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Professional Skating Coaches

The StarCenters are proud to present our team of Endorsed Private Lesson Instructors. Below, you will find a list of our private lesson instructors, a brief biography of their background and their contact information. To select a private lesson instructor, you may come in and observe our instructors while teaching and approach them directly or you may ask the Skating Programs Manager of your facility for assistance in choosing an appropriate instructor for you.

All Instructors are contractors who use the StarCenter facilities to teach private lessons and therefore, set their own schedules, lessons fees, and policies. Private lesson fees are paid directly to the instructor and do not include ice time or skate rental.

Click below on your local StarCenter to view professional skating coaches that teach at your location:   

Euless

Biography Information: Ashley has been a member of Team USA for 10 years. She is a 5-time International Medalist, 2 time US National Champion and 2 Time US National Silver Medalist and a Junior World Team member. Ashley has competed and medaled at the Junior and Senior level internationally in both singles and pairs and competed on both the Junior Grand Prix circuit and Senior Grand Prix circuit. Ashley is a USFS S.T.A.R.S. Instructor, USFS Component Camp Instructor and serves on the Pairs Committee and Athlete Advisory Committee for US Figure Skating. Ashley is also a guest skater in Ice Shows across the country. 

Biography Information: Dani is a triple goal medalist in Pairs, Freestyle and Figures with more than 30 years of coaching experience. She is a coach to Junior National and National medalists and is a Gold Certified judge in ISI. She coaches all ages and levels, specializing in jumps, spins and stroking.

Biography Information: Brooklee is a member of the 2014 Australian Winter Olympic Team that competed in Sochi, Russia. She has competed internationally for 7 seasons and has also competed at 3 ISU Junior World Championships, 4 ISU Four Continent Championships and 3 ISU World Championships. She is also a USFS double Golf Medalist in Move in the Field and Freestyle. Brooklee has experience working with young and up and coming skaters on basic skating, presentation, jumps and spins.

Biography Information: Darlene is a Team USA Coach. She trained under World and Olympic Coaches, Louis Strong, Marijane Strong and Bernard Ford. She was a double Gold Medalist, three time Regional and Sectional Champion, Canadian National Junior Bronze Medalist and Canadian National Senior Competitor and Medalist. She has an off-ice background in classical ballet, jazz, ballroom dancing and strength and conditioning for figure skaters. Darlene has coached skaters and medalists from basic skills through Nationals, Junior Worlds, ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix circuits, and Senior International competitions.

Biography Information: Dawn is a USFS double gold medalist in figures and freestyle. She spent years training, competing nationally and performing professionally as she earned her Master Rating with the PSA in Freestyle. Dawn is also a certified power skating coach through PSA and a level 4 USA Hockey coach. She currently works with both figure skaters and hockey players of all ages and stages of development.

Biography Information: Kristy is a five time Canadian National Competitor, novice Bronze and Junior Silver National Ice Dance medalist. She also spent 6 years touring with Disney on Ice. Kristy teaches all levels and ages, specializing in body awareness and technique.

Biography Information: Logan has over 15 years of coaching experience and is a quadruple gold medalist in Freedance, Pattern Dance (plus all internationals), Freestyle and Moves in the Field. He is a International Gold Medalist, Senior Pewter Medalist, Junior Bronze Medalist, Junior World Competitor, ten-time Team USA Member and fourteen-time National Competitor. Logan enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels and has coached basic skills skaters, adults, hockey players and Team USA Members. 

Biography Information: Michael has been skaters of Regional, Sectional, National and International levels since 1977. He has a PSA Master Rating in Freestyle and Figures and is trained in Dartfish instruction for video analysis of figure skating. Outside of coaching Michael received a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a Major in English and a minor in Social Studies from LSU. He completed graduate work in Education Counseling. He currently works as a secondary education teacher for grade 7-12 as well as provides English tutoring at Austin Community College.

Biography Information: Peter is a Team USA Coach. He trained under Olympic and World Coach John Nicks. Peter is a five time National Champion, International Gold Medalist, Junior World Bronze Medalist, four time World Team Member and a Member of the 1980 Olympic Team. Peter has also played an active role in the Olympic Games as an Olympic Torch Bearer in 2000 and an ISU Technical Specialist in 2014. Peter has coached skaters from basic skills to Junior World, World, ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix circuits, US National Champions and International medalists. He serves on the Pairs, Coaches and Competitions Committees for US Figure Skating. 

Biography Information: Sherri is a PSA Master Rated Coach in Pairs and holds a Level IV PSA Ranking. She has been coaching regional, sectional, national and international level skaters and medalists since 1988.    She is a USFS Gold medalist and a former national pair skater. Sherri was formerly the National Team Coach for the Philippines 2009-2010. She is an ISI Gold level judge. Sherri enjoys coaching skaters of all ages and abilities and sharing the love of ice skating. 

Biography Information: Timothy has been on Team USA for four years, and is a six-time national competitor and an international competitor in junior and senior pairs. He performed for audiences around the world as a principle performer for two years aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Timothy has 3 years of coaching experience. USFS Triple Gold Medalist. He is currently a Senior Pairs competitor with Ashley Cain for the U.S National Team. 

Farmers Branch

Biography Information: Aerin has 7 years of experience as a Skating Programs Manager for the Dr. Pepper StarCenter and over 20 years of experience teaching skaters of all ages and levels in ISI and USFS. She is a former USFS competitive skater and skated professionally as a principle performer with Disney on Ice. She is the co-director of the Southern Belles Synchronized skating team. She is a USFS Category A certified Figure skating coach.

Biography Information: Cheryl is a USFS triple gold medalist in Figures, Freestyle and Dance. She is a PSA Master Rated Coach and Level V Ranking Coach of National and International medalists. Cheryl teaches all levels from beginner to competitive skating.

Biography Information: Dani is a triple goal medalist in Pairs, Freestyle and Figures with more than 30 years of coaching experience. She is a coach to Junior National and National medalists and is a Gold Certified judge in ISI. She coaches all ages and levels, specializing in jumps, spins and stroking.

Biography Information: Daniil is a two-time World Junior Champion, 2007-2009 Team USA member, World, 4 Contintents, ISU Grand Prix and International competitions competitor and medalist. Daniil has coached and choreographed National and International skaters. 

Biography Information: Dawn is a USFS double gold medalist in figures and freestyle. She spent years training, competing nationally and performing professionally as she earned her Master Rating with the PSA in Freestyle. Dawn is also a certified power skating coach through PSA and a level 4 USA Hockey coach. She currently works with both figure skaters and hockey players of all ages and stages of development.

Biography Information: Lilli has more than 30 years of performance and coaching experience. After her competitive years, she toured with Ice Capades and then continued to skate in shows around the world. Lilli has been coaching in the DFW area since 2001 as a PSA rated coach. Her other ratings include: Senior MIF, Certified Figure Skating, Certified Choreography and Style. Lillie works with all ages and levels from Tiny Tots to Adults.

Biography Information: Nicholas has been teaching ice skating for since 2007. He is a USFS double gold medalist and a Canadian triple gold medalist. Nicholas is a former member of the Canadian select team. He is a U.S. and Canadian National competitor. He is a USFS certified Figure Skating Coach and a member of USFS, SkateCanada, ISI and PSA.

Biography Information: Sarah has over 15 years of coaching experience in Colorado and Texas in addition to 3 years as a Skating Director. She has a background in Freestyle, Pairs, and Ice Dance and was a U.S. Intercollegiate National Champion. Sarah is passionate about working with skaters in all stages of development, from toddlers to adults.

Biography Information: Sue is a former British National Silver medalist. She has toured the world as a professional principal ice skating soloist. She has 30 years of experience coaching both ISI and USFS regional competitors as well as gold medalists in ISI National and World Championships. Sue is an ISI Gold Certified judge and and ISI skate instructor teaching all levels of skating from Tots to Adult.

Frisco

Biography Information: Former World Professional Champion representing Great Britain and principal skater starring in numerous ice shows, exhibitions and theatre productions throughout the world. She has choreographed for National and World Champions. Angela enjoys sharing her passion with all levels of skaters and ages.

Biography Information: Anya was a junior singles competitor in Russia. After she skated and performed in skating shows like the Moscow Ballet on Ice and the Ice Capudes. Following that she became a coach and now has over 20 years of coaching experience. Her students have reached the highest level. She is a National and International level coach. She is a member of PSA and UFSA.

Biography Information: Cassie has been coaching professionally since 2008. As a competitor she was a gold medalist in Ice Dance and MIF. Cassie also competed as a part of the USFS Junior Syncro Team. Cassie has been coaching Syncro for the past two seasons.

Biography Information: Dani is a triple goal medalist in Pairs, Freestyle and Figures with more than 30 years of coaching experience. She is a coach to Junior National and National medalists and is a Gold Certified judge in ISI. She coaches all ages and levels, specializing in jumps, spins and stroking.

Biography Information: I began my skating career in Houston, TX, and became a 3-time National Roller Skating Champion by the age of 15 and shortly switched to the ice. I received my USFS Gold Medal in Moves in the Field & Freestyle, Pre-Gold in Dance and Silver in Pairs while competing through the Sectional level. In my 20 years of coaching, I have had skaters compete at the National level, a Theatre on Ice team at Nations Cup, and coached hockey players from in-house through the AAA level. 

I currently live in Prosper, TX, with my husband and two children (2 & 6 yrs old) and teach private lessons in Moves in the Field, Singles and Basic Skills as well as Power Skating. Through my coaching, I believe in building a positive, hard-working environment for my skaters while finding their true love of the sport.

Biography Information: Evgueni has been working with figure skaters since 1985 with experience coaching Olympic, National and World skaters. Olympic level choreographer and ballet professional. Attended the College of Figure Skating and Academy for Ballet Masters in Moscow, Russia.

Biography Information: Jayne has been coaching individual children, adults and running a Special Olympics program for over 20 years. She has experience preparing students for both USFSA and ISI local, State, and International competitions. Jayne trained at the Dallas Cowboys Ice Arena, Prestor Ice Chalet and Salem State University Ice Arena, as well as with the Boston Skating Club.

Biography Information: With 24 years of skating experience Luke specializes in Power Skating mechanics. He is a former National Champion of Great Britain at the Novice and Primary level. Luke was also a Senior National Silver medalist that went on to represent Great Britain at World competitions.

Biography Information: Pauline started skating at the age of 4. She is a UK Goldstar Ice Dance medalist and Silver Figure and Freestyle medalist. She is a UK Master-Rated coach, coached UK Primary Pairs Champions and Primary Solo Dance Champion at the 2012 World Championships. Pauline has been teaching at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter facilities since 2003.

Biography Information: Sarah is a U.S. Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves-in-the-Field. As a professional skater, she toured internationally with the Ice Capades, and was a featured skater in a Minni Madden production. Sarah has taught in the Dallas Fort Worth area since 1999, and also guest coached in Sweden for 3 summer camps. Sarah teaches skaters of any age and level in both ISI and USFS. Sarah is a Gold certified judge for the Ice Skating Institute and a WeSkate certified instructor.

Biography Information: In 1986 Tim was a British Professional Champion. He started coaching at the Ice Bowl in Gillingham, England. Over his 30 years of experience Tim was a coach to the 1991 British Novice Pairs Champions, 2001 British Primary Men's Champion, 2011 British Senior Men's Silver Medalist and 2012 World Championship coach. He has been coaching for the Dr. Pepper StarCenters since 2003. Tim is also an ISI Gold judge and EIHA hockey coach.

Mansfield

Biography Information: As an AIT-Certified Choreographer in Master Choreography Techniques and PSA-Rated Choreographer, Leine incorporates both classical and contemporary skating techniques for her skaters of all levels. She is a former international competitor for Canada and USA, and is also a Dallas Stars Hockey Pro with specialization in Edgework, Speed, Agility, Skating Skills. Leine uses her Kinesiology background to offer skating-specific Off-Ice Conditioning/Dryland lessons for her competitive and rising athletes, with special focus on strength development and injury prevention. Leine holds a Masters degree in Quantitative Biology (UTA), PhD studies in Kinesiology (Focus: Exercise Science), and a Bachelors degree in Cell Biology and Kinesiology (DBU).

Biography Information: National and International coach with a Master degree in physical and sport education. Dmitry is a European and World championship competitor as well as 2 time Jr. World Champion and 2002 Olympic Games competitor.

McKinney

Biography Information: Former World Professional Champion representing Great Britain and principal skater starring in numerous ice shows, exhibitions and theatre productions throughout the world. She has choreographed for National and World Champions. Angela enjoys sharing her passion with all levels of skaters and ages.

Biography Information: Anya was a junior singles competitor in Russia. After she skated and performed in skating shows like the Moscow Ballet on Ice and the Ice Capudes. Following that she became a coach and now has over 20 years of coaching experience. Her students have reached the highest level. She is a National and International level coach. She is a member of PSA and UFSA.

Biography Information: Cassie has been coaching professionally since 2008. As a competitor she was a gold medalist in Ice Dance and MIF. Cassie also competed as a part of the USFS Junior Syncro Team. Cassie has been coaching Syncro for the past two seasons.

Biography Information: I began my skating career in Houston, TX, and became a 3-time National Roller Skating Champion by the age of 15 and shortly switched to the ice. I received my USFS Gold Medal in Moves in the Field & Freestyle, Pre-Gold in Dance and Silver in Pairs while competing through the Sectional level. In my 20 years of coaching, I have had skaters compete at the National level, a Theatre on Ice team at Nations Cup, and coached hockey players from in-house through the AAA level. 

I currently live in Prosper, TX, with my husband and two children (2 & 6 yrs old) and teach private lessons in Moves in the Field, Singles and Basic Skills as well as Power Skating. Through my coaching, I believe in building a positive, hard-working environment for my skaters while finding their true love of the sport.

Biography Information: Kim is a graduate of Miami University with a BA in Zoology. She spent 8 years as the Skating Programs Manager with the Dr. Pepper StarCenters and more than 20 years of coaching experience and synchronized skating experience both as a coach and a skater. Kim is a former National competitor in both ISI and PSA as well as a 4 year member of the Miami University Synchronized Skating Team.

Biography Information: Lilli has more than 30 years of performance and coaching experience. After her competitive years, she toured with Ice Capades and then continued to skate in shows around the world. Lilli has been coaching in the DFW area since 2001 as a PSA rated coach. Her other ratings include: Senior MIF, Certified Figure Skating, Certified Choreography and Style. Lillie works with all ages and levels from Tiny Tots to Adults.

Biography Information: Lisa is a former National Champion of Great Britain. She has 11 years of British International team member representing Great Britain at Junior Worlds, European, World and Olympics. She has over 20 years of teaching experience coaching all levels from beginner to National Champions and enjoys working with all levels of skaters from recreational to competitive. Lisa is currently the Skating Programs Manager at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in McKinney.

Biography Information: With 24 years of skating experience Luke specializes in Power Skating mechanics. He is a former National Champion of Great Britain at the Novice and Primary level. Luke was also a Senior National Silver medalist that went on to represent Great Britain at World competitions.

Biography Information: Michael has been skaters of Regional, Sectional, National and International levels since 1977. He has a PSA Master Rating in Freestyle and Figures and is trained in Dartfish instruction for video analysis of figure skating. Outside of coaching Michael received a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a Major in English and a minor in Social Studies from LSU. He completed graduate work in Education Counseling. He currently works as a secondary education teacher for grade 7-12 as well as provides English tutoring at Austin Community College.

Biography Information: Nicholas has been teaching ice skating for since 2007. He is a USFS double gold medalist and a Canadian triple gold medalist. Nicholas is a former member of the Canadian select team. He is a U.S. and Canadian National competitor. He is a USFS certified Figure Skating Coach and a member of USFS, SkateCanada, ISI and PSA.

Biography Information: Pauline started skating at the age of 4. She is a UK Goldstar Ice Dance medalist and Silver Figure and Freestyle medalist. She is a UK Master-Rated coach, coached UK Primary Pairs Champions and Primary Solo Dance Champion at the 2012 World Championships. Pauline has been teaching at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter facilities since 2003.

Biography Information: Sarah is a U.S. Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves-in-the-Field. As a professional skater, she toured internationally with the Ice Capades, and was a featured skater in a Minni Madden production. Sarah has taught in the Dallas Fort Worth area since 1999, and also guest coached in Sweden for 3 summer camps. Sarah teaches skaters of any age and level in both ISI and USFS. Sarah is a Gold certified judge for the Ice Skating Institute and a WeSkate certified instructor.

Biography Information: Sergey was an International competitor and National Team member. He has over 20 years of experience coaching Regional, Sectional and National Champions.

Biography Information: In 1986 Tim was a British Professional Champion. He started coaching at the Ice Bowl in Gillingham, England. Over his 30 years of experience Tim was a coach to the 1991 British Novice Pairs Champions, 2001 British Primary Men's Champion, 2011 British Senior Men's Silver Medalist and 2012 World Championship coach. He has been coaching for the Dr. Pepper StarCenters since 2003. Tim is also an ISI Gold judge and EIHA hockey coach.

Plano

Biography Information: Andrea has over 30 years of recreational and competitive coaching experience. She has coached USFS regional champions, national and international competitors and ISI World champions. Andrea enjoys working with skaters of all ages beginner through Senior levels.

Biography Information: Dawn is a USFS double gold medalist in figures and freestyle. She spent years training, competing nationally and performing professionally as she earned her Master Rating with the PSA in Freestyle. Dawn is also a certified power skating coach through PSA and a level 4 USA Hockey coach. She currently works with both figure skaters and hockey players of all ages and stages of development.

Biography Information: Evgueni has been working with figure skaters since 1985 with experience coaching Olympic, National and World skaters. Olympic level choreographer and ballet professional. Attended the College of Figure Skating and Academy for Ballet Masters in Moscow, Russia.

Biography Information: Logan has over 15 years of coaching experience and is a quadruple gold medalist in Freedance, Pattern Dance (plus all internationals), Freestyle and Moves in the Field. He is a International Gold Medalist, Senior Pewter Medalist, Junior Bronze Medalist, Junior World Competitor, ten-time Team USA Member and fourteen-time National Competitor. Logan enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels and has coached basic skills skaters, adults, hockey players and Team USA Members. 

Biography Information: Margaret herself is a double gold medalist who began coaching in 2001. She is a coach to Sectional and National skaters in Singles, Pairs and Dance. Margaret also holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Biography Information: Marina has a Sports Degree from Russian University Of Sport & Physical Culture. She was trained at Olympic reserve center in Russia and competed nationally and Internationally. Marina was a principal skater and special Guest Star for Willy Bietak Production shows and Gala shows around the world. She specializing in jumps, spins, stroking and choreography.  

Biography Information: Nicholas has been teaching ice skating for since 2007. He is a USFS double gold medalist and a Canadian triple gold medalist. Nicholas is a former member of the Canadian select team. He is a U.S. and Canadian National competitor. He is a USFS certified Figure Skating Coach and a member of USFS, SkateCanada, ISI and PSA.

Biography Information: Sarah has over 15 years of coaching experience in Colorado and Texas in addition to 3 years as a Skating Director. She has a background in Freestyle, Pairs, and Ice Dance and was a U.S. Intercollegiate National Champion. Sarah is passionate about working with skaters in all stages of development, from toddlers to adults.

Biography Information: Yavin has been a competitive figure skater for 15 years. He began his coaching career in 2007, working with small children to competitive teens/adults ranging from intermediate through senior levels. Yavin's personal agenda is to help the skaters develop a drive and passion to want to succeed and a genuine love for the sport, as well as work ethic skills that not only help them as athletes but in all walks of life.

Richardson

Biography Information: Jayne has been coaching individual children, adults and running a Special Olympics program for over 20 years. She has experience preparing students for both USFSA and ISI local, State, and International competitions. Jayne trained at the Dallas Cowboys Ice Arena, Prestor Ice Chalet and Salem State University Ice Arena, as well as with the Boston Skating Club.

Biography Information: Marina has a Sports Degree from Russian University Of Sport & Physical Culture. She was trained at Olympic reserve center in Russia and competed nationally and Internationally. Marina was a principal skater and special Guest Star for Willy Bietak Production shows and Gala shows around the world. She specializing in jumps, spins, stroking and choreography.  

Biography Information: Michael has been skaters of Regional, Sectional, National and International levels since 1977. He has a PSA Master Rating in Freestyle and Figures and is trained in Dartfish instruction for video analysis of figure skating. Outside of coaching Michael received a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a Major in English and a minor in Social Studies from LSU. He completed graduate work in Education Counseling. He currently works as a secondary education teacher for grade 7-12 as well as provides English tutoring at Austin Community College.

Biography Information: Sarah has over 15 years of coaching experience in Colorado and Texas in addition to 3 years as a Skating Director. She has a background in Freestyle, Pairs, and Ice Dance and was a U.S. Intercollegiate National Champion. Sarah is passionate about working with skaters in all stages of development, from toddlers to adults.

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