Gabriella Papadakis – Biography 2019

Gabriella Papadakis – Biography 2019

General Facts and Figures

  • Full name: Gabriella Papadakis
  • Net Worth: $8 million
  • Occupation: Ice Dancer
  • Birthday: 10 May 1995
  • Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Birth Sign: Taurus
  • Marital status: Unmarried

Gabriella Papadakis’ Profiles


Ice dancing would be incomplete without the mention of Gabriella Papadakis. The hot and talented Gabriella Papadakis is among the best ice dancers in the world and she has won many championships and tournaments along with Guillaume Cizeron, her partner, including the World Figure Skating Championships (4 times), The French Figure Skating Championships (5 times), The European Figure Skating Championships (5 times) and the 2017 Grand Prix Final. Papadakis and Cizeron have also won the Olympic silver medal in 2018 and 6 gold medals in the Grand Prix series. In the Junior Grand Prix Final in 2012 and the World Junior Championships in 2013, they won silver medals.

Since the ISU Judging System was introduced in 2004, Papadakis and Cizeron have broken world records in figure skating around 25 times and they are the present, as well as the historical holders of world records in free dance, short dance and combined total. In the free dance category, Papadakis and Cizeron are the first team that has broken the 120- and 130-point barrier and in the combined total score, they are the 1st ever team to obtain a score above the 200- and 201-point barriers.

About Gabriella Papadakis

Gabriella Papadakis was born on 10th May 1995 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Gabriella’s father is Emmanuel Papadakis, who owns a food truck in Austin, Texas and her mother is Catherine Papadakis, who is a skating coach. Emmanuel Papadakis belongs to Korydallos, Greece and he has family roots in Crete. When she turned 19, Gabriella relocated to Montreal, Canada in 2014.

The Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron Team

Gabriella began ice dancing since she was 9 years old and since they were 9, Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron have been dance/skating partners. Both were members of the skating club in Clermont-Ferrand, when Gabriella’s mom, Catherine Papadakis noticed that as a team, both kids would do very well together since their size, as well as style, were a perfect match. Guillaume Cizeron also was introduced to ice dancing at a very early age via his father, Marc who was the president of the Clermont Auvergne Ice Dance Club.

Catherine Papadakis was the duo’s first coach and started training them together as a team. Both kids developed a strong rapport very quickly and trained very hard during their years of schooling. Papadakis said that their aim was to become the champions of France. Papadakis and Cizeron appeared together for the first time at the ISU Junior Grand Prix series, 2009-10 and came in 15th place. They also participated in the World Junior Championships in 2010 and came in 22nd place.

In 2012, the duo moved to Lyon and decided to train with coaches Romain Haguenauer, Oliver Schoenfelder and Muriel Zazoui as they had excellent coaching experience. They then won medals at various championships that they participated in. 2017 was an excellent year for Papadakis and Cizeron because they became the first ice dancers who broke the 200-point barrier and won the ISU Grand Audi Cup of China.

In 2018, Cizeron injured his back and so, the duo did not participate in the 2018 NHK Trophy. However, they participated in the 2018 Internationaux de France and won the gold medal while setting new world records.

Papadakis’ Cerebral Concussion

In 2015, during a practice session, the lovely Gabriella Papadakis fell and suffered a concussion. Papadakis was unable to practice for several weeks, which caused the team to have a major obstacle that particular year because Cizeron had to practice all by himself. The duo was unable to compete at the Master’s de Patinage because of Papadakis’ injury and also in the NHK Trophy and the Trophée Éric Bompard. But by December, Papadakis was back in action and the duo then went on and won their 2nd national title.

Wardrobe Malfunction

During their ice dancing performance at the Short Program at PyeongChang, South Korea, the beautiful Papadakis experienced a moment of embarrassment, when early during the performance, her dress came undone. Papadakis managed to continue skating, however, when the performance was coming to a close, when Papadakis threw herself backward, her dress rose completely, leaving her completely exposed on the camera. Their score in the tournament was also affected by Papadakis’ wardrobe malfunction and they won the 2nd position after Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue.

Papadakis’ Love Life

While Papadakis and Cizeron have been a team since the age of 9 and have trained and performed in all competitions together, it is but a natural conclusion that they are also a couple in real life. However, nothing can be farther than the truth than this assumption and they are no more than ice dancing partners and in fact, both of them are like siblings. Gabriella is dating Stefano Caruso, who is a German-Italian ice skater.

A Snapshot of the World Records Set by Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron

Combined Total Records

  • 2019 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating (Current World Record)
  • 2019 World Championships
  • 2019 European Championships
  • 2018 Internationaux de France (1st team to score a combined total of over 210 ever)
  • 2018 World Championships (Historical World Record)
  • 2018 Winter Olympics
  • 2018 European Championships
  • 2017-2018 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
  • 2017 Internationaux de France 
  • 2017 Cup of China (1st team to score above 200 points ever)

Free Dance Records

  • 2019 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating (Current World Record)
  • 2019 World Championships
  • 2019 European Championships
  • 2018 Internationaux de France (1st team to score over 130 in the free dance ever)
  • 2018 World Championships (Historical World Record)
  • 2018 Winter Olympics
  • 2018 European Championships
  • 2017 Internationaux de France (1st team to score above 120 points in free dance ever)
  • 2017 Cup of China
  • 2017 World Championships
  • 2016 World Championships

Short Dance Records

  • 2019 World Championships (Current World Record)
  • 2019 European Championships
  • 2018 Internationaux de France 
  • 2018 World Championships (Historical World Record)

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