SSC Coaches pictured Top Row: Barbara Murphy, Ellen Kenny-Berg, Lori Elliott, Nastassia Dzemyanovich Bottom Row: Stephen Baker, Sharon Baker, Anna Li
The Olympicview Arena and Lynnwood Ice Center are home to a premiere international staff, featuring World & Olympic competitors from the UK, Poland, France and the USA. Our dedicated coaching staff provides a full range of skating disciplines - freestyle, dance and pairs - with professional specialists in spins, stroking and choreography. When choosing a coach for your skater, there are several factors to take into consideration. To assist you with this process, U.S. Figure Skating has outlined the following information. We hope that this helps you in making your coaching choice. Seattle Skating Club Professionals(listed last name alphabetically).
Sharon started skating in Great Britain and quickly went on to become the British Senior Ice Dance Champion, a title she held for 5 years. She represented GB in many International, European and World Championships. After turning professional she toured Europe as a principle skater in “Holiday on Ice” then continued with her success by becoming the World Professional Ice Dance Championship in 1990. She continued to coach in the U.K. producing many championship skaters, including skaters on “Team GB” at many International competitions, including the “Junior Olympic Games” in Sundsville, Sweden and the Junior World Championships.
She moved to the United States in 1997 with her family and continued with her success by becoming the only DOUBLE MASTER RATED coach in the Pacific Northwest. She went on to produce multiple NATIONAL CHAMPIONS and INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS for the USA. In 2008 she became a developmental coach with “Team USA” and in 2010 became a full international “Team USA” coach. She continues pass on her knowledge and expertise working with students of all ages and abilities as both a primary coach and as a secondary coach to the majority of the coaches in the area.
Sharon specializes in Ice Dance, Choreography and Moves in the Field.
Stephen Baker88iceolympian@comcast.net cell 425-772-6562 * British National Pair Skating Champion * World Competitor for Great Britain * Team “USA” Coach * P.S.A. Rated in Freestyle * P.S.A Level1 & 2 Hockey coach * P.S.A. Level 3 ranking
Stephen started skating in Great Britain and after becoming the Northern, Midland & Scottish champion for 7 years went on to become British National Pair Champion and a competitior at the Junior World Championships and the World Professional Chamionships.
He moved to the United Sates in 1997 with his family and continued his success by coaching multiple NATIONAL CHAMPIONS and INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS for the USA. In 2008 he became a developmental coach with “Team USA” and in 2010 became a full international “Team USA” coach.
He continues to pass on his knowledge and expertise working with students of all ages and abilities as both a primary coach and as a secondary coach to many of the coaches in the area.
He is also holds the P.S.A Hockey 1 & 2 certification and is a power and edge coach hockey players and figure skaters alike.
He was skating director for SSC for many years and was the promoter for 2008 Skate America in Everett.
He specializes in Freestyle, Pair Skating, Dance Elements and Power Skating.
Nastassia Dzemyanovich – (425) 361-9135, NastassiaDzemyanovich@gmail.com Senior Resident International Coach ·A senior level ice skater from Belarus where she competed both nationally and internationally for over 12 years. ·Holds a Master of Arts degree with a Major in Linguistics and Minor in Education. ·Since 2006 consulted multiple junior level ice skaters and served as a Technical Specialist for all national competitions in Belarus. ·Since 2012 serves as a Technical Specialist for majority of Non-Qualifying competitions in the area as well. ·A member of Seattle Skating Club since 2011, and currently one of the few Russian-speaking coaches in the Pacific Northwest who teaches professional and recreational students of all ages and skillsets, including junior and adult hockey players, and conducts off-ice conditioning sessions for all athletes.
Ellen Kenny-Berg Cell: 425-876-5403 Ellen has been coaching in the Seattle area for over 20 years and has become one of the premier coaches. Ellen is native to the Seattle area and began her skating career at Lynnwood Ice Center. As a competitive skater Ellen achieved the USFSA Silver Medal in Figures and the Gold Medal in Freestyle. Ellen also skated at the Sr. Ladies level in many Regional and Sectional competitions and became an alternate at US Nationals before turning her attention to professional skating. As a professional, Ellen has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and Puerto Rico while skating in many different ice shows. Disney on Ice and Holiday on Ice are only two of the professional ice shows she has been involved with. As a coach, Ellen believes that figure skating is a lifelong sport and considers it a privilege whenever she is asked to help create a solid skating foundation for any student. She coaches beginner through adult and has coached at many different competitive levels, including Junior Nationals. Ellen is Professional Skating Association (PSA) rated coach and is a US Figure Skating Level ‘A’ Competitive coach.
Coaches basic skills, freestyle, ice dancing and edge work (mif)
A U.S. Figure Skating Gold medalist in Dance, Anna believes and lives the ideal of figure skating as a lifetime sport. She has been involved in figure skating in a variety of capacities since her childhood in New York. Her roles have included skating student, competitor, skating club founder, test chair, board member, Skate America organizer, assistant to Dick Button’s World Professional Figure Skating Championships and coach. This is in addition to working professionally in marketing for firms such as American Express, Ogilvy & Mather, and Disney Online.
Anna has coached for 16 years and is PSA accredited. She with her partner, Will Eastler, are the 2012 U.S. National Adult Ice Dance Champions. In addition, they are the 2008 and 2009 U.S. National Adult Championship Ice Dancing silver medalists.
Currently, in addition to coaching both children and adults, Anna continues to actively refine her own skating skills, which provides reminders of the challenges all skaters experience and provides personal experience with the newer IJS rules of the sport.
A coach in basic skills, freestyle, ice dancing and edge work (MIF), Anna’s coaching style focuses on basics, building blocks and key concepts that help skaters to self diagnose when practicing independently. For adult skaters, Anna uses a thoughtful analytical approach that reduces fears. While with children, Anna uses an experiential approach. With all age skaters, her hope is to ignite a sense of fun, wonderment and accomplishment fueled by curiosity, discovery and a love of skating.
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40 years of teaching
PSA Rated Coach Freestyle
Teaching: Regional, Sectional, Junior National, National and International Competitors.
Member of USFS, PSA, ISI, IJS
Competitive Highlight: First skater from the Pacific Northwest to land a triple jump at Regionals (1974)
Skated for our 36th President Lyndon B Johnson (1969)