Olympic Champion in Sydney to work with Cheltzie Lee
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
13 July, 2010

Olympic figure skating gold medallist Robin Cousins is in Sydney to work with Australia’s Vancouver surprise skating star Cheltzie Lee.

Cousins, who won gold in Lake Placid in 1980, has since become best known as choreographer and artistic director for the hugely successful ‘Holiday on Ice’, as well as being head judge for the UK ‘Dancing on Ice’ TV series.

He has also been the choreographer for former world champions Brian Orser and Lu Chen.

Cousins comes to Sydney fresh from a special guest appearance as ‘Teen Angel’ in ‘Grease the Musical’ on London’s West End.

Lee exceeded all expectations in Vancouver when, as one of the youngest skaters in the field, she finished in 20th place.

The 16-year-old Sydney schoolgirl followed that a month later with a 17th placing at the World Championships, delivering another personal best points score performance along the way.

Cousins will be working with Lee at Canterbury Ice Rink for the next two weeks, and also sharing his vast knowledge and experience with some of Australia’s other leading skaters.