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Sasha Cohen : biography

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Alexandra Pauline "Sasha" Cohen (born October 26, 1984) is a U.S. figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, and the 2006 U.S. Champion.

Personal life

Cohen was born in Westwood, California, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Her full name is Alexandra Pauline Cohen. Her nickname "Sasha" is a Russian diminutive of "Alexandra". As a university student, she has used the name Alex, rather than Sasha.

Her mother, Galina (née Feldman), is a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine and a former ballet dancer.

Her father, Roger Cohen, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. Roger Cohen was formerly a law partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, and Of Counsel at Dorsey and Whitney. He is Founder and CEO of VerticalPoint Solutions, a company that simplifies and automates compliance for document intensive industries. VerticalPoint is based in Orange County, California.

Sasha Cohen graduated from Futures High School in Mission Viejo, California in 2002. As of 2011, she was enrolled as an undergraduate student at Columbia University. She has a younger sister, Natalia ("Natasha"), who began college at Barnard College in August 2006.

In 2005, Cohen published her autobiography, Fire on Ice. The autobiography was republished in 2006 adding a new chapter on the 2006 season.

Cohen understands the Russian language.

Ice shows

Cohen has participated in the ice show Stars On Ice for several years, as well as starring in the 2010 Art On Ice alongside Stéphane Lambiel. She joined 2010 Olympic ladies champion Kim Yu-Na in the All That Skate ice show, scheduled for July 23–25, 2010 in Goyang, South Korea, alongside other skaters including Michelle Kwan, Stéphane Lambiel and Brian Joubert.

Acting career

Television

Cohen has done commercials for Citizen Watch, Simply Saline, and Got Milk?. She appeared in Episode 7 of the second season of Project Runway wherein designers were challenged to design a skating dress for her. The winning dress (by Zulema Griffin) did not fit and the dress had to be resized. Cohen made a brief appearance guest starring as herself on the May 5, 2006 episode of the NBC drama, Las Vegas. In April 2008, she appeared as a contortionist on the premiere episode of Secret Talents of the Stars and advanced to the semifinals, although the show was cancelled before she could perform again. She made a guest appearance as an ice skater in CSI: NY season 3 episode 12 "Silent Night". Sasha also participated in the 2013 edition of "Tornado Week" on The Weather Channel, helping break the myth that small tornadoes are not as destructive by demonstrating a tight spin.

Film

Cohen played Fiona Hughes in the Don Johnson movie Moondance Alexander. At the 2006 Academy Awards, Cohen served as a guest correspondent for Inside Edition. This experience led to an encounter with Ben Stiller and a discussion about having a part in a future comedy about figure skating, which Cohen said she would enjoy. In 2007, she appeared as herself in Blades of Glory. Later that year, she also had a role in Bratz: The Movie.

Programs

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Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2009–2010
  • España Cañí by Pascual Marquina Narro choreo. by Lori Nichol
  • Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven choreo. by Nikolai Morozov
  • Sick and Tired by Anastacia choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen performed by Jeff Buckley choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • Mein Herr (from Cabaret) by Kander and Ebb choreo. by Sasha Cohen
2008–2009 Did not compete
  • Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven choreo. by Nikolai Morozov
  • Don't Stop The Music by Rihanna choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • I Could Not Ask For More by Sara Evans choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago performed by Peter Cetera choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley performed by Peter Cetera choreo. by Sasha Cohen
2007–2008
  • What's Left Of Me by Nick Lachey choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • Hurt by Christina Aguilera choreo. by Sasha Cohen
2006–2007
  • It's So Hard To Say Goodbye by Boyz II Men choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • Anytime, Anywhere by Sarah Brightman choreo. by Sasha Cohen
2005–2006
  • Dark Eyes (Russian folk song) choreo. by Nikolai Morozov
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968 film) by Nino Rota and André Rieu choreo. by David Wilson
  • God Bless America by Celine Dion choreo. by Sasha Cohen
  • Don't Rain on My Parade by Barbra Streisand choreo. by John Nicks, and Sasha Cohen
2004–2005
  • Dark Eyes Russian folk song choreo. by Nikolai Morozov
  • Pas de deux (from The Nutcracker) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky choreo. by Marina Zueva, Igor Shpilband
  • Don't Rain on My Parade by Barbra Streisand choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
2003–2004
  • Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
  • Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
  • My Fair Lady (1964 film) by Frederick Loewe choreo. by Robin Wagner
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968 film) by Nino Rota and André Rieu choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
2002–2003
  • Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova, Nikolai Morozov
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova, Nikolai Morozov
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968 film) by Nino Rota and André Rieu choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
  • One Day I'll Fly Away (from Moulin Rouge!) by Nicole Kidman choreo. by Sasha Cohen
2001–2002
  • My Sweet and Tender Beast by Eugen Doga choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
  • Carmen by Georges Bizet choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
  • Hernando's Hideaway by Ella Fitzgerald choreo. by John Nicks, and Sasha Cohen
  • Aria by Heitor Villa-Lobos choreo. by John Nicks, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Sasha Cohen
2000–2001
  • My Sweet and Tender Beast by Eugen Doga choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
  • Dark Eyes Russian folk song orchestrated by the London Festival Orchestra choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
  • Anytime, Anywhere by Sarah Brightman choreo. by John Nicks, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Sasha Cohen
  • To Love You More by Celine Dion choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
1999–2000
  • Baroque selections by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
  • Violin Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
  • Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini choreo. by John Nicks, Sasha Cohen
1998–1999
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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