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About the CampFor the first time, OneTeamMVMT is hosting an online development camp. Typically our camps bring skaters and coaches together over the course of a 3-day weekend, to learn on-ice from world-renowned synchro coaches, and off-ice from esteemed instructors in related disciplines such as yoga, dance, theatre, nutrition, sport psychology, and others.
ScheduleCamp Day 1: Saturday April 11, 2020
Who Can Participate?While our normal development camps are built for synchronized skaters and coaches, this online camp is open to all figure skaters, including ice dancers, pair skaters, and solo skaters. All sessions will be taught with synchronized skating in mind, but the principles being taught in each class, apply to figure skating as a whole sport. As a result, we hope to see athletes coming together from various disciplines, and uniting as One Team!
Who Are the Instructors (A-Z)?
The off-ice classes featured at this camp have been chosen with athlete development, safety, and fun as our top priorities. Our camp schedules are created by our founder, Lisa Carriere, who holds a Master of Science degree (in kinesiology), and a national Exercise Physiology designation (CSEP-CEP). She skated for Team Canada for 8 years, and now works as a synchro consultant to teams around the world. We know that as athletes, it is important to trust your instructors and coaches, so we want you to know how much thought and attention has been put into selecting the following list of incredible instructors:
Sam Chouinard - Hip Hop
works as a dancer, a dance teacher and a choreographer, and was trained in hip-hop, ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. He works closely with ice dance coaches Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon at Complexe récréatif Gadbois in Montreal, choreographing for the ice dance teams from 9-10 countries, as well as for Les Suprèmes senior and junior teams. Sam's other clients include Cirque du Soleil, and he has previously been hired as choreographer for special skating projects including Stars on Ice, Battle of the Blades, and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's Rock The Rink tour.
Brittany D'Amico - Powerful Pilates
has an incredible passion and love for movement. She has studied dance for over 20 years, and currently teaches pilates and reformer classes in the Toronto Area. Her passion, experience and love for helping others have inspired her to develop classes that will challenge and motivate you to move. Her main goal as an instructor is to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move your body, all while having a smile on your face.
Nobahar Dadui - Fitness & Flexibility
is an artistic movement and flexibility coach located in Toronto, Canada. Nobahar was born in Tehran, Iran until conflict in the region forced her family to seek refugee status in Canada. Videos of Katarina Witt and Surya Bonaly sparked her interest in figure skating, though sport was illegal for women in Iran. Once she arrived in Canada, she was a refugee with dreams of being a professional figure skater and performer. She realized this dream at the age of 18, and performed in shows internationally for a decade. Nobahar has appeared in Holiday on Ice, Royal Caribbean cruise ship entertainment, and she most recently starred as the lead character in Cirque Du Soleil’s first on-ice production: Crystal. She has worked alongside Kurt Browning, Ben Agotso, Elvis Stojko, and Sandra Bezic. Nobahar’s expertise was refined in the Theatre & Dance program at George Brown College. This experience exposed her to styles such as ballet, jazz, contact improvisation, hip hop, and pointe. She continues to pursue her passion of artistry and movement, specializing in increasing body awareness in athletes and developing techniques for spins and flexibility. Nobahar is dedicated to sharing her experiences and wisdom with athletes seeking their peak potential
Rebekah Dixon - Techniques to Enhance your Visualization
Rebekah Dixon is a High-Performance Mental Trainer for figure skaters. She teaches skaters how to strengthen their mindset by empowering them with tools to perform their best when It counts. Rebekah has been offering mental training to skaters all over the world for over 5 years and works with beginner to Olympic level athletes. Rebekah was a skater and skating coach so she understands figure skating and believes a sport specific approach to mental training yields the best results for athletes. She holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, as well as, certification in NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy, and Life Coaching.
Nathalie Grosshenny - Yoga Flow & Floor Barre
is the founder of Amplitude Bien-être, an emerging force in the teaching of wellness that combines the practice & principles of Yoga in synergy with ‘Emotional Intelligence’. Nathalie draws her unique perspective and expertise from her lifelong involvement in the international arts world, having performed as a professional ballerina, managed festivals and fundraisers, and studied yoga. Her acute understanding of the detrimental impact of stress caused by the fast-paced changes and challenges in today’s world has inspired her to coach leaders in the professional field. Nathalie found the perfect synchronicity when asked to teach ballet/yoga to three levels of Les Suprêmes Synchronized Skaters. There she teaches her students to use the principles of self-respect, empathy and gratitude, first toward themselves and then to relate to each other, and shine as a team.
Melanie Jenkins - Fundamentals of Stretching and Injury Prevention
Melanie is a highly experienced Physiotherapist who is passionate about developing effective, tailored, and safe rehabilitation and physical preparation programs for her athletes. She has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from Monash University and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Melbourne University. In addition to her physiotherapy caseload, Melanie also works as a Consultant Gymnastics Coach (Women's High Performance and Advanced Silver Men's) and Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Judge, and as an off-ice synchronized skating coach. She has worked with dancers, gymnasts, and ice skaters among many other types of athletes. Melanie aims to empower athletes, dancers, teachers, and coaches involved in artistic endeavours by helping them to develop a greater understanding of why they do certain things during training and in their home programs, and to use this understanding to fuel improvements in their overall performance.
Michael Kho - Yoga
is a certified yoga instructor. He did his Yoga Teaching certification with Sri Dharma Mittra in New York and with Andrei Lappa in Singapore. He is a former professional skater with Disney On Ice and currently teaches figure skating in Australia.
Tommy Rollinson - Hip Hop
is a trained HipHop and ballroom dancer, who represented Australia at the IDO World Hip-Hop Championships four times. Tommy has also performed in the Australia's Got Talent Grand Final as well as performing alongside the world famous dance crew, The JabbaWockeeZ, in their Australian tour. Tommy has been trained across the globe, including Melbourne, London, LA and NYC.
Genevieve Rougeau - Nutrition for Athletes in Isolation
has a Masters degree in Human nutrition and Bachelors degree in dietetics from McGill University. As a former skater for Les Suprêmes Senior and current synchronized skating coach, she helps skaters understand the role nutrition plays in their athletic performance, both on and off the ice, at practice and competition, and even – during social isolation. She believes nutrition should always be fun, easy, and most importantly, tasty!
Lauren Skopal - Limber Training
is an Exercise Scientist and Flexibility Specialist, with 2 decades of athletic training both as a National Medalist in Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Internationally as a professional acrobat in over 10 countries around the world. She is the founder of Limber Sports Performance, specializing in flexibility training, gymnastics based cross training, pilates, injury prevention, and hip rehabilitation. Lauren has performed internationally as an acrobat with Holiday on Ice and loves working with Ice Skaters to improve their performance.
Stacey Umeh - Creative Movement
is the founder of the movement-based consultancy company, The Creative Movement Group. She is an internationally renowned specialist in Artistry Training, Creative Movement, and Artistic Preparation for sport. She has spent over 35 years in Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Singapore, and the United States, working with both elite and developing athletes, assisting them to maximize their physical potential. She has worked with World Champions, National Team and NCAA Gymnasts, Olympic Synchronized Swimmers, and Champions in rhythmic gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, figure skating, dance, netball, and diving. Stacey is one of the most inspiring people you are likely to meet. Her infectious enthusiasm and commitment to the teaching of lifelong movement skills will have you ready and excited about making a pledge to finding artistically-based performance edge for yourself and your athletes. Be prepared to be energized and motivated by one of the world’s best.
Maikki Uotila-Kraatz - Modern Dance for Skaters
Maikki Uotila-Kraatz is a dance teacher, choreographer and figure skating coach. She is a former Finnish ice dance champion and a junior national medalist in free skate. Maikki is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she earned her BA in liberal arts majoring in dance. She has more than twenty years of experience as a choreographer for figure skaters and synchronized skaters, and has taught ballet, modern dance and figure skating technique in Canada, Finland and around the world. Maikki has worked with Finland’s most successful synchronized skating team, Marigold IceUnity since 1999. In her work, she inspires her students to discover full body connectivity, expressivity and flow in their movement on and off the ice.
Paula Wagener - Extensions and Body Line
is the off ice dance and performance coach for the Skyliners Synchronized Skating Organization and travels doing workshops for all disciplines of figure skating. She is based in Orlando Florida where she is the director of figure skating at the Ice Factory in Kissimmee. She is a trained classical ballet dancer, with over 35 years of experience as an off-ice choreography specialist. She is the founder of the US Figure Skating program, Artistry in Motion (AIM), which was designed to educate skaters on the basic principles of choreography while providing a foundation in body alignment, movement, and body lines. The next phase of this work brings digital classes to students around the world, via Studio2Ice.com. Her work with skaters enhances their ability to perform and execute choreography on ice, with beautiful positioning and connection to the music.
We look forward to welcoming you to our first Online Synchro Camp!
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