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Nikolai Morozov (figure skater)

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Name  Nikolai Morozov
Role  Coach

Height  1.75 m
Retired  1998
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Full name  Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov
Country represented  Belarus (1996–98) Azerbaijan (1994)
Born  17 December 1975 (age 39) (1975-12-17) Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Spouse  Shae-Lynn Bourne (m. 2005–2007)
Former partner  Tatiana Navka, Olga Pershankova
Former coach  Alexander Zhulin, Zhanna Gromova
Similar People  Miki Ando, Shae‑Lynn Bourne, Yasuharu Nanri, Elena Ilinykh, Tatiana Navka

Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov (Russian: Николай Александрович Морозов; born 17 December 1975) is a Russian figure skating coach and choreographer. He coached Shizuka Arakawa to the 2006 Olympic gold medal and Miki Ando to two World titles. He is a former competitive ice dancer who appeared with Tatiana Navka for Belarus at the 1998 Winter Olympics, placing 16th, and at the 1998 World Championships, placing 10th. Earlier in his career, he competed with Olga Pershankova for Azerbaijan and with Ekaterina Gvozdkova for Russia.


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Personal life

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Morozov was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. He was formerly married to French ice dancer Caroline Douarin, with whom he has a daughter, Annabelle Nicole, born in 2001. He was married to Canadian ice dancer Shae-Lynn Bourne from August 2005 to July 2007. He briefly dated his former pupil Miki Ando while he was coaching her. In May 2016, Morozov married Vasilisa Davankova.

Early career

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Morozov's parents introduced him to skating when he was five after doctors advised them that he needed more exercise. He was a singles skater until the age of 16 when he took up ice dancing. He spent one year working with coach Natalia Linichuk in Switzerland and was paired with Olga Pershankova. Representing Azerbaijan, they placed 21st at the 1994 World Championships.

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In the 1994–95 season, Morozov began competing with Ekaterina Gvozdkova for Russia. They won the bronze medal at the 1995 Lysiane Lauret Challenge.

Partnership with Navka

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Morozov teamed up with Tatiana Navka in 1996. They represented Belarus. At their first practice at the 1997 World Championships, he sustained a torn meniscus in his knee but they finished 14th at the event and he then underwent surgery.

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Navka/Morozov earned an Olympic berth by winning gold at the 1997 Karl Schäfer Memorial. 90 seconds into their free dance at the 1998 Winter Olympics, nearly three-quarters of the floodlights turned off but Navka/Morozov did not interrupt their performance. They finished 16th at the Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and 10th at the 1998 World Championships in Minneapolis. They were coached by Alexander Zhulin and Bob Young at the International Skating Center in Simsbury, Connecticut. When Navka decided to skate with another partner, Morozov tried skating with another woman for three months but then decided to retire.

Coaching and choreography career

After his competitive retirement, Morozov became a coaching assistant for Tatiana Tarasova, with whom he choreographed for Alexei Yagudin, Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio, and Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder. In 2002 or 2003, he left Tarasova and began coaching and choreographing on his own. Morozov initially coached in Newington, Connecticut and later at the Ice House in Hackensack, New Jersey (United States). He returned to Moscow after the Russian government asked him to help in the preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He was based mainly at the Novogorsk national training center near Moscow and spent some time in New Jersey during summers.

His current and former students include:

Ladies' single skaters

  • Miki Ando Coached her to win the 2007 and 2011 World Championships. He is also her choreographer.
  • Shizuka Arakawa Coached her to win the Olympic gold medal in 2006.
  • Elene Gedevanishvili
  • Jelena Glebova
  • Alena Leonova
  • Valentina Marchei
  • Fumie Suguri
  • Men's single skaters

  • Daisuke Takahashi Coached him to win the silver medal at the 2007 World Championships. They split in May 2008 and then resumed working together in June 2012.
  • Denis Ten Coached since 2016.
  • Florent Amodio Coached him to win the 2011 European Championships.
  • Sergei Voronov
  • Artur Dmitriev, Jr.
  • Javier Fernández Coached until mid-2011. He was also the choreographer.
  • Maxim Kovtun Coached until mid-2012. He was also his choreographer
  • Austin Kanallakan
  • Nobunari Oda
  • Daisuke Murakami
  • Kevin van der Perren
  • Adam Rippon
  • Michael Christian Martinez
  • Ice dancers

  • Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje Coached since 2016.
  • Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov Coach from mid-2011.
  • Ekaterina Pushkash / Jonathan Guerreiro Coach since 2012
  • Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz. Coached them to win the 2003 World Championships.
  • Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte Coach from 2011 until mid-2012.
  • Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin
  • Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov
  • Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov Coached them to an Olympic bronze medal in 2006.
  • Nóra Hoffmann / Attila Elek.
  • Svetlana Kulikova / Arseni Markov
  • Emilie Nussear / Mathew Gates
  • Cathy Reed / Chris Reed
  • Isabella Tobias / Otar Japaridze
  • Jennifer Wester / Daniil Barantsev
  • Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo
  • Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
  • Pair skaters

  • Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov
  • As a choreographer

    His current and former choreography clients include

  • Sasha Cohen
  • Ivan Dinev
  • Alisa Drei
  • Elene Gedevanishvili
  • Julia Golovina / Oleg Voiko
  • Takeshi Honda
  • Brian Joubert
  • Tamar Katz
  • Alexandra Kauc / Michał Zych
  • Crystal Kiang
  • Michelle Kwan
  • Yulia Lipnitskaya
  • Michael Christian Martinez
  • Ann Patrice McDonough
  • Elena Muhhina
  • Anna Pogorilaya
  • Alban Préaubert
  • Pang Qing / Tong Jian
  • Elena Radionova
  • Scott Smith
  • Yosuke Takeuchi
  • Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
  • Xu Ming
  • Alexei Yagudin
  • Competitive highlights

    GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix)


    (with Navka)


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