Michael Bramante

Michael Bramante

Personal Profile:
Michael is a current staff coach at The Skating Club of Boston, specializing in Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, and Stroking/Skating Skills. He competed at the U.S. Championships 8 times and in 2011 was the National Novice Ice Dance bronze medalist with former partner Kaitlin Hawayek. After representing Team USA at Junior Grand Prix events for many years, Michael went on to compete for France for the remainder of his competitive career with partner Peroline Ojardias. The two went on to win the bronze medal at the 2015 and 2016 French National Championships and earn a spot to compete for France in the 2016 European Championships.

Michael now runs the Boston Ice Dance Academy program at The Skating Club of Boston.

Formal Education:
B.S. in Business Administration, New England College of Business
Certificate in Digital Marketing, New England College of Business
A.S. in Business Administration, New England

Coaching Philosophy:
What is Boston Ice Dance Academy (BIDA)?

Here at BIDA, we strive to be the premiere Ice Dance Program in the Greater New England Region.

Designed by International and National Ice Dance Medalist Michael Bramante, the Academy has created a training method to fit the complete skater.

We offer competitive ice dance training, as well as solo dance, stroking & skating skills development, and choreography. We provide a well rounded approach to teaching skating at all levels. With a staff of highly trained and accomplished coaches, we provide a tailor made training program to teach skaters of all levels and provide every aspect of development a skater needs.

The program is designed to accommodate skaters of all levels and disciplines.

Coaching Since:
2016

PSA Ratings:
U.S. Figure Skating Certified Coach
PSA Certified Coach

PSA Rankings:

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2018-2019 Theater On Ice Nations Cup Champions and National Champions – Encore of Boston
2018-2019 National Developmental Camp Attendees
2018-2019 Sectional Juvenile Ice Dance Pewter Medalists
2018-2019 Sectional Competitors – 3 Juvenile teams, 1 Intermediate team
2016-2017 Solo Ice Dance Nationals Competitor
2016-2017 Lake Placid Senior Solo Ice Dance Champion
2016-2017 Novice Ice Dance Sectional Competitors

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2018-2019 Theater On Ice Nations Cup Champions and National Champions – Encore of Boston
2018-2019 National Developmental Camp Attendees
2018-2019 Sectional Juvenile Ice Dance Pewter Medalists
2018-2019 Sectional Competitors – 3 Juvenile teams, 1 Intermediate team
2016-2017 Solo Ice Dance Nationals Competitor
2016-2017 Lake Placid Senior Solo Ice Dance Champion
2016-2017 Novice Ice Dance Sectional Competitors

Disciplines / Specialties:
Skater Developmental training, Ice Dance, Stroking, Theater on Ice, Moves in the Field, Basic Skills

Competitive Background:
Senior Dance French National Championships 3rd place – 2016
Senior Dance French National Championships 3rd place – 2015
Senior Dance Summer Cup France 1st place – 2016
Senior Dance European Championships 24th place – 2016
Senior Dance Torun Cup Poland 4th place – 2016
Senior Dance Golden Spin Zagreb, Croatia 6th place – 2016
Senior Dance French Masters 4th place – 2015
Senior Dance NRW Trophy Germany 5th place – 2015
Senior Dance U.S Figure Skating Championships 11th place – 2014
Senior Dance Eastern Sectionals 2nd place – 2014
Senior Dance U.S. Figure Skating Championships 9th place – 2013
Senior Dance Eastern Sectional 1st place – 2013
Junior Grand Prix Romania 4th place – 2012
Junior Grand Prix Estonia 8th place – 2012
Junior Dance U.S. Figure Skating Championships 6th place – 2012
Junior Dance Mid-Western Sectional Silver Medalist – 2011
Novice Dance U.S. Figure Skating Championships Bronze Medalist – 2011
Novice Dance Mid-Western Sectionals Champion – 2011
Intermediate Dance U.S. Figure Skating Championships Silver Medalist – 2009
Intermediate Dance Eastern Sectionals Silver Medalist – 2009

Show History:
2018 & 2019 Riverwalk Show – Joy Skate Productions
2019 Kendal Square Show – Joy Skate Productions

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
National Developmental Team Coach
PSA High Performance Coaching Invitee

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:
Gold Level Dance Tests
Senior Moves
14-time International Competitor
8-time U.S. Championships Competitor
Senior Dance French National Championships 3rd place- 2016
Senior Dance French National Championships 3rd place- 2015
Senior Dance Summer Cup France 1st place- 2016
Senior Dance European Championships Competitor- 2016

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
U.S. Figure Skating Certified Coach
PSA Certified Coach
PSA Category A Coach