MATEJ SILECKY was a Skating Pro & the Runner-Up on ITV’s 2018 series, Dancing on Ice. He is the 2012 USFS Collegiate Junior Men’s Champion, USFS Nationals Competitor Championship Pairs, Ukrainian National Team member and a triple gold medalist, USFS and Skate Canada. Matej is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Team Captain of the Cal Figure Skating team and also developed and taught a college course on the interdisciplinary aspects of figure skating. He even has a couple of award-winning published research papers on esoteric topics. If you can find them, ask Matej to buy you a coffee! Matej has performed in numerous shows with Woodstock Ice Productions & Ice Theatre of New York. Outside of coaching and skating, he is an accomplished filmmaker, digital artist and photographer, whose first film, the documentary feature Baba Babee Skazala has recently screened at US and European film festivals. Matej previously collaborated on special events for ITNY and he made his debut as a company member in the spring of 2019.