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Tiffani Zagorski & Jonathan Guerreiro


Final Flight
Jan 18, 2014
Tiffani Zahorski/Zagorski(Russian Name: Тиффани Загорски, born 16 August 1994 in London, England) and Jonathan Guerreiro (Russian Name: Джонатан Францискович Гурейро, born 3 April 1991 in Sydney, Australia) are ice dancers competing for Russia that teamed up in April 2014. They are currently training with Svetlana Alexeeva, Elena Kustarova, and Olga Riabinina.

In 2018-19, the team qualified for the Grand Prix Final, finishing fifth there. They have placed in the top-10 twice at Worlds (2018, 2021) and qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics, where they placed 13th. They are the 2021 Russian national silver medalists and two time Russian national bronze medalists (2017 and 2019).

Total188.45ISU World Championships 2021
RD75.58ISU World Championships 2021
RD Technical43.16ISU GP Internationaux de France 2019
RD Component34.14ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
FD112.93ISU European Championships 2020
FD Technical61.97ISU European Championships 2020
FD Component50.96ISU European Championships 2020

Their bios:

ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034919.htm

Wikipedia Tiffany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiffany_Zahorski /
Wikipedia Jonathan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Guerreiro

fskate.ru Tiffany (archived July 2019: https://web.archive.org/web/20190723192231/http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/4225.html
fskate.ru bio Jonathan (archived): https://web.archive.org/web/20190723192244/https://fskate.ru/skaters/115.html

Golden Skate media profile:

Programs and Videos

RD: Jogi by Panjabi MC; Buzz Buzz by Aastha Gill feat. Badshah; Jai Jai Shivshankar by Vishal Dadlani, Benny Dayal
FD: Toxic performed by 2Wei; Smoke On The Water performed by 2Wei

RD: Greatest Showman soundtrack
FD: Survivor (Epic Cover - Tomb Raider Trailer 2) by Beyonce Knowles, Anthony Dent and Mathew Knowles, performed by: 2WEI; choreo by Christopher Dean

2021 World Championships
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MNnVq2g368

2021 Russian Nationals
RD: https://youtu.be/ci5XiarAqKg?t=6637
FD: https://youtu.be/M0BvJ2iFB54?t=7439

2020 Rostelecom Cup
RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKYOJpzrINw
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrUbGmRq49g

RD: Greatest Showman soundtrack
FD: Survivor (Epic Cover - Tomb Raider Trailer 2) by Beyonce Knowles, Anthony Dent and Mathew Knowles, performed by: 2WEI; choreo by Christopher Dean

2020 European Championships RD (blocked in US)
2020 European Championships FD (blocked in US)
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEcgYfQVkog

2020 Russian Championships RD
No video found
2020 Russian Championships FD
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wa1J0FWgnE

2019 Russian Test Skate RD
2019 Russian Test Skate FD

RD: Tango: Bésame Mucho, Tango: Selection by Astor Piazzolla
FD: Blues for Klook by Eddy Louiss

Russian Cup Final.RD
Russian Cup Final FD
No video found

Nationals RD
No video found
Nationals FD
No video found

Grand Prix Final RD
No video found
Grand Prix Final FD
No video found

Warsaw Cup RD
Warsaw Cup FD

NHK Trophy RD
No video found
NHK Trophy FD
Winner's Interview

Skate America RD
Skate America FD

SD: Samba: Hip Hip Chin Chin performed by Club des Belugas, Rhumba: Volveras performed by Gloria Estefan, Samba: Batucada Brasiliera performed by Samba Brazilian Batucada Band
FD: Exogenesis Symphony Part III, Exogenesis Symphony Part II, Ruled by Secrecy by Muse

Worlds FD

Olympics RD
No video found
Olympics FD

Europeans SD
Europeans FD

Russian Nationals SD
Russian Nationals FD

Skate America SD
Skate America FD

Cup of China SD
Cup of China FD

SD: Blues: Nasty Naughty Boy by Christina Aguilera, Swing: All night long by Parov Stelar
FD: Nocturne, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Russian Nationals SD
Russian Nationals FD

Warsaw Cup SD
Warsaw Cup FD

Rostelecom Cup SD
Rostelecom Cup FD

Finlandia Trophy SD
Finlandia Trophy FD

Ondrej Nepela SD

SD1 Great Gatsby soundtrack
SD2 Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky; Pizzicato Polka by Strauss
FD "Nocturne” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

2016 Russian Cup Final SD Waltz of the Flowers
2016 Russian Cup Final FD

2015-16 Russian Nationals SD
2015-16 Russian Nationals FD

2015-16 Cup of Russia Stage V SD
2015-16 Cup of Russia Stage V FD

SD Farrucas by Pepe Romero
FD Amelie soundtrack

2015 Russian Nationals SD: Paso Doble
2015 Russian Nationals FD: Amelie

2014-15 Russian Cup V SD
2014-15 Russian Cup V FD

Competitive History

Season 2021-2022
2022 Russian Nationals4 (79.36)9 (100.14)8 (179.50)
Season 2020-2021​
2021 World Championship10 (75.58)10 (112.87)10 (188.45)
2021 Channel One Trophy2 (85.76)2 (128.05)1 TEAM
2021 Russian Nationals2 (84.02)2 (126.92)2 (210.94)
2020 Rostelecom Cup2 (84.46)2 (122.45)2 (206.91)
Season 2019-2020​
2020 European Championships5 (75.10)6 (112.93)6 (188.03)
2019-20 Russian Nationals3 (77.38)3 (120.35)3 (197.73)
2019 Internationaux de France5 (75.05)5 (109.39)5(184.44)
2019 Skate America5 (71.18)5 (110.64)5(181.82)
Season 2018-2019​
2018 Russian Cup Final1 (77.53)1 (117.49)1 (195.02)
2018 Russian Nationals3 (73.37)7 (98.39)7 (171.76)
2018 Grand Pix Final5 (72.98)6 (111.39)5 (184.37)
2018 Warsaw Cup1 (74.85)1 (112.55)1 (187.40)
2018 NHK Trophy1 (75.49)4 (107.56)2 (183.05)
2018 Skate America3 (73.30)4 (108.08)2 (181.38)
Season 2017-2018​
2018 World Championships8 (72.45)8 (107.97)8 (180.42)
2018 Winter Olympic Games13 (66.47)14 (95.77)13 (162.24)
2018 European Championships8 (65.35)6 (103.10)6 (168.45)
2017-18 Russian Championships3 (71.52)4 (104.26)3 (175.78)
2017 Golden Spin6 (62.92)6 (94.92)6 (157.84)
2017 Skate America4 (64.20)6 (96.08)6 (160.28)
2017 Cup of China4 (67.62)4 (96.79)4 (164.41)
2017 Minsk Ice Star2 (67.99)2 (101.82)2 (169.81)
Season 2016-2017​
2016-17 Russian Championships5 (69.01)5 (100.45)2 (169.46)
2016 Warsaw Cup2 (69.06)2 (103.96)2 (173.02)
2016 Rostelecom Cup5 (64.28)5 (92.67)5 (156.95)
2016 Finlandia Trophy3 (62.27)4 (90.73)3 (153.00)
2016 Ondrej Nepela Trophy3 (68.04)3 (97.60)3 (165.64)
Season 2015-2016​
2015-16 Russian Cup Final1 (66.18)1 (100.94)1 (167.12)
2015-16 Russian Championships5 (61.30)5 (98.30)5 (159.60)
2015 Santa Claus Cup1 (57.97)1 (93.50)1 (151.47)
2015-16 Russian Cup V1 (62.20)1 (100.94)1 (167.22)
Season 2014-2015​
2014-15 Russian Championships5 (59.62)5 (85.51)5 (145.13)
2015 Olympic Cup111 (157.09)
2014-15 Russian Cup V1 (67.90)1 (87.94)1 (150.14)

Previous partnerships:

Zahorski/Miart :

2009/2010 (Junior)
CD: Argentine Tango https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHFuDbwjeHs
OD: Flamenco medley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3VCalky3so
FD: The Fifth Element https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnhZAvPZfPg

2010/2011 (Junior)
SD: J'envoie Valser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgYrLT4b2bo
FD: I like it like that/Ain't no Sunshine/Mujer Latina (geoblocked on US)
EX (Geoblocked in US) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjqwNcXsoic

SD: Marcia Baila https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htCe-DBfbAA
FD: Grease https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfb3lXpdwTw

CD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Z9G35I6H8 (she's only 13!)
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P60djJIv2sE


OD: Russian Folk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-qDEiBPf1o
FD: Un Giorno per Noi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glTI7E2dCwk

SD: Algo Pequeñito https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S375IHKK8Ng
FD: Scorchio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzTjhb7tH-E

SD: Conga/La Vuelta/Mujer Latina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ0f0LJwhME
FD: Cappriccio Rhapsody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRHLdlAG-s

SD: Quidam http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv5gkk_teb-2012-ekaterina-pushkash-jonathan-guerreiro-sd_sport
FD: Tristan and Isolde https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg2z1yuGOGw

SD: Show me How you Burlesque https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJf7QW76abE
FD: Somewhere in Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG0VqidJwtA



Tiffany's Young years:

2004 FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liqHw82sbTg (jumps!)
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFfXMOsQI3k

2005 Golden Waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRE4VZoCYl0
OD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMNov1jzwQQ
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb0gUd1UIMM

2006 Foxtrot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAEunhy-ZFM
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMIAhEHdQJk

2007 OD : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36X5_6GVKWM

2008 Kilian : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq9mhgdmXwY
Tango: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_BEtbaQJTY
Interpretation Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgQIm5Dwy7s


2019 Russian Nationals Ex "All I Want Tor Christmas is You"

2017 Russian Nationals EX

2016 Rostelecom Cup EX

2016 Russian Nationals EX Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky; Pizzicato Polka by Strauss (2015-16 SD)

2015 Russian Nationals EX- Amelie soundtrack

Miscellaneous Videos:

Tiffany's ballet performance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSYY3bcrtnY (You can find a lot of old stuff of the cutie on her mom's youtube channel)

Skating with her dad : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2XSTxbhCeg

Zahorski had a role in the French film : Je fais le mort (Playing Dead) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCLUdRz1eLg

Golden Skate Articles and Threads

Sep. 2019 Long GS Video Interview about their 2019-20 programs.

Aug. 2015 article: "Zahorski and Guerreiro hope for international debut this season" by Tatjana Flade
Associated thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...ional-debut-this-season&p=1201747#post1201747

Other Articles and Media

Jan. 2020 interview by Tatjana Flade

Feb. 2019 - Interview in Russian

June 2016 - "Tiffany Zahorski-Jonathan Guerreiro: "Every start is a buzz for us"
Translation: http://fs-gossips.com/zahorski-guerreiro-every-start-is-a-buzz-for-us/

June 2015 " Inside Russia-Skaters Prepare For New Season" by Tatjana Flade

June 2015: Another preseason article
Translated here: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...an-Guerreiro&p=1178264&viewfull=1#post1178264

Original Post 6 October 2015

They were named to the Russian National Team in May 2016.

Zahorski used to skate with Alexis Miart for France. The team placed 4th at the 2011 Worlds Junior Championships. They were coached by Muriel Zazoui and Romain Haguenauer.

Guerreiro skated previously with Ekaterina Pushkash. They won the silver medal at 2011 Worlds Junior Championships. They were coached by Nikolai Morozov.

I believe this team has a great potential, I find the miss ridiculously talented. They finished 5th at their first Russian Nationals, which is not a little thing ! Finally Tiffany has obtained her release from the French skating federation. Wishing them a bright future !

Tiffany Zahorski. Russian Name: Тифани ЗАГОРСКИ
Jonathan Guerreiro. Russian Name: Джонатан ГУРЕЙРО

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Record Breaker
Feb 26, 2014
I really like this couple. As far as I'm concerned they should've finished 4rth, at least, in the RN. I hope their release issues will be solved ASAP and we get to see them internationally this season. They're my 2nd favorite Russian ID team. :) I think they are talented and she's a rock star for me. :rock:


Record Breaker
May 2, 2015
Thank you for the thread! It's great!
Best of luck for Tiff and Jon. They are one of my favorite couples.
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Final Flight
Jan 18, 2014
I updated the OP with some vids from Tiffany's young years! Hope you guy will enjoy it :)


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
Bing says this is:

Jonathan Guerreiro: From Julina group, four teams and all will go to ice, gathering in Turkey
17.06.2015 11:03:01 | Figure skating | News

27 June, a group of figure skating coach Alexander Zhulin to meet in Erzurum (Turkey). Jonathan Guerreiro, who is paired with Tiffany Zahorski,
spoke about the preparations for the season to special correspondent of Portal TEAM RUSSIA-2014 Catherine Petajkinoj.

"Tiffany Zahorski's and my previous season ended May 22, said Jonathan Guerreiro. -Vacation gave us a month off. Now we have started training in Moscow, and on 27 June the group will take to the ice, collecting in Turkey. Now in the Group of Alexander Zhulin are four dance teams-Olympic champions Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitry Soloviev, Ksenia Monko/Kirill Khaliavin, we with Tiffany and Juniors Eva Khachaturian/Andrew Bagin. How will the planned gathering, I can only assume yet-here everything depends on our coach Alexander Zhulin. July 15, we will continue to ice training in the sports complex "Olympic"-begin to work through the program. Tiffany and I have our free dance already ready, so we will pay attention to the short. Performances deal with Alexander Zhulin, and choreographer Sergei Petukhov, but many details, we are making ourselves-we in the creative process gives freedom».

"The idea for the free dance was suggested by our coach, said Jonathan Guerreiro. -But music, we chose all together. By the way, linking music also by Alexander Zhulin.


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
An article from earlier in June 2015 gives some updates on Jonathan & Tiffany:
Flade, Tatjana. "Inside Russia: Skaters Prepare for New Season". International Figure Skating.

Tiffany has not skated for France since 2012

Zahorski and Guerreiro have been through a lot of ups and downs waiting for her release. “We hope that everything will work out for next season,” said a wistful Zahorski.

“I really hope that the problems are solved in a positive manner, because this couple is distinctive in their western skating style which is now necessary for the technical score,” Zhulin told me. “In some things they are just unique, especially in their footwork sequences and steps. If they continue to work like they have since the middle of last season then this will bring a few surprises.”

and they will skate to the Great Gatsby for their SD and to Nocturne” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen for their FD.
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Record Breaker
May 2, 2015
New article about Z/G
With google translate:

TZ- The idea for our short dance chose me - Tiffany smiled. - Always wanted to ride a waltz from "The Nutcracker"! I am a dancer, Jonathan soldier - and we with him waltz at the ball. Staging doing our coach and our choreographer - Alexander Zhulin and Sergei Petukhov. Dance turned light, airy, lively, fresh - it reflects our characters (smiles).

- June 28 Zhulin group will go to the camp in Turkey. What plan to pay special attention to?
- At the gathering we finish setting both programs. We will gain a physical form, to hone the program piece by piece, to grind them. Everything is finally in its place, so that after the return even harder to roll the program and to control rental in Sochi come fully prepared.

- What are your goals for the season?
- Get permission to play for Russia - and start an international career with John. If I release comes in time to the championship of Russia, we will participate, at least in two tournaments in a series of Challenger. In the championship of Russia the task to improve last year's result, when we finished fifth, and enter the Russian team.


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
Bing translation

Tiffany Zahorski: my grandfather is Russian, and I've always had a dream to appear for Russia!
28.06.2015 09:30:01 | Figure skating | News

British skater Tiffany Zahorski ice dancer with Jonathan Guerreiro, is preparing for the new season and hopes to debut in the national team of Russia. Its so far short, but eventful career 20-year-old Tiffany Zahorski told the special correspondent of the portal TEAM RUSSIA-Natalia 2014 plekhanova

-The first time I got to the rink in London when I was just ... five days later, Tiffany Zahorski laughed. -My dad was a coach on the ice dance. He brought me into his arms and said: she begins to skate. In two or three years I began skating days away. I worked on solo dancing on ice and jumping-did everything dad told me. In the eight years I have participated in the competition, and then decided to focus on ice dancing.

-How developed your career in France?
-In Lyon from London we moved in 2007 to train under the guidance of Muriel Zazui, the famous French ice dance coach. In the 13 years I have stood up for the first time in a couple of (Field Firetom), but the Union lasted long. Managed to appear only on the domestic competitions, then partner got injured and was forced to finish his career. In March 2009, I began performing with Alexi Miart. Two seasons we skated for juniors, our best achievement was 4th place at the World Junior Championships 2011 year where we won the free dance. It's a shame that climb on the podium we prevented by an error on twizzles in the short dance. In 2012, we participated in the European Championships, but what we made there was not very good. Alexi was depressed, lost motivation, but we continued training until the summer. And then he said that no longer wants to compete and decided to finish his career. So I was left alone. I have all the time supported the rules (federation?), tried to skate with four partners, but none of this has worked-all the guys wasn't the level at which I expected.

-How did it happen that you have teamed up with Jonathan Guerreiro?
-A mutual friend told me and Jonathan, that one of us could get interesting dance Duet. I wrote John and asked, can we try to get up a couple. He replied in the affirmative, and in April 2014, I flew to Moscow for a week. We skated, did the steps twizzle, basic exercises on the ice. All turned out well, so we decided to unite. Jonathan is a wonderful partner, I really like to skate with him. Our characters are very similar. We are both on the positive, so immediately found common ground.

-Why did you decide to compete for Russia?
My grandfather is Russian. His name was Dominique Zahorski. Unfortunately, I had virtually no grandfather-he died when I was little. Mom and Grandma were told only that he was born in Russia, moved to London during World War II, he served in the Royal Air force of Britain, married my grandmother, irlandke. They had four children, one of them is my father Bogdan Zahorski. I have always had a dream to compete for Russia! And when the opportunity to skate with a Russian partner, I realized: this is my chance! I have not represented France for two years, I have not threatened to quarantine, I had the right immediately to appear for another country. Now, however, we are still dealing with documents on the right to compete. However, there is progress. Hopefully, soon I will be able to compete with Jonathan on the international scene.

-Why have you chosen as coach Alexander Zhulin?
-Alexander Zhulin-best coach among all Russian specialists! He has trained Olympic champions. Besides, there is not in the group a lot of steam. He was motivated to 100 per cent, I really like working with him. Alexander favors coaching process completely goes with us on the ice, shows how to do this or that element. Corrections and comments that he gives us, we accept-and the element immediately begins to turn out better. Also in our group works fab choreographer Sergei Petukhov. He's a very talented specialist, puts in the work to us. Also with us is dealing with Oleg Volkov. He mostly pays attention to technical elements. All conditions have been created for us, we really like to work in a team, Julina (smiles).

-In the first joint season you skated to flamenco and the soundtrack to the film "Amelie". You close these programs?
-These dances were set by Alexander Zhulin and Sergei Petukhov. I both liked. In a short dance under Flamenco I want to mention the choreography we were challenging tracks steps but we coped with them. Free dance for couples, considering we had so little experience skating together, I believe, also a success: it was bright, each time brought us pleasure.

-Which left impressions from the first season with Guerreiro?
-I am very pleased with debut and our waiting, and got back to competitions. Since permission to skate for Russia were not, we could participate only in national competitions. The first performance in our career took place in Moscow, at the fifth stage of the cup of Russia, the second-on the Olympic Cup in Balashikha. The first truly big tournament after a long break for me became the Russian Championship. I really enjoyed in Sochi, especially impressed Olympic Park. The most important thing was to make a good impression on the audience, and we did it. Professionals, too, liked the way we skated, this is important.

-How do you like Russia?
-I really like it! I love Moscow-city, the people, life and style. I do a lot of walking, well reviewed. Love district "Mayakovskaya" Metro station-old buildings, narrow streets. And kitai-Gorod and does reminds me of France-like style of architecture, little cafés. I can easily adapt to new circumstances. However, it was difficult at first. I didn't know the language, knew only Jonathan and his family-his family is very hospitable, they helped me a lot at first, for that I thank them very much. Now, a year later, I have friends not only from figure skating and my little personal life.


Dec 22, 2010
Yet another interview with Tiffany


Bing translation

Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sir Jonathan, Russian Patriot

They are a combination of a lot of blood, but of all this diversity they chose Russian. Their passports have other, quite prosperous States, uk and Australia, and give them Russian citizenship! Somewhere in the competition is not so high, and they would seem, at the hands of worn and printed their portraits on the front pages of newspapers, but they decide to skate for Russia, and fight for a place in the SRB with Olympic champions!

We meet at the edges, described by Pushkin in "Journey to arzrum". We are surrounded by desert mountains, where in the evenings is chilling the blood Hound Dog howl. This howling wild dogs living in the mountains, but this amazing couple, not even bothering to arm themselves with sticks, already, as it turns out, rose to the top, to a wooden gazebo.

Tiffany Anastasia Zahorski and Jonathan Gurrejro. When Jonathan on the superb, proper English pronounces, pointing me to his partner: "Yes, you look, this is our, Russian girl, which in the near future they will call Anastasia Bogdanovna Zagorskaya", I understand that we will certainly need to talk, and a lot.
Future Anastasia Bogdanovna Zagorskaya arrived in Russia a few years ago, not knowing anyone, and there are virtually no word in English. With phones "Iphone" in the hands of it on foot bypassed and examined all Moscow, especially loving kitai-Gorod, reminding her to France. Prior to that, she trained for two years completely alone, without partner.

She had not been able to solve the riddle of its Russian ancestor, born, as the legend goes, military Moscow, exported to the West without documents, received absolutely no Russian name Dominique and subsequently served in the British Royal Air Force. But riddles here very much. For example, this: how and why a girl, born in London and, for the first time to hit an ice rink at the age of five days, suddenly felt the Russian?

History Of Tiffany
«My Grandpa died when I was very young, so I failed it about something ask. My grandmother is Irish, and in General in my family can be traced for generations from Russia, Belarus and Poland.

Why ride in Russia, for Russia has become my innermost childhood dream? Hardly the first competitions in life I was faced with the Russian dance pairs that, for obvious reasons, was the inevitable collision, this is an outstanding school, and Russian dancers are present everywhere, and they are always among the best. My impression is hard to describe in words, it was a solid delight: Wow! Very good! ".

After that I wanted only one thing: to skate close to the best in the world. The fate of the us with Jonathan whittling long and persistently. That we might become good pair we were told different people when we were very young, we marveled at this talk, what would it, we then had other partners, and we did not plan to change anything. But when I was alone, having lived through enough difficult times when I had to train in all alone for two years, and suddenly the same person wrote, as it turned out, not only me, but Jonathan, why would you not stand up in a couple, I decided to listen to it.

Jonathan had long been living in Russia, he managed to work out almost all outstanding dance coaches from Natalia Linichuk and Nikolai Morozov to Alekseeva and Kustarova and Zhulin ...

We agreed to meet and try. It turned out that we have different techniques, we are moving in different ways, and about two days, we fought with all this, and before the show Alexander Zhulin, agreed about something. Namely: how to make our movements look more or less simultaneously.
But Zhulin, this amazing man, anyone not like the coach, he told us:

- Forget everything you have learned up to now!
Quickly he explained to us what should be the position of the body, as the need to work hands and feet and told:
- all clear? Let's go!

And off we went. We did everything, he said, and we have for the first time, at least, everything turned out very decent and consistent. What is funny is against this background look our anguish of the previous days and our naive understanding!

And I left ... At first I was rather difficult in Russia because in supermarkets and restaurants, nobody speaks in English, it made me learn Russian quickly, even on the simplest level, it was a matter of survival (laughs). But I took the family of Jonathan, a long time I lived with them, they literally fed me everywhere led by the hand, until I became independent .... "

History Jonathan
" I grew up in Sydney, my mother was a famous Soviet skater (Svetlana Lyapina, trainer and technical specialist in ice dancing - approx. Ed.). Dad - Portuguese, I have two brothers, but, unlike me, they are not very confident say in Russian, despite the fact that my middle brother is studying in "Plekhanovka." And I have since, in my fifteen years, our family moved from Sydney to Russia for the sake of my professional career, I fell in love with Moscow ... This is absolutely my city. My country, my people, my life style! Once I knew more Japanese and Portuguese, but now they are completely forgotten.

Yes, I changed in Russia as something too many coaches and partners. Parting with his partner did not happen on my own, but with regard to a change of coach, the Natalia Linichuk and my departure from it - this is my greatest grief, the mistake I never forgive myself. Natalia Linichuk - an amazing, versatile educated woman who is always in a creative search, and thus refers to you as a mother. It hurts and it's hard to remember. How do I call, lured, I agreed. Then he experienced excruciating remorse, wrote her message and holiday greetings, and she did not respond to any of them.

But here we come face to face in a tournament in Slovakia. I asked if I could talk to her, Natalia invited me to his room at the hotel, we started with some common phrases, and finished with tears in her eyes. I asked for her forgiveness, and I'm so happy, so grateful to her for her generosity, because Natalia forgive me!
Until now, I have sent her a video of his training, I consult with her, and she willingly gives his opinion. It remains for me and a great friend and second mom. But at the same time, the difficult and painful history has taught me. First of all, loyalty and perseverance. That I am so handy when Tiffany arrived, and it became clear that its transition under the Russian flag, at first it seemed easy and hassle-free, he has faced great obstacles. Last season, we were able to speak only in Russian league, at times, our future looked uncertain and deadlock. Only my past has helped me is that I was in this situation, as hard as a diamond, and did not draw hands.
A Zhulin ... It is for me a special person like Natalia Linichuk. He is also non-trivial, and is very modern, it is able to see your future for a few seasons to come and tell you in detail about this. What do you need the program, what images and what it will be ... And when he puts on skates and go out on the ice with us, we feel close to him children, so it is technical, plastic and perfect.

Now we have to Tiffany finally all very cool! And I'm afraid of only one thing: the evil eye. I explained all of this Tiffany Russian concept of "evil eye" and she understood me, it's a Russian girl, she is absolutely Russian in his soul. Therefore, we would not like to talk much about that one stroke of the pen at the highest level depend on the question of its conversion into Anastasia Bogdanovna Zagorsk and the day when the international arena, we will leave the ice, representing Russia ...

This is the day we've been waiting for so long, and now it's so close ... ".

Source: Sovsport.ru