Yamaguchi’s professional career has flourished both on and off the ice. When she joined the cast of “Stars on Ice” in 1992, her presence helped define the tour as the preeminent skating show in the world. She toured for 10 years, consistently delivering exquisite performances that brought audiences to their feet. During that time, she also won numerous professional competitions and frequently appeared on television specials. She served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and was one of the few artists asked to perform at both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. She has also authored multiple books including: Figure Skating for Dummies, Always Dream, and children’s books Dream Big, Little Pig!, and most recently, It's a Big World, Little Pig!.
Kristi Yamaguchi’s victory on the sixth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (the first woman since season one to claim the trophy) is another achievement in her successful career.
Throughout her professional career, Yamaguchi has been a highly sought after corporate spokesperson and done work with Kellogg’s® and the American Lung Association. In 2008, she became the celebrity champion in the sixth season of the hit show, “Dancing with the Stars”.
Olympic Hall of Fame figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi began her charitable efforts in 1996 when she established the "Always Dream Foundation." The foundation's mission is to support organizations that have a positive influence on children. Since its creation, the foundation has purchased computers for after-school programs, provided school clothing for underprivileged students and sponsored summer camp tuition for children.
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