Lauri Bonacorsi

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Lauri Bonacorsi
2012 World Junior FS Lauri Bonacorsi Travis Mager.jpg
Bonacorsi and Mager in 2012
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1993-01-17) January 17, 1993 (age 25)
St. Louis, Missouri
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Partner Francesco Fioretti
Former partner Travis Mager
Coach Valter Rizzo, Massimo Scali, Brunhilde Bianchi
Former coach Natalia Linichuk, Gennadi Karponosov, Robbie Kaine
Choreographer Massimo Scali
Former choreographer Natalia Linichuk
Training locations Milan, Italy
Former training locations Aston, Pennsylvania
Began skating 1997

Lauri Bonacorsi (born January 17, 1993) is an American ice dancer currently representing Italy with Francesco Fioretti. With former partner Travis Mager, she is the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Junior silver medalist.

Career[edit]

Bonacorsi began skating at age four.[1] She moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Plano, Texas in 2007.[2] She spent the 2007–08 season in search of a partner. Travis Mager found her on IcePartnerSearch and they tried out together in February and April 2008.[1] Bonacorsi and Mager officially teamed up in late May 2008.[3][4] She relocated to Maryland to train with him.[2]

Bonacorsi and Mager won the 2009 U.S. novice ice dancing title. They won the bronze medal at the 2009 JGP Lake Placid. In May 2010, they changed coaches to Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov at the IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, Pennsylvania.[5]

In the 2010–11 season, Bonacorsi and Mager won the bronze medal at the 2010 JGP Brasov Cup in Romania. They won silver on the junior level at the U.S. Championships and placed 11th at the 2011 World Junior Championships.

Bonacorsi and Mager won the silver medal at the 2011 Junior Grand Prix event in Brisbane, Australia, and bronze at another JGP event, the Walter Lombardi Trophy in Milan, Italy. They were the first alternates to the 2011 Junior Grand Prix Final in Quebec City, Canada in December 2011. Bonacorsi and Mager finished 7th at the 2012 World Junior Championships. They announced the end of their partnership in April 2012.[6]

Bonacorsi tried out with Francesco Fioretti of Milan, Italy, in May, 2014, and upon receiving her release from United States Figure Skating, began representing Italy with Fioretti in June, 2014. They worked with choreographer Massimo Scali, and coaches Johnny Johns, Maurizio Margaglio, and Marina Zoueva before Bonacorsi moved to Italy to train with their main coaches, Valter Rizzo and Brunhilde Bianchi.

Personal life[edit]

Bonacorsi took time off from skating to pursue an Ivy League education, studying International Relations and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Radnor High School in Radnor, PA in June 2011. She currently lives in Milan, Italy.

Programs[edit]

(with Mager)

Season Short dance Free dance
2011–2012
[7]
  • Close to You
    by Sandra and Tony Alessi
2010–2011
[8]
The Mask:
  • Cuban Pete
    by Jose Norman
  • This Business of Love
    by Howie Hersh
  • Hey Pachuco
    Royal Crown Revue
2009–2010
[9]
2008–2009
[6]

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Mager)

Results[6][10]
International
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
World Junior Championships 11th 7th
JGP Australia 2nd
JGP Germany 9th
JGP Great Britain 5th
JGP Italy 3rd
JGP Romania 3rd
JGP United States 3rd
National
U.S. Championships 1st N. 6th J. 2nd J. 2nd J.
Pacific Coast Sectionals 1st N.
Eastern Sectionals 2nd J. 1st J. 1st J.
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (January 17, 2010). "Junior Dancers Off to Good Start". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ a b Walker, Elvin (October 16, 2011). "Bonacorsi and Mager hope to turn silver into gold". Golden Skate. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 20, 2009). "New partners Bonacorsi, Mager dance to win". Icenetwork. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Boccella, Kathy (February 27, 2011). "Radnor High skater's odyssey takes her to world championships". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Figure Skaters Announce Off-season Changes". U.S. Figure Skating. May 7, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager". Ice Network. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lauri BONACORSI / Travis MAGER: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lauri BONACORSI / Travis MAGER: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lauri BONACORSI / Travis MAGER: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Competition Results: Lauri BONACORSI / Travis MAGER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. 

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