Announced the formation of their partnership in July 2011 ... Gilles previously competed with Tim McKernan and Zach Donohue ... Won the 2008 U.S. junior silver medal with McKernan ... With Donohue, won back-to-back U.S. junior bronze medals, in 2009 and 2010, and three medals in the Junior Grand Prix Series ... Poirier competed with Vanessa Crone from 2001-11 ... Claimed numerous national and international medals, including bronze at the 2010 Grand Prix Final, bronze at the 2011 Four Continents Championships, silver at the 2008 World Junior Championships and gold at the 2011 Canadian Championships.
Gilles began skating at age 2 1/2 because her older brother, Todd, skated ... Todd has competed internationally as an ice dancer with Trina Pratt and Jane Summersett, and now skates with Emily Samuelson ... Twin sister, Alexe, is a singles skater and is the 2008 U.S. junior champion ... Hobbies include water skiing, snow skiing and making jewelry ... Favorite cities to which she's traveled for skating are Cape Town, South Africa and Vienna, Austria ... Has a passion for fashion design, improvisational comedy and jewelry ... Took an improv class at school ... Not many people may know that she has a twin sister and that she modeled as a child ... After skating, she would like to go to college, do "Stars on Ice" and have a career in the arts.
Poirier has also competed in singles winning the 2008 Canadian junior silver medal ... Enjoys reading, dancing, traveling and writing ... Studying linguistics at the University of Toronto ... Attended the same high school as World champion Patrick Chan.
2013 Season NotesSD Music: Music from Mary Poppins
FD Music: "Wild Spirits"
2012 Season NotesSD Music: "Put It in a Love Song" by Alicia Keys and Beyoncé, and "Magalenha" by Sérgio Mendes
FD Music: "Pure Imagination" performed by Maroon 5, "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics and "Pure Imagination" performed by Glee