Gary Shortland, Figure Skating Coach
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About Gary Shortland
Eligible (Amateur) Career

Gary Shortland teaches figure skating in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has been teaching full time since May, 2001, coaching skaters of all ages and levels, from beginners to experienced competitors. His focus is primarily on ice dance, moves in the field, and choreography.

Gary began his figure skating training at age 9. Throughout his career, he trained with coaching dignitaries such as Jimmy Young, Betty Callaway, Russian Olympic coach Natalia Linichuk, and his initial coach, Daphne Cronhelm.

With his first partner, Lucy Platt, and later on with his second partner, Charlotte Clements, Gary competed in ice dance competitions throughout the world. During his exciting career, he competed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For two consecutive years, he and Charlotte won the senior British National Dance Championships; they placed second while defending their title for the third time. During his years competing at the Senior International level, Gary had the opportunity to work with the renowned Bolshoi Ballet choreographer, Shanti Rushpaul.

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Gary with Charlotte-World Champions!
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