Tom Dickson (figure skater)

Tom Dickson is an American figure skating choreographer, coach, and former competitor. He is the 1980 Nebelhorn Trophy champion, 1982 St. Ivel International bronze medalist, and 1980 U.S. national junior champion.

CareerEdit

During his eligible career, Dickson won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at junior level in 1980; at the senior level, he placed 5th at the 1984 Championships. He won the Nebelhorn Trophy in 1980. After ending his competitive career, Dickson skated with Ice Capades.[1]

ChoreographyEdit

Dickson started doing skating choreography when his former coach, Carlo Fassi, asked him to work with Chen Lu in 1991. Dickson also coaches at the Broadmoor Skating Club.

He has choreographed for the following skaters:

Dickson also choreographed the "Princess Classics" show for Disney on Ice.[27] He won the USFSA's Paul McGrath Choreographer of the Year award in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006.[28][29][30][31]

Personal lifeEdit

Dickson was born on July 14, 1962. He began playing the oboe when he was ten years old.[32] He married Swedish figure skater Catarina Lindgren in 1986 and their twins, a boy and a girl, were born in the late 1990s.[27] Their son is named Kai.[33]

ResultsEdit

International
Event 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
St. Ivel International 3rd
National
U.S. Championships 1st J 5th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kisselgoff, Anna (January 22, 1988). "Dance: Ice Capades, Torvill and Dean". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Abbott Archived 2007-06-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Chipeur Archived 2007-04-12 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Flatt Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Honda
  6. ^ Jahnke
  7. ^ Kihira
  8. ^ Kim Chae-Hwa
  9. ^ Kim Yuna
  10. ^ McDonough Archived 2008-05-14 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Miller
  12. ^ Miyahara
  13. ^ Mroz
  14. ^ Nagasu
  15. ^ Ota
  16. ^ Pennington
  17. ^ Rippon
  18. ^ Savoie
  19. ^ Sawada
  20. ^ Shiraiwa
  21. ^ Takeda
  22. ^ 2008 Nationals biography Archived 2012-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ Williams-Stewart
  24. ^ Young
  25. ^ Zawadki
  26. ^ Zhang
  27. ^ a b Burke, David (November 26, 2009). "'Disney on Ice' choreographers have an Olympic pedigree". Quad-City Times. Archived from the original on August 29, 2017.
  28. ^ 2003 Award
  29. ^ 2004 Award
  30. ^ 2006 Award
  31. ^ Dickson answers Kids' Questions
  32. ^ Manley, Allison (February 28, 2010). "Episode #36: Tom Dickson". manleywoman.com.
  33. ^ Stevens, Ryan (September 4, 2013). "Interview With Tom Dickson". Skate Guard.
  • "A Chat with Tom Dickson", Blades on Ice, October 2006.

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