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ESA Coach Bios

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ESA Director/Head Coach:

Mathew Gates:

Two-time World Team Member

7 time US National Medalist

World, International & Olympic Coach & Choreographer

PSA Choreography Award Receipiant 

 

ESA Co-Head Coach:

Vitaliy Danylchenko:

5-time Ukrainian  Champion & Olympic Team Member

World & European Championships Competitor 

International Coach, Sectional and US National Coach

Jump Technique & pole harness specialist

 

 

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ESA Coach/administrator 

Kelly Gates

Former Competitive & Professional Principal Skater.  
U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist
U.S. Eastern Sectional Championship & Regional Championship Competitor
Assistant coach to former U.S. National Competitors

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ESA Coach

Alina Efimova

Team USA member

US National competitor and Medalist

U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist

Sectional Medalist

Assistant coach to U.S. National competitors 

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ESA Coach:

Berk Akalin

Turkish National Champion

International Competitor (Singles, pairs & ice dance)

World & European Championship Competitor 

Assistant Coach to U.S. National Competitors

 

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ESA Coach 

Katarina DelCamp-Akalin

Team USA member

US National Medalist

US National Competitor (Singles & Ice dance)

Jr World & International competitor 

Assistant Coach to U.S. National Competitors 

 

ESA Coach (Athlete Coach)

Sydney Taylorson

Junior Ladies singles Competitor

US Figure Skating Gold Medalist

Off-ice Jumps/Spinner assistant Coach

ESA Coach (Athlete Coach)

Olivia Hatcher

Junior Ladies Singles Competitor

US Figure Skating Gold Medalist

Off-ice Jumps/Spinner assistant Coach

 

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ESA Coach (Substitute)

Gina Shinn 

US National competitor and Medalist

U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist

Alternate to Jr World Championships

Former Skating Director

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ESA Coach (Substitute)

Samantha Vonsiatsky 

Former Professional Principal Skater 

U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist

ProSkaters Choreography Award

IJS Spin specialist

Fromer NHL Cheerleader

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ESA Coach (Substitute)

Alexandra Zaretsky

Two-time Olympic competitor.

Israeli National Champion

World & European Competitor

Skate America (Grand Prix) Medalist

Coach of U.S. Sectional, National and International Competitors 

 

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ESA Coach (Substitute)

Jenny Gwynn

Extreme Ice Center Skating Director

Moves in the Field/SS Specialist

Former Professional Show skater

PSA Rated Coach & Director

 

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