Autumn was a competitive ice dancer. She started skating at 12 years old and was coached by Chris Martin and Helen McGrew. In high school, she decided she had a love and passion for ice dancing, mostly being lifted into the air and skating with a partner! She and her former ice dance partner were coached by Bruce Montemayor and Jerry Santoferrara. She also worked with Olympian Paul Duchesnay, Chip Rossbach, and Franklyn Singley throughout her competitive ice dance career. She has been coaching for over 20 years and has coached beginners through national-level competitors across the Cleveland area. Over the years, she has choreographed and directed numerous ice shows for Center Ice Skating Club and Strongsville Skating Club. Autumn is a secondary coach to many of the coaches/skaters at Center Ice helping skaters excel in stroking, power, edge quality, posture, Moves in the Field, and Ice Dance.
Autumn has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Education both from Kent State University. She teaches 6th grade Math. She has a teenage daughter who plays Junior Olympic Volleyball.
Autumn also has a love for health and fitness and is a certified PiYo (Pilates/Yoga fusion) and Core de Force (MMA-inspired format) instructor.
Disciplines of Skating Taught: Ice Dance, Moves in the Field,
Power, Edges, Choreography
Experience: Coaching since 1999
Home Club: Professional Member of Center Ice Skating Club
Highest Tests Passed: Gold (Partnered) Dance,
Silver Samba (International Dance), Novice (Partnered) Free Dance,
Senior Moves in the Field, Pre-Juvenile Freestyle, 1st Figure
Affiliations: USFSA, PSA member since 1999;
Rated Professional - Dance and Moves in the Field
Autumn is currently accepting new students for Moves in the Field and Ice Dancing.