Chantal Fry is a Toronto-born professional figure skater and performance artist. From her first glide on the ice as a little girl, she fell in love with the cool wind and freedom of movement. While competing and training in Canada with Debbie Wilkes and in Lake Placid with Tommy Litz, Chantal excelled with the performance aspect of figure skating.
Her journeys brought her to Prague and other North American competition locations. Her creative side and eight years of classical ballet and jazz training, as well as the dramatic arts background gave her an artistic edge.
After completing four golds under Skate Canada in Free-Skate, Figure, Artistic, and Dance, Chantal set off to the performance world with “Innovations on Ice.” She then toured with “Holiday on Ice” in Europe, the “Lido de Paris,” the “Cirque du Miroir" in Montreal. In 2000, she created “Glisse on Ice” in Marseille.
The skating troop toured France and later relocated to Canada and enjoyed success on a plastic ice surface performing with the Cirque du Soleil and in fabulous Canadian venues including the Four Seasons™, the Design Exchange and the Fairmont™ in La Malbaie, Quebec.
In 2006, while performing at Toronto’s Luminato festival, Chantal created the Burlesque character of Chantal de Bisous, performing a dynamic and sensual number on 8 foot by 8 foot of ice. Chantal de Bisous also performed for Gay Pride and with Les Coquettes at the “War on Xmas” show.
She is fully fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science. She is currently perfecting her skills by completing a journalism certificate in Toronto.
Chantal loves the concept of bringing the art of skating to places you least expect and prides herself on diversity through performance, travel, and experience. Her greatest joy is her twin daughters, her husband, and their loving family atmosphere with that certain French flair.