Matteo Zanni

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Matteo Zanni
Personal information
Country represented Italy
Born (1987-02-17) 17 February 1987 (age 31)
Milan, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Former partner Anna Cappellini, Camilla Pistorello, Federica Bordieri, Natalia Mitiushina
Former coach Paola Mezzadri, Barbara Fusar-Poli, Alessandro Tormenai, Roberto Pelizzola, Barbara Riboldi
Former choreographer Liudmila Vlasova
Skating club Ice Academy

Matteo Zanni (born 17 February 1987) is a former Italian ice dancer. With Anna Cappellini, he won four medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series (two gold) and bronze at the 2004 JGP Final.


Zanni competed with partner Anna Cappellini from 2001 through 2005. They won the bronze medal at the 2004 Junior Grand Prix final and then placed fifth at the World Junior Championships. In the 2006-07 season, he competed with Camilla Pistorello. They were the 2007 Italian junior national champions. In the 2007-08 season, he competed with Natalia Mityushina. Their partnership ended following that season.[1]

Zanni joined Holiday On Ice and performed as part of the Mystery Tour in South America. In 2011, he coached Olympic champion swimmer Inge de Bruijn during the 4th edition of the Dutch television series Sterren Dansen Op Het IJs and skated with the singer Shaya in Dancing on Ice Greece. He interviewed the Italian rockstar Patty Pravo (Nicoletta Strambelli) for Il Cofanetto Magico di Maria Cristina Giongo in late 2011. In 2013, he joined Feld Entertainment Group to tour the US East Coast and then retired from performing.

Zanni currently coaches in Milan alongside Paola Mezzadri.

Personal life[edit]

On 18 February 2013, Zanni became a doctor in International Relations at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He enjoys photography.

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Mitiushina[edit]

Event 2007–08
World Junior Championships 15th
Italian Championships 2nd J.
J. = Junior level

With Pistorello[edit]

Event 2006–07
World Junior Championships 8th
JGP Hungary 5th
JGP Norway 4th
Italian Championships 1st J.
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

With Cappellini[edit]

Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
World Junior Champ. 20th 5th WD
JGP Final 3rd
JGP Germany 6th
JGP Hungary 1st
JGP Italy 11th
JGP Mexico 3rd
JGP Serbia 1st
JGP Slovenia 3rd
EYOF 7th
Italian Champ. 2nd J. 2nd J. 1st J.
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Skating programs[edit]

With Mitiushina[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
Russian gypsy dance:
  • Orvel (soundtrack)

With Pistorello[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance

With Cappellini[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Come Antes, Come Nunca, Come Siempre
    by Vicente Amigo
  • Poeta en el Viento
    by Vicente Amigo
Waltz and Galop:


  1. ^ "Mityushina/Zanni end partnership". 
  2. ^ "Competition Results: Natalia MITIUSHINA / Matteo ZANNI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2012-12-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Camilla PISTORELLO / Matteo ZANNI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Anna CAPPELLINI / Matteo ZANNI: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2005-06-12. 
  5. ^ a b "Anna CAPPELLINI / Matteo ZANNI: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2003-04-10. 
  6. ^ "Natalia MITIUSHINA / Matteo ZANNI: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. 
  7. ^ "Anna CAPPELLINI / Matteo ZANNI: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2004-06-05. 

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