Choreographer: Renee Roca
Viewers will enjoy discovering U.S. Ice dancer and World Team member Kim Navarro and her engaging, warm and open on ice style. Kim literally grew up on the ice in Santa Rosa, California. Her mom, an ice showgirl herself, was a skating coach at Snoopy's Home Ice, which was built by Peanuts creator and figure skating enthusiast, Charles Schulz. Less a training centre and more of an entertainment arena, it hosted professional ice shows starring Dorothy Hamill and Robin Cousins and extreme sports shows, which Kim had the opportunity to participate in at a young age - cementing her love of performing.
After graduating Cum Laude from Columbia University in 2004, she joined on ice forces with Brent Bommentre. They became U.S. Ice Dance Bronze Medalists in 2008 and 2009. They were U.S. World Team members in 2008 and 2010 and Olympic Team Alternates in 2006 and 2010. The couple retired from competition in 2010 but continue a performing career together and they have just completed their first season as pros touring Europe with Holiday on Ice.
Kim, who has had extensive off ice dance training, also models, acts and even in-line skates. There is no doubt she thrives under the spotlight.
The Tourette's Syndrome Neurodevelopmental Clinic at Toronto Western Hospital provides ongoing care for patients and acts as a specialized referral centre. Tourette's Syndrome affects three per cent of the general population and is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders.
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