|Full name||Sandra Marie Bezic|
|Born||April 6, 1956|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Figure skating career|
|Skating club||TCS & CC|
Sandra Marie Bezic (born April 6, 1956) is a Canadian pair skater, figure skating choreographer, producer, and television commentator. With her brother Val Bezic, she won the Canadian Figure Skating Championships from 1970 to 1974 and placed ninth at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Skate Canada announced on July 14, 2010, that she will be inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in the professional category
Bezic competed in Canadian national competitions and international competitions from 1967 to 1975. In 1975, during training for the 1976 Olympics, she tore her ankle ligaments and had to forgo the 1976 Olympics. She turned professional in 1976.
Bezic served as a commentator for NBC during the 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 Olympic games, the World Figure Skating Championships during the early 1990s, and numerous other skating events broadcast by NBC and CBC over the years.
For several years Bezic was the director, co-producer, and choreographer for Stars on Ice, for which she won an Emmy Award in 2003. She has also choreographed for several television figure skating specials including Canvas of Ice, Carmen on Ice, and You Must Remember This.
She is credited as Marlon Brando's skating coach in The Freshman (1990) and appears with him in the skating rink scene.
As a choreographer
Bezic choreographed the competitive programs skated by many Olympic and World champions, including:
- Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini (1984 Worlds)
- Brian Boitano (1988 Winter Olympics)
- Kristi Yamaguchi (1992 Winter Olympics)
- Kurt Browning (1993 Worlds)
- Tara Lipinski (1998 Winter Olympics)
- Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov
- Jill Trenary
- Chen Lu
- Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo
- Joannie Rochette
- Yuna Kim
- Takahiko Kozuka
- Jeremy Abbott
- Javier Fernández
- Lindsay Thorngren
- Kim Ye-lim
- Brooke McIntosh / Benjamin Mimar
|International St. Gervais||1st|
|North American Champ.||5th||3rd|
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