Perhaps best known as a figure skater, particularly since achieving Runner Up on ITV's "Dancing On Ice" 2018 with my celebrity partner, Brooke Vincent of ITV's "Coronation Street," I’ve antithetically spent much of my life defying that classification. Undaunted by the societal need to label, I’ve used my voracious curiosity to become an accomplished multi-sport athlete, published writer, dynamic artist, performer and filmmaker. An intrepid explorer and learner, I’m continually motivated to seek and share connections across cultures.
Currently calling New York home, I’ve lived in 5 countries and trained as a figure skater in a few more. Besides English, I speak Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese and some Chinese. I’ve been told I do some pretty good accents!
I’m also a proud graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies (film, choreography, landscape architecture) and minoring in Theater, Dance & Performance Studies. Yes, I wrote a thesis that connects all these, though I was sick with mononucleosis at the time, so who knows?