Pre-competition (Broadmoor Open) update: I decided to get two new programs. I wanted to let go of all that happened last season and start fresh. Catarina [Lindgren] choreographed my new short program to Rachmaninoff’s “Trio élégiaque No. 2” and Tom [Dickson] choreographed my new long program to Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. We stuck with the darker concept for the long, but changed up the short completely. The story behind the short is one that resonates with me greatly. It’s about a journey from being broken and injured, overcoming those obstacles and transforming into something that is free and beautiful. Catarina used the analogy of a bird with a broken wing that eventually becomes strong enough to fly again. It’s very synonymous with my journey over the past year and means a lot to me. The long is the story of Sweeney Todd and it’s extremely morbid and dark. It shows off a different side of my skating than anyone has ever really seen. I’m excited to debut them both at Broadmoor Open. 🙂

P.S. I hope to write a little bit more after Broadmoor Open.