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Miranda Allison

Bio

Miranda has called SkateQuest her home rink since she began skating at the age of two. During her time on the ice, she skated as a member of the Washington Figure Skating Club and was a South Atlantic Regional medalist. She is a Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and is trained in Freestyle. Miranda is currently a member of the PSA, WFSC, USFS and Learn to Skate USA. She has been coaching for 7 years and enjoys sharing her love for skating with students. She enjoys working with students of all ages and levels and has worked with students as young as 2 ½ years old.

Kaitlin Clear

Bio

Kaitlin has been teaching group lessons and coaching private lessons for 10 years. She grew up in Northern Virginia, training in Reston and Ashburn. She was a USFSA Gold Medalist, competing all the way up through Senior Ladies. After her competitive career, Kaitlin began skating professionally. She toured the U.S. and Canada with Disney on Ice, performing many roles. Prior to that, she was the lead female soloist in Holiday on Ice’s North American Tour of Ice Age on Ice. Kaitlin has also performed in many holiday shows with Rand Productions in the Southeast; in Florida with Rosstyn Ice Show’s Tropics on Ice; and in Canada with Glisse On Ice. She also performed with the Ashburn Ice Theater, competing at Nationals. Kaitlin was the Skater’s Choice Overall Winner of the ProSkaters’ 2014 Virtual Skateoff.

Jennifer Johnson

Bio

USFSA Gold Medalist in Ice Dance, with two International dance tests. USFSA Professional Coach/Choreographer CER. USA Hockey member with PSA Hockey I and II Certifications. Graduate of The George Washington University, with background in elementary education. Jennifer specializes in Ice Dance, Skating skills, and Power skating for Hockey PeeWee – Midget AA/AAA.

Lana Jones

Bio

Coach Lana is a mother of 2 and with over 25 years skating experience, has been a coach with Skatequest for the past 12 years. To this day, she continues to skate for self enjoyment while attaining certifications through the Professional Skaters Association. As a complement to these, she is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Coach Lana takes great pleasure in learning the biomechanics of figure skating, and desires to teach this in a simple, enjoyable way. Her goal is to help students of all ages, not just learn to skate, but develop a love and understanding of how our bodies perform the amazing feats that ice skating has to offer.  She is a current member of PSA, WFSC, USFSA.

Tatyana Malinina

Bio

She is a 2 time Olympic, 10 time World and many times International competitor. She was a Gold Medalist at the ISU Grand Prix of NHK Trophy, Grand Prix Final and 4 Continents. She has 30 years skating experience and 12 years teaching experience. She is a U.S. Junior National and International level coach. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. She is available to teach all levels and ages. She is a member of USFS, PSA and ISI.

Marion Monaghan

Bio

Born and raised in Canada, she has been a SkateQuest coach for 10 years. A nationally ranked Synchronized skater she teaches ages 2 through adult and specializes in special needs skaters. She holds one National Bronze Medal and two National Silver Medals (Canadian National Synchronized Skating Championships & USA National Synchronized Skating Championships). She is a CFSA Senior silver ice dancer available to teach basic skills, Freestyle, hockey drills, prelim dances/MIF and choreography. She is a USFS Category B Coach and a member of PSA, USFS and Learn to Skate USA. Her focus is to help each student achieve their skating goals by giving them the solid basic skating fundamentals that will assist them in whatever skating discipline they choose.

Olga Neizvestnaya

Bio

She is a Russian National Junior Pairs champion, Junior Worlds Bronze Medalist, International competitor, and a member of a Russian National team for six years. She was a principal skater with Disney on Ice, Moscow on Ice, and Russian All Stars. She has 20 years of teaching experience and has worked with National, International, World and Olympic skaters. She specializes in Freestyle, Pairs, and Moves in the Field.

Megan Noss

Bio

Megan’s passion for skating began when she stepped on the ice at age 5! She is a USFSA Gold Medalist in both Freestyle and Moves of the Field.  She is a member of PSA, USFS, and WFSC. Megan was a South Atlantic Regional medalist and an Eastern Sectional Championships competitor. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Psychology and a Minor in Dance. A coach at SkateQuest for the past ten years, Megan teaches all levels of Freestyle and Moves of the Field, as well as choreography and off-ice training.

Jennifer Park

Bio

Jennifer grew up in Northern Virginia and started skating at the age of five. She has 11 years of competitive skating experience, during which she was a regional, sectional and junior national level skater. She is a USFS double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle. She has 12 years of coaching experience and is available to teach all levels and ages.

Jennifer is also a member of USFS and PSA. Additionally, she earned a B.A. in history from George Mason University.

Sara Petrosian

Bio

Born in Reston, Virginia, Sara began her ballet training at a local studio at age 4. During her high school years, she taught seven ballet classes a week to kids ages 2-13. She spent three summers in NYC studying with renowned teachers such as Gelsey Kirkland and ABT head coach Irina Kolpakova. Through one such program, Sara was selected to premiere in a production of Cinderella with ABT stars Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III. Sara also attended summer teacher training programs, where she studied the Vaganova ballet technique and methodology with Ludmila Safronova, student of Agrippina Vaganova herself. Following graduation, Sara became the first ever international student at the prestigious Igor Moiseyev Professional Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. There she studied Russian ballet technique and international folk dance. Sara enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for ballet as well as helping students enhance their expressiveness, discipline, flexibility, technique and balance.

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Katrina Shalin

Bio

Katrina is a national level ice dance coach and has been involved in figure skating since 1998. She was a competitive ice dancer at the junior and senior level In the US and Australia. Katrina has been coaching since 2007. She loves coaching all levels of skaters from tots to adults, and from beginner to Junior National & National competitive skaters. She specializes in ice dancing and choreography. Katrina is a member of PSA, USFS and is CER compliant. She also graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, but skating and coaching is where her heart is at!

Roman Skornyakov

Bio

He is a 2 time Olympic, 7 time World, and many times International competitor. He has 13 years teaching experience and has worked with National, International, World and Olympic skaters. He is a U.S. Junior National and Sectional level coach. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. He is available to teach all ages and levels in Figure Skating and Power Skating.

Nataliya Tymoshenko

Bio

Nataliya graduated from the Kiev University Of Physical Education and Sport with degree In Figure Skating. After graduating, she was a principal skater in the Ukraine Ballet on ice, Cypress Gardens Ice skating show, Steve Wheeler Production, Willy Bietak Production. She has 10 years of coaching experience. She choreographed programs for national and international skaters. Nataliya specializes in teaching skating skills, Moves in the Field, choreography, spins For all levels. She is a member of PSA and USFSA.

Margie Weiss

Bio
  • Certified personal trainer.
  • Trainer to Olympians and national competitors
  • Former owner, 2 Gold’s Gyms; owner-coach MG Gymnastics, which produced international athletes for 20 years
  • AFAA certified Aerobic instructor for Sport & Health, Crunch and OneLife gyms, CPR
  • Specialties:  athletes, assessing potential liabilities in athletes, with exercises to enhance potential

Tasha Zagorodnikova

Bio

Tasha is a native of Moscow, Russia. She specializes in Figure Skating, Power Skating, and Off-Ice Training.

Tasha skated professionally for seven years as a Principal Performer with the Russian Ice Theater, Russian Starts on Ice, and Disney on Ice. During this time, she also coaches figure skating in various locations as she travelled around the world. After moving to the United States, she began to coach ice hockey, also.

Certifications:

USA Hockey – CEP Level 4 Ice Hockey Coach and Certified Ice Hockey Director

Certified “Master of Sport” (Moscow)

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