Kiri Baga and Taylor Toth formed their partnership in March of 2012.
Baga began skating when she was 2 because her sister skated, and she wanted to try it ... Took Basic Skills classes in 1999 when she was 4 ... During the 2010-11 season, battled stress fractures, tendinitis and a sprained ankle which forced her to withdraw from the Junior Grand Prix Final and the 2011 U.S. Championships ... Is the youngest of five children ... National Honor Society member ... Expects to graduate in 2013 ... Won the Grassroots to Champions "Champions in Life" award in 2009 ... Collects used figure skates and skating clothes for KIRISKATES, which donates used skating equipment to an inner-city program in Washington, D.C. ... Also supports Rally for Kids with Cancer, Ruff Love Rescue and Safe Haven Equine Rescue ... Teaches skating part time at her home rink, Bloomington Ice Gardens ... Has a miniature poodle named Ccino ... Looks up to Sasha Cohen ... Has been studying Chinese for two years ... Always eats bananas before competing ... Hobbies include dancing, cooking, writing, reading and practicing yoga ... If she weren't a skater, she'd be a dancer ... Baga also skates singles at the national level, having won the 2009 U.S. novice title ... View her bio here
Toth started skating when he was 7 because his parents wanted to go to Friday night public skate and did not have a babysitter - "They wanted to be able to take me with them." ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program ... Graduated Newark High School in 2007 and attends the University of Delaware ... Two-time member of the U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team ... Works as an ice monitor and a coach ... Previously skated with Kylie Gleason, Molly Aaron, Minne Lee, Lauren Ryan and Felicia Zhang, who he won the 2012 U.S. junior championship with ... Won the 2002 U.S. juvenile title and the 2003 U.S. intermediate championship with Gleason ... Also skated singles, winning the junior crown at the 2007 U.S. Collegiate Championships ... Creator and director of the "ITS GR8 TO Sk8," a program for the Armstrong School District in western Pennsylvania that teaches skating to special-needs students at the local rink ... Supports the AAID (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) ... Father was a defensive back in football for Clarion University ... Biggest influence in his life is his former coach, Elena Valova ... Biggest life-defining moment was qualifying for his first Junior Olympics in 1999 ... If he weren't a skater, he'd want to be an actor ... Something people would be surprised to learn about him is he's named after his relative, President Zachary Taylor ... If he could have dinner with any one person, it would be Dorothy Hamill because "I admire her dedication to the sport, and I adore the Warhol portrait of her" ... After he's done competing, he wants to move to New York and work for Marc Jacobs International ... Enjoys antiquing, spray painting and going dancing ... Listens to rap, pop, show tunes and country ... Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TaylorToth