Time is the truest test of any relationship, and the U.S. ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White know better than anyone how the strongest partnerships don’t just appear overnight. Paired in 1997, the acclaimed duo is the longest-running ice dancing partnership in the history of United States figure skating. They are the first American ice dancers to win the World title, as well as the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dancing gold medal.
Just one month after winning Olympic gold, Meryl and Charlie continued dancing their way into the hearts of millions on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Meryl became season 18's champion with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Charlie reached the semifinals with his partner Sharna Burgess.
When not on the ice, Meryl enjoys reading, traveling, and learning about other cultures while Charlie is an avid sports fan, particularly hockey. Believing education is important, they are both currently students at the University of Michigan. Meryl is majoring in anthropology with a minor in Italian, while Charlie is majoring in political science and hopes to attend law school in the future.
In addition to skating and schoolwork, Meryl and Charlie also support the Classroom Champions program, which connects students in high-need schools with top performing athletes to help them to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big.