Anissina and Peizerat are known for their dramatic yet lyrical figure skating,
as well as their charisma both on and off the ice. They are often remembered
for their "reverse lift", in which he lifts both blades off the ice while
she supports him, her blades on the ice.
Probably their most renowned program is Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, their gold medal free
skate at the 2000 World Figure Skating Championships. Torvill and Dean suggested it to them, and
choreographed it brilliantly. Anissina and Peizerat skate it with
passion, demonstrating spectacular lifts and intricate footwork.
Burno Vandelli, Antonio Najarro and Pascal Gaona have also choreographed
Their 2000 Olympics ice dance showdown was tense. The Olympics were
in Turino, Italy, where the ambitious Italian team, Barbara Fusar-Poli and Maurizio
Margaglio (as well as Lobacheva and Averbukh - Marina's previous
partner), were their primary competition. However, they skated a near-perfect
free skate to Non Merci/Canon Inverso, and took home the Olympic gold medal.
Since 2002, Anissina and Peizerat have been skating professionally throughout the
world, and have participated for several years in the U.S.
Champions on Ice figure skating tour. In 2005, they
skated a command performance for Queen Elizabeth, as part of
the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
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