Began skating at age 7 in group lessons ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program ...
Younger sister, Cassie (14), plays lacrosse, soccer and basketball ... Parents are Michael and Joanne ... Graduated Oceanside High School, where she was member of National Honor Society, in 2011 ... Earned the All-County art award and The VFW Voice of Democracy award ... Has a dog named Buddy and a cat named Rusty ... Taught religious education for four years at her local parish ... Has skated in many shows benefitting Brooklyn Ice, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Will Sears Fund.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would be a dancer. I love to dance and I am very passionate about the artistic side of figure skating.
I started skating because ... I went to an ice skating birthday party and my parents couldn't get me off of the ice. I have loved it ever since.
My favorite thing about performing is ... the feeling I get after doing my best, and seeing the impact it can have on others. It makes all of my hard work pay off.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... eat, sleep, read and spend time with family and friends.
My hobbies are ... drawing/designing, reading and making jewelry.
Practice music: Anything by Rihanna
Jump: Triple flip
Skating maneuver: Spread eagle
Programs of my career: My program to the music from Black Swan because I think it brings out a side of me I have never been able to show in my skating career thus far. I really love the music and the choreography, and I think the program highlights all of my assets.
Olympic sport: Gymnastics
Beverage: Cherry Coke
Snack food: Frozen yogurt
Books: Anything by Nicholas Sparks
Gloves or No Gloves
Homecooking or Restaurant
Short Program or Free Skate
Book or E-Reader
Trail or Treadmill
Spin or Jump
Theater or Rental
Pre-competition nap: No
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