Angela Maxwell

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Angela Maxwell
Angela Maxwell 2007 JGP USA.jpg
Maxwell in 2007.
Personal information
Full name Angela Yuka Maxwell
Country represented  United States
Born (1992-07-28) July 28, 1992 (age 23)
Arlington, Texas
Residence Arlington, Texas
Height 1.49 m (4 ft 11 in)
Coach Olga Orlova
Craig Maurizi
Former coach Natalia Mishkutenok
Alexey Letou
Cheryl Pascarelli
Choreographer Olga Orlova
Former choreographer Robin Wagner
Nick Traxler
Olga Ganicheva
Evgueni Nemirovskii
Scott Brown
Skating club SC of New York
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 147.46
2008 JGP Sheffield
Short program 51.25
2008 JGP Sheffield
Free skate 96.21
2008 JGP Sheffield

Angela Yuka[1] Maxwell (born July 28, 1992 in Arlington, Texas) is an American figure skater. She is the 2008 U.S. Junior Silver Medalist and the 2007 U.S. Novice Champion.

Personal life[edit]

Angela Maxwell was born in Arlington, Texas. She lived and trained in Dallas, Texas from the beginning of her career until 2008. In 2008, she moved to Hackensack, New Jersey to train.

Maxwell is Japanese-American. Her mother is of Japanese descent and her father is of European descent.[2]


Angela Maxwell began skating at age six. She first performed a backflip on ice at age nine.

In the 2003-2004 season, Maxwell won the Southwestern Regional Championships on the Juvenile level to qualify for the 2004 U.S. Junior Championships, which are the national championships in the United States for Juvenile and Intermediate level skaters. She placed 11th at the 2004 Junior Nationals.

The following season, she moved up to the Intermediate level. She won the silver medal at the 2005 Southwestern Regionals and qualified for the 2005 U.S. Junior Championships. She placed fourth at that competition and won the pewter medal.

In the 2005-2006 season, Maxwell moved up to the novice level. She won the silver medal at the 2006 Southwestern Regionals behind Alexe Gilles and qualified for the 2006 Midwestern Sectional Championships. She won the silver medal at that competition behind Rhiana Brammeier, which qualified her for the 2006 United States Figure Skating Championships. At the 2006 Nationals, Maxwell placed 11th.

She remained on the novice level for the 2006-2007 season. Maxwell won both her regional and sectional competitions to qualify for the 2007 United States Figure Skating Championships. She won the 2007 U.S. Novice national title. After her novice win, she was invited to skate at the exhibition. Maxwell performed an exhibition to the music of Jock Jams and performed two backflips on the ice. After Nationals, Maxwell competed at the International Challenge Cup on the novice level and won the competition. It was her first international competition.

In the 2007-2008 season, Maxwell moved up to the Junior level. She was assigned to the 2007–2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Lake Placid, New York, which was the first event of the series. At that event, she won the bronze medal. Maxwell performed a backflip on the ice on her way to accepting the bronze medal. She was part of a US sweep at that competition of the ladies podium along with gold medalist Mirai Nagasu and silver medalist Alexe Gilles.

Her bronze medal put her in a position to potentially qualify for the 2007–2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. However, Maxwell was not assigned to a second event and was not able to attempt to qualify for the Final.

Because she did not qualify for the Final, Maxwell had to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships through regionals and sectionals. She won the silver medal at the Southwestern Regionals on the junior level behind Chaochih Liu. She won the Midwestern Sectionals. At Nationals, Maxwell won the silver medal behind Alexe Gilles. Maxwell was the second alternate to the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.[3]

Maxwell began the 2008-2009 season at the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and won the silver medal. She then competed at the Junior Grand Prix Sheffield in England, where she took the bronze. She, thus, qualified for the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, where she finished 5th overall. She competed for the first time as a senior at the 2009 United States Figure Skating Championships, where she finished in 8th place.

Maxwell began the 2009-2010 season on the 2009–2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix series. At her first event, in Hungary, she won the silver medal. She went on to the event in Germany, where she won a second silver medal, and doing so, qualified for the 2009–2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.

Coaching changes[edit]

Maxwell was coached to the 2006 United States Figure Skating Championships by Cheryl Pascarelli.[4] Her programs that season were choreographed by Evgueni Nemirovskii and Scott Brown.

She changed coaches following that season. Maxwell was coached to the 2007 United States Figure Skating Championships by Alexey Letov.[5] Her programs that season were choreographed by Olga Ganicheva.

Maxwell began being coached by Natalia Mishkutenok in 2007. Mishkutenok coached her through that season. After the 2007-2008 season, Maxwell relocated from Dallas, Texas and changed coaches to Olga Orlova in Hackensack, New Jersey. Maxwell also retained Robin Wagner as her choreographer.[6]


Maxwell performs a Biellmann spin during her What Hands Can Do/Waltz Masquerade short program at the 2008-2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Season Short Program Free Skating Exhibition
2009-2010 Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
by Gotan Project
by Ástor Piazzolla
by Maksim Mrvica
Vampire Knight Guilty
from Vampire Knight
soundtrack by Haketa Takefumi
2008-2009 What Hands Can Do?
by Beatsucht, Florian Lakenmacher
and David Paulicke

Waltz Masquerade
by Aram Khatchaturian
performed by
the London Symphony Orchestra
Inuyasha Themes
from Inuyasha
by Kaoru Wada
2007-2008 Take Five
by Dave Brubeck
Finding Nemo
by Thomas Newman,
Robbie Williams Antonio Carlos Jobim,
Bernard Herrmann and Bob Bain
2006-2007 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
by John Powell Flamenco
Children of Dune
by Brian Tyler
Jock Jams
Disco Music Medley
2005-2006 Shout & Feel It
by Benny Goodman
The Red Poppy
by Reinhold Glière
2004-2005 Chopsticks
by Euphemia Allen [7]
Miss Saigon
by Claude-Michel Schönberg [8]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
U.S. Championships 11th N. 1st N. 2nd J. 8th
Junior Grand Prix Final 5th 6th
Junior Grand Prix, Germany 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Hungary 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Great Britain 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, USA 3rd
International Challenge Cup 1st N.
Midwestern Sectionals 2nd N. 1st N. 1st J.
Southwestern Regionals 2nd N. 1st N. 2nd J.
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level


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