Alexe Gilles

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Alexe Gilles
Alexe GILLES 2008JGPF by Carmichael.jpg
Gilles at the 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1992-01-16) January 16, 1992 (age 25)
Rockford, Illinois
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Coach Yuka Sato, Jason Dungjen, David Kinser, Robyn Poe, Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin, Jill Trenary
Choreographer David Wilson, Lori Nichol, Catarina Lindgren
Skating club Broadmoor SC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 151.92
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard
Short program 58.22
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard
Free skate 93.70
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard

Alexe Gilles (born January 16, 1992) is an American figure skater. She is the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist and the 2008 U.S. national junior champion.

Personal life[edit]

Gilles was born in Rockford, Illinois.[1] She graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 2010.[2] She is the sister of Piper Gilles (twin) and Todd Gilles, both of whom are ice dancers.[3]

Career[edit]

Gilles began skating at age 2. In 2000, she began working with Tom Zakrajsek and Becky Calvin in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[4]

Gilles competed for two seasons on the JGP circuit and won a bronze medal at the 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. She also competed for two seasons on the senior Grand Prix series. On March 30, 2011, Gilles announced a coaching change to Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.[5]

In 2012, Gilles announced that she would compete for Canada.[6] She finished 13th at the 2013 Canadian Championships. She never appeared for Canada internationally.

Gilles has portrayed Elsa in Disney on Ice's Frozen.[7]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2012–2013
[8]
  • Palm Court Encores
2010–2011
[1]
  • Adagio from The Queen Symphony
    by Tolga Kashif
  • Nocturne from Bohemian Rhapsody
    by Paul Schwartz, Freddie Mercury
2009–2010
[9]
  • Aschenbrödel
    by Johann Strauss II
2008–2009
[10]
  • Selvatico Album Bongo Madness
    by Buddy Collette
  • Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
    by Henderson and Vallee
  • Ti Mon Bo
    by Tito Puente
  • Mambo Beat Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor
    by Tito Puente
2007–2008
[11]
  • Windspirits
    by Rene Dupere, Elise Vett
  • Zum Astra
    by Simon Carpenter

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[12]
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
Four Continents 9th
GP Bompard 5th
GP Skate America 10th 12th
GP Skate Canada 11th
International: Junior[12]
JGP Final 6th 3rd
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Mexico 2nd
JGP South Africa 1st
JGP United States 2nd
Challenge Cup 2nd J
NACS Pittsburgh 2nd J
National[2]
Canadian Champ. 13th
U.S. Champ. 6th N 5th J 1st J 9th 8th 14th
U.S. Junior Champ. 16th I
Midwestern Sect. 3rd N 1st J
Southwestern Reg. 16th V 5th V 1st I 1st N 1st J
Eastern Great Lakes 1st
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexe GILLES: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Athlete Bio: Alexe Gilles". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cox, Jocelyn Jane (February 7, 2008). "Gilles Gang: skating times three is golden". IceNetwork.com. 
  4. ^ Mittan, J. Barry (December 17, 2008). "Alexe Gilles carries on family tradition". IceNetwork.com. 
  5. ^ "2008 U.S. Junior Champion Alexe Gilles Announces Coaching Change". U.S. Figure Skating. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ "ALEXE GILLES". 
  7. ^ Elfman, Lois (June 15, 2017). "Gilles thriving since transitioning to show skating". IceNetwork.com. 
  8. ^ "Programs". Official website of Alexe Gilles. Archived from the original on February 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Alexe GILLES: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Alexe GILLES: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 20, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Alexe GILLES: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Competition Results: Alexe GILLES". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 

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