Torvill & Dean

Olympic Legends Who Reinvented Ice Skating

torvil and dean

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean went from being an insurance clerk and a police constable respectively, to wowing the world and becoming genuine Olympic legends in 1984. Now highly sought after Olympic speakers, the pair achieved perfect 6.0 marks from all judges at the Winter Olympic Games for their performance of Ravel’s Boléro, an event that has gone down in ice-skating history.

With 16 gold medals to their name, Torvill and Dean have reached the pinnacle of their sport in every major tournament, including the British Championships, The European Championships, The World Championships and, of course, the Winter Olympic Games. The pair now spend a lot of time as speakers on the after-dinner circuit, they discuss their monumental skating careers and reflect on achieving goals and dealing with pressure.

The Olympic speakers’ home town of Nottingham is so proud of the innovative skating duo, that the UK’s National Ice Arena is fronted by Boléro Square and there are streets named after them near the city, these are Torvill Drive which leads on to Dean Close. They built a wonderful legacy and are considered true legends within ice skating, they’ve inspired thousands across the world with their wonderful careers.

Christopher Dean began his ice skating adventure when he won the British Primary Dance Championship in 1972 followed by the British Junior Dance Championship of 1974. Jayne Torvill, on the other hand, began as British Junior Pairs Champion in 1970 and British Senior Pairs Champion in 1971.

As speakers, Torvill and Dean discuss the importance of peak performance and how to remain calm when under the spotlight. Together, Torvill and Dean became British Ice Dance Champions every year from 1978 to 1983 and in 1994; European Ice Dance Champions in 1981, ’82, ’84 and ’94; World Ice Dance Champions from 1981 to 1984; World Professional Ice Dance Champions in 1984, ’85, 1990, ’95 and ’96; and Olympic Ice Dance bronze medalists in 1994; 10 years after their original Olympic triumph.

Since retiring, the Olympic speakers have worked as choreographers and coaches and taken part in many TV shows, including Dancing On Ice and Torvill and Dean’s Dancing On Ice. They work fantastically well together which makes them a wonderful team, they can inspire audiences of any size with their knowledge and experience.

To book Torvill and Dean for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Torvil & Dean are known to discuss the following topics:

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • The Bolero
  • Ice Skating
  • Choreography
  • Peak Performance
  • Mental Resilience

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