Ice Dance
Date of birth: 20.04.2001
Yuliia ZHATA
Place of birth: Dnipro UKR
Height: 168 cm
TUR
Home town: Kiev UKR
Profession: student
Hobbies: music, reading
Start sk. / Club: 2006 /   
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Former Partners: Yan LUKOUSKI
Date of birth: 20.01.1995
Berk AKALIN
Place of birth: Bursa
Height: 180 cm
TUR
Home town: Ankara
Profession: college student
Hobbies: animal rescue, camping
Start sk. / Club: 1999 / Turkey
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Former Partners: Cagla DEMIRSAL, Nicole KELLY
Coach: Alper Ucar, John Kerr
Choreographer: Alper Ucar, John Kerr
Practice low season: 15 h/week Miami/USA
Practice high season: 15 h/week Miami/USA
Music Rhythm Dance as of season 2021/2022
Blues: Lose Yourself To Dance by Daft Punk
Disco: Come Get It Bae by Pharrell Williams
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2021/2022
La Casa Del Papel Bella Ciao (Money Heist Soundtrack)
Personal Best Total Score 140.66 25.09.2021 ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - OWG Qualifying
Personal Best Score Rhythm Dance 56.49 24.09.2021 ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - OWG Qualifying
Personal Best Score Free Dance 84.17 25.09.2021 ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - OWG Qualifying
14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22
Olympic Games                
World Champ.             27   
European Champ.           26(3)     
Four Continents                
World Juniors                
National Champ.   1.S(2)  3.S(1)  3.S(1)  2.S(1)       
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
(1): Yuliia ZHATA / Yan LUKOUSKI (BLR), (2): Cagla DEMIRSAL / Berk AKALIN (TUR), (3): Nicole KELLY / Berk AKALIN (TUR)
International Competition Year Place International Competition Year Place
Winter Star 2020, Minsk 2020 5. 2021 Lake Placid Ice Dance International, Norwood Boston, MA 2021 12.
LuMi Dance Trophy 2021, Odessa 2021 3. ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - OWG Qualifying, Oberstdorf 2021 14.
Akalin competed in Singles and Pair Skating at the internatonal level before switching to Ice Dance. Coach Alper Ucar is the first Turkish Olympian in Ice Dance and coach John Kerr is the 2009 and 2011 European bronze medalist in Ice Dance, representing Great Britain.
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