- I’m a figure skating coach in the Greater Chicago area, Chicago’s northern suburbs (Vernon Hills, Buffalo Grove, Glenview, Northbrook, Highland Park, Gurnee), Pleasant Prairie and Kenosha, WI.
- I have more than 20 years of experience as a competitive single skater in Russia, professional ice shows performer and a figure skating coach.
- USFS Professional Coach/Choreographer, Basic Skills and Learn to Skate Instructor.
- As a competitive skater, I am a Master of Sports of Russia in single skating. Medalist of many novice and junior national competitions in Russia.
- Began a career as a professional show skater in 2010 with the “Disney on ice”. A principal single skater for Disney on ice shows “Worlds of Fantasy” and “Worlds of Enchantment”.
- An adagio/pair principal skater on the Royal Caribbean cruise ships “Freedom of the Seas” and “Adventure of the Seas” in 2018-2019.
As a figure skating coach, I am very passionate about the sport. I am passionate about ice skating in general and most importantly seeing my students progress. My mission as a coach is to help skaters achieve their individual goals while having fun along the way.
Those goals don’t necessarily have to be competing at the highest level or ice skating professionally. Not everybody is interested in competitions, or wanting to “make it to the Olympics”. Some skaters simply love to be on the ice, they just want to enjoy it and skate for themselves.
Others might have a goal to get to a level to be able to travel around the world and perform in ice shows such as “Disney on Ice” or “Holiday on Ice”. It’s a great realistic goal!
I have an individual take on all of my students based on what they would like to achieve in the process and what is their motivation to take skating lessons.
I enjoy working with skaters of all levels whether it’s tots taking their first step on the ice, beginner-level skaters, adult skaters or experienced novice, junior or senior level athletes.
I currently offer private lessons at the rinks in northern Chicago suburbs (Glacier ice arena in Vernon Hills, Buffalo Grove, Gurnee, Highland Park, IL) as well as across the border in Wisconsin at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex facility.
If you have any questions, would like to share your feedback or contact regarding skating lessons, don’t hesitate to do so via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message/call my cell phone 708-655-9722.