James and Cipres are the 2013 French champions.
James previously competed with Yannick Bonheur from 2008-10, winning the French title in 2010 and competing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where they finished 14th ... She and Bonheur composed the first African-American pair to compete at the Olympics ... Competed for Great Britain in singles from 2005-08, winning the country's senior ladies title in 2005 ... Prior to that, was a singles skater in the U.S. for three seasons ... Started skating when she was 11 ... Likes playing tennis, watching movies and dancing.
Cipres was a singles skater for France from 2004-10, placing as high as fourth at the French championships in 2010 ... Missed the 2007-08 season due to an adductor muscle injury ... Started skating when he was 4 ... Interests include sports and music.
2013 Season NotesSP Music: "Rumba d'Amour" and music by Safri Duo
FS Music: Music from the Pearl Harbor soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "El Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack
FS Music: "Nostalgia" by Yanni