6 Olympic Figure Skaters We'd Love to See Onstage
The Winter Olympics are in full swing—and we can’t get enough of all things figure skating. The skill, the technique, the glamorous costumes: What’s not to love about this elegant sport? And while their perfectly choreographed performances look amazing on the ice, we think some of these insanely graceful artists could kill it onstage, too.
Here are 6 skaters we hope will make their dancing debuts soon.
Number one on our list is none other than Adam Rippon. His talent, as both a skater (obviously) and a natural mover, is undeniable—and we can’t get enough of his personality! Watch this routine, choreographed by Benji Schwimmer, to see for yourself.
Mirai Nagasu made a huge mark at this year’s Winter Olympics by becoming the third woman to ever land a triple axel in competition. She’s definitely got the athleticism to nail 32 fouettés—and she’s got pretty lines, to boot.
Not only did this Russian superstar just break the record for the highest score ever given to an Olympic skater for the ladies’ short program, but she also has a (very well-documented) love of hip-hop dance! We think those long arms and legs would make her a natural in the ballet studio, too.
We already know this Olympic frontrunner has a ballet background—and if we hadn’t known, we would’ve guessed it, based on his musicality and well-placed port de bras. So, Nathan: When are you going to make your return to the ballet stage?
There’s no denying that six-time South Korean national champion Yuna Kim is a powerhouse. Her #flawless routine at the 2010 Olympic Games earned her the gold medal, and she recently had the honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony. What’s next for this figure skating icon? A dance career showing off those pretty balletic lines, we hope!
Patrick Chan made headlines for helping Team Canada win the Olympic gold medal in the team event and, tbh, we weren’t surprised at all. Chan skates with an elegance and beauty that elevate his skating talents. We’re guessing he could SLAY some Travis Wall choreography.