Cannuscio & Kyle Herring
In your own words, tell us how you
started skating together.
We originally had a tryout that our coaches set
up that was fairly early in the 2003 season. About
two weeks later we saw each other skating Freestyle
at a local competition and we decided we wanted
another tryout. After that second tryout things
began falling into place. We discovered we shared
similar goals and work ethics in skating and our
skating styles really clicked together. At that
point our coaches arranged for a few judges to look
at us. All went very well and we have been a team
since then which was late June of 2003.
When did you start skating, and how long
have you been ice dancing?
Isabella began skating at the age of 3 and began
Ice Dancing and competing at 6. Kyle began skating
at 6, skating competitively at 8 and began Ice Dancing
Who are your coaches? How did they prepare
you for your first nationals?
Our head coach is Christie Moxley and we are also
coached by Alexandr (Sasha) Kirsanov and Oleg Fediukov.
With only a few months to prepare for Regionals
our coaches worked on some basics, but we also had
to put together a Free Dance and learn the compulsories
together. We had to be very productive on and off
the ice making every session together count. We
worked on our program and dances on and off the
ice and continually worked on polishing everything.
Our coaches tried to capitalize on our strengths
and help us look as well packaged and prepared as
possible in such a short amount of time.
were your goals heading in to Junior Nationals?
Including Regionals, Jr. Nationals was
only our fourth competition skating together so
our goal was to skate our best and try to put on
the ice all the things we had been working so hard
on in the months before. We were hoping for a top
Third place in intermediate in your first
season is a great accomplishment. Did you think
this placement was possible while you were preparing?
Our coaches kept reinforcing the fact
that although we were squeezing a lot in during
a short period if we stayed focused and skated to
the best of our ability we could do well at Jr.
Nationals. However we also knew that the Intermediate
level had a very strong field with many very good
teams. We tried to concentrate on our own skating
and not think too much about where we had a chance
did you feel about your performances?
We thought we skated as best we could
at the time and were very satisfied with our performances.
We were really happy that all of our efforts in
practice really came together and felt honored to
place so well in such a competitive field.
you skate in intermediate next season, or move up
Right now we are focusing on
strengthening our skating. This season with more
time to prepare we can concentrate on some things
that we couldn't last season and we will see how
things are progressing. The decision will be made
by our coaches.
compulsory dance is your favorite?
We both enjoy skating the Rocker Foxtrot
and the Killian.
there a song you enjoy that you would like to skate
We both enjoy skating to a wide variety
of music so although there is no particular song,
we do look forward to skating to a wide range of
music styles as we progress.
skaters or dancers do you look up to?
We really admire the Ice Dance teams
of Christie Moxley and Alexandr Kirsanov and Oleg
Fediukov and Debbie Koegel. Not just because they
are our coaches but because we know first hand the
work ethics they have and have had in their own
training. We also appreciate their skating styles
and expression on the ice. All have a strong passion
for the sport just as we do.