The commitment of 17 year old Daniella Alessi to her skating career is paying off. She rounds off the season being crowned Senior champion at the British Solo Ice Dance Championships 2016, with the highest scoring female solo ice dance score recorded under the IJS system.
Alessi began free skating and ice dance at the age of 3 and has enjoyed a successful and varied skating career thus far. She studied at The Sylvia Young Theatre School in London for 4 years where she perfected her performance skills for the ice through studying the performing arts. She also appeared on Dancing On Ice at the age of 9 with her then skating partner.
In 2012 Alessi began to train under Olympic and World coach Elizabeth Coates at the Lee Valley Ice Centre in London, and in 2014 she followed Coates to Streatham. Alessi trains six times a week at Slough and Streatham – the latter requiring a three hour round trip.
Her dedication has reaped the rewards as Alessi has several British Championship titles under her belt, winning gold in 2012, 2013 and 2016, as well as finishing top in the Welsh Championships in 2014.
Alessi names her main aim as finding a suitable and committed partner in Ice Dance with whom she can compete internationally. She is also studying for her A-Levels, as well as her Level 2 coaching qualifications. She hopes to pass on to others all of the things she has learned through her skating, and one day hopes to choreograph dances for her pupils.
Published August 9th 2016