ICE DANCING
Date of birth:
03.12.1974
Albena DENKOVA
BUL
Sofia
Place of birth:
Height:
165
cm
Sofia
Home town:
full time athlete
Profession:
Hobbies:
music, fashion, art
1982
SC Ice Dance Denkova/Staviski
Start sk. / Club:
/
Former Partners:
Hristo Nikolov
Full time athlete
Profession:
Sofia
Home town:
cm
173
Height:
BUL
Rostov-na-Don, RUS
Place of birth:
Maxim STAVISKI
16.11.1977
Date of birth:
cars
Hobbies:
1981
SC Ice Dance Denkova/Staviski
Start sk. / Club:
/
Former Partners:
Anastasia Belova (RUS)
36
at Newark, USA
h / week
Practice high season:
32
at Newark, USA
h / week
Practice low season:
Alexei Gorshkov
Former coach:
Natalia Linichuk
Choreographer:
Natalia Linichuk, Gennadi Karpanosov
Coach:
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of 2006/2007 season  
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
Lacrimosa - Requiem by W. A. Mozart (modern arrangement)
Romeo and Juliet (soundtrack) by various composers
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of 2006/2007 season
210.44
Trophee Lalique 2003
15.11.2003
41.05
62.79
108.03
MasterCard Skate Canada Int. 2004
World Championships 2005
Trophee Lalique 2003
28.10.2004
17.03.2005
15.11.2003
Personal Best Score Original Dance
Personal Best Score Free Dance
Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance
Personal Best Total Score
1.S
3.
1.
1.S
1.
5.
1.S
5.
1.S
2.
2.
1.S
2.
3.
1.S
6.
5.
7.
1.S
8.
10.
1.S
National Champ.
World Juniors
European Champ.
World Champ.
Olympic Games
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
Denkova/Staviski teamed up in 1996, when Albena's partner Hristo Nikolov retired. They are the first Bulgarian
skaters to become World Champions (2006) and were the first to medal in an ISU World Championship (bronze
medal at 2003 Worlds). Denkova was a gymnast before switching to skating. Denkova has been elected president
of the Bulgarian Skating Federation in fall 2006. Staviski is orginally from Russia. The couple switched coaches
following the 2004/2005 season. Coaches Linitchuk and Karpanosov are the 1980 Olympic Ice Dancing
Champions. Denkova's younger sister Ina Demirova is also an ice dancer and competes internationally at the
junior level.
NHK Trophy, Nagoya
Trophee Eric Bompard, Paris
Bofrost Cup, Gelsenkirchen
ISU Grand Prix Final, Beijing
2004
2004
2004
2005
1.
2.
1.
3.
NHK Trophy, Osaka
Skate America, Hartford, CT
Trophee Eric Bompard, Paris
ISU Grand Prix Final, St. Petersburg
2005
2006
2006
2007
2.
1.
1.
1.
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition
Year
Place
International Competition
Year
Place
Four Continents
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last update:
29.07.2007
19:08:18