Johnny Weir is one of the most sought after pop-culture icons, athletic stars and public speakers of today. He is a figure skating superstar, a television and documentary film star, award-winning activist, Goodwill Ambassador, top-selling author, and in short, a Pop Star on Ice.
He is best known as a two-time United States Olympian and figure skating superstar. Weir is a three-time United States National Champion and World Championship medalist as well as an artistic icon in his sport. In addition to his competitive pursuits Weir is beloved around the world with a dedicated following and is invited to perform for global audiences regularly. In late 2011, Johnny Weir was honored with a lifetime achievement ceremony called, ‘Dare to Be Different’ by the Ice Theatre of New York. After his performance at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, Weir became known as “the people’s skater”.
Johnny Weir has been an honored keynote speaker, valued panelist and spokesperson for CNN, MAC Cosmetics, General Electric, Equality California, Russian Children’s Welfare Society, Jaguar USA, GLAAD, The Human Rights Campaign, Emory University, The Trevor Project and The United States of America’s Ambassador program. Weir has spoken for audiences up to 25,000. Always unscripted and outspoken, Weir brings a fresh opinion and years of hard work and knowledge to the stage whenever he speaks.
Internationally, Johnny Weir is a hot commodity. A strong presence on television screens from Tokyo to Moscow and even to Australia, Johnny has been a part of many exciting international ventures. Due to his ability to understand global art and culture and his sporting expertise, Weir has recently begun working as a Goodwill Sports Ambassador to Japan and also works with the Russian Children’s Welfare Society. Johnny lives in a bi-lingual household conversing in English and Russian, and has an understanding of French.
In the near future Johnny Weir will continue his global skating performances as well as another shot at the Olympic Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia and in addition will continue to work with various charities like nPlay and The Human Rights Campaign, design clothing, write books, sing songs, appear on television and do it all while continuing to do what he does best, being himself.