Svetlana Kulikova

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Svetlana Kulikova
Kulikova on the Russian Nationals podium in 2004.
Personal information
Country represented Russia
Born (1980-11-14) November 14, 1980 (age 36)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Former partner Vitali Novikov
Arseni Markov
Former coach Evgeni Platov
Tatiana Tarasova
Nikolai Morozov
Maia Usova
Oleg Epshtein
Elena Vodorezova
Igor Rusakov
Began skating 1983
Retired 2005
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 173.43
2004 Skate America
Comp. dance 33.89
2004 Skate America
Original dance 51.11
2003 Trophée Lalique
Free dance 89.74
2003 Trophée Lalique

Svetlana Kulikova (born November 14, 1980) is a Russian former competitive ice dancer. With Arseni Markov, she is the 2001 Winter Universiade bronze medalist and 2002 Skate Canada International bronze medalist. With Vitali Novikov, she is the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy champion.


Kulikova teamed up with Markov in 1996.[1] They placed 6th at the 2000 World Junior Championships. Following the 2000–2001 season, Kulikova and Markov moved to Newington, Connecticut to train full-time with Tatiana Tarasova and Nikolai Morozov.[1] They won the bronze medal at the 2002 Skate Canada International. They parted ways after the 2003 Russian Championships as a result of Tarasova and Morozov ending their coaching partnership – Kulikova chose to stay with Tarasova while Markov chose Morozov.[2]

Kulikova and Novikov teamed up in January 2003.[3] They won the first competition they entered as a team, the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy. They won two medals at the Russian Championships and competed twice at the European and World Championships. Their best results were 7th at 2005 Europeans and 13th at 2004 Worlds. Kulikova / Novikov were coached by Tatiana Tarasova and Evgeni Platov. They parted ways after placing 14th at the 2005 World Championships.

Kulikova lives in the United States where she works as a choreographer.


With Novikov[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Quickstep: Girls, Girls, Girls
  • Slow Foxtrot: New York, New York
  • Quickstep: Girls, Girls, Girls
  • Rock'n Roll
  • Blues
  • Rock'n Roll
  • Carmina Burana
    by Carl Orff
    (modern arrangement)

With Markov[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Waltz: Waltz Masquerade
    by Aram Khachaturian
  • March: Toska po Rodine (Homesickness)
    by A. Trofimov
  • Waltz: Waltz Masquerade
    by Aram Khachaturian
  • Fire on Ice
    by B. Mortuzavi


GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Novikov[edit]

Event 2003–04 2004–05
World Championships 13th 14th
European Championships 8th 7th
GP Cup of Russia 7th
GP NHK Trophy 5th
GP Skate America 4th
GP Trophée Lalique 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Russian Championships 3rd 2nd

With Markov[edit]

Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
GP Cup of Russia 9th
GP Skate Canada 9th 4th 3rd
GP Trophée Lalique 7th 4th
Winter Universiade 3rd
International: Junior[8]
World Junior Champ. 6th
JGP Poland 6th
Russian Champ. 2nd J 6th 4th 2nd
J = Junior level


  1. ^ a b c "Svetlana KULIKOVA / Arseni MARKOV: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 August 2003. 
  2. ^ Mittan, Barry (12 December 2004). "Lefebvre and Markov Find Happiness Together". Skate Today. 
  3. ^ a b "Svetlana KULIKOVA / Vitali NOVIKOV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 August 2005. 
  4. ^ "Svetlana KULIKOVA / Vitali NOVIKOV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. 
  5. ^ "Svetlana KULIKOVA / Arseni MARKOV: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2002. 
  6. ^ "Svetlana KULIKOVA / Vitali NOVIKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Куликова Светлана Вячеславовна". (in Russian). 
  8. ^ a b "Svetlana KULIKOVA / Arseni MARKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 22, 2017. 

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