But if a skater wants to develop, isn’t it good to try something different?
It is good, but in my opinion the Olympic year is not the time.
If you didn’t stay in the right position you would not be able to do figures.
I’m choreographing for the Russian pair teams Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov and Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov, Ksenia Stolbova / Feodor Klimov, and for Qing Pang / Jian Tong.
I haven’t choreographed for Daisuke, but with Brian I changed the short program. I work alone, but of course Brian Joubert and Daisuke Takahashi have their own coaches who come with them. What do you prefer, choreographing under the new or the old system?
How come you always coach/choreograph for so many skaters?
Because a lot of skaters ask me for help, and I like to help as much as I can.
Did ice dance lose something with the taking away of the compulsories? All the current top senior couples did compulsory dancing so to know if it was really a good thing or not we will have to wait for the skaters who never did compulsories.