I wanted to be Gene Kelly. Well really, I just wanted to dance with Cyd Charisse.
Production was what I always wanted to do, even when I was skating. I’m a bit of a sponge. When I was going around competing I was always asking, ‘What does that light do?’ If you want to be successful, you have to understand what people are doing around you.
Skating is now retro and hip.
Skating everywhere is unpredictable, no amount of money or facilities is going to create a skating star. You have to have a skater who is dedicated, passionate, and willing to learn.
I have always wanted to be on Broadway, whether on ice or on the boards.
Advise for anybody – enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don’t be impatient.
Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had.