ICE DANCING
Date of birth:
11.07.1984
Tanith BELBIN
USA
Kingston, ON (CAN)
Place of birth:
Height:
162
cm
Canton, MI
Home town:
student
Profession:
Hobbies:
car racing, foreign films, design
1987
Arctic FSC Canton, MI
Start sk. / Club:
/
Former Partners:
Liam Dougherty (CAN) Ben Barruco (CAN - pairs)
Athlete
Profession:
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Home town:
cm
175
Height:
USA
Chicago, IL
Place of birth:
Benjamin AGOSTO
15.01.1982
Date of birth:
rock climbing, paintball, computers, guitar
Hobbies:
1988
Arctic FSC Canton, MI
Start sk. / Club:
/
Former Partners:
Katie Hill
at Canton, MI
h / week
Practice high season:
at Canton, MI
h / week
Practice low season:
Former coach:
Igor Shpilband
Choreographer:
Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva
Coach:
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of 2005/2006 season  
Salsa
Rhumba
Cha Cha: Let's get loud by Jennifer Lopez
Bulenas
Jaleo by Luis Winsberg
Duende by Esteban
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of 2005/2006 season
221.26
World Championships 2005
18.03.2005
44.00
67.54
111.54
Four Continents Championships 2005
World Championships 2005
World Championships 2005
16.02.2005
17.03.2005
18.03.2005
Personal Best Score Original Dance
Personal Best Score Free Dance
Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance
Personal Best Total Score
1.S
3.
2.
1.S
2.
1.S
5.
2.S
7.
2.S
1.
13.
2.S
2.
17.
1.J
3.
National Champ.
World Juniors
European Champ.
World Champ.
Olympic Games
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
Belbin/Agosto are the first US ice dancers to medal at the Olympic Winter Games since 1976. They are also the
first US ice dancers to medal at Worlds in 20 years when they took the silver in 2005. Belbin was a Canadian ice
dancer who started to skate pairs, because her coach believed it would make her stronger. In 1998, Belbin
changed disciplines again and moved to Detroit. There, she teamed up with Agosto. Her mother Michele is a figure
skating coach and costume designer. Belbin received US citizenship in December 2005. Agosto moved to Detroit
to skate with Belbin. He was partnered with Katie Hill from 1995 to 1998. Coach Igor Shpilband is the 1983 World
Junior Ice Dance Champion with partner Tatiana Gladkova.
Trophee Lalique, Paris
Cup of Russia Gallina Blanca, Moscow
ISU Grand Prix Final, Colorado Springs
SmartOnes Skate America, Pittsburgh
2003
2003
2004
2004
4.
2.
3.
1.
Cup of China, Beijing
ISU Grand Prix Final, Beijing
SmartOnes Skate America, Atlantic City, NJ
Nebelhorn Trophy, Oberstdorf
2004
2005
2005
2005
1.
2.
1.
1.
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition
Year
Place
International Competition
Year
Place
1.
1.
Four Continents
1.
2.
2.
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last update:
24.03.2006
20:31:33