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October 8th, 2001
2-time Olympic Gold medalist -1994 and1998.
5 time World champion 1994 -1998, Oksana 'Pasha' Grishuk is now available
for private and group classes: skating, choreography, ballet, modern-jazz.
In the state of CA: Los Angeles and Orange County. For information
call (310) 790-0207 or send an e-mail to: Oksanaskating@aol.com
( posted by Jim Hodges)
in SoCal Ice Magazine
The League of Experts - "We're excited
to welcome the reigning Olympic Ice Dancing Champion, Pasha Grishuk
to SoCal Ice Magazine's,
League of Experts. In her debut article, Miss Grishuk shares her opinion
on the current crop of eligible ice dancers."
( posted by Christian
To Film Life Story
June 1st, 2001
Two-time (and reigning) Olympic Champion
Gold Medal figure skater Ms. "Pasha" Oksana Grishuk and
Samaco Productions enter into an agreement to develop a movie based
on Ms. Grishuk's life story. Tentative title - "Pasha Grishuk
- Live to Tell."
"I am very excited my Life Story is going to be made into a movie.
There have been so many fascinating twists and turns in my life; several
hidden, surprising and shocking aspects of which hitherto unknown;
even to my family and closest friends, will now be told," said
"Now is 'perfect timing,' with Pasha a reigning Olympic Champion,
and with less than a year till the next Winter Olympics - over with
a billion viewers worldwide, the interest in figure skating and her
Life story movie will be huge. Our goal is to have this movie on screen
by January 2002", according to the President/ CEO of Samaco Productions,
Mr. Franco Sama.
"We are now in active discussions with various entities
who have indicated they would like to either take over the whole project
by themselves or co-produce with us. We are very flexible, will look
at all scenarios and talk with whatever qualified parties are available,"
said Jay Ward, Pasha's manager.
"Pasha" Oksana Grishuk is now a professional solo skater
('Medallists on Ice', 'Beverly Hills on Ice', 'Nutcracker on Ice')
and one of the most successful ice dancers in history. Winner of an
unprecedented, and back-to-back, two Olympic Gold medals in Ice Dancing.
Ms. Grishuk is also a five time World Champion (one junior, four at
senior level) and has won an astounding '26 gold medals.' She has
two State 'Orders' from President Yeltzin; A Proclamation from the
Patriarch of Moscow for her charitable works and "The key to
the City" of Marlborough, MA.' She is also an actress ('Beverly
Hills 90210', 'Black Scorpion', 'Happy Hour') a commentator ('Sleeping
Beauty on Ice', 'Eurosport TV') and is the host and co-producer of
iPasha Show" Pasha would like to thank her sponsors: Harlick
Skates, John Wilson & Co. - Gold Seal Blades, and Fortis Chronograph.
Samaco Productions was founded by Company President Franco
Sama after a long career as a publicist to renowned celebrity photographer
Jay Spence. He has worked with celebrities such as Will Smith, Jada
Pinkett-Smith, Gary Oldman and Lynn Redgrave on their projects.The
slate of company projects include: ThrEway, an exciting,
innovative interactive game show, Little Girl Dreams,
an original screenplay based on the tragic life of the late Dorothy
Dandridge (intended to star Vanessa Williams) and Charm School,
a quick witted comedy feature that is currently being reviewed for
distribution at DreamWorks. To date the company has completed numerous
projects with another three in development, including Ms. Grishuk's.
The aim of the company was to create a slate of product that would
"enrich, enlighten, entertain and inspire the lives of those
who view them," said Mr. Sama.
(From Blades on ice, June 2001)
iPasha Show Featuring Two-Time Olympic Gold Medal Winner Oksana "Pasha"
May 7, 2001
Debuts On The Web - Los Angeles, CA May 7, 2001- Lightforce
Internet Media Inc., in association with Pasha
Grishuk and Jay Ward TPM Management and Productions, debuted the
first of 13 episodes of the pop culture lifestyle show on the Web
this past Friday May 4th.
Webcast on www.lfitv.com
a channel wholly owned by Lightforce
Internet Media, Inc.
The iPasha Show is a funny, sexy, edgy and informative show that will
appeal to 14 - 30 old netizens. This week's special guest is the sexy
and multi-talented European performer and BMG recording artist Emel.
The show taped at the Lightforce Media Works studios in Culver City
California is directed by Robert Pfitzner who also Executive produced
with partner Jay Malla. Handling the Digital photography was DP John
Rhode. "We are very excited about the show's potential. Pasha
is a very special talent. She's classy, passionate and very dedicated
to giving the best performance", says Jay Malla. "This show
is a work in progress, we plan to keep experimenting, pushing the
envelope always trying to be fresh, ahead of the curve" says
director Robert Pfitzner. "The show has booked some way cool
guests that will keep us entertained this summer", say the producers.
Plans call for a new episode every two weeks. The show has sealed
its first charter sponsor Audioramp. "We are very happy to be
associated with the show," says, president Dan Sheppard. "We
had a very constructive relationship with Malla and Pfitzner they
are tuned into new technology that is why we work so well together".
"They're cutting edge and we like that," says Audioramp
marketing head Robert Brown.
For Programming Information click on www.yack.com,
or call the hot line 310-226-6199.
(posted by Jim Hodges)
A new fan club is
March 1st 2001
You are very welcome to new Pasha fan club! http://clubs.nbci.com/pashagrishuk/index.lhtml
Hope you will enjoy it! Warmest regards and much fun!
(posted by Christian Pruß)
acts in Black Scorpion TV series!
February 14th, 2001
"Cop by day, masked crusader by night"
channel. When: Episode 9 "Officer and a Prankster
Gangster Prankster". Air date: Friday March 2nd. Series runs
friday evening's at 8:00 and 10:00 pm EST.
Pasha had much fun meeting such great actors and all the people who
made this film. She was extremely excited to see all the design, decoration,
masks and many other interesting things behind the scene. She was
also glad to learn more about the film and happy to get more experience
about film production.
(info by Sonja)
is honored by famous artist!
February 4th, 2001 Laguna Beach, CA.
Grand opening of World famous artist, Christian Riese Lassen's
latest gallery, benefitting the Millers Children's Hospital and Friends
of the Sea Lions. " 8:00pm. Special presentation to Pasha Grishuk,
two-time Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion" Pasha will
be presented with an original, signed 'scape' by the artist honoring
her work with children's charities. Take a look at the Christian
Riese Lassen's site: choose the 'flash' version (top) for amazing
special effects/sounds. Click on 'upcoming appearances' or 'events',
then on 'California' to find the original announcement!
(posted by Jim Hodges)
December 10th, 2000
Due to the outstanding success of Nutcracker on Ice and the
great demand for tickets, Pasha and her wonderful cast and crew have
consented to add 6 more shows to their schedule in Biloxi. My thanks
to Pasha and her cast for meeting their fans wishes and congratulations
for a great job. You, your cast and crew and your management are truely
angels to allow as many people as possible to see your interpretation
of a fine classic.
(posted by Jim Hodges)
on Ice rehearsals
November 23-27 2000
Here we all are. Principal Skater, Ms. Pasha Grishuk with ten
cast members, Producer, Director, Stage manager, Choreographer and
Costume Master. It's cold on this ice! Welcome to showbiz!, LOL
Full size rink. Because of difficulty in booking ice time we
have to rehearse in the 'twilight zone', 11:00am-8:00pm!. Only problem
is that 'some' people have to work during the day too, and sleep only
three/fourhours per day. Grrrrrr...
Day (err, night!) one... Cast is disoriented and tired already
from travelling. Our 'intrepid' Head Choreographer (Yuliana Malkhaissants
from the Bolshoi Theatre) doesn't care! - the show must go on - and
we finish nine hours later... a few of our younger,less travelled
skaters wondered what they had signed up for!(LOL.) Pasha's 'Prince'
has been chosen. A Russian 'gentleman' 26 years old and a great skater!
They break off and begin to rehearse separately from the others. Pasha
is given the job of choreographing ALL their routines!! Together they
skate a wonderful 'adagio' that will bring tears to your eyes - very
romantic!!! Pashenka's height extention on her 'spiral' is something
amazing to behold - her own Bolshoi Ballet training is soooo obvious
Day (well night) two and the 'cast' is beginning to resemble
a 'touring troupe'. Every scene has been meticulously choreographed
down to the NOTE,and progress is seen to be made. (Aside: Some of
the younger ensemble cast had NO idea in the beginning WHO the "beautiful,
wonderful female skater" was and were IN AWE when they discovered
that it is indeed 'THE' Pasha Grishuk, Two-time (and current) Olympic
Champion... they gave her a standing ovation at the end of one of
Day (er, night) three and Our Pashenka is given 'the news'
that due to time constraints she must choreograph two solo numbers
for herself also! She goes at it with a vengeance... soon she has
it down, throwing in two double sal's one after the other - with amazing
spins, spirals and the fastest and most agile footwork I have ever
seen - she truly flies over the surface... looking VERY happy and
content!!! The ice IS her element after all!. The cast is now learning
how to act like 'rats' for one scene, LOL, and it's pretty funny to
watch )) Our Choreographer decides (at the last minute!) that she
wants to change some music - so we dash to the sound studio. (The
hotel computer decides NOT to verify our charge account for food -
so the fearless Producer has to sort out the mess)... Oh well, who
ever said it was going to be easy??? EVERY day there is some fire
to put out!
Day (whatever!) four. Time has no meaning now. Just eat (food
is good!)sleep, skate and... repeat the process all over again. Costumes
are fitted during the day. Of course some alterations have to be made
- we have over FORTY outfits! Pashenka has three magnificent dresses!!!
One a silver sequensed top ballgown, another a long, slinky white
gown with feathers at the bottom (ideal for an 'ICE'Princess !!!)
and the third was a custom made 'young girl dress' in pink by one
of the top designers in Vegas! (He has designed for every top performer
ever to play here.) Rehearsals are a little shorter this evening...
fatigue is setting in, and there is a 'night out' planned 'on the
Day five... Three hours of rehearsing only. We have to leave at
the 'ungodly' hour of 4:00 am!!!, to catch a 6:15am flight to New
Orleans, then by bus to Biloxi, about an hour away. A 24 seat coach
is booked to carry us with luggage and ten cartons of outfits to the
airport, en route to our final destination - for 17 performances,
Dec. 1st thru 17th!!! The Beaurivage in Biloxi is an 1800 room 5 star
resort on the Gulf Coast Our public (and local TV/newspapers/radio
await!) - Pashenka will be appearing thursday 30th. on WLOX TV for
a LIVE interview, 4:15-4:30pm CST, and interviewed by the Sun Herald
newspaper too! J. Barry Mittan will be taking photographs for publication.
At fridays 'dress rehearsal' ALL the skaters will be shown on WLOX
TV - so look your best guys!
(posted by Jim Hodges)
on Ice - Cast of skaters
November 22nd, 2000
Two new skaters have been chosen by Pasha
and her management to be added to the cast of Nutcracker on Ice. One
of the skaters is Sharon Wissel, a professional from the New England
Figure Skating Club in Marlboro, Massachusetts where Pasha skated
prior to moving to California. Miss Wissel has extensive skating experience
in the ameture ranks and has been the coach and choreographer for
several members of the Japanese and Mexican national teams. In her
never ending attempts to give new skaters a chance to perform in the
limelight and introduce them to the world, the second new member selected
for the cast is Miss Suzanna Hodges. Suzanna has been selected as
one of the 14 skaters between the ages 13 - 18 years of age to be
a presenter at the 2001 Nationals in Boston. This is the initial show
for Suzanna at this high magnitude. We wish both new cast members
success. Once more Pasha shows she is not afraid to share the limelight
and give young skaters a break into the big time.
(posted by Jim Hodges)
Beverly Hills on Ice - a Winter Wonderland"
Sunday November 19th 2000
This great ice show was put together by
the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and was the major part and focal
point of the City's 15th annual holiday lighting ceremony. One of
the most famous streets in the World - Rodeo Drive, was closed and
a portable rink approx. 40ftX60ft was put up at the Wilshire Blvd
end. Three tons of crushed ice were hosed down by water for 24 hours,
until a beautiful ice surface was created. About 1,000 seats (VIP,
reserved, bleachers) were installed. Of course many more watched from
the windows of nearby buildings. The show sold out! Professional lighting
and sound was installed all around the rink. The ice was beautifully
illuminated. Famous Hollywood actress Catherine Hicks introduced the
show. First up was "Pasha and Cast", a nice ensemble number.
Skating to 'Carol of the Bells'.
Members included: Lucinda
Ruh, Surya Bonaly, Lu Chen, Scott Williams, Travoti & Witherby
and "special guest" eight year old Marina Guterres - who
won a competition to skate with Pasha! Next was "Lucinda Ruh",
skating to 'Piano Concerto #1'. Great spins and combinations of same.
The "City of Angels Ice Theatre" (eight local female skaters)
performed to 'Les Patineurs'. "Surya Bonaly" performed a
nice program to "Anastasia" (complete with backflip!) and
"Lu Chen" (looking great in a white shiny and fur lined
costume !) vamped her way thru 'Santa Baby!' Next was "Scott
Williams" who 'barrel-rolled' his way thru 'Let it Snow.' Then
a long time pro couple, "Lia Travoti & Russ Witherby"
skated to 'Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas.' Next up was "eight
year old Marina Guterres" who cried when chosen, as Pasha is
her "inspiration" - and she was absolutely "thrilled"
to be skating with our Ice Angel! She skated to 'Somewhere in My Memory'
- very cute!!! Then the Star of the show emerged again, Pasha skated
to "Magic". This was a very special routine that she put
together with Cindy Stuart. Spending hours too with a professional
magician from Los Angeles' Magic Castle. The routine involved Marina
Pasha skated a number of solo
moves: including beautiful handwork, spins, spirals and amazing footwork,
solo and withg Marina!!!! (The finished TV shots are incredible!).
Pasha's hair and makeup was specially done by Jose Eber salon of Beverly
Hills. Pasha wore a newly made outfit - mostly pink, with scarves
and lots of sequence! (Here is the BEST part!!! LOL): The end of Pasha's
routine involved making a 'white Dove' appear (by magic!) to be released
into the night... Pasha took the bird home with her (to look after!)
two day's prior to the show (had to be trained - ya know!,LOL) The
day before the show, the 'bird' became "real quiet" - and
Pashenka was worried... everyone said "no problem". Then
five minutes before the show Pasha discovered WHY the bird was sooooo
quiet. When she opened the birdbox - she saw a beautiful bird EGG!!!!
Unbelievable! So Pasha decided to not use the Dove after all, LOLOL!!.
Of course the audience had no clue! Next "Rick Alexander"
skated to 'Waltz of the Flowers/Jingle Bells Rock'. Finally Santa
Claus and Marina appeared skating to'Sleigh Ride', followed by the
entire ensemble and cast. Last to appear (of course!) was Our Ice
Angel... who skated some more great moves to the delight of the guests!!!!
The lights of the City of Beverly Hills were then turned on by the
Mayor. The skaters and their VIP guests were then treated to a champagne
reception at Tiffany's on Rodeo Drive - complete with little Xmas
gifts!!! This show was televised and will be shown on local cable
tv - keep your eye's open!!!
(posted by Jim Hodges)
" Sleeping Beauty on Ice" : the video
The St Petersburg State ice Ballet puts an enchanting spin on
the classic fairy tale! Order your copy of Sleeping Beauty on Ice,
narrated by Two-time Olympic Champion Pasha Grishuk. See the St.
Petersburg State Ice Ballet skate this enchanting fairy tale.
The beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the company that established
ice ballet in Russia in a performance from its first tour ever of
the United States. Founded in 1967, the St. Petersburg State Ballet
now boasts 100 skaters, with more that 800 costumes, that grace
the mirror-like surface of the ice. With the music of Peter Illich
Tchaikovsky and choreography by Konstantin A. Rassadin, himself
a star for 23 years of the Maryinsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet
of St. Pertersburg (formally the Kirov Theatre), Sleeping Beauty
dazzles and entertains. Featuring international award-winning Russian
skaters performing breathtaking jumps and spins and narrated by
two times Olympic Champion, four times World Champion and three
times European Champion Ice Dance, Pasha Grishuk, Sleeping Beauty
will captivate you with its charming and elegant kingdom on ice.
The classic take begins with and evil spell cast on a baby
princess at her christening by a jealous wicked fairy. Watch the
adventure unfold as the evil spell comes true and meet the one person
who can free the princess from her horrible fate. Then join a special
celebration that will include appearances of sime of your favorite
fairy tale characters such as Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and
the Bluebird. VHS only. Running time approx 55mins. Color. ALL profits/royalties
will go to Pasha's favorite charity - Orphan houses."
(Produced by BMPTV Corp.)