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Lorenza Alessandrini

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Lorenza Alessandrini
Alessandrini and Souquet in 2017.
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Former country(ies) representedItaly
Born (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 29)
Milan, Italy
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
PartnerPierre Souquet
Former partnerSimone Vaturi, Tommaso Forchini
CoachMuriel Boucher-Zazoui
Former coachPasquale Camerlengo, Massimo Scali, Anjelika Krylova, Roberto Pelizzola, Nicoletta Lunghi
Former choreographerCorrado Giordani, Massimo Scali, Pasquale Camerlengo
Former skating clubForum SSDRL
Training locationsLyon, France
Former training locationsBloomfield Hills, Michigan
Milan, Assago, Folgaria, Trento
Began skating1994
RetiredFebruary 1, 2018[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total134.28
2017 Internationaux de France
Short dance54.37
2016 Europeans
Free dance81.94
2016 Trophee de France

Lorenza Alessandrini (born 6 August 1990) is an Italian ice dancer who began representing France internationally in 2015. She and her skating partner, Pierre Souquet, competed in the final segment at the 2016 European Championships.

Earlier in her career, Alessandrini represented Italy with Simone Vaturi. They became two-time Cup of Nice silver medalists (2010, 2013), two-time Ondrej Nepela Memorial silver medalists (2011, 2012), and two-time Italian national bronze medalists. They competed in the final segment at five ISU Championships.

Personal life

Lorenza Alessandrini was born on 6 August 1990 in Milan, Italy.[2] She studied sports at Università telematica San Raffaele.[3][4]

Career

Alessandrini began learning to skate in 1994.[2] She skated with Tommaso Forchini early in her ice dancing career.

Partnership with Vaturi

In 2007, she teamed up with Simone Vaturi. Representing Italy, they placed fifth at the 2010 World Junior Championships. Later that year, Alessandrini broke a rib in training causing them to miss the 2010–11 Grand Prix season.[5] They returned to competition to win the senior bronze medal at the Italian Championships and were assigned one of Italy's two ice dance berths to the 2011 European Championships.[6] They finished 16th in their first appearance at the event.

In the 2011–12 season, Alessandrini/Vaturi made their senior Grand Prix debut at 2011 NHK Trophy where they finished 5th. They again finished third at the Italian Championships. They were not named in the Italian team to the European Championships. Alessandrini/Vaturi were coached by Roberto Pelizzola and Nicoletta Lunghi in Italy[5] until January 2012 when they moved to Detroit, Michigan to train under new coaches Pasquale Camerlengo, Massimo Scali, and Anjelika Krylova.[7][8] They made their senior World debut at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France.[9]

In mid-December 2012, a fall while training a lift resulted in an injury to Vaturi and the team's withdrawal from the 2013 Italian Championships.[10]

Vaturi ended their partnership in April 2014.[4] In May, Alessandrini confirmed she was looking for a partner to continue her competitive career and expressed interest in eventually becoming a coach and choreographer.[4]

Partnership with Souquet

Alessandrini teamed up with French ice dancer Pierre Souquet by July 2014.[11] In December, the duo placed fourth at the French Championships. Making their international debut, they placed 5th at the Bavarian Open in February 2015.

Alessandrini/Souquet won their first international medal, silver, in October 2015 at the Cup of Nice, before taking silver at the French Championships in December. The following month, they competed at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Ranked 16th in the short dance, they qualified to the free dance and finished 20th overall. They were coached by Muriel Zazoui, Olivier Schoenfelder, Diana Ribas, and Roberto Pelizzola in Lyon.[12][13]

Making their Grand Prix debut, Alessandrini/Souquet placed 9th at the 2016 Trophée de France. They received the bronze medal at the French Championships.

Programs

With Souquet

Season Short dance Free dance
2016–17
[2]
2015–16
[12]
  • Walking In The Sand
    by Jeff Beck, Imelda May
  • The Lilac Tree
    by Jeff Beck, Imelda May
  • Walking In The Sand
    by Jeff Beck, Imelda May

With Vaturi

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–14
[14]
  • Quickstep:
  • Foxtrot:
  • Quickstep:
  • Prayer for Munich 1972
2012–13
[15]
  • Mary Poppins
    • A Spoonful of Sugar
    • Chim Chim Cher-ee
    • Supercalifraglisticexpialidocious
2011–12
[5][7]
2010–11
Original dance
2009–10
2008–09
[16]
  • Blues: Minnie the Moocher
  • Swing: Ballando con le stelle
    by Paolo Belli

Competitive highlights

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

With Souquet for France

International[17]
Event 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
World Champ. 28th
European Champ. 20th
GP Trophée de France 9th 10th
CS Finlandia Trophy 16th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8th 7th
CS Tallinn Trophy 8th 10th
Bavarian Open 5th 4th 6th
Cup of Nice 2nd 11th
Santa Claus Cup 6th
Toruń Cup 5th
National[17]
French Championships 4th 2nd 3rd
WD = Withdrew

With Vaturi for Italy

International[18]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14
World Champ. 16th
European Champ. 16th 19th
GP NHK Trophy 5th
GP Skate America 6th
Bavarian Open 3rd
Cup of Nice 2nd 2nd
Golden Spin 5th
Nepela Memorial 2nd 2nd
Universiade 6th
Volvo Open Cup 3rd
International: Junior[18]
World Junior Champ. 9th 5th
JGP Final 7th
JGP Croatia 6th
JGP Germany 6th 2nd
JGP Hungary 3rd
JGP Italy 3rd
JGP United Kingdom 7th
Pavel Roman 1st J
National[18]
Italian Champ. 3rd J 1st J 1st J 3rd 3rd WD 3rd
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

References

  1. ^ Alessandrini, Lorenza (1 February 2018). "Hello everyone! Ok, this is not a complete surprise, but I'd like to announce the end of my competitive career and the beginning of my career as a coach!" (Instagram).
  2. ^ a b c "Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Athlete Information: ALESSANDRINI Lorenza". 2013 Winter Universiade. December 2013. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Tone, Florentina (19 May 2014). "The Italian ice dancer Lorenza Alessandrini: "I would really like to find a good partner to continue skating with"". InsideSkating.net.
  5. ^ a b c "Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ Kany, Klaus-Reinhold (1 March 2011). "Kostner Claims Sixth Title at Italian Nationals". IFS Magazine.
  7. ^ a b "Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "Alessandrini/Vaturi: negli USA per dare una svolta alla carriera" [Alessandrini/Vaturi move to the United States to make a change in their career]. ArtOnIce.it (in Italian). 26 February 2012.
  9. ^ Sciarrillo, Laura; D'Eredità, Eleonora (6 July 2012). "Alessandrini/Vaturi, we are on the right way". ArtOnIce.it.
  10. ^ "Forfait di Alessandrini/Vaturi per i Campionati nazionali di Milano" [Alessandrini/Vaturi withdraw from the national championships in Milan]. Winter Sport News (in Italian). 20 December 2012. Archived from the original on 22 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Ghiaccio, Cappellini-Lanotte, i programmi per la nuova stagione" [Skating: Cappellini-Lanotte's programs for the new season]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 29 July 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Danse sur glace - Deux couples lyonnais à l'entraînement avant les championnats d'Europe" [Ice dancing - Two Lyon couples training ahead of the European Championships]. France 3 (in French). 20 January 2016. Archived from the original on 28 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  17. ^ a b "Competition Results: Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET". International Skating Union.
  18. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014.
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