Christopher Dean

Quick Facts

Name Christopher Dean
Age 64 Years Old
Nick Name Christopher Dean
Birth Name Christopher Colin Dean
Birth Date 1958-07-27
Gender Male
Profession Ice Dancer
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Calverton, Nottinghamshire
Nationality British
Horoscope Leo
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity British-White
Father Colin Dean
Mother Mavis Dean
Marital Status Married and Divorced
Girlfriend Karen Barber
Partner Karen Barber
Sexual Orientation Straight
Wife Isabelle Duchesnay, Jill Trenary
Children Jack Robert and Sam Colin
Net Worth $7 Million
Source of Wealth Skating Career
Height 5 feet 10.5 inches
Weight 73 Kg
Hair Color Light Brown
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Dark Brown
Links Wikipedia

Christopher Dean, a British ice dancer, choreographer, and skater, is well-known for helping Jayne Torvill and him earn a gold medal in the 1984 Winter Olympics. At the Winter Olympics in 1994, the pair also took home a bronze medal. At age 10, he began skating, but subsequently decided to become a police officer. Together with Jayne Torvill, the duo captured the British national title and a sponsorship. Following their retirement in 1998, Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill reconnected in 2006 on the television program “Dancing on Ice.”

How much is the Net worth of Christopher Dean?

Christopher Dean is an accomplished ice dancer who has amassed handsome wealth through his line of work. Christopher Dean’s net worth is predicted to be $7 Million as of 2022. His career as an ice skater is his primary source of riches. Although the details of his pay and career profits are yet unknown, there is no question in the minds of his supporters that he is earning a respectable sum of money from his work. He currently has a simple life.

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Christopher Dean inside a car. The Sun

Early Years: Which country is Christopher Dean from?

On July 27, 1958, Christopher Dean was born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England. Christopher Colin Dean is his legal name at birth. He is British by birth and British-White by heritage. She is White in color. His horoscope sign is Leo, and she practices Christianity. As of 2021, he will turn 63. He is the son of Colin Dean, his father, and Mavis Dean, his mother.  When he was six years old, his mother moved out, and his father remarried Betty, his stepmother.  Christopher was only six when Mavis abandoned him. She had been devastated by Davis’ father’s deceit.

British Ice Dancer, Christopher Dean
British Ice Dancer, Christopher Dean Source:

Seven days after the incident, Christopher found his mother still at their front entryway with a bag, despite the fact that he had urged her not to leave the house. With his deceased stepmother and deceased father, he has never discussed this with them. Christopher eventually met up with his biological mother. Both his mother and father were enthusiastic ballroom dancers. On March 18, 2022, his mother Mavis passes away at the age of 74. When Christopher started skating, he was 10 years old. He served as his football team’s captain during his time in school. He gradually began to treat ice skating seriously. Dean stopped attending school when he was 16 and started working for the Nottinghamshire Police. He served with the Nottinghamshire Police as a police officer from 1974 to 1980.

What is the Professional Career of Christopher Dean?

When Dean was 14 years old, he began skating with Sandra Elson, who would later become his first ice partner. The two also won the title of British Junior Dance Champions. Later, the couple broke up, and he decided to partner with Jayne Torvill, another skater. Janet Sawbridge initially served as the pair’s instructor, but Betty Callaway took over in 1978. By 1980, Torvill and Dean had not only won the British National Dance Championship, but they also had medal hopes in other countries. He was also the team’s primary choreographer for the Torvill and Dean performance. Their free performance at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo in 1984 set to Maurice Ravel’s Boléro rose to international fame.

Christopher Dean alongside Jayne Torvill starred in ITV show Dancing on Ice in 2006
Christopher Dean alongside Jayne Torvill starred in ITV show Dancing on Ice in 2006 Source:

The only time an all-perfect score has ever been attained, they scored nine 6.0 marks for artistic impression and three more for technical merit for a total of twelve 6.0 marks. This is the greatest attainable score. With 24 million British television viewers, it became one of the most well-known sporting accomplishments in British history. Following their Olympic victory in 1984, the duo went pro and competed in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where they took home a bronze medal. Torvill and Dean were inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1989. The ITV program “Dancing on Ice” featured Torvill and Dean as its stars in January 2006.

Christopher Dean and his dance partner, Jayne Torvill
Christopher Dean and his dance partner, Jayne Torvill Source:

They also took on the role as ambassadors for Sheffield, England’s 2012 European Figure Skating Championships. They returned to Sarajevo in February 2014 for the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympics, and they performed their Bolero dance there one more. He choreographed Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot’s free routine in 2018, which they used to win the pair skating gold medal and a world record at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Awards, Honors, and Achievements

  • Appointed Honorary Freeman of the City of Nottingham on 28th April 1983.
  • Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1999.

Who is the wife of Christopher Dean?

Christopher Dean was once married, however he is not right now. But Karen Barber, who is Christopher’s current girlfriend, is a couple. Christopher and Karen Barber have been dating since 2011. They collaborated on Dancing on Ice as well. Stephen Pickavance, a skating coach, and Karen previously wed. She was later captured kissing Christopher in front of a London restaurant in January 2011. Karen revealed that her marriage to Stephen was finished a few days after the incident. Emma and Laura are two of Karen’s daughters from her first marriage.

Christopher Dean and his girlfriend, Karen Barber
Christopher Dean and his girlfriend, Karen Barber Source:

On “Dancing on Ice,” Karen and Christopher continue to collaborate. The pair is currently content with their current situation. He is not gay and has a straight sexual orientation. First, in 1991, he wed Isabelle Duchesnay, a French-Canadian international ice dance champion. He choreographed for Isabelle and her brother Paul in the late 1980s, where the two first met. They later got divorced in 1993. After that, on October 15, 1994, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he married American figure skater Jill Trenary. Sam Colin and Jack Robert, the couple’s two boys, were born into the world. The pair parted ways in March 2010.

Body Stats: How tall is Christopher Dean?

Christopher Dean has taken great care of his body even at this age. He is 1.79 meters tall, or 5 feet 10.5 inches, tall. The healthy weight of his body is 73 KG. His hair is a light brown tint, and he has dark brown eyes. He has a slender build. He currently has a healthy body overall. His other physique measurements have not yet been made public.

Christopher Dean posing for a photo. Via The Mirror


  • Christopher Colin Dean is his birth name.
  • When he was 16, Dean left school and took job with the Nottinghamshire Police.
  • From 1974 to 1980, he was a police constable with Nottinghamshire Police.
  • His father and mother, both were keen ballroom dancers.
  • Dean’s first ice partner was Sandra Elson with whom he started skating together when he was 14.