COACHING STAFF

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Jennifer Danowitz

  • USFSA, ISI, ProSkaters, and USA Hockey member.

  • 20 years of skating experience in both ice hockey and figure skating.

  • Skated with Disney On Ice for four years, and specializes in character/theatrical skating instruction.

  • Captain of the University of Connecticut ACHA Division I/II ice hockey team, where she was All-American (2010), UConn Outstanding Athlete Leader of 2009, and Academic All-American (2009, 2010).

  • In addition to working with figure skaters, Jennifer has also coached skating skills to ice hockey players of all ages and abilities—from beginners to camps for high school and Junior’s level players.

  • Born in 1986 in Sofia, Bulgaria and competed at U.S Nationals in both 2011 and 2012, achieving a Top 10 finish in 2012.

  • Bulgarian Junior National Champion and competed at both Junior World Championships and the Grand Prix Series.

  • Coaches U.S. Regional and Sectional level competitive skaters, and he enjoys working with Beginner to Senior level skaters as well as adult skaters.

  • Proud member of USFS and PSA and is certified at the CER A level.

Margot Haglund

  • Nine years of coaching experience, teaching group and private lessons for children, teens, and adults.

  • Member of U.S. Figure Skating and the PSA, and is certified at the CER A level.

  • Junior National competitor, Eastern Sectional competitor, and 2004 North Atlantic Regional Champion. Holds Senior Gold Level in Freestyle and Moves in the Field.

  • BA in Psychology from Elon University 

  • Spent three years traveling globally as a principal skater for Disney on Ice. 

Lisa Healy

  • Over 20 years of coaching experience for freestyle, MIF, synchro, and dance teams and has coached skaters at multiple sectional competitions

  • Passed PSA ratings exams in freestyle, dance, team, and groups and is a member of USFS and is an ISI Gold level judge.

  • South Atlantic Regional competitor and medalist in both singles and ice dancing

  • Trained with World and Olympic coaches such as Donald Laws, Carol Fox, Bill Fauver and David & Rita Lowery.

  • Master’s degree in Sport Coaching and a B.A. in Psychology; Florida teaching certificate for K-6, Gifted Education and ESOL.

Laia Bove Imhoff

  • Competed nationally and internationally for the National Selection Team in both Freestyle and Theater on Ice at the Junior and Senior level. She also skated professionally with both Holiday on ice and Disney on Ice shows for 5 years.

  • Over 10 years of coaching experience from beginners to Senior skaters, and is also a seasonal coach in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Proud member of USFS and PSA and is certified at the CER A level. Laia is also a Yoga Alliance 200h certified teacher.

Serguei Kouznetsov

  • Member of the Russian National Team and is the Men's 1992 Cup of Russia Gold Medalist, the Men's 1991 Russian Nationals Silver Medalist and was a 5-year principal skater for Disney on Ice.

  • Over 23 years teaching experience and is a Senior US National Championship, International, Grand Prix and Junior World’s Coach.

  • Also specializes in teaching Power Hockey skills.

  • Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education.

  • Member of the PSA and USFS and is CER A certified. He is available to teach all levels and ages.

Noelle Kouznetsova

  • Former competitive gymnast and coached gymnastics for 14 years.

  • Teaching private lessons and basic skills since 1999 and is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and is a CER A certified coach with US Figure Skating.

  • Specializes in basic edges, jumping bio-mechanics, off ice conditioning and Adult Moves in the Field.

  • Available to teach all ages and levels but especially enjoys teaching adults who are new to figure skating.

Jim Millns

  • Olympic Medalist and Hall of Fame member, Coach Jim, has won both the Initial Round and the Final Round at a World Championship.  He has a World Silver Medal, a World Bronze Medal, and numerous national titles.  Jim is a former International Skating Judge, and a Technical Specialist for Ice Dance.  

  • Coach Jim has more than 28 years of Professional Coaching experience.  He is certified as a Master Rated, International Coach by the Professional Skaters Association. He has trained skaters to the highest level of success in all disciplines of skating. He possesses a wealth of technical knowledge that benefits both the beginner and the advanced skater.   

Melanie Rogers​

  • Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle.

  • Sectional and National medalist.

  • Holds a Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati.

Jenny Seymour

  • 15 years of synchronized skating experience.

  • She skated competitively in the Junior, Senior, Collegiate, and Adult level divisions. She was a member of Team USA and competed overseas in both the Junior and Senior division. Jenny represented Team USA and competed overseas in Finland, Sweden, France, Croatia, and England. In 2003, her Junior team won the French Cup Championships.

  • Jenny also won 3 National gold medals in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

  • Jenny graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan with a BA in Education. She has been teaching elementary education in Pasco county since 2008.

Sandra Strong

  • Double Gold Medalist with US Figure Skating.

  • Certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

  • Trained in New York under Olympic coaches Peter Burrows and Robin Wagner. Won the North Atlantic Regionals and Empire State Winter Games.

  • Professional skater with Royal Caribbean International, spent eight years at sea. Completed two professional contracts as a pairs skater. Also featured as a principal with Ice Theatre of New York and for Dollywood and Busch Gardens.

Stanimir Todorov

  • Former Bulgarian international competitor at the World Junior Championships, European Championships, World Senior Championships, and the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

  • Over 10 years of coaching experience with national and international skaters from beginners to senior international competitive level.

  • Specializes in all levels of freestyle, pair skating, skating skills and off-ice training.

  • Proud member of USFS and PSA and is certified at the CER A level.

Lonnie Winn​

  •  10 years of competitive experience and 15 years of coaching.

  • Extensive background includes training under Olympic Coach John Nicks and his team.  

  • Also studied at the Orange County School of Ballet as well as the Idyllwild School of Music and Arts.  She is a graduate of Del Mar Media Arts in Del Mar, California.

  • Available to instruct and train skaters of all levels.

  • Specializes in choreography, singles, and moves in the field.  

  • Proud member of USFSA and PSA at the CER A level.

Megan Welch

  • Grew up skating in San Jose, California.

  • Was a member of The Golden State Precision Team and competed in Synchronized skating for about 10 years. She always had a passion for performing and was in her first professional show at the age of 14.

  • For the last 15 years she has been performing in ice shows all over the world in places such as Germany, South Korea and Guam.

  • Currently she is performing in various ice shows for Busch Gardens in Tampa.

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