Tommy Steenberg: PSA Triple Master Rated Choreographer, MIF, and Free Skating Coach. Tommy is a recipient of the 2021 President's Award of Excellence for Upper Great Lakes Region. He competed internationally for Team USA for 8 years. His competitive accomplishments include: 3x Junior Grand Prix Champion, 10x national competitor (2001-2010), 3x national medalist (intermediate, novice, and junior), 2008 Regional and Sectional Champion, and 2008 Junior World top 10 finisher. He won the 2010 Young Artists Showcase Choreography Competition and guest choreographed for the Ice Theatre of NY. From 2010-2012, he performed with the George Mason University Dance Company. Tommy has been a faculty member for Audrey Weisiger’s Grassroots to Champions nationwide seminars since 2008. In 2013, he graduated from the GMU Honors College with a B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Accounting and is a CPA. He is a triple gold medalist (Moves/Freestyle ’05, Solo Free Dance ’17), CER Category A compliant, and specializes in jumps, pole harness, spins, choreography, and footwork.
Jeremy Allen: National and International coach teaching in the Greater Chicago area. Coaching since 2003, Jeremy is a renowned jump specialist and pole harness coach, and has helped skaters such as Jason Brown, Gracie Gold, Alexa Scimeca, and Danny O’Shea on their rise to success. He is perhaps best known as 2018 U.S. National Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Bradie Tennell’s technical coach. Jeremy is the 2001 US Junior Pairs Champion (with partner Deborah Blinder) and went on to finish 5th at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships that year. He competed as a member of the US International Figure Skating Team in pairs at both the Junior and Senior levels. Jeremy is a true student of the sport, studying video and teaching techniques from skaters and coaches around the world. His interests in cutting edge jump technique and teaching methods make him one of the country’s top technical coaches.
Kim Ryan Lewis: Kim Ryan Lewis is an internationally recognized figure skating spin specialist with 45+ years of elite coaching experience. Trained by legendary coach, John Nicks, Kim formed a work ethic, competitive drive, and love for the sport in her formative years.
Phillip Mills: Choreographer for skaters at 23 World Championships and 6 Olympic Games, and with more than 25 U.S. National Champions in singles, pairs, and dance, Phillip Mills has been faculty for Team USA Camps, U.S. Figure Skating Coaches College, and numerous U.S. Figure Skating Judges Schools. This involvement keeps him tuned into the continued changes in figure skating. Phillip joined Carlo Fassi as the choreographer for the world-class training center at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs in 1988. He later joined Carlo again at the famous Ice Castle International Figure Skating Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, California as Choreographer and Artistic Director of Ice Castle’s International Ice Theatre. Teaming together with John Nicks in 2011, Phillip and Mr. Nicks worked together helping Ashley Wagner become the first US National Champion to repeat the title since Michelle Kwan. Phillip has also created acclaimed programs for the likes of Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen, Katia Gordeeva, Courtney Hicks, Tara Lipinski, Rena Inoue & John Baldwin, Calla Urbanski & Rocky Marval, Nicole Bobek, Suzie Wynne & Joseph Druar, Elaine Zayak, Tatsuki Machida, Rionna Kato, Tsao Chih-I , Michael Martinez and Jill Trenary just to name a few. For the 2017-2018 Season, Phillip choreographed programs for numerous skaters from the U.S and around the globe. In just the U.S. alone last season, he created programs for 8 National competitors in Senior Ladies, Senior Pairs, Junior Ladies, Junior Pairs, and Novice men.
Mariah Bell: Mariah is an American figure skater. She is the 2022 U.S. national champion, 2020 U.S. national silver medalist, and two-time U.S. national bronze medalist (2017, 2019). She is also the 2020 Skate America gold medalist, 2016 Skate America silver medalist, the 2019 Internationaux de France bronze medalist, the 2019 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist, the 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy champion, and the 2016 CS U.S. International Classic silver medalist.Bell finished within the top six at four ISU Championships, with her best result being fourth place at the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships and represented the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Peter Zapalo: Peter is an exercise physiologist specializing in athlete high performance with extensive experience in sports medicine and return to sport following injury. He served as the Sports Science and Medicine Director of U.S. Figure Skating for nearly 10 years. A veteran of five Olympic Games (four winter, one summer), he attended the past two Olympics with U.S. Figure Skating as a part of Team USA. As an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, he designed video-based motion analysis software to deconstruct and teach elite figure skating jumps. In graduate school he mentored under Dr. David Smith, a world recognized expert in periodization (athlete seasonal planning).His background encompasses athlete performance, health and safety; he has experience with a variety of sports at developmental to elite levels, including figure skating, hockey, speed skating, alpine, and rugby. He is a solicited speaker at numerous professional conferences and seminars, including the ISU Sports Medicine Commission at 2018 Worlds in Milan, Italy.
2024 GUEST AND RESIDENT COACH LINE-UP
DETAIL WILL BE UPDATED BY THE END OF NOVEMBER 2023