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CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
*2017 U.S. pewter medalists
*2015-16 U.S. junior bronze medalists

2017-18 SEASON NOTES

SD Music: "Baddest Girl in Town" by Pitbull, "Lo So Che Finira" by Anna Tatangelo, "Bailar" by Deorro ft. Elvis Crespo
FD Music: "I Put a Spell on You" Annie Lennox

IJS PERSONAL BESTS

International Competition:
SD - 65.94 (2016 Tallinn Trophy)
FD - 101.87 (2016 Tallinn Trophy)
Final Score - 167.81 (2016 Tallinn Trophy)

U.S. Qualifying Competition:
SD - 67.17 (2017 U.S. Championships)
FD - 103.12 (2017 U.S. Championships)
Final Score - 170.29 (2017 U.S. Championships)

CONNECT WITH US

Twitter: @epogrebinsky and @AlexBenoit95
Instagram: elliana_pogrebinsky and AlexBenoit95
Facebook fan page
Official website

SKATING NOTES

Announced partnership in March 2014

Pogrebinsky began skating at age 3 in a "Mommy and Me" class ... Competed in singles and synchronized skating before becoming an ice dancer ...Previously competed on Team USA with Ross Gudis ... Previously coached by Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak, and Dmytri Ilin (2009-'13), and Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko (2005-'09).

Benoit switched from hockey to ice dance at age 8 after watching ice dance at the 2004 U.S. Championships ... Won medals at the juvenile and intermediate level in singles skating before ice dancing full time ... Previously skated with Olivia Dilorio (2013) ... Previously coached by Candy Brown (2004-'14).

PERSONAL NOTES

Pogrebinsky graduated from Flextech High School in 2016 ... Is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology from Schoolcraft College ... Volunteers at an animal shelter in Novi, Michigan ... Speaks fluent Russian ... As a dual-enrollment student, was named to the Oakland Community College Dean's list for academic achievement ... Won first place at the Montgomery County School's Art Show ... Studied ballet and was a competitive ballroom dancer ... Was a rhythmic gymnastics pacific region champion ... Was nominated to the Future Stars Team as one of the 25 best gymnasts in U.S. and qualified for three Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships at three levels.

Benoit is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan ... Completed high school through a distance learning program, but performed with a local high school's competitive show choir team ... Volunteers as a singles, pairs and ice dance judge for U.S. Figure Skating ... Volunteers with Touch My Heart ... Enjoys skiing, acting, cars, film, photography, hockey, baseball and football.

Season Notes

  • 2016-17 Season Notes

    SD Music: "Trouble" by Elvis Presley
    FD Music: "Persian legend: Layla's temptation of Majnun" by various artists
  • 2016-17 Season Notes

    SD Music: "Trouble" performed by Elvis Presley
    FD Music: "Sadko" by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov and "The Feeling Begins" by Peter Gabriel
  • 2015-16 Season Notes

    SD Music: "My Sweet and Tender Beast" by Eugene Doga
    FD Music: "William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet" by Hooper, Arnstrong, deVries; "Romeo et Juliette: de la Haine a l'Amour" by Gerard Pregurvic
  • 2014-15 Season Notes

    SD Music: "Straight to Memphis" by Club des Belugas, "Beijos" by DJ Vadim and "Banto" by Kaoma
    FD Music: Selections from Swan Lake by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Costumes designed by Gail Johnson and Alysa Mandel

Competitive History

  • 2018 - U.S. Championships - 7th
  • 2017 - Tallinn Trophy - 3rd
  • 2017 - Internationaux de France - 7th
  • 2017 - Cup of China - 7th
  • 2017 - Lombardia Trophy - 4th
  • 2017 - Lake Placid Ice Dance International - 3rd
  • 2017 - U.S. Championships - 4th
  • 2016 - Tallinn Trophy - 3rd
  • 2016 - Rostelecom Cup - 6th
  • 2016 - Skate America - 7th
  • 2016 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 4th
  • 2016 - World Junior Championships - 4th
  • 2016 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 3rd
  • 2016 - Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 1st
  • 2015 - Junior Grand Prix (Spain) - 3rd
  • 2015 - Junior Grand Prix (Austria) - 4th
  • 2015 - World Junior Championships - 13th
  • 2015 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 3rd
  • 2015 - Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 1st
  • 2014 - Junior Grand Prix, Croatia - 8th
  • 2014 - Junior Grand Prix, Japan - 5th