|Full name||Marina Olegovna Zueva|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
April 9, 1956 |
|Former partner||Andrei Vitman|
|Former coach||Elena Tchaikovskaia|
Marina Olegovna Zueva (Russian: Марина Олеговна Зуева, also romanized as Zoueva (French-style); born April 9, 1956 in Moscow) is a Russian ice dancing coach and choreographer. She coaches and choreographs for the reigning 2010 Olympic champions and two-time (2010, 2012) World champions in ice dancing, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir, as well as for Meryl Davis / Charlie White, the 2011 and 2013 World ice dance champions. Zueva is based in Canton, Michigan.
Zueva competed for the Soviet Union as an ice dancer with partner Andrei Vitman. They won two national bronze medals at the Soviet Championships. They finished fifth at the 1977 European and World Championships. The next season, they were sixth at the 1978 European Championships and seventh at the World Championships.
Coaching and choreography career
Zueva retired from ice dancing at the end of the 1970s to become a choreographer. Her final assignment toward receiving her choreography degree at the National Theatre Institute in Moscow in 1982 was the creation of a routine for Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov. Throughout the 1980s, she continued to choreograph for this elite pair, creating their programs to Moonlight Sonata, Vocalise, and Romeo and Juliet. In 1993, Gordeeva and Grinkov hired Zueva to work with them again on their 1994 Olympics routines, and their collaboration continued until Grinkov's death in late 1995. Zueva then choreographed most of Gordeeva's solo programs through 2000.
Zueva left Russia in 1991 to work as a coach and choreographer in North America. She currently coaches at the Arctic Figure Skating Club in Canton, Michigan as part of the International Skating Academy. In 2001, she began coaching in partnership with Igor Shpilband. On June 3, 2012, she confirmed that they were no longer working together.
Among Zueva's current and former students include:
- Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
- Meryl Davis & Charlie White
- Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto
- Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani
- Emily Samuelson & Evan Bates
- Madison Chock & Greg Zuerlein
- Sasha Cohen
- Takahiko Kozuka
- Yukari Nakano
- Gracie Gold
- Alissa Czisny
- Jana Khokhlova & Fedor Andreev.
Zueva is the mother of Fedor Andreev – born March 2, 1982 in Moscow – who competed for Canada as a singles skater and Russia as an ice dancer. She is a naturalized Canadian citizen but works mainly in the United States. Zueva was formerly married to Alexei Tchetverukhin. She holds a Masters Degree of Physical Science from St. Petersburg University.
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