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Anastasia Cannuscio (born July 1, 1992) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With her skating partner, Colin McManus, she is the 2013 Ice Challenge champion, a three-time bronze medalist on the ISU Challenger Series, and the 2016 U.S. national pewter medalist.

Anastasia Cannuscio
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1992-07-01) July 1, 1992 (age 27)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ResidenceEgg Harbor Township, New Jersey[1]
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
PartnerColin McManus
Former partnerIan Lorello
Geoffry Varner
Dean Copely
CoachKaren Ludington, Christie Moxley
Former coachAlexandr Kirsanov
ChoreographerKaren Ludington
Former choreographerAlexandr Kirsanov
Skating clubUDFSC Newark
Training locationsNewark, Delaware
Began skating1995
RetiredMay 2017
ISU personal best scores
Combined total143.67
2015 Skate America
Short dance55.72
2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial
Free dance90.75
2015 Skate America

Personal lifeEdit

Anastasia Cannuscio was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the younger sister of American ice dancer Isabella Cannuscio.[2]

CareerEdit

Cannuscio teamed up with Colin McManus in March 2008.[3] They were coached by Karen Ludington, Christie Moxley-Hutson, and Alexandr Kirsanov at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.[4] The two debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in autumn 2009.

Cannuscio/McManus won a silver medal at the 2010 Junior Grand Prix event in France and bronze on the junior level at the 2011 U.S. Championships.[5] They were sent to the 2011 World Junior Championships and finished 7th.

Cannuscio/McManus made their senior-level debut at the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. They finished seventh at their first Grand Prix event, the 2012 Skate America. The following season, they won gold at the 2013 Ice Challenge.

In the 2014–2015 season, Cannuscio/McManus took bronze at both of their ISU Challenger Series events – the Finlandia Trophy and the U.S. International Classic. They placed fifth at their Grand Prix assignment, the 2014 Skate America, as well as the 2015 U.S. Championships.

Cannuscio/McManus received the pewter medal for fourth place at the 2016 U.S. Championships. They announced their retirement from competition in May 2017.[6]

ProgramsEdit

(with McManus)

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2016–2017
[2]
  • Blues: Harlem Nocturne
    by Duke Ellington
  • Hip hop: Puttin' On The Ritz
    featuring Lari Hall
  • Time
    by Billy Porter
  • Beyond The Sky
    by Karl Hugo
  • Time
    by Billy Porter
2015–2016
[7][8]
Cinderella
by Sergei Prokofiev
  • Waltz: No 37 Waltz-Coda
  • March: No 18 The Clock
    choreo. by Karen Ludington
2014–2015
[4][3][9]
2013–2014
[3]
2012–2013
[10][3]
2011–2012
[11]
2010–2011
[12]
Original dance
2009–2010
[3][13]
  • Love Story
    by Francis Lai
    performed by the BBC Orchestra
2008–2009
[3]
  • I Want to Be Loved By You
    by Marilyn Monroe
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
    by Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With McManusEdit

International[14]
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
GP Cup of China 7th
GP NHK Trophy 6th 8th
GP Skate America 7th 5th 5th
CS Finlandia 3rd
CS Nebelhorn 3rd
CS Ondrej Nepela 7th
CS U.S. Classic 6th 8th 3rd
Ice Challenge 1st
Ondrej Nepela 5th
International: Junior[14]
Junior Worlds 7th
JGP Belarus 7th
JGP France 2nd
JGP Japan 4th
JGP Turkey 7th
National[3]
U.S. Champ. 3rd J 6th 6th 7th 5th 4th 6th
Eastern Sect. 2nd
J = Junior level

With CopelyEdit

Event 2007
U.S. Championships 3rd N
N = Novice level

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ashe, Kelly (February 1, 2011). "Egg Harbor Township's Anastasia Cannuscio earns a berth in a world championship ice dancing event". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved September 21, 2013. But Egg Harbor Township's Anastasia Cannuscio and her partner, Colin McManus, will get one more opportunity to perform at the 2011 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 28-March 6.
  2. ^ a b "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Anastasia Cannuscio / Colin McManus". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on May 20, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ a b Slater, Paula (October 4, 2014). "Rejuvenated, Cannuscio and McManus push ahead". Golden Skate.
  5. ^ Walker, Elvin (January 26, 2011). "Copely takes Lichtman to the dark side and to a gold medal". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
  6. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (May 11, 2017). "The Inside Edge: Edmunds returns following layoff". IceNetwork.com.
  7. ^ Backman, Daphne (April 8, 2015). "Ludington & Moxley rebuilding UD ice dance program". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2015-05-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 13, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  14. ^ a b "Competition Results: Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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