There are many Olympic medalists and world champions in figure skating, but only a few are all of those things and more. British ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean introduced new concepts and themes transforming the sport from a mirror of ballroom dancing to a balletic and artistic interpretation suitable for ice and stage. At a time when figure skating attracted attention only during the Olympic years, Torvill and Dean brought the sport into the world's attention first with their sensuous free dance of Ravel's Bolero to their enormously popular ice shows.
BBC Desert Island Discs: Torvill and Dean
Kirsty Young talks to Olympic ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
ITV - Dancing on Ice
British television programme starring Torvill and Dean as coaches to celebrities learning to ice dance and competing each week. Torvill and Dean also perform. Includes videos of performances.
Stars on Ice 1997
Fan photographs taken at the ice show with pictures of all participating skaters.
Torvill, Dean Win Crowd, Lose Judges
Washington Post article on Lillehammer figure skating results. (February 22, 1994)
Ice Dancing's Proper Revolutionaries
Washington Post article on the ice dancers on their return home after the Sarajevo Olympics. (February 14, 1984)
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