My favorite floors — Vanessa Atler

A masterpiece of choreography. Atler wasn’t exactly a ballerina and might have looked too springy doing something really soft, but this piece, choreographed by Nancy Roach and Beth Rybacki, manages to be both energetic and majorly classy.

The choreo changed some in 1999, but I never liked it better than at the 1998 U.S. Championships.

5 Responses to “My favorite floors — Vanessa Atler”

  1. The Couch Gymnast Says:

    I see what you mean. It reminds me of Beth Tweddle’s latest floor choreo, where they’ve made the most of the style of dancer they have.
    It was so speedy she nearly blurred at times though!

  2. ugly Says:

    That’s my very favorite floor routine. That first pass is just amazing. I never get sick of it.

  3. Steffi Says:

    I absolutely loved this one and I have never seen it before. Thanks for posting!

  4. Nick Says:

    This was one of my favourite routines as well. I love how she sticks all her jumps. Most gymnasts fall out of them, or try to cover by dancing out of them, but Atler always showed the judges she was in control. My favourite routine from 1998, and one of my favourites of all time was dominique moceanu’s though. She had such good choreography to riverdance, was getting her triple around, and was just so elegant in this routine. It’s such a shame she got injured, because 1998 dominque would have been hugely beneficial to the 2000 team

  5. TCO Says:

    Yeah, what is it with gymnasts and their jumps. I HATE watching them since they can’t control the landing.

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