Loren Galler-Rabinowitz

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Loren Galler-Rabinowitz
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Galler-Rabinowitz competed with partner David Mitchell.
Personal information
Country represented  United States
Born (1986-01-19) January 19, 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former partner David Mitchell
Coach Natalia Dubova
Skating club SC Boston
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 145.04
2003 NHK Trophy
Comp. dance 28.67
2004 Skate Canada
Original dance 44.24
2003 NHK Trophy
Free dance 73.76
2003 NHK Trophy

Loren Galler-Rabinowitz (born January 19, 1986, in Boston, MA) is an American ice dancer and pageant titleholder. She is the 2004 U.S. ice dancing bronze medalist with David Mitchell. Galler-Rabinowitz competed in the Miss America 2011 pageant.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Galler-Rabinowitz graduated from The Park School and then from Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge in 2004 and from Harvard University in 2010.[1] She is now enrolled at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons pursuing an MD degree.

Ice dancing career[edit]

Galler-Rabinowitz began figure skating at the age of two and moved into ice dancing when she was nine.[2] She also played the piano since the age of ten months and won the Massachusetts state piano competition in the junior high division.[3]

Galler-Rabinowitz competed in ice dancing with partner David Mitchell from age 11 to 20. The dance team won the 1999 North American Novice Challenge Skate in Toronto, the 2000 United States Figure Skating Eastern Sectional Championships (Novice), the 2000 United States Championships (Novice), the 2002 Eastern Sectional Championships (Junior), and the 2002 United States Championships (Junior). They placed fourth overall at the 2003 Junior World Championships, and were the Junior World Compulsory Dance winners. Galler-Rabinowitz and Mitchell won the pewter medal at the 2003 United States National Championships (senior) and a bronze medal at the 2004 U.S. Championships,[4] a total of four national medals in four years.

They missed the following year's national championship due to Mitchell's shoulder injury.[5] The dance team competed on the international (ISU) Junior Grand Prix and Grand Prix circuits and at the Four Continents Championships. Galler-Rabinowitz's partnership with David Mitchell ended following the 2006 Nationals.

In March 2011 the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame awarded her the Marty Glickman Award, as the female Jewish Athlete of the Year.[6]

Programs[edit]

(with Mitchell)

Season Original dance Free dance
2001–2002[3] Seduction
by Oscar Lopez
Cinderella
by Prokofiev
2005–2006[7]
  • Merengue
  • Rhumba: Bessa Me
  • Maria
    by Ricky Martin
Variations on a Tango
by Astor Piazzolla
arranged by Antonio Najarro

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Mitchell)

Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Four Continents Championships 8th
World Junior Championships 12th 4th
U.S. Championships 5th N. 1st N. 5th J. 1st J. 4th 3rd 9th
Cup of Russia 7th
Skate Canada 9th 9th
Skate America 9th
Bofrost Cup 6th
NHK Trophy 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
Junior Grand Prix, China 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, USA 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Bulgaria 8th
Junior Grand Prix, Norway 9th
Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic 8th
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level

Pageants[edit]

Galler-Rabinowitz competed in the Miss Massachusetts USA 2010 pageant in 2009 and made the semi-finals.[8] After winning the Miss Collegiate Area local pageant, Galler-Rabinowitz won the Miss Massachusetts title on June 26, 2010. She competed in the Miss America 2011 pageant in January 2011, and won the Children's Miracle Network's Miss Miracle Maker award for raising the most money for charity.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Murray, Gary (June 27, 2010). "Harvard grad is new Miss Mass.". The Telegram. 
  2. ^ Mittan, Barry (April 1, 2004). "Dancers Excel in Multiple Endeavors". GoldenSkate. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (March 8, 2002). "Galler-Rabinowitz and Mitchell skate well at first Junior Worlds". Golden Skate. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Rosewater, Amy (July 26, 2004). "Putting Their Legs to the Test — Galler-Rabinowitz and Mitchell Now Focusing Solely on Skating". U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  5. ^ Mittan, Barry (August 30, 2005). "Adversity Strengthens Resolve for American Dancers". Skate Today. 
  6. ^ "Mesler inducted into Jewish shrine". The Buffalo News. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Loren GALLER-RABINOWITZ / David MITCHELL: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Miss Massachusetts USA 2010 results". Clemente Productions. Retrieved June 27, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Amanda Kelly
Miss Massachusetts
2010
Succeeded by
Molly Whalen