WELCOME TO MARKEY INTERNATIONAL ARTS
We represent and manage the careers of the world’s best in the sport of Ice Dance and select leading figures working for social change, connecting clients with talent for modeling, public speaking and social outreach campaign initiatives.
DELIVERING A DIFFERENCE TO CLIENTS
We are not a typical representation agency. With the founders coming from the world of global brand marketing and Olympic-level sport, we take a holistic view on both talent and client management, believing successful outcomes are built on meaningful relationships, not fleeting transactions.
Our client management approach starts with discovery of the client brand story to be told, matching talent to client need based on activation type and desired outcome.
The talent we represent are leading figures in the field. Their ‘day jobs’ as world champions in sport or recognized figures in creating social change assures a level of authenticity that brings a special dimension to client work.
WHAT WE DO
Amplifying brand stories and achieving client goals through world-class talent in an authentic way is at the core of our services whether modelling appearance, social outreach or speaking, our international talent is available globally.
An holistic approach to helping those we represent leverage their unique experiences and achievements for the mutual benefit of clients in a fulfilling and fun way
With the world’s best professional figure skaters in Ice Dance and an affiliation with the Ice Academy of Montreal, we are on the constant look out for original event and performance production opportunities
OPENING THE WORLD OF POSSIBILITY FOR TALENT
Our holistic approach to developing the careers of those we represent starts with a collaborative understanding of professional ambition and personal interest to devise a picture of possibility. Recognizing the importance of a helping hand in life, we will provide timely guidance and feed back on an on going basis for whatever phase of career, with a focus on presenting new opportunities that align to aspiration, provide professional development opportunity and leverage your story in helping clients meet their brand, marketing or social impact goals.
We offer assistance in furthering social presence, flawlessly mastering the skills needed for client work, and developing professional potential with workshops and one-on-one consultation tailored to individual need.
To deliver the very best to clients, we are selective and focus only on talent who share a passion for life, do not shy away from new and reaching assignments, and are able to transform the artistic essence of their field and interests into meaningful result for clients.
Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron
Gabriella and Guillaume have been skating together for more than a decade. Together they have broken world records 29 times. They are 2018 Olympic silver medallists, four-time and reigning World champions and five-time consecutive European champions.
While undoubtably some of the most gifted Ice Dancers in history both of them have other talents and interests as well. Gabriella enjoys acting; Guillaume finds pleasure in fashion and the visual arts.
Madison Hubbell &
Madison and Zachary are two-time World medallists, Grand Prix Final winners, Four Continent champions and U.S. National champions.
The career they share and the unforgettable moments they have lived together has made them best friends. Madison dreams about having her own clothing line; Zach wants to start his own skating school and run a gym.
Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sørensen
Laurence from Québec and Nikolaj from Denmark have been skating together since 2012. They are three-time Danish National Champions as well as Canadian National Bronze medallists. The bi-national team placed four times in the top ten at European Championships and in 2019 for the first time top ten at Worlds.
Off-ice, they have been a couple for many years. Both of them envisage to become a coach or choreographer and advocate for greater adoption of healthy consumption habits in society.
Laurence Fournier Beaudry
Olivia Smart &
Olivia and Adrian teamed up in 2016 and have since won 2 Spanish National titles and placed twice top ten at European championships. Olivia, a British national and three-time British Junior champion, is passionate about animal welfare. Adrian has been the first Ice Dancer to represent Spain in ISU competitions and to qualify for Olympic Games; and he’s an intrepid traveller.
Marie-Jade Lauriault &
Romain Le Gac
Marie-Jade and Romain teamed up in 2014, got married in 2015 and in 2017 Marie-Jade, Québecoise originally, received French Nationality. The four-time French National Silver medallists also competed at the 2018 Olympic Games.
Together they encourage children and young adults to persevere in education and promote the powerful synchronicity of sports and studies.
Romain Le Gac
Marjorie Lajoie &
Marjorie and Zachary are the 2020 Canadian National Silver medalists, three-time Canadian Junior Champions and the first Canadians to claim the World Junior Champions title after Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The two original Québecois are one of the World’s most promising young Ice Dance couples. Nonetheless both of them have already impressive achievements to show in other disciplines of art - Marjorie as an actress and comedian and Zachary as a concert pianist.
Jamal is a former Swiss National Champion in Men’s singles Figure Skating and participated at 4 European Championships, 6 World Championships as well as Olympic Games in 2006.
After his career as an athlete he finished his Bachelor Degree in international business administration while successfully working as a runway and commercial model.
Today he is the Managing Director of Markey Int’l Arts Corp. and works as a co-commentator on Ice Skating events for Swiss National Television.
Formerly a Team USA Ice Dancer and professional ballroom dancer, Jordan turned to videography on ice. He has revolutionized how the public watches figure skating through his industry-leading camerawork on shows like Dancing On Ice UK, (soon) Battle of the Blades, and his social media brand, On Ice Perspectives.
One of the world’s most recognized Ice Dance choreographers and coaches, Romain is a former ice dancer himself, competing at Junior World Championships with his sister. At the age of 20 he started to coach in Lyon before he moved to Montreal in 2014 to team up with co-coaches Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon. Together they have created the Ice Academy of Montreal - the most successful ice dance center in the world.
Romain is an accomplished motivational speaker on creating winning teams and designing high-performance cultures.
Markey Int’l Arts was born out of the founders’ belief that connecting talented individuals to entities passionate about authentic brand storytelling would have twin benefits. We are dedicated to helping our talent develop professionally and clients accelerate achievement of their marketing and organizational goals. The founders come from the worlds of business and sport.
With an earlier career in Olympic-level figure skating and commercial modeling, Jamal has combined his passion for performing arts with business with post graduate work as a brand manager in the airline and hospitality industries, with a focus on service and visual design and brand program activation. Jamal is a graduate of the University of London.
Charles Dunn McKee
Charles is a recognized leader in international brand marketing, having held chief marketing- and chief commercial officer roles for European, Asian and North American airline and hotel companies. In these roles, he has directed over $200 million in sports and entertainment sponsorships. Charles is a graduate of Harvard University.