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About

Teamed up in the summer of 2014 ... Sat out the 2014-15 season in order to become eligible to compete in 2015-16.

Tobias previously competed with Otar Japaridze for Georgia in 2007-08 and with Deividas Stagniunas for Lithuania from 2010-14 ... With Stagniunas, she won the bronze medal at 2011 Skate America and competed at the 2014 Olympic Games, finishing 17th ... Received Lithuanian citizenship at the end of 2013 ... Is a trained ballet dancer and danced in the school of American ballet for seven years ... Married Samuel Lites, an amateur scout with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, in June 2017.

Tkachenko previously competed with Anastasia Gorshkova (2002-06), Maria Monko (2006-08) and Ekaterina Riazanova (2009-14) ... With Gorshkova, he won the bronze medal at the 2005 World Junior Championships ... With Riazanova, he was a two-time Russian bronze medalist and won three medals in the Grand Prix Series ... Married wife Ksenia in 2012 ... Enjoys biking and snowboarding.

Season Notes

  • 2017-18 Season Notes
    SD Music: "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran, "She Will Be Loved" by Rhythms Del Mundo and "Fireball" by Pitbull
    FD Music: Music from Samson et Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns
  • 2016-17 Season Notes
    SD Music: "Real Life" and "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd
    FS Music: "Pas de deux" from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
  • 2015-16 Season Notes
    SD Music: Music from 'Cinderella' by Patrick Doyle
    FD Music: "Polovetsian Dances" from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin

Competitive History

  • 2017 - World Championships - 12th
  • 2017 - European Championships - 4th
  • 2017 - Israeli Championships - 1st
  • 2016 - Tallinn Trophy - 2nd
  • 2016 - Trophée de France - 5th
  • 2016 - Skate America - 6th
  • 2016 - Autumn Classic International - 4th
  • 2016 - World Championships - 12th
  • 2016 - European Championships - 10th
  • 2015 - Tallinn Trophy - 1st
  • 2015 - Mordovian Ornament - 2nd
  • 2015 - Finlandia Trophy - 2nd
  • 2015 - Lake Placid Ice Dance International - 1st