Shae-Lynn Bourne

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Shae-Lynn Bourne
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Shae-Lynn Bourne with Victor Kraatz.
Personal information
Full name Shae-Lynn Bourne
Country represented Canada
Born (1976-01-24) January 24, 1976 (age 38)
Chatham, Ontario
Residence Toronto / South Carolina
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former partner Victor Kraatz
Andrew Bertleff (Pairs)
Former coach Nikolai Morozov
Uschi Keszler
Natalia Dubova
Tatiana Tarasova
Josee Picard
Eric Gilles
Paul Wirtz
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.

Career[edit]

Bourne began skating at age seven. She first competed in pair skating with partner Andrew Bertleff.[1] She later switched to ice dancing and teamed up with Victor Kraatz in 1991.[1] 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 missed the 2000 Four Continents and 2000 World Championships due to Bourne's knee surgery.[2] In spring 2000, they changed coaches, moving to Tatiana Tarasova and Nikolai Morozov.[2]

Bourne / Kraatz withdrew from their 2002 Grand Prix events due to Bourne's injury.[1] 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).

Personal life[edit]

Bourne was born in Chatham, Ontario. She has an older brother, Chris, and a younger sister, Calea.[3] She married her skating coach Nikolai Morozov on August 12, 2005,[4] but the marriage was short-lived, and their divorce was finalized in summer 2007.[5] She is currently married to Bohdan Turok with whom she has a son, Kai, born in June 2012.[6][7]

Coach and choreographer[edit]

She is currently the coach of Canadian ice dancing team Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje.[8] She has previously coached Cathy Reed / Chris Reed.

Bourne also works as a choreographer. She has choreographed programs for:

Show choreography[edit]

Advocacy[edit]

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.

Programs[edit]

(with Kraatz)

Season Original dance Free dance
2002–2003
[1]
2001–2002
[11]
  • Billie Jean
  • Keep it in the Closet
  • Smile
  • Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
  • Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
    by Michael Jackson
2000–2001
[2]
  • Quickstep: Jumpin' Jack
    by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Foxtrot: Hey Big Spender
    (from Sweet Charity)
    performed by Shirley Bassey
  • Quickstep Jumpin' Jack
    by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Results[edit]

(with Kraatz)

Results[2][11][1]
International
Event 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
Olympics 10th 4th 4th
Worlds 14th 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 1st
Four Continents 1st 1st 1st
GP (CS) Final 4th 1st 2nd 5th 1st
GP Cup of Russia 2nd
GP Lalique 2nd
GP Nations/Spark. 5th 2nd 2nd 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 2nd 2nd 1st
GP Skate America 3rd
GP Skate Canada 6th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Nebelhorn 1st
National
Canadians 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–1996, renamed Grand Prix in 1998–1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Shae-Lynn BOURNE / Victor KRAATZ: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 15, 2003. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Shae-Lynn BOURNE / Victor KRAATZ: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2001. 
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRnaqpEg5hg&feature=BFa&list=WL03AE7EFE611A649F&lf=autoplay
  4. ^ Mittan, Barry (August 14, 2005). "Ice Dancing in Lake Placid". Skate Today. 
  5. ^ Smith, Beverley (January 16, 2008). "Kraatz and Bourne square off". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. 
  6. ^ Malone, Mark (February 19, 2013). "Bourne performs at Ridgetown carnival". Chatham Daily News. 
  7. ^ Evans, Brittany (October 20, 2012). "Q&A: Catching Up with New Mom Shae-Lynn Bourne". Disson Skating. 
  8. ^ Hoyt, Melanie (March 2008). "Shae-Lynn Bourne". ice-dance.com. 
  9. ^ Rochette earn fifth consecutive national title accessed May 4, 2009
  10. ^ Shizuka Arakawa's Friends on Ice accessed Aug 31, 2010
  11. ^ a b "Shae-Lynn BOURNE / Victor KRAATZ: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. 

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