Shae-Lynn Bourne with Victor Kraatz.
|Full name||Shae-Lynn Bourne|
January 24, 1976 |
|Residence||Toronto / South Carolina|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Former partner||Victor Kraatz
Andrew Bertleff (Pairs)
|Former coach||Nikolai Morozov
|Skating club||Represented Brossard, Que. / Granite Club|
Shae-Lynn Bourne, MSC (born January 24, 1976) is a Canadian ice dancer. In 2003, she and partner Victor Kraatz became the first North American ice dancers to win a World Championship. They competed at three Winter Olympic Games, placing 10th at the 1994 Winter Olympics, 4th at the 1998 Winter Olympics, and 4th at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Bourne began skating at age seven. She first competed in pair skating with partner Andrew Bertleff. She later switched to ice dancing and teamed up with Victor Kraatz in 1991. During their career, they were coached at various times by Tatiana Tarasova, Natalia Dubova, Uschi Keszler, Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko, and Nikolai Morozov. For the 1997-98 season, their free dance was modeled after Riverdance, with footwork instruction provided by Riverdance lead dancer Colin Dunne. Bourne and Kraatz became known for their deep edges and soft knees. They were credited with perfecting and popularizing the hydroblading technique.
Bourne / Kraatz withdrew from their 2002 Grand Prix events due to Bourne's injury. They won their 10th Canadian national title and then took their third Four Continents title. Bourne / Kraatz went on to win gold at the 2003 World Championships. They retired from competition at the end of the season.
Bourne has skated solo in shows and tours around the world, such as Stars On Ice, Champions on Ice in North America and Japan, Art On Ice in Switzerland, the 2009 Ice All Stars and the 2010 Festa On Ice, held in Seoul, South Korea. She has also competed on figure skating reality shows like Battle of the Blades (paired with former NHL star player Claude Lemieux, finished 2nd overall) on CBC and Thin Ice on ABC (paired with American pair skater John Zimmerman, finished 2nd overall).
Bourne was born in Chatham, Ontario. She has an older brother, Chris, and a younger sister, Calea. She married her skating coach Nikolai Morozov on August 12, 2005, but the marriage was short-lived, and their divorce was finalized in summer 2007. She is currently married to Bohdan Turok with whom she has a son, Kai, born in June 2012.
Coach and choreographer
Bourne also works as a choreographer. She has choreographed programs for:
- Jeremy Abbott
- Kate Charbonneau
- Vaughn Chipeur
- Yuzuru Hanyu
- Kiira Korpi: Bourne choreographed her 2010-2011 season short program.
- Annabelle Langlois & Cody Hay
- Alexandra Najarro
- Pang Qing & Tong Jian
- Kevin Reynolds
- Joannie Rochette: Bourne has choreographed her 2008-2009 short program, her 2009-2010 season short program and exhibition programs.
- Andrei Rogozine
- Akiko Suzuki
- Daisuke Takahashi
- Ashley Wagner: Bourne choreographed her 2013-2014 short program and has choreographed exhibition programs for Wagner as well.
- Yun Yea-ji
- Shizuka Arakawa: Bourne has choreographed for Arakawa's show Friends on Ice in 2009.
- Kurt Browning
- Sasha Cohen
- Ekaterina Gordeeva
Bourne has used her celebrity to speak out against child abuse. She and Kraatz skated in numerous charity shows such as "Dreams On Ice". Bourne was the honorary chairperson for the "Every Life Counts" campaign for Chatham-Kent. Bourne and Kraatz received the Canadian Governor General's Meritorious Service Crosses for speaking out about unfair judging practices.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
|GP (CS) Final||4th||1st||2nd||5th||1st|
|GP Cup of Russia||2nd|
|GP NHK Trophy||2nd||2nd||1st|
|GP Skate America||3rd|
|GP Skate Canada||6th||3rd||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–1996, renamed Grand Prix in 1998–1999|
- "Shae-Lynn BOURNE / Victor KRAATZ: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 15, 2003.
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- Evans, Brittany (October 20, 2012). "Q&A: Catching Up with New Mom Shae-Lynn Bourne". Disson Skating.
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- Rochette earn fifth consecutive national title accessed May 4, 2009
- Shizuka Arakawa's Friends on Ice accessed Aug 31, 2010
- "Shae-Lynn BOURNE / Victor KRAATZ: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shae-Lynn Bourne.|
- Official website
- Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz at the International Skating Union
- Shae-Lynn Bourne at IMDb