Irina Zhuk

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Irina Zhuk
Grand Prix Final Jana KHOKHLOVA Sergei NOVITSKI 2007-2008.jpg
Zhuk (far left) with Khokhlova, Novitski and Svinin
Personal information
Full nameIrina Vladimirovna Zhuk
Former country(ies) representedSoviet Union
Born (1966-12-03) 3 December 1966 (age 52)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Former partnerOleg Petrov

Irina Vladimirovna Zhuk (Russian: Ирина Владимировна Жук; born 3 December 1966) is a Russian ice dancing coach and a former competitor for the Soviet Union. With Oleg Petrov, she is the 1985 Skate America silver medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Irina Vladimirovna Zhuk was born on 3 December 1966 in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.[1] She is married to former Soviet ice dancer Alexander Svinin.[2]


Zhuk competed with Oleg Petrov for the Soviet Union. Together, they won gold at the 1984 Grand Prix International St. Gervais, silver at the 1984 Nebelhorn Trophy, and silver at the 1985 Skate America. After retiring from competition, they performed in ice shows in England and the United States.[3][2]

In collaboration with Alexander Svinin, Zhuk began working as a coach and choreographer at Moscow's Sokolniki ice rink.[2] In 2010, they accepted an offer to move to a new rink, Mechta in the Bibirevo District of Moscow.[4]

Zhuk and Svinin's current students include:

Their former students include:

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Petrov)

Event 1984–85 1985–86
Skate America 2nd
International St. Gervais 1st
Morzine Avoriaz 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
Prize of Moscow News 6th


  1. ^ "Ирина Владимировна Жук" [Irina Vladimirovna Zhuk] (in Russian).
  2. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (24 May 2008). "Dancing on Bald Mountain". Retrieved 14 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Kisselgoff, Anna (17 October 1989). "Review/Ice Dancing; Torville And Dean And Russian All-Stars". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Verezemskaya, Olga (6 November 2012). Выйти из тени: Старейшая школа «Сокольники» решила начать заново [Emerging from the shadow: Old school "Sokolniki" decides to start anew]. Moskovskiy Figurist (in Russian). Federation of Figure Skating in Moscow.
  5. ^ Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN at the International Skating Union
  6. ^ Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV at the International Skating Union
  7. ^ "Anastasia SHPILEVAYA / Grigory SMIRNOV". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO". International Skating Union. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  9. ^ Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI at the International Skating Union
  10. ^ Daria MOROZOVA / Mikhail ZHIRNOV at the International Skating Union
  11. ^ Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER at the International Skating Union
  12. ^ Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO at the International Skating Union
  13. ^ Valeria STARYGINA / Ivan VOLOBUIEV at the International Skating Union
  14. ^ Valeria LOSEVA / Denis LUNIN at the International Skating Union
  15. ^ "Yanovskaya has formed a partnerships with Ivan Gurianov" (in Russian).

External links[edit]

Media related to Irina Zhuk at Wikimedia Commons