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Maia and Alex featured on icenetwork.com

Springs snips: Ballas lends Latin flair to Shibs

Published 02/2012

(02/11/2012) - When Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won raves for their new-and-improved Latin short dance at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the world ice dancing bronze medalists gave credit not only to their coaches, Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva, but to Corky Ballas, the five-time U.S. National Professional Latin champion who partnered with Cloris Leachman and Florence […]

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Originally published on TeenVogue.com

Originally published on TeenVogue.com

Maia Featured on Teen Vogue

Ice Dancer Maia Shibutani on Practice, Performances, and What It Takes To Be A Pro Athlete

Published 01/2012

Talk about impressive! At just seventeen years old, Maia Shibutani has traveled the world, won countless competitions in pairs skating with her older brother Alex, and is getting ready to head off to the University of Michigan this fall. Somehow, Maia carved time out of her schedule to chat with us about what keeps her motivated and […]

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Maia and Alex featured on ESPNW.com

Shibutanis Make Ice Dancing the Family Business

Published 10/2011

Finding a figure skating partner is a tricky endeavor, requiring the elements of athletic evaluation (think NFL combine), subjective judging on appearance and synchronicity (think “Dancing with the Stars”) and the intangible of personal compatibility (think online dating). Then, throw in a few life-changing decisions, such as who’s going to pull up hometown roots, and […]

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