Ilinykh and Katsalapov are the 2013 European silver medalists, 2012 European bronze medalists, 2010 world junior champions and 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalists.
Skated together and trained under Alexander Zhulin while he was still working in the USA, but they split up in 2005 ... He then skated with Angelina Kabysheva ... The team reunited in the spring of 2008 in Moscow ... Switched coaches after the 2010-11 season, when they started taking from Nikloi Morozov.
She started skating when she was 4 ... Enjoys literature, arts, fashion and motorcycles ... Formerly skated with Ivan Bukin.
He started skating when he was 4 ... Likes art, music, cars, sports and reading ... Previously competed with Angelina Kabysheva.
2013 Season NotesSD Music: "Andijan Polka"
FD Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Ghost
2012 Season NotesSD Music: "Hip Hip Chin Chin" by Club des Belugas, "Mas que Nada" by Sérgio Mendes and "Mujer Latina" by Kike Satander
FD Music: "Ave Maria" performed by Thomas Spencer-Wortley
2011 Season NotesSD Music: Waltz from Agony soundtrack by Alfred Schnittke
FD Music: Music from Don Quixote by Leon Minkus
2010 Season NotesOD Music: "Incantations" (Andean folklore dance)
FD Music: Music from Schindler's List and Fiddler on the Roof by John Williams
2009 Season NotesOD Music: "Sing, Sing, Sing"
FD Music: "Sarabande" by Jon Lord