About Julia Vlassov and Drew Meekins
World Junior Champions in pairs as of 2006, Vlassov and Meekins, who
skate for the Colonial Figure Skating Club of Boxborough Massachusetts, and previously skated with the
Skating Club of Boston, entered senior
competition with the fall 2006 Grand Prix series. Skating
to the Warsaw Concerto, they placed second
at the Nebelhorn trophy, did poorly at Cup
of China, then improved with a fifth place win at the NHK
Trophy in late November.
Julia Vlassov was born August 29, 1990 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Her father, Alexander Vlassov was an
Olympic pairs figure skating champion
himself, skating pairs with Irina Vorobieva (while coached by Tamara Moskvina),
with whom he won both the silver and bronze medal for Russia in 1976 and
Soon after his Olympic wins, Vlassov and family immigrated to the U.S., where Julia grew up.
Julia started skating at an early age, and won both intermediate and junior championships
as a single skater before becoming a pairs skater.
Drew Meekins, born in Alaska in April 10, 1985 was actively competitive
in sports as a child but did not start ice skating until age 12. Two years later, he dedicated himself to pairs skating.
His family had moved from Juneau, Alaska to the Boston
suburbs, where he met his partner, Julia. Drew is also
a big movie fan and a lover of travel, and plans to
study business management after his
figure skating days.
Vlassov and Meekins' coaches are Alexander Vlassov (Julia's father) and Laura Amelina.
Their choreographers are Laura Amelina and Evgeniy Krasowski. In addition to the Warsaw
Concerto, they are also skating to an original Dance of Leelo's Tune and Sarabande by
Mrvia during the 2006-7 figure skating season.