Perfect Match: Leah Neset/Artem Markelov (USA)

Birthday: 7 December 2005/10 July 2003
Hometown: Minot/Colorado Springs
Coaches: Elena Dostatni
Choreographers: Kaitlyn Weaver, Nikolai Morozov
Music: Still Loving You by Scorpions, I Hate Myself for Loving You by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (RD); Anywhere, Anytime by Sarah Brightman, Cry by Thomas Bergersen (FD)
Instagram: leahneset/artem_markellov/

When U.S. ice dancer Leah Neset looked for a new partner, her coach put her on a partner search website. Russian ice dancer Artem Markelov found Leah’s profile on that website and decided to contact her.

He spoke hardly any English when coming to the USA for a try out, but on the ice the skaters understood each other perfectly from the first day on and so he moved from Moscow to Colorado Springs.

 Since then the couple has been improving season by season and dominated the junior circuit by winning the Junior Final clearly which makes them the top contenders for gold in Taipei.


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