Meet Anastasiia & Danil
We are the 2021 U.S. Junior Champions!
We were born in Dnipro, Ukraine.
We teamed up in 2018. In our first season together, we won the bronze medal on the novice level at the 2019 U.S. Championships. The following season, we won the silver medal at the junior level at the 2020 U.S. Championships and finished in 10th place at the World Junior Championships. We became the U.S. Junior Champions at the 2021 U.S. Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We are coached by Trudy Oltmanns and train in Minnesota.
Thank you for visiting our website and following our journey!
Nastyia & Danil
Meet Anastasiia “Nastyia”
Anastasiia “Nastyia” was born April 20, 2004 in Dnipro, Ukraine.
When she’s not skating, she enjoys drawing, embroidering and shopping.
How did I start in skating?
My parents enrolled me in skating when I was 5-years-old to help with health problems when I was young.
Favorite thing about skating?
I like being able to do unique and difficult tricks. I also adore beautiful costumes and make-up. I love the feeling of success when your hard work pays off.
Actor/Actresses: Mario Casas, Emma Roberts and Anne Hathaway
Movies: The Hustle, Holidate and The Devil Wears Prada
TV Shows: Big Sky, A Million Little Things
Songs: “Levitating” by Dua Lipa and “Holy” by Justin Bieber
Animal: Dogs and fluffy cats
Foods: Apple with peanut butter, Cliff bars, almonds, pizza and ice cream
Drink: Coffee and Crystal Light
Quotes: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Danil was born September 9, 2000 in Dnipro, Ukraine.
When he’s not skating, he enjoys powerlifting, landscaping and traveling.
How did I start skating?
My mother figure skated when she was child, so she enrolled me at age 3 because she loved the sport.
Favorite thing about skating? Least favorite?
My favorite part of skating is the discipline and hard work required to be successful. In addition to the competitions, I really enjoy the day-to-day work. My favorite element is the triple twist and I am looking forward to doing a quad twist before moving to the senior level.
I don’t enjoy a crowded practice ice, I love the feeling of skating with a partner much more than skating singles.
Actor/Actress: Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie
Movies: Due Date
TV Shows: Grace and Frankie & The Kaminsky Method
Video Game: Dota
Songs: “Business” and Girls Like
Animal: Caucasian Shepard
Foods: Anything breakfast
Drink: Coffee, orange juice and water
Quotes: “No pain, no gain.”
“My coach contacted me in Ukraine and asked to come to the U.S for a tryout. It was scary because I did not speak very much English and I traveled far from home by myself. The tryout was so much fun and we have been together ever since.” -Nastyia
“My coach was searching for a suitable partner for quite awhile. She did not find anyone she preferred in the U.S. so she starting looking in other countries. Ironically, she found Nastyia in Dnipro, Ukraine in the rink where I grew up skating.” – Danil
“My partner has a cute and funny personality. Most importantly, he is a strong and serious athlete and he always has my back.” – Natstyia
“Nastyia is very easy to get along with and she doesn’t argue or fight which makes working hard enjoyable.” – Danil