A World Champion from Crete

Gabriella Papadakis with her partner Guillaume Cizeron, are the 2015 World champions.

She is a French ice dancer with Greek descent. The succesful duo won also the 2015 European champion, the 2014 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist and 2015 French national champion. She was born at 10 May 1995 in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Her mother, Catherine, is a skating coach. Her father lives in Texas. “My father is from Athens Greece, but his whole family come from Crete. I knew a few frases in Greek, but since i haven’t been in Greece for many years now, i forgot it” Gabriella said in an interview in the newspaper “L’Equipe”.

She has been working with Guillaume since they were 9 years old, after her mother’s suggestion, who was also their trainer. She moved from France to Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 14 July 2014 with her partner, where they study and practice.

They have also won two gold medals on the Grand Prix series. Earlier in their career, they won silver at the 2012 Junior Grand Prix Final and 2013 World Junior Championships.