sinead-kerr

Meet BOTB Competitor Sinead Kerr

Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Current Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Career Highlights

  • Seven- Time British Ice Dance Champion  (2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010)
  • Two-Time Scottish Ice Dance Champion  (2006, 2010)
  • Two-Time Olympian (2006,2010)

A new face for season four of Battle of the Blades is Sinead Kerr, an extraordinary ice dancer from Scotland who brings a vivacious energy and a winning tradition to the ice. Throughout a long and distinguished career, the sister-brother ice dance team of Sinead and John Kerr has been singled out for their creativity, individuality, teamwork and sheer determination since teaming up in 2000. They are the first dancers from Scotland to win a British title, which they did seven consecutive times from 2004 – 2010. The Kerrs were the first skaters from Great Britain to medal at an ISU Championships in 15 years, when they earned their first of two European bronze medals in 2009. Their first British title led the Kerrs to a solid debut at the European and World Championships in 2004. The team was ultimately recognized for their unique style, offbeat musical choices and cool moves, which earned them two trips to the Olympics in 2006 and 2010, eight trips to the European and seven to the World Championships, where they had a career best 5th place result in 2010.

Sinead and John retired from competitive skating in April 2011 and in 2012, toured with Stars on Ice. They currently work with international level ice dance teams and specialize in choreography. Sinead is also dedicated to bringing awareness and raising funds for autism research.

“This is my first season on Battle of the Blades. I am really looking forward to forming a proper partnership with my player! If we can have fun together and really get to know and trust each other, then together we will be able to challenge ourselves on the ice to the max! I think becoming a proper skating team is what "Battle" is all about. I am also excited to be able to skate for and draw attention to my charity - Autism Speaks. Having a younger brother who is severely autistic means it's something really close to my heart.” – Sinead Kerr

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