Natalia Dubova

Natalia Ilinichna Dubova (Russian: Наталья Ильинична Дубова; born March 31, 1948) is a Russian ice dancing coach and former competitive ice dancer.

Natalia Dubova
Personal information
Full nameNatalia Ilinichna Dubova
Alternative namesNatalia Ilinichna Bakh
Born (1948-03-31) March 31, 1948 (age 72)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceStamford, Connecticut
Former partnerVladimir Pavlikhin


Competing as Natalia Bakh with partner Vladimir Pavlikhin, she won the bronze medal at the 1965 Soviet Championships. In 1969 she began coaching at the Sokolniki Arena in Moscow.[1][2] In September 1992 she moved to Lake Placid, New York.[3][4] She has coached the following ice dance teams:

She was also a consultant for Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat during the 2001–02 season.[9]

She was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour and the Medal "For Distinguished Labour". She was also granted the title of Honored Artist of Russian Federation.

Personal lifeEdit

Dubova is Jewish.[10] She met her husband, Semyon Belits-Geiman, a former Olympic swimming medalist, when he came to one of her competitions as a sportswriter.[11] In 1999, they moved to Stamford, Connecticut.[12][13]


  1. ^ Verezemskaya, Olga (November 6, 2012). Выйти из тени: Старейшая школа «Сокольники» решила начать заново [Emerging from the shadow: Old school "Sokolniki" decides to start anew]. Moskovskiy Figurist (in Russian). Federation of Figure Skating in Moscow.
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  3. ^ a b c Hersh, Phil (February 22, 1994). "Love Triangle (plus 1) Tops Torvill And Dean". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  4. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (1993). Наталья Дубова: «ДЕЛИКАТЕС - ЭТО НЕ ПРОСТО ХОРОШАЯ ЕДА» [Natalia Dubova interview] (in Russian). Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  5. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (1991). Марина Климова, Сергей Пономаренко: «ЗА ВСЕ НАДО ПЛАТИТЬ САМИМ. ЗА ОШИБКИ ТОЖЕ» [Klimova & Ponomarenko interview] (in Russian). Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Reiter, Susan (1995-03-01). "Ice dancing: a dance form frozen in place by hostile rules". Dance Magazine. The Free Library. (FindArticles)
  7. ^ Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz at the International Skating Union
  8. ^ Siobhan Heekin-Canedy and Alexander Shakalov at the International Skating Union
  9. ^ Наталья ДУБОВА: "Фигурное катание "под шубой" заканчивается" (in Russian). 2002-02-01.
  10. ^ Jews in Sport in the USSR Archived 2015-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Wells, Judy (April 30, 2000). "Famed skating coach takes to the ice with local talent". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  12. ^ Davis, Harold (September 20, 2009). "From Russia with love: Olympic champ and wife still live sporting life in Stamford". Connecticut Post. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  13. ^ Mittan, Barry (November 1, 2003). "Australian Dancers Flourish Under Dubova". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved September 9, 2011.