Tatiana Tarasova

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Birthday
13, 1947
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia

About

Russian figure skating coach and adviser who, as of 2018, has coached more world and Olympic champions than any skating coach in history. In March 2008, she was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

She began skating at 5 years old. She was a two-time Soviet national medalist until an injury forced her into retirement at 18. 

Trivia

She founded the Russian All-Stars, an ice ballet, in the mid-1980s. 

Family Life

Her father is ice hockey coach Anatoli Tarasov. She was married to famed pianist Vladimir Krainev until his death in 2011.  

Associated With

Some of her former students include Mao AsadaIlia KulikSasha Cohen and Evan Lysacek