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2012 U.S. Nationals Novice Ladies Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2012

Here are profiles of all the Novice ladies listed alphabetically (selected info from the 2012 U.S. Nationals program book, with this season’s qualifying season high scores added):

Karen Chen
Age: 12; Birthdate: August 16, 1999
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Club: Peninsula SC
Coaches: Sherri Krahne-Thomas, Gilley Nicholson
Choreographers: Sherri Krahne-Thomas, Gilley Nicholson
SP Music: “The Chairman’s Waltz” by John Williams
FS Music: Selections from the The Godfather soundtrack by Nino Rota
SP high score in qualifying season: 47.05 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 93.69 (CP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 137.09 (P)

Madison DeLuca
Age: 15; Birthdate: May 8, 1996
Hometown | Livonia, Mich.
Club: Arctic FSC
Coaches: Lisa Kirby, Theresa McKendry
Choreographer: Theresa McKendry
SP Music: “Moon River” by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
FS Music: “La Vida Breve” by Manuel de Falla; “Aria” by Heitor Villa Lobos; “Madrilene” by Jules Massenet
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.15 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 66.66 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 103.81 (M)

Amanda Gelb
Age: 14; Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Hometown: Eastvale, Calif.
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Alex Chang, Ilia Kulik, Jere Michael
Choreographer: Alex Chang
SP Music: Selections from the Amelie soundtrack by Yann Tiersen
FS Music:“Romeo and Juliet” by Edvin Marton
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.40 (SWP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.73 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 112.39 (P)

Amber Glenn
Age: 12; Birthdate: October 28, 1999
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Club: Dallas FSC
Coach: Ann Brumbaugh
Choreographer: Margaret Bowden
SP Music: “El Tango de Roxanne” by Ewan McGregor
FS Music: Selections from the Black Swan soundtrack by Clint Mansell
SP high score in qualifying season: 40.85 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 83.42 (SW)
Total high score in qualifying season: 123.49 (SW)

Avery Kurtz
Age: 14; Birthdate: December 17, 1997
Kansas City, Mo.
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coaches: Eddie Shipstad, Erik Schulz, Catarina Lindgren, Christy Krall, Becky Bradley, Damon Allen, Ben Burlinson
Choreographers: Cindy Stuart, Catarina Lindgren
SP Music: “Hernando’s Hideaway” by Music of Passion and The Magic Orchestra
FS Music: “Prokofiev: Cinderella” by the London Symphony Orchestra
SP high score in qualifying season: 41.83 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 85.37 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 127.20 (M)

Brianna Laxson
Age: 12; Birthdate: April 19, 1999
Hometown: Ashburn, Va.
Club: Washington FSC
Coaches: Andrey Kryukov, Maxim Katchanov
Choreographers: Nataliya Tymoshenko, Andrey Kryukov
SP Music: “Totentanz” by Franz Liszt arranged by Maksim Mrvica
FS Music: Puccini’s “Turandot” by Vanessa-Mae
SP high score in qualifying season: 39.66 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 79.93 (SA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 119.23 (SA)

Dyllan McIntee
Age: 13; Birthdate: March 15, 1998
Hometown: Phoenix, Az.
Club: SC of Phoenix
Coach: Bridget Kaus
Choreographers: Bridget Kaus, Heather McLaughlin
SP Music: “Incarnation” by Cirque du Soleil
FS Music: “Not in Blood, But in Bond” from the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack by Hans Zimmer; “Foot Chase” from the National Treasure soundtrack by Trevor Rabin
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.53 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 78.03 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 115.56 (P)

Olivia Serafini
Age: 15; Birthdate: December 20, 1996
Hometown: Niskayuna, N.Y.
Club: SC of New York
Coach: Steven Rice
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Kristine Bingham
SP Music: “Take the 5th” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
FS Music: “The Tango” by Marc Shaiman
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.78 (NA)
FS high score in qualifying season: 66.04 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 103.30 (E)

Morgan Sewall
Age 14; Birthdate: March 22, 1997
Hometown: Scarborough, Maine
Club: North Atlantic FSC
Coach: Carol Pichette
Choreographer: Carol Pichette
SP Music: “Requiem for a Tower” by Clint Mansell
FS Music: “Keys to Imagination” by Yanni
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.38 (NE)
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.59 (NE)
Total high score in qualifying season: 104.97 (NE)

Bradie Tennell
Age: 13; Birthdate: January 31, 1998
Hometown: Carpentersville, Ill.
Club: Wagon Wheel FSC
Coach: Denise Myers
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Shanette Folle
SP Music: Selections from the Anastasia soundtrack by Aaliyah
FS Music: Selections from Le Corsaire and Paquita by various artists
SP high score in qualifying season: 34.05 (UGL)
FS high score in qualifying season: 71.84 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 105.45 (M)

Madison Vinci
Age: 15; Birthdate: October 18, 1996
Hometown: Leesburg, Va.
Club: Washington FSC
Coach: Rashid Kadyrkaev
Choreographers: Rashid Kadyrkaev, Marianna Rozonova, Slava Uchitel, Audrey Weisiger
SP Music: “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” by Michel Legrand
FS Music: “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber
SP high score in qualifying season: 41.20 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 74.78 (SA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 114.93 (SA)

Selena Zhao
Age: 13; Birthdate: May 10, 1998
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Club: Highland SC
Coach: Darin Hosier
Choreographer: Corrie Martin
SP Music: “Spanish Fantasy” by Igor Frolov
FS Music: “Cello Concerto in C major” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
SP high score in qualifying season: 40.02 (NWP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 79.38 (NWP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 119.40 (NWP)

NOTE: Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level. A 2011-12 season competition results/score table for the Novice Ladies is also available.

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