At CP Ice Synchronized Skating, our coaches aim to develop young athletes capable of competing at high levels in synchronized skating as well as in life. We emphasize developing strong teamwork skills alongside the technical and performance demands of the sport. We aim to challenge our skaters both on and off the ice and also offer many opportunities for our skaters to develop as leaders.
Ashley Walker Green, Founder and Director
Ashley grew up dancing and figure skating in Connecticut. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Dance. While at Columbia, she founded the NYC Intercollegiate synchro team and brought the team to the National Championships. She was a coach at Wollman Rink for over a decade and is also on the coaching staff at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink. Ashley is a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, holds a Basic Accreditation and CER level A from the Professional Skaters Association, is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and also teaches off-ice fitness classes. She has led the CP Ice teams to Eastern Sectional and Empire State Games Championships.
Amanda Johnson, Assistant Director
Amanda grew up skating in the Boston area. She is the Associate Director of Donor Relations at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Amanda holds a BA in Art History from Drew University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught English and developmental writing at the college level before transitioning into the nonprofit sector. She spent six years at Figure Skating in Harlem and was a Director at the Oliver Scholars Program.
Jenny Dozor – Synchro Skills
Jenny grew up skating in Lexington, MA. For four years she skated with Hayden’s synchronized skating teams, including one year with the Haydenettes. She competed in the 2006 French Cup and the 2006 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Prague, Czech Republic as a member of Team USA. Jenny graduated from Emory University in 2010 with a major in Journalism and Anthropology and a minor in Ethics. She now works as an Associate Producer at CBS News on 60 Minutes. Jenny can’t wait to get back on the ice to help coach the CP Ice teams this season!
Shannon Gorman – Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Shannon began her synchronized skating career with Warwick Figure Skaters of Rhode Island, where she skated on the juvenile, novice, and junior teams. She later graduated from the University of Delaware, where she skated on the Collegiate team that was crowned Eastern Sectional Champions for four consecutive seasons and won National Silver and Bronze medals. She holds a B.S. in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and minor degrees in Spanish and Figure Skating Coaching. Shannon went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University. Shannon now practices in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, treating patients of all ages and with diverse athletic backgrounds within Manhattan and Long Island City. She also works with individual skating students both at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink and Wollman Rink in Central Park. Shannon is looking forward to her ninth season with CP Ice, and cannot wait to get back on the ice with everyone!
Hideko Nara – Intermediate
Hideko grew up in New York City, skating at Wollman Rink and Chelsea Piers. She competed as a member of Team USA for three years, on Skyliners Junior synchronized skating team, where she medaled in multiple international competitions. She is a two-time Junior World Challenge Cup competitor and earned the Junior National Championship title in 2011. She is also a double gold medalist in Moves-In-The-Field and Ice Dance. Hideko is a graduate of Hamilton College, where she double majored in Art History and Visual Arts. She currently works at Christie’s auction house. She is excited for another great season with CP Ice!
Jenny Schwartzman – Juvenile
Jenny grew up in Westchester County, and has been a member of the NY synchronized ice skating community since 2001 when she started skating on the Skyliners Preliminary team. She was a member of the Skyliners organization for 11 years, moving through the levels from preliminary up through Junior. While on Junior, she spent 3 years representing Team USA, earning multiple international medals, one National Championship title, and competing in the Junior World Challenge Cup three times. She is also a double gold medalist in Moves-in-the-Field and Ice Dance. While studying Business Management at Stony Brook University, she coached with Team Rinx from 2013 until she graduated in 2016. In 2019, she graduated from the Gemological Institute of America, and is currently a Gemologist at The Clear Cut. Jenny is very excited to join the CP Ice coaching staff!
Katie Shuman - Preliminary
Katie grew up skating in the Southern Tier area of upstate New York. She is a U.S. Figure Skating triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Ice Dance, and a Skate Canada Gold Medalist in Ice Dance. With twenty years of coaching experience, Katie has brought singles skaters to the Regional level and teams to the Sectional level. She also spent ten years working with Figure Skating in Harlem. Off the ice, Katie is committed to educational equity. She has been a reading specialist and academic dean at the elementary and middle school levels before transitioning into the non-profit sector. Katie is now a Curriculum Specialist with CenterPoint Education Solutions, where she manages literacy initiatives and provides academic services for schools and districts nationwide. She holds a BS in Childhood Education from SUNY Cortland and an MA as a Reading Specialist in Applied Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Cassandra Tumasz - Off-ice Dance & Movement
Cassandra Tumasz graduated magna cum laude from Elon University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BS in Dance Science. She has trained intensively at Broadway Dance Center in NYC through their professional semester program. She also trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Florence Dance Center (Italy), and with the Radio City Rockettes. Her choreography has been showcased at the American College Dance Association conference and she presented her original research at the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science conference. Most recently, Cassandra performed in The Miracle of Christmas at Queens Theatre and as a dancer at Six Flags Great Adventure in their Kidz Karaoke, Dance Party, and Block Party shows. She currently teaches barre classes at Physique 57. Cassandra is thrilled to be working with CP Ice for another great season!
|CP Ice - Synchronized Skating NYC|
|54 Parkway Road|
|Bronxville, NY 10708|