Choreographer, Commentator, Television Producer, Author, Figure Skater, Actor, Screenwriter, Television Director
Sandra Marie Bezic is a Canadian pair skater, figure skating choreographer, and television commentator. With partner and brother Val Bezic, she won the Canadian Figure Skating Championships from 1970Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1974 and placed ninth at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Skate Canada announced on July 14, 2010, that she will be inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in the professional category.
Bezic choreographed the competitive programs skated by many Olympic and World champions, including Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini, Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, Kurt Browning, and Tara Lipinski. She has also choreographed programs for Jill Trenary, Chen Lu, Joannie Rochette, Kim Yu-Na, Takahiko Kozuka, and other skaters.
Bezic served as a commentator for NBC during the 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 Olympic games, the World Figure Skating Championships during the early 1990s, and numerous other skating events broadcast by NBC and CBC over the years.
For several years she was the director, co-producer, and choreographer for Stars on Ice, for which she won an Emmy Award in 2003. She has also choreographed for several television figure skating specials including Canvas of Ice, Carmen on Ice, and You Must Remember This.