Matteo Zanni

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Matteo Zanni
Personal information
Full name Matteo Zanni
Country represented Italy
Born (1987-02-17) 17 February 1987 (age 27)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Former partner Anna Cappellini
Camilla Pistorello
Federica Bordieri
Natalia Mitiushina
Former coach Paola Mezzadri
Barbara Fusar-Poli
Alessandro Tormenai
Roberto Pelizzola
Barbara Riboldi
Former choreographer Liudmila Vlasova
Skating club Ice Academy

Matteo Zanni (born 17 February 1987 in Milan) is an Italian ice dancer.

From 2001 through 2005, Zanni competed with partner Anna Cappellini. They won the bronze medal at the 2004 Junior Grand Prix final and then placed fifth at the World Junior Championships. In the 2006-2007 season, he competed with Camilla Pistorello. They were the 2007 Italian junior national champions. In the 2007-2008 season, he competed with Natalia Mityushina. Their partnership ended following that season.[1]

Zanni joined Holiday On Ice and performed as part of the Mystery Tour in South America. In 2011, he coached Olympic champion swimmer Inge de Bruijn during the 4th edition of the Dutch television series Sterren Dansen Op Het IJs and skated with the singer Shaya in Dancing on Ice Greece. He interviewed the Italian rockstar Patty Pravo (Nicoletta Strambelli) for Il Cofanetto Magico di Maria Cristina Giongo in late 2011.

In 2013 he joined Feld Entertainment Group to tour the US East Coast. After the tour he declared at the British press: "Many unforgettable experiences but the tour is unrepeatable. I quit the ice show world as a performer".

Zanni currently coaches dance teams with the 2001 World champion ice dancer Barbara Fusar-Poli. On 18 February 2013, he became a doctor in International Relations at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

His deep interest for art and all its forms besides the passion for traveling brought him to the world of the photography.

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Mitiushina[edit]

Event 2007–2008
World Junior Championships 15th
Italian Championships 2nd J.
J. = Junior level

With Pistorello[edit]

Event 2006–2007
Junior Worlds 8th
JGP Hungary 5th
JGP Norway 4th
Italian Champ. 1st J.
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

With Cappellini[edit]

Event 2001–2002 2002–2003 2003–2004 2004–2005
Junior Worlds 20th 5th WD
JGP Final 3rd
JGP Germany 6th
JGP Hungary 1st
JGP Italy 11th
JGP Mexico 3rd
JGP Serbia 1st
JGP Slovenia 3rd
EYOF 7th
Italian Champ. 2nd J. 2nd J. 1st J.
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Skating routines[edit]

With Mitiushina[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
Russian gypsy dance:
  • Orvel (soundtrack)

With Pistorello[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance

With Cappellini[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Come Antes, Come Nunca, Come Siempre
    by Vicente Amigo
  • Poeta en el Viento
    by Vicente Amigo
Waltz and Galop:


  1. ^ "Mityushina/Zanni end partnership". 
  2. ^ "Competition Results: Natalia MITIUSHINA / Matteo ZANNI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2012-12-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Camilla PISTORELLO / Matteo ZANNI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Anna CAPPELLINI / Matteo ZANNI: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2003-04-10. 
  5. ^ a b "Anna CAPPELLINI / Matteo ZANNI: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2005-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Natalia MITIUSHINA / Matteo ZANNI: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. 
  7. ^ "Anna CAPPELLINI / Matteo ZANNI: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2004-06-05. 

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