Josh Babb

Director of Synchronized Skating

Senior and Junior Head Coach

  • 2019 Junior World Bronze Medalists & 2018 Junior World Silver Medalists; 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 & 2011 Junior National Champions; 2016, 2013, 2012, 2010 Junior National Silver Medalists, Junior World Team 2010-2019, Junior Team USA since 2008
  • 2019 & 2018 Senior National Silver Medalists; 2017, 2016 & 2015 Senior National Bronze Medalists; 2013 Senior National Pewter Medalists; Senior World Team 2018 and 2019; Senior Team USA since 2013
  • 2017 Intermediate National Champions; 2018 Intermediate National Silver Medalists; 2019 Intermediate National Bronze Medalists
  • Founding Coach (with Pam May) Skyliners Senior line
  • Joined Skyliners in 2003
  • Nationally and Internationally renowned choreographer
  • As a skater was the Canadian Junior Dance Champion & Four Time National Canadian Team Member

Pam May

Senior and Novice Head Coach

Junior Assistant Coach

  • 2019 & 2018 Senior National Silver Medalists; 2017, 2016 & 2015 Senior National Bronze Medalists; 2013 Senior National Pewter Medalists; Senior World Team 2018 and 2019; Senior Team USA since 2013
  • 2019, 2018 & 2017 Novice National Champions
  • 2017 & 2016 Intermediate National Champions; 2018 Intermediate National Silver Medalists; 2019 Intermediate National Bronze Medalists
  • Assistant coach of Junior (2019, 2018, 2017 & 2015 National Champions) 
  • Founding Coach (with Josh Babb) Skyliners Senior line
  • Director of Synchronized Skating and Head Coach for Team Braemar, Minnesota USA
  • Team Braemar: 2012 World Junior 4th place, 2012 National Junior Champions, 2011 World Junior Bronze Medalists and 2011 National Junior Silver Medalists. Team Braemar has attended the Junior World Challenge Cup for the last 4 consecutive years.


Sarah Blosat

Director Of Non-Qualifying Lines

Juvenile, Preliminary Black, Beginner Blue, and Beginner Black  Coach

  • Preliminary Eastern Champions 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019; Preliminary Eastern Silver Medalists 2014, 2015; Preliminary Eastern Bronze Medalists 2010, 2016
  • Pre-Juvenile Eastern Champions 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019; Pre-Juvenile Eastern Silver Medalists 2015; Pre-Juvenile Eastern Bronze Medalist 2016
  • Joined Skyliners in 2001
  • As a skater, was an 8-time National Synchronized Skating Champion
  • Former US Synchronized Skating Team Member & Captain, competed at the first-ever World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2000

Shanon Gorman, DPT, CSCS

Beginner Black Coach,

Beginner Aqua Assistant Coach

  • Competed Nationally on Warwick Figure Skaters' Synchro Skating Teams of Rhode Island from 2000-2007 on juvenile, novice and junior lines
  • Former member and captain of the University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Team from 2008-2012
  • Joined Skyliners in 2021
  • 2012 National Silver Medalist, 2010 Bronze Medalist and 2009 Pewter Medalist with UDSST
  • 4 time Eastern Sectional champion with UDSST
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University
  • USFS Moves in the Field Gold Medalist
  • Practices PT in orthopedics and sports medecine, treating patients of all ages and athletic background
  • Individual skating coach with 10 years of experience, specializing in Moves in the Field


Nina Newby

Beginner Blue Coach


  • 2016 Beginner Eastern Gold Medalist
  • Joined Skyliners in 2008
  • Celebrated “perfect” seasons with our youngest teams
  • Coached “Men N Sync”- first all men’s competitive synchronized skating team
  • USFS Gold Medalist and former US Professional Silver Medalist
  • Studied at the American Ballet Theatre School and Alvin Ailey School of Dance



Celeste Cote-Estrada

Pre-Juvenile Blue Coach

  • Joined Skyliners in 2011
  • Coached Team Image from 2005-2010, coached the 2010 Eastern Preliminary Silver Medalists and 2007 Eastern Preliminary Champions
  • USFS Double Gold Medalists in Figures and Freestyle
  • Over 10 years of coaching experience





Nikki Wylan

Intermediate Coach

Pre-Juvenile Blue, Preliminary Black, Beginner Sapphire and Beginner Onyx  Assistant Coach


  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • Team USA Senior, 2008
  • Collegiate National Silver Medalist, 2010
  • Founding member of Skyliners in 2001 and founding member of Skyliners Junior, 2003-2007
  • Competed on the University of Michigan Synchronized Skating Team
  • Joined Skyliners coaching staff in 2011




Alexandria Sais

Beginner Aqua Coach

Novice, Preliminary Blue and Beginner Ony Assistant Coach

Member of Skyliners 2010-2014: Intermediate, Junior and Senior lines

  • Team USA Senior member 2013-2014
  • Team USA Junior member 2011-2013
  • Two Time Junior World Competitor 2013 and 2012
  • Two Time Junior National Silver Medalist 2013 and 2012
  • Double gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Dancing
  • Graduated from Adelphi University in May 2015 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science
  • Graduated for New York Institute of Technology in 2018 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy





Ashley Mulhern

Juvenile Coach

  • Competed on Skyliners Synchronized Skating Teams from 2002-2011 on the Juvenile, Novice, and Junior lines
  • Former Member & Captain of Miami University Senior Varsity Synchronized Skating Team from 2011-2015
  • Joined Skyliners as a coach in 2016
  • Team USA Athlete 2008-2015
  • 2011 National Champion with Skyliners Junior Team
  • 2 Time Junior World Challenge Cup Competitor 2010 and 2011
  • 2 Time Senior World Championship Competitor 2013 and 2015
  • Helped Skyliners earn first ever National Medal as a member of the 2006 Novice team
  • Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance with International Dance
  • Member of US Figure Skating's DREAM Program 2011-2015
  • Member of US Figure Skating Athlete Advisory Committee 2011- Present


Megan Doyle-Scalia

Beginner Black Coach 


  • USFSA double Gold Medalist
  • Regional and USFS Sectional Competitor
  • Coach of Regional, Sectional, National and International competitors
  • 15 years of coaching experience





Jordan Alexander

Intermediate Assistant Coach, 

  • Joined Skyliners Coaching Staff in 2020 after skating with Senior Line from 2018-1020
  • Team USA Competiitor from 2008-2020 at the Novice, Junior and Senior Levels
  • 14 times National Competitor and 13xNational Medalist including 5 Glod, 3 Ssilver , 4 Bronze and 1 Pewter medals
  • USFA Gold Medals in Move in the Field, Pattern Dance and Free Dance
  • Member of the US Figure Skating Athlete Sdvisory Committee and Synchronized Development/Technical Committee
  • 2018 Graduate of Bentley University with a BS in Finance
  • Currently working in investment management as a private equity associate



       Sarah Babb

       Preliminary Black Assistant Coach Beginner Blue Coach


  • 2012-2014 Skyliners Movement and Expression coach
  • Two time provincial championship gold medalist in singles
  • Former ice dancer representing Newfoundland, Canada in National Competitions
  • Has been teaching ice skating for 5 years and has worked with Synchronized Figure Skaters on
    a National and International level
  • Graduate of The George Brown Theatre School in Toronto, Canada.
  • Theatre, Film and TV Actor



Sennett Cooke

Pre-Juvenile Blue Assistant Coach

  • Competed on Skyliners Synchronized Skating Teams from 2001 through 2012
  • Competed for Miami University from 2012-2016; Captain of Collegiate Varsity Synchronized Skating Team senior year
  • 2011 National Champion with Skyliners Junior
  • 2012-2016 National Champion with Miami Collegiate
  • Four year member of Team USA
  • Three time Junior World Challenge Cup Competitor in 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • Helped Skyliners earn first ever Nationals medal as a member of the 2006 Novice team
  • Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance 
  • Member of US Figure Skating's DREAM Program 2011-2014
  • Member of US Figure Skating's Synchronized Skating Committee 2015-Present
  • Graduated in 2016 from Miami University in Ohio with a degree in Early Childhood Education


                                                Sandra Johnson-Shakalov, PTA, BSPTA, CFSS

         Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Joined Skyliners in 2015 as the strength and conditioning coach for the Juvenile, Intermediate,
  • Novice, Junior, and Senior lines.
  • Graduated with Bachelor degree of science in Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) and Associate of
  • Science degrees in Exercise Science and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), board certified in CT
  • and NY
  • U.S Figure Skating Sports Sciences and Medicine Committee (SSMC), S.T.A.R.S accessor
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist (CFSS); Level III Fitness and Medical, American College of
  • Sports Medicine (ACSM) personal trainer
  • Conditioning coach for Ukrainian Olympic ice dance team
  • National competitor with Team Esprit senior 2002
  • Former NFL professional cheerleader with the Buffalo Bills

Paula Wagener

Skyliners Skating Performance Coach

  • PSA Master Rated Choreography and Style Coach
  • Choreographer and performance coach to all levels of skaters including world and Olympic competitors
  • Creator and author of the US Figure Skating Artistry in Motion Choreography Program
  • Past chair of the US Figure Skating Basic Skills Committee , Past chair of the US Figure Skating Showcase Committee, past member of the US Figure Skating Athlete Advisory committee and current member of the US Figure Skating Program Development Committee
  • Current presenter at several US Figure Skating Camps including the National Synchronized Skating Festival and the US Figure Skating Program Components Camps