Cornelia Paquier-Picu, figure skating coach
Born in Bucharest, Cornelia Paquier-Picu has dual Romanian and French nationality.
She started skating at the age of 5 and subsequently participated in numerous national and international competitions coached by Russian coaches.
She later made her professorship in physical education with specializations in figure skating and therapeutic gymnastics. She speaks Romanian, English, French and has good knowledge of Russian, Italian and Danish.
Before joining our club in 2010, Cornelia has been a figure skating coach in France for 16 years.
Ryan, figure skating coach
Ryan is an American former competitive figure skater.
He began skating at age five, when he was eight, he was coached by Carol Heiss Jenkins (1960 Olympic Champion) and Glyn Watts (British Olympian and World Medalist) in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1990 he won the U.S. national novice title, two years later he became the U.S. national junior champion. He finished in the top ten at three World Junior Championships (1991 Budapest, 1992 Quebec, 1993 Seoul).
After retiring from competition he became the principal soloist, choreographer and performance Director of touring shows and TV specials over the United States, South America and Europe.
The passion of art and sport continued and Ryan became one of the youngest producers for unique and specially designed skating and non-skating productions in the United States based in New York City.
Ryan brings in over 22 years of teaching and choreographing experience, teaching beginners through international level skaters.
He was the Figure Skating Director in New York before moving to Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he worked as the Figure Skating Coordinator.
A year prior to joining our club, Ryan traveled as a special guest trainer, choreographer and program developer throughout Europe.
Ryan’s main belief is to bring out the absolute best out of every individual skater- while maintaining the love and joy for the sport.
Claudine Primorac, figure skating coach
Claudine Primorac Pallandt is a PSA (Professional Skaters Association) member and rated group instructor for United States Learn to Skate programs. She completed her coaching apprenticeship at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the top performing training centers in the US. Claudine remains active in her continuing coaching education through PSA sponsored workshops, seminars and courses. She has coached skaters of various levels in Chicago.
As an amateur skater and dual national of France and the United States, she competed in both countries. At the Junior ladies level, she competed in the 1985 French National Championships. Claudine holds 2 USFS (United States Figure Skating) gold medals in freestyle and moves in the field as well as her silver medal in figures.
Her skating technique was influenced by some of the most reputable and experienced coaches in France and the United States including, Andre Calame, Philippe Pelissier, Arthur Bourque and Cindy Watson Caprel.
Claudine’s coaching philosophy is the same for every skater, whether skating recreationally or competitively – to provide the skater with correct technique in order to build a solid foundation upon which the skater can progress and most importantly, to build up the skaters self- confidence.
She is a native English and French speaker and proficient in Spanish.
Adam Solya , choreographer
Adam comes for Hungary, he is a professional dancer, using various dance technics such as ballet, modern dance, jazz, contemporary dance, Latin or ballroom dancing for example.
He has a career as a professional dancer as well as a choreographer. He has danced in numerous productions in Hungary and in Belgium.
Since 2011 he is house choreographer for the Royal Conservatorium of Brussels for the public-productions.
Adam also has been a figure skating choreographer for the Belgian Figure Skating Federation for several years, and started to work with Skating Luxembourg in 2014.
Adam is known for his way of using the modern dance – upper body in the figure skating choreographies. His acting experience allows him to add a dramatic aspect to the interpretation of music and skating style.
Adam speaks Hungarian, English and Dutch.
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