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Coaching Staff


Bonnie Lynch | Assistant Coach of Synchronized Skating at Adrian College (2015-present)
 

Coaching History
- Assistant Coach of Varsity Synchronized Skating Teams
- Assistant Coach of Adrian College Senior, Team USA (international medalists, competed in Italy, Sweden, Austria, Scotland, and France)
- Assistant Coach of Adrian College Collegiate (2x national medalists, multi-time sectional medalists)
- Assistant Coach of Adrian College Open Collegiate (2019 Midwestern Champions, multi-time sectional medalists)
- Assistant Coach of the Intercollegiate Figure skating team 2015-16 season
- PSA Certified Rated Synchronized Skating Coach
- Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Novice Freestyle, and Pre-Gold Dance

Competitive History
- Member of Team USA with Miami University Junior Varsity SST (2011-12), 7th place at Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria
- 3x US Synchronized Skating Champion with Miami University Collegiate Varsity SST (2013, 2014, 2015)
- Co-Captain MUCVSST (2015)
- MUJVSST Most Improved Skater (2012)

Education History
- Bachelor of Art, Miami University 2015 - Communication
- Master of Art, Siena Heights University 2018 - Higher Education Leadership


Nikki Czuhajewski | Head Coach of Figure Skating at Adrian College

US Figure Skating Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, MIF, and Solo Free Dance

Figure Skating
- Member of Adrian College Varsity Figure Skating Team (2015-2019)
- 2x Captain of ACVFST
- Junior Ladies Short Program, Junior Championship Ladies Freeskate, Pre-Gold/Gold Compulsory Dance, Senior Solo Free Dance, and High Team Maneuver competitor
- 6x individual event National Champion at US Intercollegiate Championships
- Most Exemplary Skater (2019, 2018)
- Rookie of the Year (2016)

- 2018 U.S. Collegiate Championships Junior Ladies Champion
- 2017 U.S. Collegiate Championships Junior Ladies Silver Medalist

- Competitor and multi-time Medalist at the National Solo Dance Championships (2012, 2013)
- Competitor and multi-time Medalist at the National Solo Dance Finals (2014, 2015)

Synchronized Skating
- Member of Adrian College Varsity Synchronized Skating Team, Senior (2015-present)
- International Medalist, represented Team USA in Italy, Sweden, Austria, Scotland, and France
- Senior Athlete of the Year Nominee (TBD Spring 2019)  
- Represented Adrian College at US Figure Skating's Elite Synchronized Skating Camp (2016)
- Most Improved Skater (2016)


Danielle Ostrower | Director of Synchronized Skating: Teams Elite (Head Coach of Junior, Novice, Intermediate, Juvenile, Pre-Juvenile, and Preliminary)

- 2019 PSA Developmental Coach Of The Year Nominee
- 2018-19: First Junior team to become Team USA in its inaugural season, 2019 Spring Cup Gold Medalists, 2019 National Bronze Medalists
- 2018-19: Novice and Intermediate National Silver Medalists, Juvenile National Pewter Medalists
-2017-18: Intermediate National Gold Medalists, Juvenile National Bronze Medalists and Novice National Pewter Medalists
-2016-17: Juvenile National Silver Medalists and Intermediate National Pewter Medalists
- Joined Teams Elite in 2012 and turned Teams Elite into a USFS program in 2015
- As a skater skated on behalf of Chicago Jazz from 1998-2006 and most notably part of Team USA from 2002-2006 earning a World Junior Challenge Cup Bronze Medal in 2006
 


Brandon Forsyth | Associate Coach, Adrian College Varsity Skating Teams
 

 - Associate Coach of Adrian College Varsity Synchronized Skating Teams (2014-present)
- Full time Coach at Ann Arbor FSC in Ann Arbor, Michigan
- US Figure Skating Quintuple Gold Medalist
- PSA Master Rated Moves and Dance Coach
- PSA Level IV Ranked Coach
- 2001 US Bronze Medalist (ice dance), Alternate for 2002 Winter Olympics


Jennifer Soper | Zumba
 

- Licensed Zumba Instructor - Jackson YMCA in Jackson, Michigan


Jennifer Heurlin-Brenne | Pairs

- PSA Level III Ranked Coach
- PSA Ratings: Senior Freestyle, Senior MIF, Registered Group, Hockey Level I Certified
- US Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Pairs, MIF, and Dance plus 5 internationals
- 25+ years of coaching experience at the regional, junior national, and national level
- 1990 US Champion (Pairs - Junior), 1991 World Bronze Medalist (Pairs), 6x US Championships Competitor, 4x World Junior Team Member, 4x US Synchronized Skating Championships Competitor


Ryan Carlson | Strenght and Conditioning Coach, Adrian College Varsity Skating Teams

- CrossFit Level I Certified Instructor
- CrossFit Amateur Competitor: CrossFit Games Open (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) Kill Cliff Granite Games (2018, 2017), Great Lakes Games, Summer Open, Bulletproof Open and more 


Ashley Palmer | Ballet

Ashley Palmer is the Director of Encore Dance Studio.

ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Dance Professor at Adrian College and Siena Heights University.

Teacher Training and Certification:
American Ballet Theatre®, National Training Curriculum. (2017) (2019)
Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia. Intensive Teacher Training.(2000)
Mat I & II Certification in Pilates through Balanced Body University.(2010)

Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
Siena Heights University, Graduated Cum Laude. (1999)


Maddie Soave | Director of Cheer & Dance at Adrian College

 - Head Coach of Varsity Cheer and Dance Teams at Adrian College
- Movement/Choreography Consultant for Adrian College Varsity Skating Teams
- 3x All American athlete at Siena Heights University Dance Team
- Instructor at Encore Dance Studio in Adrian, Michigan
- 15+ years dance experience including performing with Radio Disney, Detroit Pistons' and Lions' halftime shows, The Nutcracker, and more

 


Michael Lee | Physical Acting and Performance

Michael Lee is the Artistic Director of Opus Mime, a broad ranging company based in Michigan, and travels North America performing and teaching at festivals, theaters, schools and colleges. Michael has been developing Physical Acting for Skaters since 2007, working first with ice dancers Ben Agosto & Tanith Belbin, then Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue, Alex & Maia Shibutani along with many other top teams from around the world. His adaption of mime from stage to ice has resulted in a program that brings out fullbody dramatic expression for ice dancers, freestyle, synchro and pairs skaters of all ages.


Austeen Freeman | Yoga

- Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance
- Master of Science in Athletic Training, Adrian College

 


Stephanie Updike | Assistant Director of Admissions at Adrian College