Kevin Alves

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Kevin Alves
2010 JWC Kevin Alves.jpg
Alves at the 2010 Junior World Championships
Personal information
Full name Kevin Alves
Country represented  Brazil
Former country(ies) represented Canada
Born (1991-10-19) October 19, 1991 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Home town Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Coach Robert Burk
Vesna Markovich
Choreographer Kurt Browning
Jeffrey Buttle
Skating club Richmond Hill
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 141.44
2010 Jr Worlds
Short program 50.38
2010 Jr Worlds
Free skate 91.06
2010 Jr Worlds

Kevin Alves (born October 19, 1991) is a Brazilian Canadian figure skater and actor. He competed in the free skate at five ISU Championships. He is the first male skater to represent Brazil at an ISU Championship (2008 Four Continents)[1] and the first Brazilian skater to appear in any discipline at the World Junior Championships (2008).

Personal life[edit]

Alves was born on October 19, 1991 in Toronto and raised in Newmarket, Ontario. His mother is from Brazil and his father is from Portugal.[2]

Skating career[edit]

Alves competed up through the junior level in the Canadian domestic competition structure. While he was a young skater, he discussed with his parents switching to compete for Brazil, his mother's country of origin. He switched to Brazil in 2007.

In the 2007-2008 season, Alves competed at the 2008 Four Continents Championships, becoming the first men's single skater to represent Brazil at an ISU Championship, and placed 26th. Later that month, he placed 36th at the 2008 World Junior Championships, and became the first skater to represent Brazil at the event.

In the 2008-2009 season, Alves made his debut on the ISU Junior Grand Prix. He placed 20th at the event in Courchevel, France, and 10th at the event in Cape Town, South Africa. He placed 16th at the 2009 Four Continents Championships and went on the following month to place 37th at the 2009 World Championships, where he became the first men's skater from Brazil to compete at the senior World level.

Acting and modeling[edit]

Alves began modeling at the age of 12. At age 19 he began acting at Armstrong Acting Studios. Since then he has been acting in shows including Warehouse 13 and What's Up Warthogs. He has a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation playing Fab, a love interest to Tristan Milligan.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2010–2012
[2][3]
Fosse medley Carmen
by Georges Bizet
2009–2010
[4]
Samba Hop
by Hernani Raposo
Carmen
by Georges Bizet
2008–2009
[5]
Samba Hop
by Hernani Raposo
Spiderman 2
by Danny Elfman
2007–2008
[6]
Carmen
by Georges Bizet
Spiderman 2
by Danny Elfman

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results for Brazil[edit]

International[7]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12
World Champ. 37th 27th WD
Four Continents Champ. 19th 16th 17th 23rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 23rd WD
Winter Universiade 19th
International: Junior[7]
World Junior Champ. 36th 19th
JGP Germany 22nd
JGP France 20th
JGP South Africa 10th
JGP United States 14th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Results for Canada[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08
Central Ontario Sectionals 6th N. 4th J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (June 10, 2008). "Brazil Sends First Man to Championships". SkateToday. 
  2. ^ a b "Kevin ALVES: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kevin ALVES: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kevin ALVES: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Kevin ALVES: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Kevin ALVES: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 9, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kevin ALVES". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 

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