Charlotte Lichtman

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Charlotte Lichtman
Grand Prix Final 2010 Charlotte LICHTMAN Dean COPELY SD.jpg
Lichtman & Copely at the 2010–2011 JGP Final
Personal information
Country represented  United States
Born (1993-03-26) March 26, 1993 (age 24)
Detroit, Michigan
Home town Northville, Michigan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former partner Dean Copely
Paul Bellantuno
Coach Igor Shpilband
Marina Zueva
Choreographer Igor Shpilband
Marina Zueva
Skating club Arctic FSC
Training locations Canton, Michigan
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 133.36
2011 Junior Worlds
Short dance 55.28
2011 Junior Worlds
Free dance 78.08
2011 Junior Worlds

Charlotte Lichtman (born March 26, 1993 in Detroit) is an American ice dancer. With former partner Dean Copely, she is the 2011 World Junior bronze medalist and U.S. Junior champion.


Charlotte Lichtman began skating in 1993.[1] She was a singles skater until the age of 6 and competed up to the novice level.[2] She then began solo dancing until teaming up with Paul Bellantuono in December 2000; she competed with him in novice ice dance until mid-2008.[2] She teamed up with Dean Copely after the 2008 Lake Placid Ice Dancing Championships.[3] They train in Canton, Michigan with Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva. They began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series during the 2009–10 season.

Lichtman and Copely won gold and bronze medals on the 2010–2011 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, and qualified for the JGP Final where they finished 5th. They won the U.S. Junior Championships.[4] At Junior Worlds they won a bronze medal.[5]

Lichtman and Copely announced the end of their partnership on April 27, 2012.[6]


(with Copely)

Season Short dance Free dance
  • Austin Powers
  • The Book
  • Travel Music
  • Obituaries
  • Main Title
    by Danny Elfman
Original dance
Georgian folk:
  • Lezginka
  • Suliko
by Charlie Chaplin
Crazy for You
by George Gershwin:

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Copely)

Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
GP Cup of China 7th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 3rd
JGP Final 5th
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Hungary 8th
U.S. Championships 9th J. 8th J. 1st J. 10th
Pacific Coast Sectionals 2nd J. 1st J.
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level


  1. ^ a b "Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (September 28, 2009). "Canton’s Copely Channels Chaplin with Charlotte Lichtman". SkateToday. 
  3. ^ Walker, Elvin (February 27, 2011). "Lichtman and Copely hungry for another podium". Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Walker, Elvin (January 26, 2011). "Copely takes Lichtman to the dark side and to a gold medal". Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ Flade, Tatiana (March 4, 2011). "Monko and Khaliavin capture gold". Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lichtman, Copely end four-year dance partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. Ice Network. April 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Charlotte Lichtman / Dean Copely". Ice Network. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Competition Results: Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY". International Skating Union. 

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