By Marissa Stephenson
February 16, 2010

The dancing queen


So you think you can dance? Imagine trying it on ice! To pull off fancy footwork on 4-millimeter-thick blades, Tanith and her skating partner, Ben Agosto, spend four hours a day in the rink, do three weekly strength-training session, and practice ballet, folk, and modern dance. Since taking silver in 2006, they have won tow consecutive U.S. Championship titles and are currently ranked third in the world.

ON STAYING COOL UNDER PRESSURE "Don't worry about beating someone else. Concentrate on your goal and you'll succeed."

HOW SHE WINDS DOWN "I love to watch reality TV shows, like Dancing With the Stars. It shows how hard you have to work to do well."