677 (190.49)
2010 European Championships5344 (188.51)
2010 Grand Prix Final333 (147.62)
2009 Skate Canada2222 (185.07)
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard3222 (181.64)
2009 Masters de Patinage111 (150.93)
Season 2008-2009​
2009 World Team Trophy434 (Team)
2009 World Championships6455 (194.36)
2009 European Championships4424 (184.84)
2009 French National Championships111 (154.96)
2008 NHK Trophy2112 (175.42)
2008 Skate Canada2633 (159.06)
2008 Masters de Patinage222 (152.91)
Season 2007-2008​
2008 World Championships6677 (190.51)
2008 European Championships5655 (185.26)
2008 Grand Prix Final666 (140.82)
2007 Cup of Russia2222 (184.38)
2007 Skate America2222 (181.84)
2007 Masters de Patinage2222 (179.99)
Season 2006-2007​
2007 World Championships14131012 (162.05)
2007 French National Championships2222 (167.91)
2006 Trophée Eric Bompard4587 (153.30)
2006 Skate America3343 (167.28)
2006 Masters de Patinage2322 (177.50)
Season 2005-2006​
2006 World Championships15121715 (154.00)
2006 Olympic Games16171918 (149.31)
2006 French National Championships2 (160.25)
2005 Cup of Russia5455 (155.59)
2005 Trophée Eric Bompard8755 (150.13)
2005 Masters de Patinage2??2 (157.19)
Season 2004-2005​
2005 World Championships16231919 (149.63)
2005 European Championships14131312 (148.32)
2005 Winter Universiade2333
2005 French National Championships2222 (156.52)
2004 Trophée Eric Bompard Cachemire8788 (149.61)
2004 Cup of China7677 (146.39)
2004 Masters de Patinage
​1
Season 2003-2004​
2004 World Championships9192020
2004 French National Championships3
2003 Trophée Lalique9878
2003 Cup of China7667
2003 Masters de Patinage
3
Season 2002-2003​
2003 Winter Universiade33333
2003 French National Championships3
2002 Trophée Lalique8899
2002 Masters de Patinage
2
Season 2001-2002​
2002 World Junior Championships77566
2002 French Jr. Championships
1
2002 Junior Grand Prix Final7677
2001 JGP SBC Cup2222
2001 JGP The Hague4444
2001 Jr. Masters de Patinage
1
Season 2000-2001​
2001 World Junior Championships
78788
2001 French Junior Championships
--​-1
2000 JGP France
---6
2000 JGP China
---2
2000 Jr. Masters de Patinage
1


Galas and Exhibitions​

2014 TEB - "Talk to Me"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNRRaKwlkLA

2014 Courchevel - "Talk to Me"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i7TKd17JQas

2014 Worlds - "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ce6FkNRBUWs

2014 French Championships - "Talk To Me"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_fVqyM8FX-k

2013 Cup of China - "People Are Strange"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OAfHlXf8G70

2013 Courchevel - "tous les memes" by Stromae
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7b3Bh2JzKgw

2013 Music on Ice Geneva - Chaplin
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rhySJNpZHak

2012 Worlds - "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NBpq14ldpaQ

2012 TEB With Encore - "People Are Strange"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uLGrUtIwGmA

2012 Courchevel - "People Are Strange" by the Doors
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gS9qbSuQmPU

2011 Europeans - "Healing Chant" by The Neville Brothers (George of the Jungle)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=souTbUs7l60

2011 TEB - "Healing Chant" by The Neville Brothers (George of the Jungle)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5XCGEjdZKWU

2011 Courchevel - "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wMUMxaiyeU0

July 2010 - "Chacun pour soi Tenue de soirée" by Didier Barbelivien
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yHuAe1iDo

2010 Europeans Gala - "Andy by Les Rita Mitsouko" no audio
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDxPueLoUc

2010 Zhulin Show - George of the Jungle
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2DdFRJ35bJQ

2009 TEB - Circus - Circus theme:
"La Notte di Favola" by Nicola Piovani, "La Marche des Gladiateurs," "Jonglage" by Maxime Rodriguez
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j2JQUp7L6ms

2009 Europeans - "Mummy" by Claude Challe
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6JiH5nDSZvo

2008 Courcheval - "Andy by Les Rita Mitsouko" no audio
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gWqVMWb_FB8

2008 COI Ljubljana Flamenco ( without commentary )
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9MTnwK1wA9o

2008 COI Ljubljana Mummy (without commentary)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=arlQ7kOfSsA

2008 Zhulin Show - Chaplin
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2v6N_M_QPgU

2008 Europeans - "Mummy" by Claude Challe
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gzO1Kj7gOgI

2007 Stars Sur Glace Bercy - The Four Seasons arranged by Assen Merzouki
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SxwG1RKdKS8

2006 TEB - "Majorette" by Bénabar
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=03kj_uHwHks

Golden Skate Articles and Threads​

Now that they were retired, we wanted to know what Nathalie and Fabian planned to.do with the rest of their lives:

Aug. 2014 - "Pechalat and Bourzat look to the future"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2014/08/nathalie-pechalat-fabian-bourzat/

Nathalie and Fabian take bronze at the 2012 Grand Prix Final, held in Sochi
Dec. 2012 - "Davis and White take fourth consecutive Grand Prix title in Sochi"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/12/davis-and-white-take-fourth-consecutive-grand-prix-title/

Nov. 2012 - "Pechalat and Bourzat golden at Trophee Eric Bompard"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/11/pechalat-and-bourzat-golden-at-trophee-eric-bompard/

Nov. 2012 - "Pechalat and Bourzat earn lead in Short Dance in Paris"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/11/pechalat-and-bourzat-earn-lead-in-short-dance-in-paris/

Nov. 2012 -"Pechalat and Bourzat take third Grand Prix title at 2012 Cup of China"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/11...-third-grand-prix-title-at-2012-cup-of-china/
Nov. 2012 - "Pechalat and Bourzat take strong lead in Shanghai"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/11/pechalat-and-bourzat-take-strong-lead-in-shanghai/

Nathalie and Fabian discussed their programs for the 2012-2013 season with us!

Sept. 2012 - "Pechalat and Bourzat find their groove"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/09/pechalat-and-bourzat-find-their-groove/

Nathalie and Fabian.won their first world medal, a bronze, at the 2012 World Championship In Nice.
Mar. 2013 - "Virtue and Moir recapture World title"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/03/virtue-and-moir-recapture-world-title/
Mar. 2013 "Virtue and Moir lead Ice Dance in Nice"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/03/virtue-and-moir-lead-ice-dance-in-nice/

They win their second European title after finishing second in the SD:
Jan. 2012 - "Pechalat and Bourzat defend European ice dance title"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/01/pechalat-and-bourzat-defend-title-at-europeans/
Jan. 2012 - "Bobrova and Soloviev surprise in Sheffield"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2012/01/bobrova-and-soloviev-surprises-in-sheffield/

The team takes bronze at the 2011 GPF:
Dec. 2011 - "Davis and White capture third consecutive Grand Prix dance title"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2011/12...ure-third-consecutive-grand-prix-dance-title/
Dec. 2011 - "Davis and White dance to strong lead at Grand Prix Final"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2011/12/davis-and-white-dance-to-strong-lead-at-grand-prix-final/

Jan. 2011 - "Nathalie and Fabian win their first European title!"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2011/01/pechalat-and-bourzat-dance-to-first-european-title/
Jan. 2011 - "Pechalat and Bourzat grab lead in the Short Dance at Euros"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2011/01/pechalat-and-bourzat-grab-lead-in-the-short-dance/

Sep. 2010 - "Pechalat and Bourzat dance off with Nebelhorn gold"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2010/09/pechalat-and-bourzat-dance-off-with-nebelhorn-gold/

Tatjana Flade interviews the team about their programs for the upcoming 2010-11 season.
Aug. 2010 - "Challenging for the gold"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2010/08/challenging-for-the-gold/


Tatjana Flade interviews the team about their programs for the upcoming 2009-10 season and about their move to training with Zhulin in Moscow.
Jan. 2009 - "Detour via Moscow on the way to the top for French dance team"
https://goldenskate.com/amp/2009/01/detour-via-moscow-on-the-way-to-the-top-for-french-dance-team/

Other Articles and Media

June 2016- Nathalie shares stories about French skaters who inspired her:
https://web.archive.org/web/2016081...ise-me-up-skaters-share-inspirational-stories

Icenetwork interviewed both Fabian and Nathalie about life after competing:
Jun. 2016 - "Bourzat fully immersed in coaching career, lifestyle"
https://web.archive.org/web/2016081...t-fully-immersed-in-coaching-career-lifestyle

June 2015 - "Péchalat making most of post-retirement life"
https://web.archive.org/web/2016081.../pechalat-making-most-of-post-retirement-life

Dec. 2014 - Nathalie' s experiences on the French version of Dancing With the Stars
https://web.archive.org/web/2016081...pechalat-joubert-reach-finals-of-frances-dwts

The team settles for World bronze in their last competition
Mar. 2014 -"Cappellini, Lanotte win dance by razor-thin margin"
https://web.archive.org/web/2016081...ellini-lanotte-win-dance-by-razor-thin-margin

Mar. 2014 - Interview about the team heading to Worlds 2014 and post Olympics
https://web.archive.org/web/2016081...ot-finis-yet-pechalat-bourzat-head-for-worlds

Jan. 2014 - The team discusses skipping Europeans to hone their SD for the Olympics and answer other questions
https://web.archive.org/web/2014032...lat-bourzat-skip-euros-to-perfect-short-dance

Jan. 2014 - Interview by sports TV-news Fr2 before the European Figure Skating Championships 2014 in Budapest (Hungary)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SHZ7xNCmKww

Oct. 2013 - There is a wonderful interview on icenetwork with Nathalie & Fabian, prior to their 2013-14 season's first competition at 2013 Cup of China. It has extensive details about how they developed their Little Prince FD. I found it completely fascinating!
https://web.archive.org/web/20180702050256/http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/10/28/63445468

Nov. 2013 - Interview with Stade2
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5sRPCDsjpeM

Nov. 2012 - "Finding a Hippie Groove with Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat"
http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=interviews&id=2012nathaliefabian

Feb. 2012 Interview with Nathalie Péchalat et Fabian Bourzat - On n’est pas couché 4 février 2012
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LR7HoiD9i8c

Feb. 2012 - 'Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat: "Ice dancing is not only a question of elements"'
http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=interviews&id=2012pechalatbourzat

Mar. 2007 - "Pechalat and Bourzat Try Not to be Boring" By Barry Mittan
http://www.skatetoday.com/2007/03/05/pechalat-and-bourzat-try-not-to-be-boring/

Previous Partnerships​

Péchalat competed with Julien Deheinzelin on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in autumn 1997 and 1998. She broke her arm in 1998 and missed six weeks of skating during her three-month recovery. She competed with Michael Zenezini in the 1999–2000 season. He ended their partnership

Bourzat's early partners included Caroline Truong, Emeline Leroux and Albane Sailloud.
 

dorispulaski

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Original Post October 2, 2013

I've always loved this team, and this may well be their last season.

There was a great Q&A on ice-dance.com recently about their creative process:

http://www.ice-dance.com/main/news/...q-a-with-nathalie-pechalat-and-fabian-bourzat

I am anxious to see how their shift to Shpilband continues to work for them :)

I'm hoping for Olympic bronze!

Their ISU bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00004833.htm



Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat's free programs are also very creative and original.

2004/05 FD "Cats" - Look at the opening with a depiction of cats grooming furs. :)

2006/07 FD This avant-guard "four seasons" - The brown overall's suspenders become branches of a tree.

2007/08 FD "The Organ Donor" - Who would imagine of seeing this kind of medical drama concept in figure skating competition? :laugh:

2008/09 FD "Circus theme" - So lovely and cute as well as touching.

2009/10 FD "Time"

2011/12 FD "Pharaoh & his Mummy" - Look at the audience to cheer the team. :laugh2:

2013/14 FD "The Little Prince and his rose" - I love everything. :love:
 
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Carmen95

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What I like about them is their difference from other Dance Teams - they are trying more crazier music and so on and I love it. Definetly a Olympic hope :)
 

dorispulaski

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Absolutely!

BTW, Welcome to Golden Skate Carmen 95! Post long & often.
 

lcd

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Their birthdays are almost the same. Late December. She will turn 30 and he will be 33 at the Olympics. They will be the oldest ice dancers, but will they be the oldest skaters in the entire event? How old is Plushy?

I thought their Les Miz program from the 2006 Olympics was really well done.
 

dorispulaski

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I did too! Unfortunately, at that point in their career, they were very prone to mistakes.
 

dorispulaski

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There is a wonderful interview on icenetwork with Nathalie & Fabian, prior to their season's first competition at Cup of China. It has extensive details about how they developed their Little Price FD. I found it completely fascinating!

http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/10/28/63445468

Good luck to them both this weekend!
 

dcnative

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Thank you for starting this thread. Though I have recently discovered them; they are my FAVORITE Ice Dance team. They truly dance. I think they would make great coaches. I'm off to watch their vids again.
 

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I've loved this team since we saw them compete live @ Skate America in Reading, PA - 2007!
 

Schismadoodle

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Not that I expected any different, but I was still a little bummed that they weren't able to snag bronze. Their free dance was so lovely, costumes included. Is the story of the little prince just not well-known outside of France? I'm surprised people aren't buying into it more.
 

Becki

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I think they deserved Bronze. But that's just me, I feel like if the Olympics were in another country, they would've snatched Bronze.
 

dorispulaski

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I agree. I loved their Little Prince performance! I will so miss their charming and creative dances in coming seasons.
 

altuixde

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Is there a video available with commentary on what parts of the dance correspond to which parts of the Le Petit Prince story?
 

hrhblahblahblah

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Good evening, I am new at posting here but wanted to express how pleased I am to have discovered this awesome ice dance team, though I'm sad that I am a little bit late to the party. At least there's youtube and P/B's Facebook page for their videos and info. I love their eclectic tastes in music and dance and their expressive movements no matter what story they are telling. I hope they perform in CA sometime in the coming year so I can see them live. Does anyone here know if they are going on tour for any of the pro skating exhibitions? I am in the SF Bay Area so am especially interested in Nor CA performances.

Also, altuixde, I wonder if Nathalie would respond to your question on either twitter or fb (after World Championships). She appears to be good at posting stuff, though I could be wrong.

Hope they medal at worlds
 

dorispulaski

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Welcome to GS, hrhblahblahblah!

Nathalie & Fabian are indeed awesome.

I don't think they will be touring in the US this year, because the only US tour is Stars on Ice, and they aren't on it this year; the cast has already been announced.
 
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