The Mt. Pleasant Figure Skating Club is very lucky to have many qualified and caring coaches on staff who will guide your skaters as they make the transition from group lessons within the Learn to Skate USA program to semi private and private lessons as part of our Bridge and Club Programs.

Please read through the bios below to learn more about our instructional staff.


Ginni Phillips 
Ice Director/Coach, Middle of the Mitt High School Figure Skating Team
Email: gpsk8r@gmail.com
Phone: 989-560-3871
Skating Experience: 58 Years Skating / 38 Years Coaching
Qualifications: 7th Figure in US and Canada; Gold Dance and Gold Free Dance in US and Canada; Intermediate Pair; National Junior Dance Competitor 1969 [placed 7th]; National Senior Dance Competitor 1970 [placed 9th]
Disciplines Taught: Dance, Moves in the Field, Freestyle
Accepting new students: Not currently
Days available for lessons: N/A
Lesson fee rate – $36 per hour



Miranda Steffke
Learn to Skate Director
Email: steff1mc@cmich.edu
Phone:989-506-7214
Skating Experience:  21 years of skating experience; 2 years of Theater, 7 years of coaching, and 5 years as Learn to Skate Director.
Qualifications: Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field/Preliminary Freestyle
Disciplines Taught Learn to Skate USA, Bridge, Moves in the Field, Freestyle through single jumps.
Accepting New Students? Yes
Days Available for Lessons: Contact for availability
Lesson fee rate: – $21 per hour


Dani Rhode
Assistant Learn to Skate Director
Email:
Phone:
Skating Experience:
Qualifications: 
Disciplines Taught: 
Accepting New Students?
Days Available for Lessons: Contact for availability
Lesson fee rate:


Kim Bishop
Emailnelsonkim@hotmail.com
Phone: 989-506-1698
Skating Experience: 20+ years coaching experience
Qualifications: Gold Dance, Junior Moves in the Field, Intermediate FS, Learn to Skate Instructor/Director for multiple clubs, & Show Director for multiple clubs. Past Regional Competitor. Highest test level passed by students: Senior MIF, Int. Freestyle, Pre-Gold Dance.
Disciplines Taught: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance, Pairs, Hockey, Power Skating,  Adult, and Synchronized Skating and Instructor for College Team levels.
Accepting new students? Not at this time
Days available for lessons. N/A
Lesson fee rate – $36 per hour


 

Melanie Black
Coach, Journey Into Imagination Theater Team
Email: megosk8@gmail.com
Phone:
Skating Experience: Melanie is an active adult competitive freestyle skater and has coached since 2001. She is a ten time National Champion at Adult Nationals and National Showcase as well as a three-time gold test medalist. Melanie coaches all levels, ages and abilities. She has coached Theater on Ice teams as well as finalists and champions at Adult nationals and Showcase Nationals.
Qualifications:  Melanie holds a Professional Skaters Association Registered Free Skate rating, Registered Group rating and a Senior Moves in the Field rating. She also has PSA certification in power skating for hockey, Hockey 1 and 2. She holds a degree in broadcasting/marketing/music history and is an ACE certified personal trainer.
Disciplines Taught: private and group lessons in basic skills, theater, stroking, freestyle, moves in the field, choreography, hockey, and power skating.
Accepting New Students? Yes
Days Available for Lessons: Please contact for availability
Lesson fee rate: $12.50 for 15 minutes; $16.75 for 20 minutes

 


Jenna Harnick
Email:
Phone:
Skating Experience:
Qualifications: Juvenile Freeskate/Novice Moves in the Field
Disciplines Taught: Learn to Skate USA & Bridge
Accepting New Students?
Days Available for Lessons: Contact for availability
Lesson fee rate: $6/20 minutes (Bridge Rate)

 


Madison Morey
Email:
Phone:
Skating Experience:
Qualifications: 
Disciplines Taught: Learn to Skate USA & Bridge
Accepting New Students?
Days Available for Lessons: Contact for availability
Lesson fee rate: $6/20 minutes (Bridge Rate)


Kayla Morgan

Email: morga4ke@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 824-0587
Skating Experience: 11 years skating, 9 years competing, 3 years coaching Learn to Skate USA. Kayla remains an active competitor and recently competed at National Showcase, the Michigan High School State Figure Skating Championships and  the USFSA High School National Finals. She is also a current member of the Journey into Imagination Theater Team and an alumni of the Middle of the Mitt High School Figure Skating Team.
Qualifications: Kayla has passed her USFS Pre Juvenile Freeskate and Novice Moves in the Field Tests
Disciplines Taught: Learn to Skate USA & Bridge
Accepting New Students? Yes
Days Available for Lessons: Contact for availability
Lesson fee rate: $6/20 minute lesson (Bridge rate)

 


 

AndriaAndria Zuccala
Email
:fitch3am@gmail.com
Phone:734-904-1853
Skating Experience: Coaching: B.A. Minor Athletic Coaching; Basic Skills: 6 years; Private Lessons: 5 years. Skating: 13 years competitive figure skating; 7 years Hockettes Synchronized Skating Team; 3 years Synchronized Skating Team USA.
Qualifications: Moves in the Field: Gold; Freestyle: Intermediate; Dance: Pre-Silver
Disciplines Taught: Learn to Skate USA, Bridge, Moves in the field, Freestyle, Beginning Dance
Accepting New Students: Not at this time
Days Available for Lessons: N/A
Lesson fee rate – $24 per hour

 


Learn To Skate USA Instructors:

Miranda Steffke — Learn to Skate Director
Dani Rhode — Assistant Learn to Skate Director

Coaches:   Jenna Harnick, Brittany Knopp, Madison Morey, Kayla Morgan, D’Yon Padgett,  Autumn Willsey

Volunteers: Sean Cotter, Elliana Gursky, Sara Nitschke,  Elson Willsey

 


Are you a figure skater attending CMU or live in the local area? Are you interested in helping young skaters learn and develop their skills? Consider joining MPFSC as a Learn to Skate Coach!  Learn more about our employment opportunities here.