Loren Galler-Rabinowitz

Loren Galler-Rabinowitz

Galler-Rabinowitz competed with partner David Mitchell.
Personal information
Country represented  United States
Born (1986-01-19) January 19, 1986
Boston, Massachusetts
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former partner David Mitchell
Former coach Natalia Dubova, Barret Brown, Tom Lescinski, and Karen Cullinan
Skating club SC Boston
Former training locations Stamford, Connecticut
Retired 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 145.04
2003 NHK Trophy
Comp. dance 28.67
2004 Skate Canada International
Original dance 44.24
2003 NHK Trophy
Free dance 73.76
2003 NHK Trophy

Loren Galler-Rabinowitz (born January 19, 1986) is an American former ice dancer and pageant titleholder. She is the 2004 U.S. ice dancing bronze medalist with David Mitchell and competed in the Miss America 2011 pageant.

Personal life

Loren Galler-Rabinowitz was born on January 19, 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] The eldest child of Janina Galler, a psychiatrist and neurologist, and Burton Rabinowitz, a cardiologist, she has twin sisters, Arielle and Danielle.[2] Her maternal grandparents, Eva and Henry Galler, were Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust and then lived in Sweden, where Janina was born, before moving to the United States.[2]

Galler-Rabinowitz played the piano from the age of ten months and won the Massachusetts state piano competition in the junior high division.[3] She graduated from The Park School and then from Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge in 2004. After graduating from Harvard University in 2010,[4] she enrolled at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, pursuing an MD degree. In 2015, Galler-Rabinowitz graduated from medical school an Alpha Omega Alpha member.[5] In June 2015, she began an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Columbia.

Ice dancing career

Galler-Rabinowitz began figure skating at the age of two and moved into ice dancing when she was nine.[6] She competed with partner David Mitchell from age 11 to 20. They were coached by Barret Brown, Tom Lescinski, and Karen Cullinan in Boston from 1998 to May 2004.[7]

Galler-Rabinowitz/Mitchell won the 1999 North American Novice Challenge Skate in Toronto, the 2000 U.S. Eastern Sectional Championships (Novice), the 2000 U.S. Championships (Novice), the 2002 Eastern Sectional Championships (Junior), and the 2002 U.S. Championships (Junior). They placed fourth overall at the 2003 World Junior Championships, winning their two compulsory dances. They won the pewter medal at the 2003 U.S. Championships (senior) and a bronze medal at the 2004 U.S. Championships,[8] a total of four national medals in four years.

In May 2004, Galler-Rabinowitz/Mitchell decided to relocate to Stamford, Connecticut to train under Natalia Dubova.[7] In the 2004–05 season, they placed ninth at both of their Grand Prix events. In December 2004, Mitchell decide to undergo surgery to repair a grade two superior and anterior cartilage tear in the labrum of his left shoulder.[9] As a result, the dance team missed the 2005 U.S. Championships and returned to competition the following season.[10] They ended their partnership after placing ninth at the 2006 U.S. Championships.

In March 2011, the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame awarded her the Marty Glickman Award, as the female Jewish Athlete of the Year.[11]


(with Mitchell)

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Bajafondo Tango Club
  • Seduction
    by Oscar Lopez

Competitive highlights

With Mitchell

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Four Continents 8th
GP Cup of Russia 7th
GP Bofrost Cup 6th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate Canada 9th 9th
GP Skate America 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
International: Junior[1]
World Junior Champ. 12th 4th
JGP Bulgaria 8th
JGP China 3rd
JGP Czech Republic 8th
JGP Norway 9th
JGP United States 3rd
NACS Toronto 1st N.
U.S. Championships 5th N. 1st N. 5th J. 1st J. 4th 3rd WD 9th
Eastern Sectionals 1st N. 2nd J. 1st J. 2nd
Levels: N. = Novice, J. = Junior; WD = Withdrew


Galler-Rabinowitz competed in the Miss Massachusetts USA 2010 pageant in 2009 and made the semi-finals.[15] After winning the Miss Collegiate Area local pageant, she won the Miss Massachusetts title on June 26, 2010.[16] She competed in the Miss America 2011 pageant in January 2011, and won the Children's Miracle Network's Miss Miracle Maker award for raising the most money for charity.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Loren GALLER-RABINOWITZ / David MITCHELL: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 22, 2009.
  2. 1 2 Elfman, Lois (December 10, 2004). "Ice dancing couple training in Stamford for Nationals". Jewish Ledger.
  3. 1 2 Mittan, Barry (March 8, 2002). "Galler-Rabinowitz and Mitchell skate well at first Junior Worlds". Golden Skate. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  4. Sweeney, Sarah (May 21, 2010). "Poetry on ice, paper: Loren Galler Rabinowitz takes the creative approach to pre-med". Harvard Gazette.
  5. Elfman, Lois (May 28, 2015). "Galler Rabinowitz tackles Columbia medical school". IceNetwork.
  6. Mittan, Barry (April 1, 2004). "Dancers Excel in Multiple Endeavors". GoldenSkate. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  7. 1 2 "Galler-Rabinowitz and Mitchell Switch Coaches". U.S. Figure Skating. June 16, 2004.
  8. Rosewater, Amy (July 26, 2004). "Putting Their Legs to the Test — Galler-Rabinowitz and Mitchell Now Focusing Solely on Skating". U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved July 11, 2007.
  9. "Galler-Rabinowitz and Mitchell Withdraw from State Farm U.S. Championships Due to Injury". U.S. Figure Skating. December 9, 2004.
  10. Mittan, Barry (August 30, 2005). "Adversity Strengthens Resolve for American Dancers". Skate Today.
  11. "Mesler inducted into Jewish shrine". The Buffalo News. March 27, 2011. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
  12. 1 2 "Loren Galler-Rabinowitz & David Mitchell". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on May 24, 2006.
  13. "Loren GALLER-RABINOWITZ / David MITCHELL: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 18, 2003.
  14. "Loren GALLER-RABINOWITZ / David MITCHELL: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 11, 2002.
  15. "Miss Massachusetts USA 2010 results". Clemente Productions. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  16. Murray, Gary V. (June 27, 2010). "Harvard grad is new Miss Mass.". The Telegram.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Amanda Kelly
Miss Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Molly Whalen
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