Coaching Team

Meet the WISA Coaches
The Wheaton Ice Skating Academy coaching team consists of professional ice skating coaches of the highest caliber, as well as top ballroom dancing and ballet professionals, who work together to fully develop the skaters' presence and performance on the ice. Academy skating coaches train the skaters on a daily basis, both on and off the ice, while specialists in spins, ballroom dancing, and ballet work with the skaters regularly to fine-tune various aspects of their movements and presentation. The entire WISA coaching team is devoted to helping each skater reach his or her full potential as an athlete, performer, and competitor. Follow the links below for details on each coach's background and experience.
Alexei Kiliakov coaching figure skaters.

Head Coaches

Alexei Kiliakov

  Teaching Experience 2003 – present WISA Director 2002 – present Figure Skating Coach , Maryland, USA 1998 – 2002 “Disney On Ice”, Trained cast members in pair lifts and…

Elena Novak

  Teaching Experience 2003 – present WISA Co-Director 2002 – present Figure Skating Coach , Maryland, USA 2000 – 2002 Disney On Ice, “Line captain.” Teaching current show choreography to…


Dance Professionals

Meredith Johns

ALL About Dance

Jimmie Manners

ALL About Dance

Spin Specialists

Marina Akbarov

Competitive Skating 1968 Began skating in “Spartak” Skating Club Yekaterinburg, Russia with coach Igor Ksenofontov 1974 Began to skate with partner Stanislav Leonovich 1976 Moved to Moscow to train with…

Marat Akbarov

Competitive Skating Feb 3, 1961 Born in Yekaterinburg (old Sverdlovsk), Russia 1968 Began skating in “Lokomotiv” Skating Club Sverdlovsk, Russia with coach Alexander Rogin 1975 Teamed up with skating partner…

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If your child loves to skate and you would like him or her to be able to participate in a highly focused and disciplined activity, The Wheaton Ice Skating Academy offers a world class program.

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