Irina Zhuk

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Irina Zhuk
Grand Prix Final Jana KHOKHLOVA Sergei NOVITSKI 2007-2008.jpg
Zhuk (far left) with Khokhlova, Novitski and Svinin
Personal information
Full name Irina Vladimirovna Zhuk
Former country(ies) represented Soviet Union
Born (1966-12-03) 3 December 1966 (age 47)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Former partner Oleg Petrov

Irina Vladimirovna Zhuk (Russian: Ирина Владимировна Жук; born 3 December 1966) is a Russian ice dancing coach and a former competitor for the Soviet Union. With Oleg Petrov, she is the 1985 Skate America silver medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Irina Zhuk is married to former Soviet ice dancer Alexander Svinin.[1]


Zhuk competed with Oleg Petrov for the Soviet Union. Together, they won gold at the 1984 Grand Prix International St. Gervais, silver at the 1984 Nebelhorn Trophy, and silver at the 1985 Skate America. After retiring from competition, they performed in ice shows in England and the United States.[2][1]

In collaboration with Alexander Svinin, Zhuk began working as a coach and choreographer at Moscow's Sokolniki ice rink.[1] In 2010, they accepted an offer to move to a new rink, Mechta in the Bibirevo District of Moscow.[3]

Zhuk and Svinin's current students include:

Their former students include:

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Petrov)

Event 1984–1985 1985–1986
Skate America 2nd
International St. Gervais 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd


External links[edit]

Media related to Irina Zhuk at Wikimedia Commons