Star of ITV’s Dancing On Ice to tour the UK in ice dance production of Swan Lake on Ice

31 Jan 06

Jon Barrowman’s Dancing on Ice partner and Imperial Ice Stars member, Olga Sharutenko, formerly World Junior Gold Medallist and multiple Russian champion, is to take the lead in a worldwide tour of ice dance production Swan Lake on Ice, coming to theatres across the UK this Autumn.

Sharutenko has been seen training intensively with Barrowman, under the tutelage of Olympic Gold Medallists Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean. Of Dancing on Ice Sharutenko says “It has been an exciting opportunity to work with a UK celebrity who has never skated. John is great to work with, and being choreographed by the World’s favourite skating duo is a dream come true.”

Come the end of the competition, Sharutenko, who is now based permanently in North Wales’ Kinmel Bay, will begin intensive training for Swan Lake on Ice with fellow skaters from The Imperial Ice Stars. Lunchbox Theatrical Productions’ Producer and Artistic Director Tony Mercer, also an artistic consultant to the hit ITV Dancing on Ice series, will be building on the strength of his critically-acclaimed international hit tour of Sleeping Beauty on Ice last year.

Mercer and The Imperial Ice Stars present fully-realised theatrical productions with as strong a focus on acting and dramatic story telling as on the dancers’ breathtaking physicality. Sharutenko, who wowed audiences combining pointe work with ice dance to perform the role of the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty on Ice, takes the role of Odette in this year’s production, which premieres this May in Australia and will tour the UK between October 2006 and May 2007 as part of a 52 week world tour.

For details of the forthcoming Imperial Ice Stars tour of Swan Lake on Ice, and for interviews please call Jenny Eldridge at Guy Chapman Associates on 020 7395 2603 or e-mail

For more information about The Imperial Ice Stars visit For further information about Olga Sharutenko, please visit

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