Coaching Philosophy

I use skating as an integral tool to empower each individual to reach his or her highest potential on and off the ice.  Through safe technique, humor, and exploration, I seek to instill in my students the values of persistence, patience, and sportsmanship, imparting the importance of manageable goal setting, accountability, and optimistic thinking.  No matter the students’ goals, they learn to have healthy relationships with success and failure, build relationships with their peers, and learn to celebrate their individuality and improvements, on a daily and long-term basis.

Education

Manhattan School of Music
Doctorate of Musical Arts, Classical Composition, 2015

 

University of the Arts

Master of Fine Arts, Dance (In Progress)       

 

Manhattan School of Music

Master of Music, Classical Composition, 2012

           

Wellesley College

Bachelor of Arts, Music & Spanish, 2010

Skating Experience

  • Canadian Gold Artistry, Senior Freestyle, MIF, Gold & International Dance, Gold Solo Dance

  • PSA Rated: CF, CC 

  • Skating Artist, Joy Skate Productions

  • Disney on Ice hiring pool and Ice Theater of New York

  • Model skater for instructional video through Professional Figure Skaters Cooperative

  • New England Regionals Competitor, IntermediateSenior

 

Coaching Certifications

  • Ratings: SC, SF, CM

  • CER Compliant

  • USFS & PSA Member

Teaching Experience

Skating Club of Boston, Norwood, MA 2020-Present

  • Ballet and Modern dance curriculum for skaters no test-senior

  • Choreographer and skating skills consultant

 

Elite Edge Skating Club, Wellesley, MA 2019-Present

  • Develop off-ice curriculum for high performance through developmental levels

  • On-ice instruction in free skating, moves-in-the-field, and ice dance

 

Colonial FSC/Nashoba Valley Olympia, Boxborough, MA 2018-Present

  • Choreographer and coach for competitive and recreational skaters of all levels

  • Teach upwards of 20 off-ice dance classes to beginners through competitive skaters

  • Develop on-ice edge classes focusing on expression, mobility, and musicality.

  • Consultant for Colonial Theater on Ice and Synchronized Skating teams

 

Olympicview Arena, Senior Resident Coach/Dance Instructor, Seattle 2015-2019

  • Developed and implemented Ballet and Musicality

  • Taught specialty group classes of jumps, strength training, and ice dance

  • Coached and choreographed for regional, sectional, & national competitors

Figure Skating in Harlem, Figure Skating Coach, NYC 2012-2015

  • Interim Director of Skating Department, summer 2013

  • Developed and implemented Ballet and Modern dance curriculum for summer & academic year

  • Incorporate STEM-based curriculum into off-ice fitness classes, introducing the girls ages 5-18 to physics, biology, anatomy, and biomechanics during workouts.

 

City Ice Pavilion, Figure Skating Coach, NYC 2012-2015

  • Developer and Instructor for Ballet for Figure Skaters program

  • Taught specialty classes: Edge, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Jumps, Spins, Choreography

 

Synthesis Aesthetics Project, Artistic Director & Choreographer, NYC 2011-Present

  • Produce one production annually of live dance, electronics, and improvised music

  • Focus on all aspects of performance to enhance the overall experience of the piece

MIT Figure Skating Club, Director of Theater on Ice, Cambridge, MA 2007-2008

  • Choreographed and coached adult national team, 4th at TOI Nationals 2008

 

Colonial FSC, Assistant off-ice dance teacher, Boxborough, MA 2004-2010

  • Substitute/Assistant teacher Ballet, Theater, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, classes of 6-25, ages 5-adult

  • Assisted Mary Wanamaker with Broadway Blades TOI (USA 2), Nexxice Senior (CAN 1), and other regional, national, and international skaters

 

Workshops, Consultations, and Other Coaching Opportunities

  • Colonials Synchro Teams: Various consultations and workshops all teams, 2018-present

  • Stars on Ice: Future Stars number, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Chair of Skatefest in Seattle, 2017 & 2018

  • Washington Ice Emeralds: multiple clinics, asked to coach adult team at Nationals, 2018

Additional Teaching Experience

Berklee College of Music, Assistant Professor of Composition, Boston 2018-Present

  • Teach composition, theory and counterpoint classes in the Contemporary Writing Department

  • Music History survey courses and upper-level course on Women Composers

 

Cornish College of the Arts, Adjunct Professor of Music and Dance, Seattle 2015-2018

  • Taught composition, music theory, and aural skills, & independent studies for undergraduates

  • Taught music theory and history for dancers

Manhattan School of Music, Doctoral Teaching Fellow, NYC 2012-2015

  • Developed all assignments, lesson plans, and exams for courses

  • Integrated tactile and movement exercises into Aural Skills rhythmic exercises

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