Anastasia Cannuscio

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Anastasia Cannuscio
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1992-07-01) July 1, 1992 (age 24)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey[1]
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Partner Colin McManus
Former partner Ian Lorello
Geoffry Varner
Dean Copely
Coach Karen Ludington, Christie Moxley
Former coach Alexandr Kirsanov
Choreographer Karen Ludington
Former choreographer Alexandr Kirsanov
Skating club UDFSC Newark
Training locations Newark, Delaware
Began skating 1995
Retired May 2017
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 143.67
2015 Skate America
Short dance 55.72
2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial
Free dance 90.75
2015 Skate America

Anastasia Cannuscio (born July 1, 1992) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With her skating partner, Colin McManus, she is the 2013 Ice Challenge champion, a three-time bronze medalist on the ISU Challenger Series, and the 2016 U.S. national pewter medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Anastasia Cannuscio was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the younger sister of American ice dancer Isabella Cannuscio.[2]


Cannuscio teamed up with Colin McManus in March 2008.[3] They were coached by Karen Ludington, Christie Moxley-Hutson, and Alexandr Kirsanov at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.[4] The two debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in autumn 2009.

Cannuscio/McManus won a silver medal at the 2010 Junior Grand Prix event in France and bronze on the junior level at the 2011 U.S. Championships.[5] They were sent to the 2011 World Junior Championships and finished 7th.

Cannuscio/McManus made their senior-level debut at the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. They finished seventh at their first Grand Prix event, the 2012 Skate America. The following season, they won gold at the 2013 Ice Challenge.

In the 2014–2015 season, Cannuscio/McManus took bronze at both of their ISU Challenger Series events – the Finlandia Trophy and the U.S. International Classic. They placed fifth at their Grand Prix assignment, the 2014 Skate America, as well as the 2015 U.S. Championships.

Cannuscio/McManus received the pewter medal for fourth place at the 2016 U.S. Championships. They announced their retirement from competition in May 2017.[6]


(with McManus)

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Blues: Harlem Nocturne
    by Duke Ellington
  • Hip hop: Puttin' On The Ritz
    featuring Lari Hall
  • Time
    by Billy Porter
  • Beyond The Sky
    by Karl Hugo
  • Time
    by Billy Porter
by Sergei Prokofiev
  • Waltz: No 37 Waltz-Coda
  • March: No 18 The Clock
    choreo. by Karen Ludington
Original dance
  • Love Story
    by Francis Lai
    performed by the BBC Orchestra
  • I Want to Be Loved By You
    by Marilyn Monroe
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
    by Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With McManus[edit]

Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
GP Cup of China 7th
GP NHK Trophy 6th 8th
GP Skate America 7th 5th 5th
CS Finlandia 3rd
CS Nebelhorn 3rd
CS Ondrej Nepela 7th
CS U.S. Classic 6th 8th 3rd
Ice Challenge 1st
Ondrej Nepela 5th
International: Junior[14]
Junior Worlds 7th
JGP Belarus 7th
JGP France 2nd
JGP Japan 4th
JGP Turkey 7th
U.S. Champ. 3rd J 6th 6th 7th 5th 4th 6th
Eastern Sect. 2nd
J = Junior level

With Copely[edit]

Event 2007
U.S. Championships 3rd N
N = Novice level


  1. ^ Ashe, Kelly (February 1, 2011). "Egg Harbor Township's Anastasia Cannuscio earns a berth in a world championship ice dancing event". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved September 21, 2013. But Egg Harbor Township's Anastasia Cannuscio and her partner, Colin McManus, will get one more opportunity to perform at the 2011 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 28-March 6. 
  2. ^ a b "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Anastasia Cannuscio / Colin McManus". Archived from the original on May 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Slater, Paula (October 4, 2014). "Rejuvenated, Cannuscio and McManus push ahead". Golden Skate. 
  5. ^ Walker, Elvin (January 26, 2011). "Copely takes Lichtman to the dark side and to a gold medal". Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (May 11, 2017). "The Inside Edge: Edmunds returns following layoff". 
  7. ^ Backman, Daphne (April 8, 2015). "Ludington & Moxley rebuilding UD ice dance program". 
  8. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "Competition Results: Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2017. 

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