Virginia Ice Theatre is excited to announce a new addition of a very successful coach to our ever growing program. Please read her bio below, and welcome Elena to our fabulous coaching staff!
Ms. Elena Leonova was born and raised in Moscow, Russia.
Elena started skating at age 5, and joined the famous Olympic Reserve School CSKA at age 7. Won regional competition in Novice at 10 and turn Pairs. Won 2 times World Junior Championships in Pairs at 12 and 13 and turn senior. Competed on highest level on Senior Circuit and won Skate Canada, NHK Trophy, Nebelhorn Trophy and various Russian competitions. Held 2 time National Champion in Junior and bronze medalist at Nationals at Seniors.
At age 18, Elena started studying at State Central Academy of Physical Culture and Sports, and got her Bachelor Degree in Figure Skating. In 1993, she turned Pro and joined world famous Tatiana Tarasova’s company “Russian All Stars”.
In 1994, Elena studied Ballet Master on ice at the New Humanitarian University. Since 1995, she has been skating in various top level shows and TV productions around the world. Currently, Elena is teaching skating in Maryland and Virginia, as well as being a presenter at High Performance camps for USFSA.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Virginia Ice Theatre’s 2019-20 season! We are looking forward to another successful season and can’t wait to see old friends and new faces. Please carefully read the following information before filling out the registration form.
Auditions are September 22 and 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for Basic Skills to Pre-Preliminary Test and Adult only, and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for Preliminary and higher Test (i.e. USFSA Moves In The Field)
We are holding auditions for Six (6) Teams:
1) Basic Skills – Looking for our next generation of Theatre on Ice performers! Must be able to skate backwards. This is an introductory team and will stay at local events only. This team will not participate at Nationals.
2) Preliminary Team – Must have Waltz jump and one (1) foot spin. Able to pass pre-preliminary moves before Feb 2020.
3) Special O/Therapeutic Team – Auditions will be held on October 13th. Must be able to follow directions and skate with little assistance.
3a) Special O/Therapeutic Team Mentors – Requirement: Part of a Theatre Team for at least two (2) years, independently motivated, self reliant. Able to be at EVERY practice and event.
4) Novice Team – Must have passed Preliminary moves or higher. Axel highly recommended.
5) Junior Team – Must have passed Juvenile moves. Axel jump required. Double jumps highly recommended.
6) Adult Team – At least 18 years old. Able to pass one USFSA test by February 2020. Looking for motivated adults who can laugh and have fun together.
What’s New This Year:
We are looking for “Bubbles“. This is a skater who is willing to come to another teams practice on a VERY regular basis, learn the choreography and fill in during practices whenever a skater is missing. You will NOT compete with that team, BUT at Nationals you will be part of the “coaching” staff for that team. Looking for skaters who have been part of Theatre for at least two (2) years, are highly self sufficient, able to retain choreography easily, able to work with skaters of different ages and/or abilities, adapt easily, don’t stress easily, “can roll with the punches”. If you want to be considered for this position, please indicate so on this form.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Virginia Ice Theatre’s 2019-20 season! We are looking forward to another year at our home location at PWIC, and cannot wait to see old friends and new faces.
Auditions are September 22 and 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for Basic Skills to Pre-Preliminary Test and Adult only, and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for Preliminary and higher Test.
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