Elladj Baldé Talks Viral Figure Skating Videos And Finding Freedom On The Ice
Canadian figure skater Elladj Baldé is single-handedly modernizing the sport of figure skating with his dynamic, mesmerizing videos on social media.
The 30-year-old has been rapidly capturing the likes of the masses with his innovative figure skating content on TikTok and Instagram.
Taking an unconventional approach to the sport with hip-hop inspired tracks and impressive street-dance moves, the former international competitor has quickly shot to stardom, attracted millions of views and hundreds of thousands of followers.
When COVID-19 shut down rinks and shows across the country, Baldé found an alternative creative outlet; skating outside and filming an array of captivating videos.
“I have the biggest amount of freedom when I’m making these videos,” he tells ET Canada. “There are no rules and no boundaries. I can skate to what I want to skate to, wear what I want to wear and create for the sake of creating. It’s been really inspiring me to continue to explore that side of figure skating and as an artist.”