Zhuk (far left) with Khokhlova, Novitski and Svinin
|Full name||Irina Vladimirovna Zhuk|
|Former country(ies) represented||Soviet Union|
3 December 1966 |
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|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.
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.
In collaboration with Alexander Svinin, Zhuk began working as a coach and choreographer at Moscow's Sokolniki ice rink. In 2010, they accepted an offer to move to a new rink, Mechta in the Bibirevo District of Moscow.
Zhuk and Svinin's current students include:
- Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin
- Daria Morozova / Mikhail Zhirnov
- Rebeka Kim / Kirill Minov
- Anastasia Shpilevaya / Grigory Smirnov
Their former students include:
- Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
- Ekaterina Rubleva / Ivan Shefer
- Ekaterina Pushkash / Jonathan Guerreiro (May 2009 – spring 2010)
- Valeria Starygina / Ivan Volobuiev
- Valeria Loseva / Denis Lunin
- Eva Khachaturian / Igor Eremenko
|International St. Gervais||1st|
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- Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN at the International Skating Union
- Daria MOROZOVA / Mikhail ZHIRNOV at the International Skating Union
- Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV at the International Skating Union
- "Anastasia SHPILEVAYA / Grigory SMIRNOV". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI at the International Skating Union
- Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER at the International Skating Union
- Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO at the International Skating Union
- Valeria STARYGINA / Ivan VOLOBUIEV at the International Skating Union
- Valeria LOSEVA / Denis LUNIN at the International Skating Union
Media related to Irina Zhuk at Wikimedia Commons