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.