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Octavia Herai

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Biography updated on 11/05/21
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General Info

NameOctavia Herai
Telephone #858-245-3912
Date of Birth 4/1/2007
LocationNovi, MI, United States
CitizenshipUnited States
ClubAll Year Figure Skating Club
CoachIgor Shpilband; Pasquale Camerlengo; Adrienne Lenda; Natalia Deller
248-250-4467 (Igor); 586-709-9612 (Natalia)
ishpilband@yahoo.com; nataliadeller@comcast.net; icedancesocal@gmail.com
Will relocate?yes
Wants to compete...

Dance at the level(s):

Physical Info

Height5'3"  /  160 cm
Weight92 lbs  /  41 kg
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown

Compulsory DanceBronze
Free DanceJuvenile, Partnered
Moves In the FieldNovice
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 internationally with a partner at Novice or Junior level - and beyond.

Short term: training, testing, competition. Haven’t been able to test levels during the past year; will be catching up in fall 2021 and winter 2022.

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?
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.

Off-ice conditioning: ballet, modern dance, hip hop, flexibility and strength training.
Extra comments:
Recently re-located to train at Igor Shpilband’s ice dancing academy in Novi, MI. 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.

My days are structured around ice dance training. 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.