Q: Did Rohene Ward, your choreographer, tell you anything special to do while you’re in Minnesota?
A: He RAVES about Minneapolis. I wish I had more time but I’m leaving right after the show to go home. When Nationals are here in 2016, he is going to take me on tour after tour!
Q: What athletic feat is as beyond your skills as dunking a basketball is to me?
A: You never know. That would be amazing. I would love to dunk a basketball. I would love to do what the gymnasts do. The male gymnasts are unbelievable. The bar, when they flip around; if I could do that, that would be amazing.
Q: Do you know how many revolutions you have completed when you finish a spin?
A: No idea. I count. I count but I generally count slower than I’m spinning to make sure … you always need six on one side, or there’s a bullet that gets you eight; if you do eight revolutions that’s a bullet. There are different times when I’m counting but not the whole [program].
Q: Have you started putting money in a 401(k)?
A: I have NOT! Maybe my parents have! Fingers crossed, fingers crossed!
Q: What is something you wish your fans understood about skating before they watched you perform?
A: That’s a hard one. I just want them to enjoy it. Come and cheer on the skaters and be loud and have the best time.
Q: Who do you think will win “Dancing With The Stars?”
A: Oooh. [Exhaling deeply.] I love Charlie but I think Meryl is the best. Shhh. This goes nowhere [He made a cut motion. White was still in the running when we did this interview but has since been eliminated. His Olympic partner Meryl Davis is still in it].