Anna Baram

Anna Baram

Anna is a USSR-born English/Russian speaking coach with over 20 years of coaching experience in Ukraine and the U.S.(16 years). She has a Masters in Sports from Ukraine and was a competitive skater at the National level for 15 years. Anna has guided her skaters to Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at National Championships, and her students are multiple Regional and Sectional medalists. She holds a rating with PSA in Free Skating and Moves in the Field, and is a member of USFS and PSA.

Anna’s mission is to use her experience, enthusiasm and passion for the sport to benefit both recreational and competitive figure skaters. She works with skaters of all ages and skating levels. Anna specializes in jumps, spins, stroking, choreography and off-ice training in single skating.

Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans

Amanda Falkowski

Amanda Falkowski

Although having begun her skating career in singles, Amanda’s true passion and expertise is synchronized skating. As a national and international competitor Amanda was captain of the California Gold Synchronized Skating Team. As captain, she led the team to back-to-back National medals and their first Team USA assignment. Just as in her competitive career, Amanda has earned national and international success as a synchronized skating coach, leading the team to Sectional, U.S. National, and International medals.

She has studied ice dancing and studio dance extensively. Her specialties include synchronized skating, Moves in the Field, Basic Skills, and power skating. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Concordia University in 2008.

Marina Guterres

Marina Guterres

Grant Hochstein

Grant Hochstein

Grant is a ten-time U.S. National competitor and a two- time U.S. National medalist. He is also an international medalist as well as a World Junior Team member. He is a double Gold medalist in freestyle and field moves. Grant is a member of the PSA and USFS. He specializes in high and low level spins, jumps, field moves and choreography. He is currently pursuing a degree in history from Wayne State University.

Karen Kwan-Oppegard

Karen Kwan-Oppegard

Karen is a U.S. National competitor, an international medalist, and a Pacific Coast and Eastern Champion with over 20 years of skating experience. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and US Figure Skating. Karen specializes in choreography, presentation, advanced jump technique, and spins.

Mingzhu Li

Mingzhu Li

“Coach Li” is a National, World, and Olympic coach. She coached Chinese champion Lu Chen to a gold medal at the 1995 World Championships and to two Olympic bronze medals. She teaches all competitive levels from beginner to advanced, specializing in jump technique and freestyle.

Emily Lucas

Emily Lucas

Lucas Marquardt

Lucas Marquardt

La Rhonda Scott

La Rhonda Scott

La Rhonda has been coaching for 10 years. She is a member of US Figure Skating, the Ice Skating Institute, and the Professional Skaters Association with a Registered Freestyle rating. Through USFS, she is a technical specialist. She has considerable expertise in all aspects of a skater’s training regimen, but considers jump technique her specialty.

Education is La Rhonda’s passion. In addition to coaching figure skating, she holds a Master’s Degree in Biological Education, teaches high school biology, and offers tutorial assistance for figure skaters.

Katie Shepherd

Katie Shepherd

Ashley Shyu

Ashley Shyu

Jessica Wai

Jessica Wai

Jean Yun

Jean Yun

Jean Yun has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is a Master Rated PSA instructor and has taught World, Olympic, and International competitors, She has coached skaters through all levels of the USFS and ISI programs. Jean was an Olympic competitor, two-time World Team member, a double U.S. Gold Medalist, and a double Korean Gold Medalist.

Jean starred in Ice Capades, (East, West, and Continental Co.), guest starred in Nutcracker on Ice with Dorothy Hamill, and was a principal performer in John Curry’s Ice Ballet. She was also a three-time principal performer in Majesty on Ice with Robin Cousins and a special guest star of the Skatefest Champions on Ice tour with Dorothy Hamill.

Caroline Zhang

Caroline Zhang

Photos by Joanne Funakoshi