Alexe Gilles

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Alexe Gilles
Alexe GILLES 2008JGPF by Carmichael.jpg
Gilles at the 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Personal information
Full name Alexe Gilles
Country represented Canada
Former country(ies) represented United States
Born (1992-01-16) January 16, 1992 (age 22)
Rockford, Illinois
Home town Colorado Springs, Colorado
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Coach Yuka Sato
Jason Dungjen
Former coach David Kinser
Robyn Poe
Tom Zakrajsek
Becky Calvin
Jill Trenary
Choreographer David Wilson
Lori Nichol
Former choreographer Catarina Lindgren
Skating club Broadmoor SC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 151.92
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard
Short program 58.22
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard
Free skate 93.70
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard

Alexe Gilles (born January 16, 1992 in Rockford, Illinois) is an American-born Canadian figure skater. She is the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist and the 2008 U.S. national junior champion. She competed for the United States until switching to Canada in 2012, following her sister Piper.

Personal life[edit]

Gilles graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 2010.[1] She is the sister of Piper Gilles (twin) and Todd Gilles, both of whom are ice dancers.[2]

Career[edit]

Gilles began skating at age 2. In 2000, she began working with Tom Zakrajsek and Becky Calvin in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[3]

Gilles competed for two seasons on the JGP circuit and won a bronze medal at the 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. She also competed for two seasons on the senior Grand Prix series. On March 30, 2011, Gilles announced a coaching change to Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.[4]

In 2012, Gilles announced that she would compete for Canada.[5] She finished 13th at the 2013 Canadian Championships.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2012–2013
[1]
  • Palm Court Encores
2010–2011
[6]
  • Adagio from The Queen Symphony
    by Tolga Kashif
  • Nocturne from Bohemian Rhapsody
    by Paul Schwartz, Freddie Mercury
2009–2010
[7]
  • Aschenbrödel
    by Johann Strauss II
2008–2009
[8]
  • Selvatico Album Bongo Madness
    by Buddy Collette
  • Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
    by Henderson and Vallee
  • Ti Mon Bo
    by Tito Puente
  • Mambo Beat Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor
    by Tito Puente
2007–2008
[9]
  • Windspirits
    by Rene Dupere, Elise Vett
  • Zum Astra
    by Simon Carpenter

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[1][10]
International
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Four Continents 9th
GP Bompard 5th
GP Skate America 10th 12th
GP Skate Canada 11th
International: Junior
JGP Final 6th 3rd
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Mexico 2nd
JGP South Africa 1st
JGP USA 2nd
Challenge Cup 2nd J.
NACS Pittsburgh 2nd J.
National
Canadian Champ. 13th
U.S. Champ. 6th N. 5th J. 1st J. 9th 8th 14th
U.S. Junior Champ. 16th I.
Midwestern Sect. 3rd N. 1st J.
SW Regionals 16th Ju. 5th Ju. 1st I. 1st N. 1st J.
EGL Regionals 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: Ju. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice; J. = Junior
SW = Southwestern; EGL = Eastern Great Lakes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Athlete Bio: Alexe Gilles". IceNetwork. 
  2. ^ Cox, Jocelyn Jane (February 7, 2008). "Gilles Gang: skating times three is golden". IceNetwork. 
  3. ^ Mittan, J. Barry (December 17, 2008). "Alexe Gilles carries on family tradition". IceNetwork. 
  4. ^ "2008 U.S. Junior Champion Alexe Gilles Announces Coaching Change". U.S. Figure Skating. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "ALEXE GILLES". 
  6. ^ "Alexe GILLES: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Alexe GILLES: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Alexe GILLES: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 20, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Alexe GILLES: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Competition Results: Alexe GILLES". International Skating Union. 

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