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Octavia Herai

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Biography updated on 04/06/21
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General Info

NameOctavia Herai
Emailicedancesocal@gmail.com
Telephone #858-245-3912
Age14
Date of Birth 4/1/2007
LocationSouthern California, United States
CitizenshipUnited States
ClubAll Year Figure Skating Club
CoachDarlene Gilbert
icedancesocal@gmail.com
Will relocate?yes
Wants to compete...

Dance at the level(s):

Intermediate
Novice
Junior
Physical Info

GenderFemale
Height5'2"  /  157 cm
Weight90 lbs  /  40 kg
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Tests

Compulsory DanceBronze, Solo
Free DanceJuvenile, Partnered
Moves In the FieldIntermediate
FreestylePre-Preliminary
PairsJuvenile
Competitive History

CompetitionLevel & CategoryPlacement
2019 National Solo Dance Series Final (Nationals, Provo, UTBronze Pattern Dance3 / 19
2018 National Solo Dance Series Final (Nationals, Hyannis, MA)Juvenile NSDS Solo Combined Dance3 / 19
2019 Denver InvitationalJuvenile NSDS Solo Combined Dance1 / 8
2018 Sun Valley Summer ChampionshipsJuvenile NSDS Solo Combined Dance1 / 10
2019 SkateFest UtahJuvenile NSDS Solo Combined Dance1 / 11
Short Answers
Q: What are your skating goals, both short-term and long-term?
Long term goals: competing with a partner at the Novice and/or Junior levels.

Short term: training, testing, competition. Haven’t tested levels during the past year; plan on taking several tests during this summer (2021).

Competitor at the past four National Solo Dance Series Finals; two consecutive national bronze medals.
Q: What qualities do you possess that would make you a good partner?
Past training partners have included former national and international competitors - to master pattern dance/pairs partnering elements and skills.

I’d like to find a partner as dedicated to the process as I am, so that we can improve together and have complete trust in each other. I am open-minded, willing to work hard and respectful of my coaches. It’s important for me to find a partner that wants to pursue this type of ice skating, and do the on/off-ice training needed to excel with a positive attitude and a sense of humor. The sooner I find a serious teammate, the sooner we can develop our pairs ice dance skills.
Extra comments:
Partnering up in Southern California has been challenging; moving elsewhere to train, whether in the U.S. or Canada, is the reality.

Although ice dancing is my chosen discipline, I have tested and competed in freestyle for skills-building (spins, spirals, extensions, footwork, etc.). Also able to do pairs skating.

Currently in independent study schooling - bilingual English/French speaker. My parents expect me to be disciplined in school and skating, and support my ice dancing goals. My mother trained for 13 years in the Toronto area with high-level figure skating coaches. Finding a great partnership and top-quality training situation is very important.

Eligible to compete for the United States or Canada.