Romanova has been skating for 28 years since she
started at age 3. She and partner, Igor Yaroshenko have
been skating together for 18 years. They were married in
1991 and moved to the United States in 1994. Irina has a
Teacher of Arts degree from the Pedagogical Institute in
Career: Irina and Igor are five-time national champions of Ukraine. They are two-time Olympic competitors. Other highlights include a gold medal at the 1994 Goodwill Games and 3rd place finish at the 1996 European Championships.
After finishing their amateur career at the 1998 World Championships, Irina and Igor skated in the Mannheim Steamroller TV Special and tour as well as other professional competitions and shows.
Coaching: Irina and Igor live in Wilmington, Delaware, and coach at The Skating Club of Wilmington. In addition to on-ice teaching, Irina also choreographs programs for singles skaters. Some of their many students include Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky of Israel and American teams Michelle Scott and Alex Clark, and Liz Palmer and Ryland Stucke.