Todd Gilles

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Todd Gilles
Jane Summersett & Todd Gilles 2008 Skate America.jpg
Summersett and Gilles in 2008.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1986-04-14) April 14, 1986 (age 33)
Rockford, Illinois
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Former partner Emily Samuelson, Jane Summersett, Trina Pratt
Former coach Yuri Chesnichenko, Yaroslava Nechaeva, Elizabeth Punsalan, Pasquale Camerlengo, Anjelika Krylova, Natalia Annenko Deller, Patti Gottwein
Former choreographer Tom Dickson, Christopher Dean
Skating club Broadmoor SC
Former training locations Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Began skating 1990
Retired 2012
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 156.62
2008 Skate America
Comp. dance 27.50
2008 Skate America
Original dance 50.51
2008 Skate America
Free dance 78.61
2008 Skate America

Todd Gilles (born April 14, 1986) is an American former ice dancer. With Trina Pratt, he won four ISU Junior Grand Prix medals and the 2005 U.S. national junior title, and placed sixth at the 2006 World Junior Championships. With Jane Summersett, he is the 2008 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist. He also skated with Emily Samuelson for one season.

Personal life

Todd Gilles was born in Rockford, Illinois. He has three younger sisters, Piper, who competes for Canada in ice dancing, Alexe, a single skater and Shelby Gilles, who is not in the ice dancing scene. He also has a younger brother, Kemper Gilles. All five of the Gilles children attended Cheyenne Mountain High School.[1] He enjoys mountaineering.[2]


Gilles teamed up with Trina Pratt at the 2002 Lake Placid, New York dance competition.[3] They won the 2003 US National Novice title, as well as, the 2005 US National Junior title. After a promising start on the senior international circuit, they announced the ending of their partnership on December 13, 2006, with Pratt deciding to take a break from competitive skating.[4]

Gilles teamed up with Jane Summersett in April 2007.[5] Their best result was a bronze medal at the 2008 Nebelhorn Trophy. After Summersett retired from competitive skating in 2010, he worked as a skating coach in Lake Placid.[6]

On August 22, 2011, Gilles and Emily Samuelson announced their newly formed partnership.[6] In September, they revealed they would train in Ann Arbor, Michigan, coached by Nechaeva and Chesnichenko with choreography by Tom Dickson and Christopher Dean.[7][8] In November 2011, they competed in their first event together, the 2011 Cup of China, where they finished 8th. At the time, they had been skating together for approximately two months, and had had their programs choreographed one month earlier.[9] Samuelson and Gilles confirmed the end of their partnership in June 2012.[10]


With Samuelson

Samuelson/Gilles at the 2011 Cup of China
Season Short dance Free dance
  • Como Golondrinas
    by Angela Carrasco
  • Goldfinger
    by Perez Prado and his Orchestra
    choreo. by Tom Dickson

With Summersett

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Incantation
    (Peruvian panpipe music)
  • Whole Lotta Love
    performed by Tina Turner
  • Whole Lotta Love
    performed by Led Zeppelin
  • Babe I Gonna Leave You
    by Led Zeppelin
  • I'd Rather Be Blue
    (from the Funny Girl soundtrack)
    performed by Fanny Brice
  • La Strada
    by Nino Rota
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou
  • La Valtz
    by Maurice Ravel

With Pratt

Season Original dance Free dance
  • La Yumba
  • Whatever Lola Wants
  • Dream On
    by Aerosmith
  • Mas Que Nada
    by Brazilian 66
  • Meditation
    by Brazilian 66
  • House of Flying Daggers
  • Kodo Drums
  • Won't You Charleston With Me?
  • Let There Be Love
    by Nat King Cole
  • Let Yourself Go
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Goldfrapp

Competitive highlights

With Samuelson

Event 2011–12
GP Cup of China 8th
U.S. Championships 8th
Pacific Sectionals 1st
GP = Grand Prix

With Summersett

Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Four Continents Champ. 7th
GP NHK Trophy 10th
GP Skate America 7th
Finlandia Trophy 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
Golden Spin of Zagreb 6th
U.S. Championships 6th 6th 7th
GP = Grand Prix

With Pratt

Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate Canada 9th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 8th 6th
JGP Final 8th
JGP Bulgaria 7th
JGP China 3rd
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP Hungary 3rd
JGP Slovakia 3rd
U.S. Champ. 6th N. 1st N. 3rd J. 1st J. 8th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


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