Virginia Ice Theatre is excited to announce the addition of 2 very successful coaches to our ever growing program. Please read their bios below, and welcome both Rory and Elena to our fabulous coaching staff!
Mrs. Rory Flack AKA Mrs. Rory, made her debut Production performance on ice 45 years ago in a club show. After 10 years of training Rory became the 1986 US National Junior Ladies Bronze Medal, earning her place on Team USA for 3 consecutive seasons. She became a Competitive Pro Skater Competing in ProAm’s throughout the 90’s and touring till 2009. Mrs. Rory is 2002 IFS Magazine #10 Most Influential People In Figure Skating for her Choreograph & Creation of “Ebony on Ice”. Over the past 32 years Mrs. Rory has been coaching, creating Productions and Production numbers for Club skaters to Olympians and legionary vocal artist Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and many more for Network TV “On Ice” shows.
“I am very excited to relocate to the DMV and to play my part with the Virginia Ice Theatre.”… Mrs. Rory
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.