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Alice Jean Shelley
Director, Sculpture Garden Skating School

Alice Jean Shelley is the director of the Sculpture Garden Skating School at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink. An ice skating professional with more than 27 years of experience, she has worked as a program instructor, choreographer, and competitive coach for students up to U.S. National and Junior Olympic levels. Shelley is Master Rated in Choreography and Style and Certified in Figures and Freestyle by the Professional Skater Association (PSA), and is also U.S. Figure Skating Association/PSA Category "A" certified for the 2011–2012 competitive season.

Shelley teaches a variety of skating styles to skaters of all ages, including freestyle, figures, choreography, Moves in the Field, basic skills, dance, pairs, and hockey. She founded, directed, and choreographed the Children's Ice Theatre skating program, which has performed locally and nationally. Shelley previously trained with Patti St. Peter, Bona Beckstrom, Vivi-Anne Hulten, Nate Alden, and Anne and Mark Militano, and her students have worked with Olympic coaches Alexei and Tatiana Mishin, Galina Zmievskava, Vladimir Petrenko, Bernard Ford, and David Lunn.

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Biography: Alice Jean Shelley
Director, Sculpture Garden Skating School

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