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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean Biography

Sport Or Art?, Bound For Sarajevo, A Challenge In Lillehamer, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY TORVILL AND DEAN:

British ice dancers

For followers of sport, the insinuating rhythm of Maurice Ravel's instrumental composition "Bolero" may forever evoke images of the swirling figures of the ice-dancing pair who electrified the 1984 Olympic winter games in Sarajevo, in the former Yugoslavia. Great Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are perhaps best remembered as the "Bolero"-skating gold medalists, but in fact the pair have numerous amateur and professional championships to their credit. Following their Olympic gold (and subsequent, controversial 1994 bronze), the two have kept busy in their sport, both as performers and as choreographers.


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(With Neil Wilson) Torvill and Dean: Fire on Ice. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994.

Sketch by Susan Salter

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