Tatjana: The tours can go up to 10 months, so you definitely get tired.But as soon as you step out on the ice and see those kids who can’t even stay in their seats because they’re so excited to see you, you get these second or third or fourth winds and think, “Oh right, this is why I’m doing this.” Bonard: We’re on the road quite a bit.But one of my favorite things is that it’s almost not the same show. You’ll get a family over here dressed as Rapunzel, and you’ll get a family sitting beside them dressed as Snow White, and all of a sudden they’re best friends.It’s always a different audience, and the energy they put out will be different every show. And they’re dancing in the front row and they’re creating their own choreography.But at the end they all get up and on their feet and they throw flowers, and it’s amazing. Tatjana: You almost can’t hear the music, they scream so loud. Tatjana: I’m going to go very cheesy right now: Tangled!
That’s what’s kept me going for so many years: my love for the sport and my love of performing, but the fact that you can pull so much energy from every audience. In Dream Big Bonard and Tatjana will skate together as Flynn Rider and Rapunzel, respectively. After meeting during the show nine years ago (Tatjana played Cinderella to Bonard’s Prince Eric), the pair began dating and have since married.So my parents put me in hockey in the beginning, but I felt it was too rough, and I really couldn’t even stand up on the ice. What was the audition process like in terms of what character you were going to end up portraying? Do you try to audition for certain parts, or do you just show off what you have in your own choreography and they take it from there?My sister happened to be skating at the time, and I thought, “Well, let me try that first before I get into hockey,” and that’s how I learned to skate. Bonard: We had one talent coordinator who works in an office in Florida, and she has the job of placing everybody in certain roles based on their skills, their look and everything like that. Bonard: You do an audition that would show off all of your best things that you can do.