I, Tonya's Choreographer Breaks Down the Triple Axel Scene | Notes On A Scene | Vanity Fair


  1. Alexis matthews

    Alexis matthews14 days ago

    Hi Kris Jenner

  2. CorinneGames

    CorinneGames27 days ago

    I Love her so much. I grew up in Portland, OR also, and she was a huge inspiration to me. We even skated in the same rink! It was a rink in the Clackamas mall... I was so honored to have shared a rink with her. Sadly that ice rink has been taken out. There is only one other ice rink in this area now, and that's where I live, in Vancouver, WA where she currently has been skating a lot. It's so wonderful to see her on the ice again.

  3. J Campezzi

    J CampezziMonth ago

    The doubles they all could do all the Triple...Except the axle. That is how talented Tonya was at the time.

  4. Paige -Low Key-

    Paige -Low Key-Month ago

    Ohhh yes

  5. Kristina Simonova

    Kristina Simonova2 months ago

    one of my favorite movies

  6. Xx Zz

    Xx Zz2 months ago


  7. Jennifer Park

    Jennifer Park2 months ago

    It’s so inspiring how amazingly precise they are, I cant even imagine all the planning and coordinating it must have required to produce such a scene

  8. Emily The Weird Water

    Emily The Weird Water3 months ago

    Yuuri on ice was more realistic then when I remember

  9. ArtjomAlexandsson

    ArtjomAlexandsson3 months ago

    This crane shot if you saw real Tonya Harding's video - was almost the same in real life. She didnt say that.

  10. CED Cheung

    CED Cheung3 months ago

    3:57 kinda looks like Emma Stone😬

  11. HeyBear

    HeyBear3 months ago


  12. Mia Andreatta

    Mia Andreatta3 months ago

    This was a fantastic movie

  13. jazzy thomas

    jazzy thomas3 months ago

    The woman who gave us Hayley Kiyoko

  14. i.xntgll

    i.xntgll3 months ago

    0:18 oh look it’s my bby

  15. Serene Kwok

    Serene Kwok3 months ago

    wait so the double is the 3rd? 4th? 5th? person to ever do the triple axel oh mah gah?

  16. nondescriptnyc

    nondescriptnyc3 months ago

    4:22. This bothered me in the actual movie, too, but this is a 3Lz entry, not 3A!!! I have known Ms. Kawahara to be a perfectionist as a choreographer since the early 1990s, and I’m surprised she didn’t insist on re-editing there.

  17. Pachice

    Pachice4 months ago

    I love this series, really interesting

  18. Mia Sheppard

    Mia Sheppard5 months ago

    Going into the triple axel she's going in on her left foot but when the camera transitions she's on her right foot so that was a fail in the film. So instead of doing a flip or Lutz she does a 3axel. 😂😂😂. And she went into the 3axel late and landed early, but oh well.

  19. Pedro Esteves

    Pedro Esteves5 months ago

    They should had say that was margo who do it all,, for she took the Oscar, like Natalie Portman in Black Swan

  20. Lexter John Sapuay

    Lexter John Sapuay5 months ago

    Such an iconic scene and style that margo robbie did on this movies! Especially she did the Triple Axel!!!!

  21. delila cebellero

    delila cebellero5 months ago

    Haley Kiyoko's mom!!

  22. Nightcore Lyrxcs

    Nightcore Lyrxcs5 months ago

    Am I the only person that after watching a movie I rlly like, I do lots of research on it?😂

  23. Syd Wahab

    Syd Wahab5 months ago

    destiny arroyo haha. Me too. I even searched for skaters who did 3A in the world.

  24. Latie G

    Latie G6 months ago

    I was so curious to know how they did this scene. Really well down!

  25. Narblo

    Narblo6 months ago

    Hmmm so she called malkova... oh the memories

  26. Mystic

    Mystic6 months ago

    Just finished watching this movie and omg awesome

  27. Isabel Markov

    Isabel Markov6 months ago

    Movie magic

  28. Fullmetal1890P

    Fullmetal1890P6 months ago

    I love how the real Tonya Harding wanted to help train Margot so she didn't get hurt trying to attempt the things she did lol I think that's something that the movie kind of forgot about, is that the real Tonya was kind of a sweetheart, despite having some rough edges. She really cared about people, even if she couldn't get too close to them. You just see it in her eyes, she has a big heart. I think Margot did an incredible job, but I think that they were lacking a bit of that Tonya vulnerability until the very end.

  29. Samantha Darling

    Samantha Darling7 months ago

    That Kiyoko family...legendary

  30. Bethany Cook

    Bethany Cook7 months ago

    This is amazing!!!

  31. tposer

    tposer7 months ago

    This movie was bopping

  32. hidingfromsomeone

    hidingfromsomeone7 months ago

    This movie was so good. I wasn't sure what my expectations were, but it exceeded all of them.

  33. Isabel Dame

    Isabel Dame7 months ago

    Why didn't the stunt double have the same skates that Margo Robie has, or at least switch it? You can tell when its the stunt double by the skates.

  34. stephanie meier

    stephanie meier6 months ago

    I am trying to see the difference for 1 hour at least (idk skating) could you please explain??

  35. Inessence4

    Inessence46 months ago

    Probably only other skaters will notice.

  36. Isabel Dame

    Isabel Dame7 months ago

    Why didn't the stunt double have the same skates that Margo Robie has, or at least switch it? You can tell when its the stunt double by the skates.

  37. icanhomestuck

    icanhomestuck8 months ago

    I absolutely love these videos where pros examine things in their area of expertise. They teach us so much what goes on in everyday things

  38. babyhols666

    babyhols6668 months ago

    so was the triple axel bit all cgi if the extras couldnt do it

  39. alura 86

    alura 868 months ago

    i really enjoyed this video. I'd love to have heard more about the difference in skating now and then. Also. There is no one who can do the triple axel at this point in time? Wow, even more credit for Tonya.

  40. ΑΣ

    ΑΣ7 months ago

    alura 86 they can but it was a skating season

  41. Tran Le

    Tran Le8 months ago

    alura 86 lol Tonya isn’t even the first woman to land a triple axel in competition

  42. seamus bh

    seamus bh8 months ago

    Vanity Fair thank you for all these videos, they're wonderful and informative.

  43. Eve. Lucy

    Eve. Lucy8 months ago

    as an ice skater myself it's great so see people so enthusiastic about my sport! thank you sarah for this beautiful rendition

  44. Chfvbh Ffghbff

    Chfvbh Ffghbff8 months ago

    This goes to show how much goes into making these movies

  45. tudorjason

    tudorjason8 months ago

    Really explains why the triple axel is so difficult. No assist, faster, tighter to go faster, and 3.5 rotations.

  46. thatbookchannel

    thatbookchannel8 months ago

    ahhh i know heidi, she's my coaches friend🤯

  47. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch9 months ago

    I knew instantly when the double came in because Margot's modern Jackson Artiste or Freestyle (label visable during the 94 Olympics scenes) boots became Edea Piano or Concerto boots during the spins and jumps. They are modern and made to take the stress off the foot when landing. A beginner skater wouldn't wear those advanced boots usually. The more you know!!!

  48. itsjakefitt

    itsjakefitt9 months ago

    notes on a scene is the best youtube series

  49. Adriangcxx

    Adriangcxx9 months ago

    This woman ROCKS!

  50. Finn Raeside

    Finn Raeside9 months ago

    When she mentioned the phantom camera I immediately thought of the Slo Mo Guys lmaoo

  51. Mandy C.

    Mandy C.9 months ago

    this scene was so flawless. I can't believe they had to blend doubles -- it looked like Margot was doing the whole thing and I knew better, but I was just in awe that it looked so convincing. not to mention the drama and comedy of the scene are top notch. excellent film. as someone who was a kid who looked up to Tonya Harding before all the crazy scandal (I was white trash too) the film managed to make a really compelling story without needing to really answer the question of what actually might have happened.

  52. Red Vixen

    Red Vixen9 months ago

    Holy crap

  53. S E

    S E9 months ago

    the best part is when she preps for a lutz (4:38) and then all of a sudden she is taking off for the axel lol

  54. Charlie

    Charlie9 months ago


  55. yellowducky101

    yellowducky1019 months ago


  56. Aether

    Aether9 months ago

    "What is this, red necks on ice?" I LOST IT HAHAAAA

  57. Zooleroy

    Zooleroy9 months ago

    I would like to know why the original music wasn’t used to make it seem even more real?

  58. sophia y

    sophia y9 months ago

    I don’t know anything about skating but i still really enjoyed this

  59. Emily Mejía

    Emily Mejía9 months ago

    I freaking loved this movie and everything about it. So much respect for this woman🙌

  60. Valeria Castro Brissolese

    Valeria Castro Brissolese9 months ago


  61. Have An Ice Day

    Have An Ice Day9 months ago

    This is an awesome video! Thank you so much for that insight!

  62. LA Fresh Life

    LA Fresh Life9 months ago

    So fascinating!

  63. Violet Burger

    Violet Burger9 months ago

    so no one is going to notice that whenever she's in the air she has edea ice fly and then when she's not jumping she has jackson ?

  64. Violet Burger

    Violet Burger3 months ago

    quiflington you would only get it if you skate

  65. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    I have no idea what that means.

  66. Noah B.-Wall

    Noah B.-Wall9 months ago

    I've watched this 10 times, stunning

  67. Stella Humphreys

    Stella Humphreys9 months ago


  68. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak9 months ago

    The triple Lutz looks like a flutz...

  69. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak9 months ago

    quiflington I'm not criticizing the real Tonya.I don't know if it is right to use the term criticize but I'm just stating the fact that the triple Lutz looks like a flutz because the take off was on inside edge which should be outside edge.Well then it's the choreographer that I'm criticizing.

  70. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    So, are you criticizing Tonya Harding or the movie about Tonya Harding or the choreographer who did the choreography in the movie about Tonya Harding or the video about the choreographer who did the choreography in the movie about Tonya Harding? You're speaking in riddles my friend.

  71. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak9 months ago

    quiflington no,if Lutz is not jumped properly as it should be it is called a flutz.

  72. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    you mean the CGI?

  73. megusik30

    megusik309 months ago

    The doubles skating is meh.. but that triple dude

  74. artistryiscomingback

    artistryiscomingback10 months ago

    I adore this series, the minds behind the movies rarely get picked at in interviews, when they're so fundamental in the media we watch!

  75. beck

    beck10 months ago

    I'm bored.

  76. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    You're the chairman of the bored.

  77. Isabella

    Isabella10 months ago

    there were some boot continuity issues- in some scenes tonya is wearing edeas while in others she is wearing jacksons

  78. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    That criticism is a little bit over the top don't you think? That's sort of like me saying "It should be a pre-CBS Strat not a transition-period Strat.

  79. Lauren Bennett

    Lauren Bennett10 months ago

    Do they have one for Black Swan? The should do one for Black Swan!

  80. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    That would be worth watching.

  81. Danielle Camps

    Danielle Camps10 months ago

    The 3A was underrotated and that take off wouldnt have allowed you to rotate. You have to bring your free leg almost touching your takeoff leg and your toe comes around and up. Probs to the actor but i wish it was a bit more realistic. and the the 3Lz was on an inside edge

  82. Danielle Camps

    Danielle Camps10 months ago

    The 3Lz on an inside edge? 😂 what

  83. Bru- Me- Neander- THALL

    Bru- Me- Neander- THALL10 months ago

    Ballet on ice. Passion, discipline, aggression, control, balance, beauty~ poetry~~ in motion~~~

  84. artemisjackson1

    artemisjackson110 months ago

    This is actually really interesting...

  85. Cleodel

    Cleodel10 months ago

    So interesting to hear the shot broken down by the cinematographer. Love it!

  86. Chloe.Randall

    Chloe.Randall10 months ago

    Really amazing movie, and compared to most Ice skating sports films, its incredibly technical, but still saw a few mistakes, half way through some of the jumps they forgot to change the doubles' skates making it look like tonya was wear Ice Fly's (a brand of skates that weren't invented for another 30 years) also that prep for the triple axel is actually a prep for a triple lutz, as she is clearly lining up for a toe jump, Don't feel this is hate, really loved the movie!

  87. TheSweetSkier

    TheSweetSkier5 months ago

    DD Lee Margot was wearing Jackson Competitor skates I believe but the stunt double was probably wearing Ice Fly’s as you at times can see the distinctive pattern on them.

  88. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch9 months ago

    I have a feeling the stunt doubles just didn't wear boots similar to Margot's and hoped no one noticed LOL. I thought she had Piano or Concerto? Maybe they were Ice Fly's, I'll have to watch it again. Sponsored by Edea? Margot wore Jackson freestyle for the relacing Olympic scene.

  89. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    Oi Vey! You sound like me listening to someone covering a Frank Zappa guitar part.The film makers, after all, are in the entertainment business not the figure skating business. Still, good catch.

  90. Sophie Torrington

    Sophie Torrington10 months ago

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that triple axel lutz prep ;)

  91. Anzy

    Anzy10 months ago


  92. Alex T

    Alex T10 months ago

    she didnt explain why there's a lutz entrance in the cut before the triple axel lol

  93. Arnold Manlapaz

    Arnold Manlapaz10 months ago

    If that's Hayley Kiyoko's mom, has Hayley ever had an experience figure skating?

  94. Priscila A.

    Priscila A.10 months ago


  95. Adam Griffin

    Adam Griffin10 months ago

    Was hoping they would explain the terrible facial crops onto the stunt actress.

  96. Jay Dee

    Jay Dee10 months ago

    I Love this women so much she's so amazing and talented

  97. SammyKitty92

    SammyKitty9210 months ago

    I actually feel like Tonya's choreo is on par with today's skaters.

  98. just artsy things

    just artsy things10 months ago

    Beautiful amazing movie!

  99. Michelle

    Michelle10 months ago

    i love the little notes on scene series. much love ♥️

  100. Michelle

    Michelle10 months ago

    these videos are so amazing ♥️ love love love

  101. Shelby Ziqi

    Shelby Ziqi10 months ago

    Such an educational video. Great actors, great movie. This is awesome.

  102. Olivia Nelson

    Olivia Nelson10 months ago

    Hayley kiyokos mom!!!

  103. Nicole Boyle

    Nicole Boyle10 months ago

    Why did you edit the triple lutz in the air? It just makes it look like the doubles can't do a real triple lutz, which is too bad because you said they can.



    Tran Le ah, I misread it, I apologise

  105. quiflington

    quiflington8 months ago

    What about the triple hand job?

  106. Tran Le

    Tran Le8 months ago

    DAVID BOWIE SAYING MEME SCHOOL She was talking about the triple lutz not the triple axel

  107. quiflington

    quiflington9 months ago

    I read somewhere that they actually couldn't so they had to CGI it.

  108. Daniel

    Daniel10 months ago

    I love how transparent they were about the doubles in this movie, unlike the Black Swan, where they pretended Natalie Portman pretty much did everything.

  109. Leyla Rustamova

    Leyla Rustamova3 months ago

    they did not pretend, natalie talked about her double in the bus and many interviews, but she did train a lot with mary helen bowers

  110. Glitter Berries

    Glitter Berries3 months ago

    Didn't understand the hate she got. She, and all doubles, deserve recognition!

  111. Byuriii

    Byuriii3 months ago

    OMG I was about to comment on the exact same thing!! You can tell who's genuine about their art and who only wants fame and money!!

  112. Daph Duck

    Daph Duck4 months ago

    They did Sarah Lane dirty, she was Natalie's double. But she's a principal now so glad she's successful

  113. Arunima Tiwari

    Arunima Tiwari8 months ago

    Daniel It was a very pleasant surprise for me as well.

  114. Every name I wanted was too long, sad hoe

    Every name I wanted was too long, sad hoe10 months ago

    3:45 girl that edge violation

  115. jazznazzz

    jazznazzz10 months ago


  116. Maria Helena

    Maria Helena10 months ago

    i really like margots personality and the movie itself is also good but her acting is so bad... apparently she’s gonna interpret sharon tate next? well let’s see how it goes...

  117. Tamaraa Babenkova

    Tamaraa Babenkova10 months ago

    There was an I Tonya trailer ad right before this video

  118. Jannica Almén

    Jannica Almén10 months ago

    this was so interesting to watch!

  119. Ashley Jay

    Ashley Jay10 months ago

    She looks like an Asian tiger mom. Just kidding. Sarah is so talented like her daughter. She has choreographed the olympics opening and closing plus worked with many skaters through her career.

  120. Z

    Z10 months ago

    She reminds me of Hayley Kiyoko. She's her mom, yes?

  121. Hey Hannah

    Hey Hannah9 months ago

    A C yes 😊

  122. Christian Ureña

    Christian Ureña10 months ago

    This is so amazing!!!

  123. Nikki Morada

    Nikki Morada10 months ago


  124. Omnia Khalid

    Omnia Khalid10 months ago

    This is amazing, Tonya did the triple axel in the 90’s , and now 30 years later they couldn’t find someone who can successfully do it. Just showing you how amazing and unique she was

  125. CorinneGames

    CorinneGames27 days ago

    woah woah now...it's been 27 years lol (I was born in 1992) I ain't 29 yet lol (I'm just tasing you if you can't tell lol)

  126. Maribel Castillo

    Maribel Castillo7 months ago

    is not that they couldnt find someone to do it, there are some but no one would risk it with the olympics so close, you might think being in this movie is big but these are girls than train for olympics, not for movies

  127. Esperanza Hope Jaduri

    Esperanza Hope Jaduri8 months ago

    quiflington weren't you the person who had never once skated? 😂

  128. Shelby Lynn

    Shelby Lynn9 months ago

    If the seniors don’t watch out, the juniors will sneak up on them. Alena Kostornaia of Russia had video of her landing a 3a in practice. She’s one of Trusova’s rinkmakes.

  129. Bob Thetaco

    Bob Thetaco9 months ago

    Omnia Khalid mirai nagasu landed a successful triple axel in the Olympics

  130. O W

    O W10 months ago

    Omg asian Kris Jenner

  131. jenna styles

    jenna styles10 months ago

    Hayley Kiyoko’s mom !!!!!! being talented and cute must really run in the family

  132. Arief Fitri03

    Arief Fitri0310 months ago

    You great i watch t movie so many times

  133. Slime Clouds

    Slime Clouds10 months ago

    AMAZING SEQUENCE! I adored this movie.