Skaters

Dance
Piper Gilles
Born:
January 16, 1992
Birthplace:
Rockford, Ill.
Height:
5' 4"
Level:
Junior
Hometown:
Rockford, Ill. & Colo. Springs, Colo.
School:
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Club:
Broadmoor SC, Inc.
Zach Donohue
Born:
January 8, 1991
Birthplace:
Hartford, Conn.
Height:
6' 1"
Level:
Junior
Hometown:
Madison, Conn.
Club:
Broadmoor SC
Coach:
Elizabeth Punsalan Swallow, Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova, Natalia (Annenko) Deller
Choreographer:
Tom Dickson, Christopher Dean
Announced the end of their partnership in May 2010.

Gilles began skating at age 2 1/2 because her older brother, Todd, skated ... Todd competed internationally as an ice dancer with Trina Pratt and now skates with Jane Summersett ... Twin sister, Alexe, is a singles skater and is the 2008 U.S. junior champion ... Piper formerly skated with Tim McKernan, with whom she won the U.S. junior silver medal in 2008 ... Volunteers at the Broadmoor Skating Club ... Hobbies include water skiing, snow skiing and making jewelry ... Favorite cities to which she's traveled for skating are Cape Town, South Africa and Vienna, Austria ... Biggest life-defining moment is winning her first Junior Grand Prix event last season in the Czech Republic ... Has a passion for fashion design, improvisational comedy and jewelry ... Took an improv class at school ... Not many people may know that she has a twin sister and that she modeled as a child ... After skating, she would like to go to college, do "Stars on Ice" and have a career in the arts.

PIPER'S FAVORITES
Favorite sports teams: Chicago Cubs, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears
Favorite city: Chicago
Favorite seasons: Summer and winter
Favorite author: Stephanie Meyer
Favorite magazine: InStyle, Life and Style
Favorite gadgets: Cell phone, iPod
Favorite vacations I've taken: Sun Valley, Idaho, and grandma's lake house
Favorite reality show: America's Next Top Model, Project Runway

PIPER'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to find out about me are: I have a twin, I am one of five kids, and I have five dogs
Three things I love doing: Skating, swimming and water skiing
Three celebrity crushes: Chace Crawford, Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron
Three favorite movies: The Benchwarmers, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Blazing Saddles
Three people I'd like to meet: Shia Labeouf, Will Ferrell and Blake Lively
Three favorite TV shows: Gossip Girl, Two and a Half Men and CSI Miami
Three favorite books: Twilight series, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Wicked
Three favorite web sites: Any shopping site, Facebook.com and FigureSkating360.com
Three favorite foods: Sushi, cantaloupe and Moose Tracks

Donohue began skating at age 11 after attending a public session with his cousin ... Has an older brother, Adam ... Father is in the automotive field and mother is a security specialist ... Skated with Sara Bailey (2005), K.K. Patitucci (2006) and Lili Lamar (2007) ... Was coached by Michael Sklutovsky (2005-07) and Matthew Gates (2007-08) ... Has been home schooled for the last five years ... Supports the charity Compassion International ... Hobbies include playing guitar, dancing, soccer, working out, singing and camping ... Favorite country to which he's traveled for skating is Italy ... Biggest life-defining moment is winning the junior bronze medal at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships ... Wants to be a coach and choreographer after his skating career ... Listens to rock, Russian techno and Italian music ... If he weren't a figure skater, he'd want to be a singer.

ZACHARY'S FAVORITES
Favorite sports figures: Gwendal Pierzat, Peter Tchernyshev
Favorite sports team: Napoli (Italian soccer team)
Favorite city: Milan, Italy
Favorite season: Winter
Favorite authors: J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephanie Meyer, C.S. Lewis
Favorite magazine: GQ
Favorite performers: Keith Urban, Skillet
Favorite drink: Vanilla chai tea
Favorite vacation spots: Hawai'i, Philippines, Cancun
Favorite quote: "If better is possible, good is not enough."

ZACHARY'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to find out about me: I write poetry, I write songs, and I was a fat baby.
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Barack Obama, Charlie Sheen and Russell Crowe
Three things I love doing: Working out, playing guitar and hanging with friends
Three favorite movies: Gladiator, Troy and Pearl Harbor
Three favorite TV shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Family Guy and Star Trek
Three favorite foods: Pizza, steak and lobster
Three favorite drinks: Pepsi, Dr. Pepper and vanilla chai tea
  • 2010 Season Notes
    OD Music: Flamenco medley by the Gypsy Queens and Kings
    FD Music: Music from The Man Who Knew Too Much by Bernard Herrmann performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic, and "Vertigo Suite" and "North by Northwest Overture" by Bernard Herrmann performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Costumes designed by Joey Santos

    Goals for 2009-10: Win a medal at all our events

    Earned the bronze at 2009 JGP Germany.
  • 2009 Season Notes
    OD Music: "Go Daddy-O" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, "Flat Foot Floogie" by Yallopin' Hounds Orchestra and "Sing, Sing, Sing" by James Horner
    FD Music: "Malagenha" by Sergei Mendes, "Besame Mucho" performed by Michel Petrucciani with the Graffiti Quartet and "Pontero en Libertad" by Monica Naranja
    2010 - World Junior Championships - 11th
    2010 - AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Junior - 3rd
    2010 - Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 2nd
    2009 - Junior Grand Prix (Germany) - 3rd
    2009 - Junior Grand Prix (Hungary) - 4th
    2009 - AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Junior - 3rd
    2008 - Junior Grand Prix (South Africa) - 2nd
    2008 - Junior Grand Prix (Czech Republic) - 1st