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Full name  Karen Barber
Height  1.65 m
Partner  Christopher Dean (2011–)

Name  Karen Barber
Spouse  Stephen Pickavance
Role  Ice dancer
Former partner  Nicky Slater
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Born  21 June 1961 (age 54) (1961-06-21) Manchester, England
Skating club  Richmond Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club
Movies and TV shows  Dancing on Ice, The Adventures of Sebasti, Pumpkin, Torvill and Dean's Dancing
Similar People  Jason Gardiner, Nicky Slater, Christopher Dean, Robin Cousins, Jayne Torvill

Country represented  United Kingdom

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Karen Barber (born 21 June 1961 in Manchester) is an English ice dancer. She is the 1983 European bronze medalist and competed at two Olympics with partner Nicky Slater.


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Karen Barber and Nicky Slater

Skating career

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Barber won the silver medal at the 1977 World Junior Championships with partner Kim Spreyer. When that partnership ended, she teamed up with Nicky Slater. They won the bronze medal at the 1983 European Championships. They represented Great Britain at the 1980 Winter Olympics, placing 12th, and at the 1984 Winter Olympics, where they placed 6th.

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Following her retirement from competitive skating, Barber worked as a coach and skated professionally.

Media work

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From 2006 Barber served as a judge on Dancing On Ice, until 2011 where she was moved into the role of head coach where remained for the 2011 and 2012 series before she returned to the judging panel in 2013.

Personal life

Barber has two daughters, Laura and Emma, with her former husband, Stephen Pickavance.

Competitive highlights

(with Slater)

(with Spreyer)


Karen Barber Wikipedia

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