I was a competitive figure skater who included classical ballet and jazz dance as a necessary part of my training. I represented The Skating Club of Boston and was a five time Regional competitor, two time New England Novice Ladies Gold Medalist, two time Eastern Novice Ladies Competitor/Medalist, and US National Competitor. During those years, I was honored to be featured and be a soloist in the Skating Club of Bostons’ Ice Chips shows. Also, I received the Maribel Vinson Owen Club Award as a young skater.
After a serious back injury prevented me from skating, I began to pursue my equally passionate love for dance. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College with a BA in Speech Communication: Interpersonal Concentration and a double minor in French and Dance. I performed many feature roles in various Dance Concerts throughout my four years at Ithaca. Upon graduating, I pursued a professional career in Boston performing for Jeannette Neill, ACE Entertainment, and Disney’s premier of “Pocahontas” at the Wang Center, to name a few.
Currently, I coach skaters of all ages. I work with young skaters just starting out with private lessons, as well as, skaters who are working to improve their skating skills (Synchro) and Moves in the Field. I combine my knowledge of skating and extensive background in dance to provide a unique perspective on coaching the skater. I believe solid technique from the beginning is essential to the proper development of the skater. I work with many of my skaters off-ice concentrating on stretching, ballet and contemporary dance to enhance their on-ice training. When I am not at the rink, I love spending time with my family. One of my greatest joys is watching our son play College Lacrosse and our daughter perform on the College stage as a ballet dancer. I enjoy cooking, taking dance classes, and staying active.
BA in Speech Communication:Interpersonal Concentration
Minors:French and Dance
I strive, not only, to develop my student’s skating skills using sound technique, but also, to encourage their self- confidence both on and off the ice.
Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2006 NE Intermediate Ladies Bronze Medalist and Junior National Competitor
Basic Skills Competitions
Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Basic Skills Competitions
Singles, choreography, MIF, Group, off ice dance (ballet, Jazz, contemporary)
1984 US National Competitor
1984 Eastern Novice Ladies Bronze Medalist
1984 NE Novice Ladies Gold Medalist
1983 Eastern Novice Ladies Competitor
1983 NE Novice Ladies Gold Medalist
1982 NE Intermediate Regional Competitor
1996 Guest Soloist “Festival of Trees” Daytona Beach Junior League
1991 Guest Adagio Team at the Diogenes Palace, Athens, Greece
Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
Choreographer 2006 NE Intermediate Ladies Bronze Medalist and Junior National Competitor
Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:
Maribel Vinson Owen Award
Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Member, U.S. Figure Skating
CER Category A compliant