Kawamura is the 2009 U.S. junior silver medalist, 2006 U.S. intermediate bronze medalist and 2004 U.S. juvenile bronze medalist ... Qualified for the 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Began skating at age 4 because her parents thought it would be good exercise and balance training for little kids ... Was coached by Tammy Gambill for nine years ... Recipient of President's Education Award in 2010 ... Biggest influence in her life is her mother ... Mother was a motorboat racer in Japan ... Hobbies include reading and cooking ... Points to winning the silver medal at the 2009 U.S. Championships as her career-defining moment ... After competing, she would like to coach or become a physical therapist ... Would like to meet Nastia Liukin because she admires her determination, as well as Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Anton Ohno ... If she were not a skater, she would like to be a gymnast or an actress ... Listens to everything from Lady Gaga to Carrie Underwood ... Spent much of the off-season recovering from an ankle injury ... Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/elliekawamura
Favorite sports figures: Kristi Yamaguchi
Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite city: Tokyo
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite author: Nicholas Sparks
Favorite books: The Last Song, Dear John
Favorite magazine: Seventeen
Favorite gadget: Cell phone
Favorite reality show: So You Think You Can Dance, America's Next Top Model
Favorite movies: The Pursuit of Happyness, UP
Favorite websites: Facebook, icenetwork.com
Favorite foods: Sushi, pizza, pasta, ice cream
Favorite drinks: Iced tea, smoothies, boba tea
Favorite place to which she's traveled for skating: Tokyo ("I got to see the country where my parents are from."
Favorite quote: "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try"
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Mishima" by Philip Glass
FS Music: "El Tango de Roxanne" by Mariano Mores and "Tango de los Exilados" by Vanessa-Mae
Goals are to qualify for the U.S. Championships and earn international assignments
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
FS Music: "El Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack and Walter Taieb's "Tango de los Exilados" performed by Vanessa-Mae
Costumes designed by Shelly Dornbush
2009 Season NotesSP Music: "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla
FS Music: Music from the 101 Dalmatians soundtrack
2006 Season NotesWon the intermediate bronze medal at the U.S. Junior Championships
2004 Season NotesWon the juvenile bronze medal at the U.S. Junior Championships