Tarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea

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http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00014450.htmTarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea are U.S. pair skaters. Kayne was born on 28 April 1993 in Fort Myers, Florida, while O'Shea was born on 13 February 1991 in Pontiac, Michigan. Kayne & O'Shea are the 2018 Four Continents champions, 2014 Four Continents silver medalists and 2016 U.S. national champions.

Before teaming up with O'Shea in April 2012, Tarah was a singles skater. Danny's former partners were Jessica Calalang and Christine Mozer.

Tarah and Danny were coached by Jim Peterson and Amanda Evora, in Ellenton, Florida, until the end of the 2017/2018 season. On 7 September 2018 they announced a coaching change, deciding to join Dalilah Sappenfield in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last updated on 2 April 2020 by dorispulaski

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014450.htm

USFS Fan Zone Bio
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=46

Tracings.net entry
http://tracings.net/kayn-oshe.html

Rinkresults
Tarah: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=16171
Danny: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=2518

Wikipedia
Tarah - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarah_Kayne
Danny - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_O'Shea_(figure_skater)

Social Media
Official Website - http://figureskatersonline.com/kayne-oshea/
Tarah's twitter - https://twitter.com/TarahKayne
Tarah's Instagram - http://instagram.com/TarahKayne
Tarah's blog - http://figureskatersonline.com/kayne-oshea/from-the-olympic-training-center-with-love/
Danny's twitter - https://twitter.com/doshea213
Danny's Instagram - http://instagram.com/Doshea213

Personal Best Scores under +5/-5 GOE

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score194.29ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program66.34ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating128.09ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2019


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score194.42ISU Four Continents Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program65.74ISU Four Continents Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating128.68ISU Four Continents Championships 2018


Programs and Videos

2019/2020
SP: "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics (cover version from the "Wrinkle in Time" trailer), performed by Mark Hadley ft. Dresage; choreo by Charlie White
FS: "Les Miserables" soundtrack; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo

2020 Four Continents
All events may be viewed here, even in the US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA

2020 US Nationals
2018/2019
SP1: "That's It (I'm Crazy)" by Sofi Tukker, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne and Shae Zukiwsky
SP2: "Turning Page" by Sleeping At Last (starting from the GP NHK Trophy)
FS: "Swan Lake" by Pyotr I. Tchaikovski
Ex: "That's It (I'm Crazy)" by Sofi Tukker

2019 Four Continents Championships
2018 GP Internationaux de France
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
2017/2018
SP: "All I Ask of You" (from "Phantom of the Opera") by Andrew Lloyd Webber
FS: "Swan Lake" by Pyotr I. Tchaikovski
Ex: "Evermore" (from "Beauty and the Beast" soundtrack) by Josh Groban

2018 Four Continents Championships
2018 US National Championships
2016/2017
SP1: "Take Me to Church" by Hozier, choreo. by Jim Peterson
SP2: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse, choreo. by Judy Blumberg
FS: "A Song of India" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / "Marche Slave" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski, choreo. by Jim Peterson and Judy Blumberg

2017 US National Championships
2016 GP NHK
2016 Skate America
2015/2016
SP: "España Cañi" by Pascual Marquina Narro
FS: "The Music of the Night" by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Ex: "Manhattan" by Sara Bareilles

2016 World Championships
2016 Four Continents Championships
2016 US Nationals
2015 GP Rostelecom Cup
2015 GP Skate America
2015 US International Figure Skating Classic
2014/2015
SP: "Your Song" by Ewan McGregor
FS: Selections from "Spartacus" by Aram Khatchaturian, costumes by Dawn Imperatore

2015 Four Continents Championships
2015 US Nationals
2013/2014
SP: "James Bond" by John Barry
FS: "Don Quixote" by Leon Minkus, costumes by Dawn Imperatore

2013 Skate Detroit
2013 Fort Wayne Pairs Classic
2012/2013

SP: Selections from "My Fair Lady" by Frederick Loewe
FS: Selections from "The Nutcracker" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

2013 Challenge Cup
2012 Indy Challenge
Competitive History

CompetitionSPFSFR (TS)
2019/2020
2020 Four Continents7 (62.65)5 (123.55)5 (186.20)
2020 US Nationals2 (70.35)3 (133.72)3 (204.07)
2019 Golden Spin3 (66.20)2 (128.09)2 (194.29)
2019 GP NHK Trophy7 (58.70)5 (120.03)6 (178.73)
2019 GP Cup of China5 (64.08)
6 (114.71)
6 (178.79)
2019 CS U.S. International FS Classic4 (64.90)4 (109.12)4 (174.02)
2018/2019
2019 Four Continents Championships5 (66.34)6 (114.02)6 (180.36)
2019 U.S. National Championships1 (71.83)4 (126.81)4 (198.64)
2018 CS Tallin Trophy4 (57.28)1 (120.41)2 (177.69)
2018 GP Internationaux de France4 (63.45)2 (127.98)2 (191.43)
2018 GP NHK Trophy5 (59.00)5 (105.16)5 (164.16)
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy7 (52.53)6 (109.50)7 (162.03)
2017/2018
2018 Four Continents Championships3 (65.74)1 (128.68)1 (194.42)
2018 U.S. National Championships2 (68.93)2 (131.87)2 (200.80)
2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb3 (56.38)3 (105.88)3 (162.26)
2016/2017
2016 GP NHK Trophy5 (57.02)4 (115.18)4 (172.20)
2016 GP Skate America8 (57.93)3 (115.57)6 (173.50)
2016 CS Finlandia Trophy4 (54.65)5 (103.46)5 (158.11)
2015/2016
2016 World Championships14 (59.27)11 (118.96)13 (178.23)
2016 Four Continents Championships7 (59.72)4 (122.30)4 (182.02)
2016 U.S. National Championships1 (69.61)1 (142.04)1 (211.65)
2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 613 (174.96)
2015 GP Rostelecom Cup6 (58.78)5 (122.45)4 (181.23)
2015 GP Skate America6 (58.38)5 (107.61)6 (165.99)
2015 CS U.S. International FS Classic3 (54.30)1 (116.00)1 (170.30)
2014/2015
2015 Four Continents Championships8 (57.91)8 (108.76)8 (166.67)
2015 U.S. National Championships4 (61.56)3 (123.75)3 (185.31)
2014 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb3 (50.72)3 (111.00)3 (161.72)
2013/2014
2014 Four Continents Championships3 (62.05)2 (119.40)2 (181.45)
2014 U.S. National Championships7 (61.48)6 (112.41)6 (173.89)
2013 Ice Challenge323 (157.65)
2013 CS U.S. International FS Classic4 (60.31)3 (106.96)3 (167.27)
2012/2013
2013 Challenge Cup3 (54.11)2 (113.71)2 (167.82)
2013 U.S. National Championships9 (47.74)7 (100.58)7 (148.32)

Golden Skate Articles and Threads

January 2016 - "USA’s Kayne and O’Shea take first National title" by Paula Slater - http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/01/kayne-oshea-2/

January 2016 - "Kayne and O'Shea in front at U.S. Nationals" by Paula Slater - http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/01/kayne-oshea/

June 2015 - "Kayne and O’Shea continue to progress" by Paula Slater - http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/06/tarah-kayne-and-danny-oshea/

Associated Thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?55560-Kayne-and-O%92Shea-continue-to-progress

Other Articles and Interviews

14 November 2018 article by USFS Fanzone: "SKATING November 2018: Health First for Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea"https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...h-first-for-tarah-kayne-and-danny-o-shea.aspx

5 October 2018 article by USFS Fanzone: "2018 Grand Prix Series Preview: Kayne, O'Shea Motivated for More Success"https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...ivated-for-more-success.aspx?path=figureskate

Jan. 2016 - US Nationals
Kayne, O'Shea take reign as U.S. pairs champions
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630114107/http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/01/21/162533190/energized-by-new-short-kayne-oshea-take-lead[/URL]

October 2015 -U.S. pairs up technical ante at Skate America

Sept. 2015 - 2015 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic
Kayne, O'Shea secure first career international win
Castelli, Tran grab lead with sultry 'Summertime'

Sept. 2015 2015 U.S. Figure Skating International Classic Preview- Kayne, O'Shea confident in tried-and-true 'Phantom'
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...yne-oshea-confident-in-tried-and-true-phantom

April 2015 - Tarah & Dannys blog -From the Olympic Training Center, with love
https://web.archive.org/web/2016041...a/from-the-olympic-training-center-with-love/


Plus ... "Training with Tarah" is a new season-long blog that she is writing for the USFS fan zone. (thanks golden 411!)
Her first installment was published today:
https://web.archive.org/web/2016082...eflects-season-opening-travel-salt-lake-city/ (Oct 19, 2015)

January 2015 Report on US Nationals Pairs Competition - https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...-knierim-make-history-en-route-to-pairs-title

USFSA Press release about Tarah's injury and surgery -
http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=50379&type=media

January 2014 report on Four Continents, including Danny and Tarah's silver medal performances - https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...and-han-mura-emerge-triumphant-in-taipei-city

June 2013 article about the formation of the pair: "Kayne, O'Shea shake, stir 'Bond' in new short, Burgeoning pair turns to espionage at USFS pairs camp" -
https://web.archive.org/web/2017080...md=20130606&content_id=49817110&vkey=ice_news

Tarah and Danny say their names here:
https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/763390211472535552

Possibly the biggest surprise of the 2015 US championships, this team had only competed once before the 2015 nationals due to Tarah's hip surgery and came out of nowhere to win the bronze medal. I had the chance to meet them after the competition, and let me just tell you that they may be some of the nicest people you will ever meet! I am now a big fan of theirs, and I can't wait to see them compete a full season! While we wait, however, here are some tidbits you may want to check out on them.
 
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Oh wow this is pretty much the first post in this thread! I am a little surprised :eek:

I just wanted to pop by and say I really enjoyed their SP yesterday at the US Skate Classic! It had some really nice choreographic touches! THe entrance to the throw in particular was :love:

Can't wait for their free in a few days!!
 

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Congrats to Kayne and O'Shea on their first international gold medal! May it be the first of many :cheer:
 

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Layback Your thread is great! Thank you :bow:

I just added some video and article links, but one that no fan of Danny and Tarah's should miss is Tarah's blog!
http://figureskatersonline.com/kayne-oshea/from-the-olympic-training-center-with-love/

Plus ... "Training with Tarah" is a new season-long blog that she is writing for the USFS fan zone.
Her first installment was published today:

Belated thanks to Layback and Doris for this thread.
 
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Today's LP at Rostelecom was lovely! So happy for them that they were able to pull up from 6th to 4th! I believe it was also a PB for them :cheer:
 

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Tarah and Danny's new SP was awesome today. But their reaction in the K&C to their scores ranks right up there with one of the best ever and should make the highlight reels. So happy for them!!
 

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Tarah and Danny's new SP was awesome today. But their reaction in the K&C to their scores ranks right up there with one of the best ever and should make the highlight reels. So happy for them!!

I also loved it! The only program from nationals so far that I've watched again, or actually that I could ever see myself watching again in the future. Brilliantly done! I can' wait for their long :cheer:
 

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Heyyy no party in the fan fest of the newly-crowned national champions? Congrats to Tarah and Danny! :cheer:

I had no idea who they were before SA, but I don't know why I just fell in love with them during COR. Really happy that they won nationals. Hoping they can perform even better at Worlds and get a good placement.... is a Top 10 finish too much to ask for? :slink: I can dream, can't I? XD
 

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I'm so happy for these two!! :cheer: And I do genuinely think top 10 at Worlds could be realistic if they go clean, yes.
 

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I'm so happy for these two!! :cheer: And I do genuinely think top 10 at Worlds could be realistic if they go clean, yes.

With skates like those? No doubt in my mind. I seriously can't wait for Worlds! :cheer:

I almost cried when the won and I NEVER cry over skating. (And yet I almost cried over them, the Shibs, and Gracie all in one day...)
 

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Tarah and Danny's FS was my second favorite performance yesterday (#1 was the Shibs). That performance was incredible - to know you are capable of winning and then to skate a great program - with so much confidence and joy was GREAT!

I can't get over how many times Danny smiled during that skate. It seems like it is rare in pairs skating for the man to show that much joy and confidence during a competition.

I hope that they take this and use it as more confidence to get better skills and do better in future competitions.

I want to give a hat tip to their coach Jim Peterson: Here is a short interview with TSL after their win. I feel like Peterson is a great combination of attitude, focus, and encouragement. I think I would like working with him day-by-day, especially through the rough times.
 
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I'm looking forward to worlds and clean performances from them then! They're definitely my favourite US pairs team.

Their teamwork and emotional connection on ice are just... gah, they're fantastic. I feel like their COR gala shows us a glimpse of what they're capable of performance-wise. The simple, contemporary style does suit them a lot and I'm in love with that gala... and spread eagles. Lots of them. :love: They should do more programs like these in the future, whether in competition or in exhibitions. I don't mind the POTO program though, I just love their gala much more.
 

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I think I fell in love with them this weekend. Didn't watch even one of their programs before, but when I saw that they won over Sc/K at the US Nationals I had to go see what that score was about - and well, there's a lot of inflation, but their program was amazing. It might be overused music, but it fits their skating so well and they are so nice to watch, such good chemistry, I can see me liking them a lot in the future. And let's talk about content, I really like their layout, their elements, everything in between. I think it's pretty obvious why they won, actually.

Really hoping to see more of them in the future.
 

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I've had a feeling about Tarah:love: and Danny:love: for awhile, and they lived up to my hopes for them in spectacular fashion in St. Paul! I was in the arena, and I can tell you that their SP and FS were, by far, the high points of the pairs. Both times, they got standing ovations that started before they stopped skating. It was their fabulous execution of the programs, GOE and components and all, but there are other things about this team that I love.

They have synchronicity and unison, plus soft arms, that are unusual except in Russian pairs. I've LONG, long, long been hoping for an American pair to show these qualities. Also, Danny has a wonderful "skate big and open" quality. I also noticed that in the half hour practice before the SP, Danny (almost alone among the 4 pairs on the ice) actually looked happy to be there, happy to be performing and showing what they can do. It goes a long way toward pulling audiences into the performance.

I'm in love. Oh, also, I've watched performances since then, and I don't think their scores were inflated much if at all. If you watch Seguin & Bilodeau during Canadian nationals, the elements and scores are very very close. No more or less inflation.
 

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4CC, and our Tarah:love: and Danny:love:, I'll wager, are going to surprise some people here with another fabulous skate.

In case anyone hasn't seen the new SP they debuted at Nationals yet, here it is. I didn't see it in the OP, so sorry if I am duplicating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1yAjey09NA

I see from reading p.1 that I'm not the only one who's noticed Danny's smiles and how unusual that is. I find when I watch them, in both SP and LP(which has been dozens and dozens of times since Nationals!) my eyes are glued to them both, which is a little unusual in pairs skaters. Another one that comes to mind like that, for me, is Tatiana and Maxim. Kind of a good comparison to make. ;)

By the way, I absolutely love their Music of the Night program; the music is unique because of the Streisand/Crawford duet. It makes a sort of emotional link with them. Has anyone posted the short interview where TSL asked them to "defend" their LP music choice? It's cool: Tarah's reply is direct and a little sassy.
 
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