Instructors

Dublin Iceland Instructor Bios


Skating Director

Skating Director

Laura Erle

  • Double Gold Medalist in U.S. Figure Skating Figures and Freestyle
  • Accredited by the Professional Skating Association
  • 25 years of coaching experience
  • Coached regional, sectional, and national competitors
  • Specializing in freestyle, moves in the field and synchronized team skating
  • Available to teach all ages and levels
  • For further information and rates, please contact (925) 785-3146
    or skatingdirector@dubliniceland.com

Charyl Brusch

  • Technical Specialist with U.S. Figure Skating
  • Accredited by the Professional Skaters Association (PSA)
  • 32 years of coaching experience
  • Experience teaching Freestyle and Choreography, Specializing in Spins
  • Coached skaters at the Regional, Sectional, National and International levels
  • Presenter at PSA International Conference
  • Skated professionally with Ice Capades. Performed in the San Francisco production of the “Nutcracker on Ice”. Performed in many local shows throughout the Bay Area
  • Available to teach all ages and levels
  • For further information and rates, please e-mail cme2sk8@comcast.net  

Grete Borgen Castaneda

  • International Skating Union(ISU) International and World Coach
  • Master Rated in Freestyle and Senior Rated in Figures with the Professional Skaters Association
  • 40+ years of coaching experience
  • Norwegian Champion in Singles and Pairs
  • ISU European and World Competitor
  • Star in Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice
  • Coached skaters at the Regional, Sectional, National and International levels
  • For further information and rates, please contact (925) 980-8726

Taryn Clough

  • Double Gold Medalist in U.S. Figure Skating Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • Member of the Professional Skating Association and U.S. Figure Skating
  • 8 years of coaching experience
  • Amateur competitor for more than 15 years, including National Collegiate and Synchronized team competitor
  • B.A. in Exercise Biology, UC Davis
  • Available to teach all levels and ages
  • For further information and rates, please contact (925) 819-6644 or tmicheff@sbcglobal.net

Alexandra Szita-deGroot

  • Triple Gold Medalist in U.S. Figure Skating Figures, Freestyle, and Ice Dancing
  • Accredited by the Professional Skating Association
  • 23 years of coaching experience
  • M.A. in Sports Psychology
  • Coaching experience with competitive skaters at the international, national, and regional levels in the disciplines of moves in the field, freestyle, and ice dancing
  • For further information and rates, please contact (925) 623-3173
    or bdegroot@mac.com

David Goldsand

  • Hockey instructor for all ages and levels
  • For further information and rate, please contact (925) 829-4445

Sandy Gray

  • Achieved the U.S. Figure Skating Junior Ladies and ISI Freestyle 9 competitive levels
  • 25 years of coaching experience
  • ISI and U.S. Figure Skating Freestyle, Artistic, Moves in the Field
  • Beginners to Advanced, specializing in Technical Moves and Choreography
  • Head Coach for the Dublin Dazzlers and Dolls Synchronized Teams
  • B.S. in Business Administration with an A.A. in Psychology
  • For further information and rates, please e-mail sk8nsync@yahoo.com

Brittany Gray

  • ISI World Gold Medalist in Artistic and Synchronized Skating
  • Amateur skater and competitor for 17 years
  • Dublin Dazzlers Synchronized Team member for 10 years
  • 4 years of coaching experience
  • Specializing in Singles, Couples, Groups and Choreography
  • Assistant Coach for the Dublin Dazzlers and Dolls Synchronized Teams
  • For further information and rates, please e-mail BrittOnIce@yahoo.com

Andrea Massarelli

  • Technical Specialist with U.S. Figure Skating
  • Rated in freestyle by the Professional Skaters Association
  • 15 years of coaching experience
  • Coached Regional and National Competitors
  • For further information and rates, please e-mail andrea.massarelli@comcast.net

Kim Micheff

  • Member of the Professional Skaters Association and U.S. Figure Skating
  • 35+ years of coaching experience
  • Available to teach Beginners through Senior level skaters
  • Specializing in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Choreography
  • Coach for skaters at regional, sectional, national and international levels
  • Coach for performance skaters (such as Disney on Ice)
  • For further information and rates, please e-mail Kmicheff@sbcglobal.net

Jeanette Nelson

  • Member of the Professional Skating Association and U.S. Figure Skating
  • 35+ years of coaching experience
  • Experience in teaching Freestyle, Choreography and Moves in the Field
  • Coached skaters at the Regional, Sectional, National and International levels
  • Available to teach all ages and level
  • For further information and rates, please contact (925) 828-3206 or tiredj@aol.com

Rita Nelson

  • Member of the Professional Skaters Association and U.S. Figure Skating
  • 10 years coaching experience
  • Hungarian National Champion and soloist with Holiday on Ice
  • Experience teaching Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Choreography
  • Available to teach all ages and levels
  • For further information and rates, please e-mail iceskatepro@yahoo.com or go to www.iceskatepro.com

Maude Tabrizi

  • Gold Medalist in Freestyle in Switzerland
  • Master Rated coach in Freestyle and Moves in the Field by the Professional Skaters Association
  • 25 years of coaching experience (Switzerland & USA)
  • Coached skaters at the Regional, Sectional and National level (Switzerland & USA)
  • Specializing in Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • For further information and rates, please e-mail Maudesk8@aol.com

Karen Tiedemann

  • U.S. Figure Skating double Gold Medalist and National competitor
  • Professional Skaters Association Rated and Ranked Level IV
  • Experienced in teaching basic skills to national level competitive skaters / Tots to Adults
  • Specializing in all disciplines: choreography, team(s), freestyle, artistic skating, ice dance, and moves in the field
  • Ice Skating Institute Gold Judge in all disciplines
  • U.S. Figure Skating Judge through the 1980s
  • For further information and rates, please contact (510) 727-9138 or skatekaren@gmail.com

Monte Tiedemann

  • United States World Figure Skating Team competitor
  • Coaching experience ranging from beginner to competitive skaters at international and world level
  • Professional Skaters Association Board of Directors
  • Professional Skaters Association Master Rated Coach
  • Professional Skaters Association International Conference speaker and presenter
  • Ice Skating Institure Board of Directors
  • Ice Arena Management experience
  • Associate Professor Yale University Physical Education Department
  • For further information and rates, please contact (510) 727-9138 or Monteskate@aol.com

Skating School Instructors

These coaches may be available for private lessons on a limited basis. To inquire further, please e-mail skatingdirector@dubliniceland.com

  • Noelle Collins
  • Angela Luo
  • Lauren Wrenn
  • Marissa Wu