FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on June 14, 2015
Linda Carbonetto Villella is judging the inaugural World Figure Championship!
August 28 - 29, 2015
1932 Olympic Arena
Lake Placid, New York, USA
With great excitement, the 2015 World Figure Championship continues to announce its panel of 10 distinguished judges. Linda Carbonetto Villella is a Canadian National Figure Skating Champion, Bronze Medalist at the North American Championships, and represented Canada on Olympic & World Figure Skating Teams. Linda will be judging the World Figure Championship Ladies' and Men's Figure events that will decide the new World Figure Championship Titles.
Please enjoy Linda Carbonetto Villella's statement below.
I look forward to seeing old friends and participating in this wonderful new event.
Linda Carbonetto Villella
Linda’s background was not in dance. She was the Canadian National Figure Skating Champion, the bronze medalist at the North American Championships, a member of the World and Olympic figure skating teams in Canada, the star of Ice Capades and feature performer for television shows and commercials. She met her husband while helping him Choreograph a television special for Olympic Champion Dorothy Hamill.
Translating her ice background into a dance school was similar but challenging. Her responsibilities included hiring all faculty and staff, developing all programming and schedules for winter and summer programs, coordinating up to one hundred students with Nutcracker performances in three counties, coordinating Miami City Ballet School’s summer intensive with housing, food, busing, activities, chaperones, and health care, providing outreach programs and performances for schools, setting up programs for children with financial need, and supervising the Student Showcase and Jazz Showcase each year.
Linda was also successful as a fundraiser working with long range planning, organizational development, project planning and implementation. She was also highly successful in her efforts to seek funding from foundations, corporations and individual donors.
Linda received the Laudare Award from Barry University for her work with children and is the recipient of the Cultural Award from the Red Cross Spectrum Awards for Women.
She now lives in New York with her husband Edward Villella, former Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet. She has three children Rodney, Lauren and Crista.
The 2015 World Figure Championship & Figure Festival Organizational Team (WFCOT) can be reached at the offices of Peak Edge Performance, Inc. (PEP). PEP is a skating, event and entertainment company with expertise in all three ice sports (Figure, Speed & Hockey Skating). For more information, contact (WFCOT) at firstname.lastname@example.org - 518.523.8706
The World Figure Championship & Figure Festival is sanctioned/endorsed through Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Endorsement #3-2552-2015.