Nathan Chen trained at Ballet West to become a gold medal contender

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. As olympic figure skaters head to the Pyeongchang Olympics, the men who will compete for medals know what the deciding factor will be: that four-revolution jump, and how many you land. Two-time U.S. champion Chen plans five in his free skate. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

(KUTV) Salt Lake City’s Nathan Chen has won two U.S. National Figure Skating titles and is a favorite for Olympic gold in South Korea because he combines athleticism and gracefulness at a very high level. Chen polished the grace and fluidity as a youngster dancing at Ballet West. David James talked with Peter Christie who has worked at Ballet West for 35 years and remembers Chen well. Watch the story here.