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Evgenii, also known as Johnny, started skating at the age of 4. He is a graduate of Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health in St. Petersburg. Johnny is trained in ballet, ballroom dance and hip-hop. Inspired by one of the most successful Russian figure skaters, Evgeni Plushenko, he developed his dancing skills on ice. During his career he worked with numerous top coaches and choreographers such as Robin Cousins, Simone Grigorescu-Alexander, Kevin Cottam, Christopher Colin Dean, Jayne Torvill and Benjamin Agosto. Whenever he gets the opportunity he likes to coach new talent himself.

Johnny has performed in multiple ice shows like Hot Ice, Theatre on Ice and Willy Bietak and performed in Europa-Park in Germany. He has been part of the Holiday on Ice family since 2009 and skated in Tropicana, Speed, Platinum and Believe, always together with his partner Daria Perminova. They will also skate together as a pair again in ATLANTIS.

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Wesley began skating at the age of 5. During his competitive career, he represented the United States at multiple ISU championships, including the World Junior Championships, and won medals at three U.S. National Championships.

Since his retirement from competition in 2013, Wesley has balanced a modelling career, walking in multiple runway shows in New York Fashion Week, and a busy professional skating show schedule. Additionally, he has skated in several movies and television shows as a stunt double. His professional skating show highlights include appearances in Carré’s Art on Ice, Willy Bietak’s Broadway on Ice and Intimissimi on Ice in Italy.

ATLANTIS is the first Holiday on Ice show for Wesley.

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Caydee Denney was practically born with skates on. Her parents were champion roller skaters and coaches, which meant that Caydee was flying around the roller rink almost as soon as she could walk. It didn’t take long before her passion transferred to the ice. She quickly adapted and rose to the top as a singles skater before turning to pairs skating in 2009.

Caydee became one of the youngest athletes to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She captured U.S. Championship titles with two different partners and won a silver medal at the prestigious ISU Four Continents Championship in 2012. Throughout her career, Caydee has amazed fans all over the world with her athleticism and fantastic energy while sharing the ice with some of the sport’s biggest stars.

In January 2017, her family’s skating talent was further confirmed when her sister Haven won the 2017 United States Champion in pairs. This marked the first time in U.S. skating history that two sisters achieved this feat! Caydee enjoys yoga, fitness and walks on the beach, but what is most important to Caydee is spending time with her family, sister and close friends.

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Matti started skating at the age of 4. He started ice hockey and figure skating at the same time but after a while decided to focus on figure skating. His main coach was Monika Scheibe but he also took lessons from Ingo Steuer, Robin Szolkowy and Katarina Witt’s coach, Jutta Müller. In his early teens Matti won several national competitions, including the Junior National Championships in single skating, and he took part in two international Junior Grand Prix competitions.

At the age of 16 he decided to switch to pair skating. With his first partner, Linda Wenzig, he won the Junior National title and qualified for the Junior World Championships. Later on, Matti started skating ice shows all around the world on Royal Caribbean cruise ships for Willy Bietak Productions and fell in love with skating in front of an audience. All the energy and excitement he got back from the audience confirmed that this was the right career path for him.

He skated on four different cruise ships including the world’s biggest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas. It was an astonishing experience for him to work as a crew member with so many different nationalities and cultures from all over the world. Matti is highly excited and can’t wait to take his passion for skating on to the next level and perform as a principal skater for the new Holiday on Ice production ATLANTIS. Especially since a big part of the tour will be in his home country of Germany.

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This colourful skater, better known by the name Dasha, is trained in ballet and ballroom dance and counts painting as one of her main hobbies. She graduated from Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health in St. Petersburg.

Dasha worked with a lot of top coaches and choreographers like Robin Cousins, Simone Grigorescu-Alexander, Kevin Cottam, Christopher Colin Dean, Jayne Torvill and Benjamin Agosto. She skated in Europa-Park in Germany, in several ice shows of Hot Ice, Theatre on Ice and on the cruise ships with Willy Bietak Productions. Tropicana was the first Holiday on Ice show Daria skated in, followed by Speed, Platinum and Believe. Holiday on Ice is very happy to have Daria, together with her partner Johnny (Evgenii) Belianin, back in the new show again!

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Taisia is an experienced dancer in different kinds of styles. She dances modern, classic and folk styles and has performed in China, Taiwan, Spain and Russia. She trained and performed at the dancing group Vesna of Volgograd and graduated from the Volgograd Institute of Arts and Culture in Russia in 2012.

In 2013–2014, Taisia and her husband (Tim Tang) performed as a straps duo and adagio duo at the Deyang acrobatics group in China. In 2015 they performed in the second season of the TV show Amazing Chinese with their straps and adagio act and were rewarded with a trophy. 2016 was a busy year. Taisia and Tim joined the Festival Internacional Del Circ Elefant d’Or, Ciutat de Figueres, Attraction and Han Show.

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Tim (Congyang) Tang is a professional circus performer who has dedicated his life to acrobatics and circus skills. At the age of 12 he began his full-time studies of highly disciplined acrobatics in China. Since then he has performed in many countries around the world. From 2001 to 2004 he had full-time professional training at the Chengdu Acrobatic Arts School and specialised in tumbling, handstands, straps and acrobatic skills.

Tim performed in the Flag Circus and toured with the show Dralion of Cirque du Soleil, where he performed hoop diving, acrobatic lion dance, skipping rope and bamboo canes.

In 2010 and 2011 Tim trained and performed with the China National Acrobatic Troupe and had a straps duo act with his partner at Port Aventura in Spain. In –2013–2014 he had a straps duo and adagio duo act with his wife Taisia Bondarenko at the Deyang acrobatics group of China.

In 2015, Tim and his wife performed in the second season of the TV show Amazing Chinese with their straps and adagio act and were rewarded with a trophy.

2016 was a busy year. Tim and his wife joined the Festival Internacional Del Circ Elefant d’Or, Ciutat de Figueres, Attraction and Han Show.

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Garrett Kling is thrilled to be making his Holiday on Ice debut in ATLANTIS as a semi-principal soloist.

After first seeing a Scott Hamilton television special at the age of 7, Garrett taught himself jumps and spins on his family’s kitchen floor. After breaking a few pots and pans, his parents put him on the ice, where he skated competitively through the senior level and received his U.S. gold level tests. He has skated professionally for five years, performing with Ice Theatre of New York, Willy Bietak Productions, Dynamic Shows, Stageworks Worldwide Productions and American Ice Theatre. His passion for choreography saw him become a finalist for the Young Artists Showcase, where he created work for Olympic medallist Jason Brown. He has choreographed ice shows and competitive programmes for skaters around the world. In 2017, Garrett received the Ground Breaker Award at the U.S. Open Professional Championships, given to a breakthrough artist in the skating community.

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Tatiana was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and relocated to the United States with her family when she was about 5 years old. Her mother’s admiration for the sport influenced Tatiana to step onto the ice at age 7.

After training as a single skater for eight years, Tatiana figured her passion lay in another realm of the art. She wanted a partner to dance with. In 2010, Tatiana completely switched over to ice dance, and in 2012 teamed up with her first partner. Together, they competed in the 2015 European Figure Skating Championships and qualified for the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships.

In May of 2015, Tatiana teamed up with Oleksii Shumskyi from Ukraine. They trained together in New Jersey under the guidance of Olympians Igor Lukanin and Kristen Fraser. In 2016, the couple moved to Michigan to work with renowned coach Igor Shpilband. Skating under the Georgian flag, Tatiana and Oleksii medalled in international events, and competed in the 2017 European and 2017 World Figure Skating Championships.

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Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, USA, Cari’s skating career started on a small pond in the mountains. The combination of athleticism, grace and glamour drew her into a competitive career, eventually leading to a professional one. Cari has been a professional for six years, skating for multiple companies all over the globe including Ice Theatre of New York, Dynamic Shows and Sun Valley on Ice. The challenge that skating presents mentally, physically and emotionally keeps her returning to the ice day after day. ‘There is always something new to learn so it never gets old or boring. Skating teaches you the important lesson of whenever you fall down, you have to get back up.’

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Oleksii began his skating career at the age of 7. After the local rink in Odessa closed, Oleksii relocated to Kiev with his family. From this time on, his focus was in the field of ice dance. He debuted in the international circuit in 2002. During his junior career, Oleksii medalled in various competitions, including the Grand Prix Series, and was also Ukrainian National Champion. He participated twice in the ISU JGP Final, and three times in the Junior World Figure Skating Championships, where he finished eigth in 2010. After moving up to senior, Oleksii won the bronze medal at the Cup de Nice in France, and competed in the Winter Universiade in Spain.

In May 2015, he teamed up with Tatiana Kozmava to represent the Republic of Georgia and skate under Olympians Igor Lukanin and Kirsten Fraser in New Jersey, United States. In 2016, the couple moved to Michigan to train with world-famous ice dance coach Igor Shpilband. They medalled in international events, and competed in the 2017 European and 2017 World Figure Skating Championships.

When Brooke was 8 years old, her mother started coaching at the ice rink in their home town. Since Brooke was always at the ice rink while her mother was working, she started taking lessons, and fell in love with skating. She skated as a cheerleader for the Nashville Predators (NHL team) for two years and had much fun skating in the arena during the games – especially during the playoffs!

Brooke grew up in New Jersey and Tennessee but moved to New York City in 2016 to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology and pursue a modelling career. She managed to sign with an agency and has already done some exciting modelling jobs. Brooke is very excited to be a part of Holiday on Ice now!

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Anne-Gaëlle began classical dance when she was 4. Her older sisters were ice skaters and watching them made Anne-Gaëlle want to do the same. At the age of 10 she decided to switch from classical dance to ice skating. Anne-Gaëlle competed for 12 years and won first prize at the French ice skating club championships and was also placed fourth at the French ice skating championships.

She has worked for many companies like Rosstyn Ice Show, Delice Show, Inspiration Ice Show, Rêves de Glace, Ucha Atayde Entertainment and Europa-Park. But she always cherished that one big dream, being part of Holiday on Ice. And now, here she is!

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Kathryn’s love of ice skating began when she was just 7 years old. Her parents took her to the Ice Arena in Blackpool and she was instantly hooked and loved every minute on the ice. She started learning figure skating and began competing and travelling around the country. Kathryn won numerous medals and trophies. Kathryn took part in charity Christmas ice shows and twirling galas and gave many performances over the years. This made her decide that she wanted to become a professional skater in shows and eventually become a qualified ice coach.

When she was 17 years old, Kathryn took up ice dancing and quickly found out that she loved this discipline even more than figure skating. In 2016 Kathryn achieved fourth place in the British Ice Dance Championships and became a member of the NISA GB Talent Squad. She learned aerial skills, started studying for her coach license and in 2017 she won the Junior Solo Ice Dance Championship. Kathryn is thrilled to be part of the ATLANTIS tour and getting to do the two things she loves best – perform on the ice and travel to new and exciting places.

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As a little girl, Jamie Ann was entranced watching figure skaters on TV. The ice was a mysterious surface to her, glass-like and slick-looking, and she always wondered how skaters managed to glide across with speed and grace on such a thin blade. At the age of 13, she laced up in figure skates for the first time and skated in her first show one year later. Approximately two years after that, she began competing.

Jamie Ann attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Art History and achieved a minor in Dance. During her four years in college, she competed nationally through the Ice Skating Institute (ISI), competed for the University of Colorado in team events, skated in local shows throughout the state of Colorado and performed solo for various hockey teams’ intermission entertainment. Jamie Ann is very grateful for the opportunity with Holiday on Ice to do what she is most passionate about professionally.

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Denis began his sports career in Orenburg, Russia. Top coach Alexey Mishin noticed him during one of the Russian competitions and invited him to join the St. Petersburg Olympic Figure Skating School. From 2006 till 2012 he was a member of the St. Petersburg Figure Skating Team. Denis was twice bronze medallist of the Final Cup of St. Petersburg, and was also eighth in the Russian Junior Championship.

Since 2012 Denis has been a member of State Ice Theatre. He also performed in a lot of Russian shows and was part of the Olympic Champions show. After this, he joined the Russian Ice Stars, the Royal Caribbean cruise line and also skated in Hot Ice in Blackpool for two seasons.

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Paul started his career in the video for Sade’s 1984 hit Your Love Is King. Since 1991 he has focused on creating innovative magical effects.

He has worked on theatre pieces in London and on Broadway such as Groundhog Day, Matilda, Ghost the Musical, Woman in White, Finding Neverland, Act of God, Pippin, Sideshow and Cherry Orchard for Roundabout. Other US work includes The Phantom of the Opera current tour and Zorro in Atlanta.

West End productions include: The Lord of the Rings, The Invisible Man, The Witches, Our House, Scrooge, Zorro, Theatre of Blood (National Theatre). Ballet and opera productions include Alice in Wonderland (Royal Ballet and ENB), Aladdin (Scottish Ballet), Das Rheingold (Strasbourg), Macbeth (Hamburg).

Film credits include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hugo.

With HOI: Celebration, Fantasy,  Hollywood and Mystery. Paul was co-creator of Mickey and the Magician at Disneyland Paris, winner of the IAAPA international award. Other arena shows include Batman Live, Catherine Tate Live! and Before the Dawn with Kate Bush.

Collaborations with magicians include David Blaine (2017 US tour), Dynamo’s Seeing is Believing, Derren Brown’s live tours, Penn and Teller and David Copperfield in Las Vegas and with Hans Klok in Holland.

Recipient of the 2013 Magic Castle, Hollywood Creative Fellowship, the 2006 British Magical Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to Magic and Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle, he is the only illusionist to win a New York Drama Desk Award. His 2007 book Hocus Pocus was published in 11 languages and featured an introduction by actor Daniel Radcliffe.

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