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About

James and Ciprès are two-time French champions (2013-14) ... Teamed up in 2010 ... Switched coaches and relocated to Moscow in 2014.

James previously competed with Yannick Bonheur from 2008-10, winning the French title in 2010 and competing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where they finished 14th ... She and Bonheur composed the first African-American pair to compete at the Olympics ... Competed for Great Britain in singles from 2005-08, winning the country's senior ladies title in 2005 ... Prior to that, she was a singles skater in the U.S. for three seasons ... Twin sister, Melyssa, competed in ice dance for Great Britain ... Vanessa started skating when she was 11 ... Likes playing tennis, reading and dancing.

Ciprès was a singles skater for France from 2004-10, placing as high as fourth at the French championships in 2010 ... Missed the 2007-08 season due to an adductor muscle injury ... Started skating when he was 4 ... Interests include sports and music.

Season Notes

  • 2014-15 Season Notes
    SP Music: "La Cumparsita"
    FS Music: Music from the Angels and Demons soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, selections from Heaven and Hell by Vangelis and music from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack by Clint Mansell
  • 2013-14 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Minnie the Moocher" by Cab Calloway
    FS Music: Music from the Angels and Demons soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack by Clint Mansell

  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Rumba d'Amour" and music by Safri Duo
    FS Music: Music from the Pearl Harbor soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SP Music: "El Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack
    FS Music: "Nostalgia" by Yanni

Competitive History

  • 2014 - Skate Canada - 5th
  • 2014 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 4th
  • 2014 - World Championships - 10th
  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 10th
  • 2014 - European Championships - 5th
  • 2014 - French Championships - 1st
  • 2013 - Denkova-Staviski Cup - 1st
  • 2013 - 2013 Trophee Eric Bompard - 5th
  • 2013 - World Team Trophy - 6th (team)
  • 2013 - World Championships - 8th
  • 2013 - Challenge Cup - 1st
  • 2013 - European Championships - 4th
  • 2013 - French Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - NRW Trophy - 3rd
  • 2012 - World Championships - 16th
  • 2012 - European Championships - 6th
  • 2012 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 6th
  • 2012 - Skate America - 4th
  • 2012 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 3rd
  • 2012 - French Championships - 2nd
  • 2011 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 8th
  • 2011 - Cup of Nice - 5th
  • 2011 - Ondrej Nepela Trophy - 5th