When did each of you start skating?
Anna: I was 3 years
old, the ice rink was just a minute away from my
I was 7 years old and I lived close to an ice rink
Why did you start?
Anna: My parents used
to take me to the ice rink on Sundays when I was
a little girl, because they loved ice skating; although
they never pushed me to become a skater, I slowly
realized it was my passion.
I was jealous of my elder sister, who was a skater.
Last season, you both were
successful with previous partners? What happened
to those partnerships?
Anna: My partnership
with Matteo Zanni had always been successful and
satisfying, but 3 weeks before we competed in Junior
Worlds Kitchener 2005 Matteo's father had a horrible
car accident and has been in a deep coma ever since.
Matteo was obviously desperate and although we were
close friends and had supported each other in many
tough times during our 5 years together, he just
didn't feel like going on and I couldn't blame him.
When Anna and Matteo split up last April, I was
offered to skate with her and although my partnership
with Camilla Pistorello was quite satisfying, I
thought it was a good chance for me to take.
This season you are skating
to a latin combination original dance and a bluesy
free dance. Which rhythms do you think suit your
style as a team?
to say because I was more for classical rhythms
when I skated with Matteo, but now I'm finding it
fun to learn new moves just like latin and bluesy
ones, in which Luca is really talented.
We had cultivated very different styles, so now
every rhythm is a challenge and we try to help each
What is your favorite type
of music to skate to?
Anna: Quickstep and
Foxtrot have always been my favourite ones since
I was a little girl.
Latin rhythms are just my field, I love them and
I feel very comfortable when I dance them.
What are your goals for
Anna & Luca: We're
really just trying to get the feeling a couple needs
to skate excellent performaces, becuase we're still
not "used" to each other's way of skating.
Even if we don't achieve the best this year, our
main goal is to make a long and successful senior
the new judging system, what element do you think
is your strongest?
Anna: That's hard to
say... We've done so many changes after Sofia, I
guess time will tell!
Who are the skaters that
you look up to as role models?
Anna: Torvill and Dean,
Grishuk and Platov and Fusar-Poli and Margaglio
who inspired us every day when we were young teenagers
and our careers were about to take off.
Duchesnays, Klimova and Ponomarenko, Bestemianova
What do you enjoy doing
in your free time?
Anna: Hanging out with friends or my family is my
absolute favourite, then I love watching ballet,
reading and surfing the net, but school and skating
keep me quite busy so I don't really have much free
Hanging out with friends and going around with my
new, very first car!