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zilam98
12-29-2011, 02:19 AM
whose work do you prefer across disciplines and why?

and is there a pattern of success between those two kinds of coaches?

overedge
12-29-2011, 02:26 AM
Hard to tell if there's a pattern of success to compare because so many coaches are ex-skaters.

The only names that come to mind of well-known coaches who never skated are Joanne Macleod (whose training is in modern dance IIRC) and Philip Mills (former ballet dancer, although he is more of a choreographer than a coach).

zilam98
12-29-2011, 02:39 AM
what about zueva of french ice dance federation? was she a former skater herself?

overedge
12-29-2011, 02:42 AM
what about zueva of french ice dance federation? was she a former skater herself?

Do you mean Muriel Boucher-Zazoui? Yes, French ice dance champion in the 70s.

If you mean Marina Zoueva, she too was a competitive ice dancer (5th (?) in worlds in 1976 or 1977).

zilam98
12-29-2011, 02:45 AM
Do you mean Muriel Boucher-Zazoui? Yes, French ice dance champion in the 70s.

If you mean Marina Zoueva, she too was a competitive ice dancer (5th (?) in worlds in 1976 or 1977).

dang, i meant zazoui. i see. i thought there would be a comparable number of coaches who arent former skaters themselves coaching top 10 skaters

manleywoman
12-29-2011, 03:01 AM
Gus Lussi

jlai
12-29-2011, 04:02 AM
Hard to tell if there's a pattern of success to compare because so many coaches are ex-skaters.

The only names that come to mind of well-known coaches who never skated are Joanne Macleod (whose training is in modern dance IIRC) and Philip Mills (former ballet dancer, although he is more of a choreographer than a coach).

I remember a Mills interview (by Manleywoman) that said he can skate though his training is mainly in ballet

ks777
12-29-2011, 04:09 AM
I would never take figure skating lessons from someone who never figure skated.

Aussie Willy
12-29-2011, 06:58 AM
Someone told me that Richard Callahan wasn't a skater.

DORISPULASKI
12-29-2011, 07:44 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Callaghan

He was a skater. In fact, he also competed in ice dance.

Did Shpilband ever skate as a senior at Russian nationals? He & his partner won Junior Worlds in 1983.

matti
12-29-2011, 07:53 AM
Betty Callaway's own skating skills were limited to three turns and waltz jumps...at highest? Perhaps she was too modest...

winterone
12-29-2011, 03:48 PM
Did Delilah Sap skate? How about her assistent Larry?

BittyBug
12-29-2011, 03:54 PM
Larry was a pairs skater.

sk9tingfan
12-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Did Delilah Sap skate? How about her assistent Larry?

Larry Ibarra competed in pairs for many years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laureano_Ibarra

In terms of Dalilah Sappenfield, any references that I could find quickly only discuss her as a coach but not as a skater.

sk9tingfan
12-29-2011, 04:00 PM
Found a reference for Sappenfield which indicates that she too skated

http://figureskating.about.com/od/topskatingcoaches/p/dalilah.htm