We are fortunate to have the following coaches with top-notch credentials as members of and coaching at TBSC:
Nadine Alan Vaught

Nadine Allan-Vaught

Nadine Allan-Vaught is a skating coach, choreographer and off-ice fitness instructor at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar, Clearwater’s Countryside Mall and at the Clearwater ice rink. She spent her early ice-skating career training and competing throughout Great Britain and later toured with “Disney on Ice” as a performer and show director. After traveling and working in more than fifty countries Nadine and her husband settled in St Petersburg, Florida where she achieved another one of her life time goals, graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of South Florida. When she is not coaching, she teaches adults how to speak and write English, and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and travel.

Cell: (941) 704 7840

Accepting new students

Rachel Duckworth

Rachel Duckworth


Rachel has a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and brings many years of experience in working with children with special needs. She has a PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field. She is USFSA CER-A compliant, a USFS Gold Medalist in Solo Ice Dance, and has passed her Junior Moves in the Field. She competed with the Miami University Collegiate Varsity Synchronized Skating Team and earned two USFS National Gold medals and one silver medal. She has been synchronized skating for more than 20 years and 10 of those at the Intermediate, Junior, and Collegiate levels. She has coached recreational and competitive USFS skaters from Beginner to Senior level. She loves to teach Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and  Synchronized Skating.

Contact: (314) 566-1933

Georgia Fuller

Georgia Fuller

Georgia has a Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) along with a Florida Teaching license in elementary education grades K-6.  She is a Professional  figure skating,  hockey skating skills, and Special needs skating coach and has extensive experience helping tots develop basic skating skills to continue in the sport for many years.  Georgia ia an International Skating Institute, Certified Gold level Judge, & PSA member.  She has over 10yrs experience coaching figure, hockey, and special skaters of all ages and skill levels.  She also has experience choreographing performances for ice shows, competitions, and recitals. She loves to help all who desire to skate develop a lifelong passion for the sport.

Contact: (727) 215-3413

Pauline Gasparini

Pauline Gasparini

Pauline has coached over 35 years at all levels of ISI and US Figure Skating. She has trained Skaters to top 4 places in 3 Olympic Games & 8 World Championships as well as developed multiple International Champions, including 8 National Champions and several National Medal Winners. Pauline coached at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs & she has been honored with numerous awards by peers through the PSA, including a Ranking Level Seven�this requires candidate to have coached in multiple Olympic & World Championships. She has skated to a Bronze Medal at the World Professional Championships.

Contact: (727) 204-7980

Maida Laird

Maida Laird


Maida has over 30 years of coaching experience, over 27 years at TBSA Countryside. BS degree in Social Work     and Psychology from MSU. Member ISI (Gold certified), USFS (CER certified) and PSA (rated in freestyle). Comprehensive dance and theater background. Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Learn to Skate, and team events such as Synchro and Production. Taken teams to numerous ISI World Championships, as well as Florida Sunshine State Games, where students earned top placements. Students have tested through ISI FS 9 and USFS Senior MIF and Freestyle. Several students have gone on to show skating and/or coaching careers.

Contact: (727) 460-7092

Sha'non McManus



23 years coaching experience. Teaches Freestyle,
Choreography, Synchro, Learn-to-Skate and Moves in Field, as well as team events, such as ensemble and production. Member USFS (CER certified), ISI (Gold certified, Synchro certified) and PSA. Featured performer at Busch Gardens for 5 years, currently one of the choreographers and a talent scout for Busch Gardens shows. Graduate of Pinellas County Center for Arts, specializing in choreography.

Contact: (727) 543-0442

Diane Paul



Diane has been a Recreational Figure Skating & Hockey Coach for 30+ years. She trained to the level of 5th Figure, Intermediate Freestyle & Pre-Silver Dances. Her experience includes Ice Capades performer, Skating Director, ISI Board of Directors, recipient of the ISI Great Skate Award, & Amateur Ice Show Producer. She is an ISI Gold Certified Judge & PSA member.

Contact: (727) 709-6685

Gail Roeper

Gail Roeper

USFS Gold Medalist, USFS National Competitor, trained by World and Olympic Coaches. 35 years experience coaching Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography & Dance. Member of USFS, PSA rated, ISI Gold Judge. Personal interests in psychology and motivation have helped her gain great insight into the success of each student and their own personal excellence.

Contact: 727-480-1995

Marianne Tisch

Marianne Tisch

Marianne is a USFS Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, and Ice Dance, and a Canadian Gold Medalist in Figures. She is a member of US Figure Skating (CER-Coach Compliant), the Professional Skaters Association (Certified Rating in Figures & Freestyle; Hockey Skating II accreditation), the Ice Sports Industry, and the World Figure Sport Society. She began coaching in the early-80’s while attending The Ohio State University, from which she received a B.S. in Psychology. After enjoying 14 years performing in various ice shows, including Busch Gardens Tampa, she returned to coaching in 2004. Her goal is to help students achieve their dreams through a strong foundation of edgework and technique, while nurturing a lifelong enjoyment of the ice.
Marianne is currently accepting new students at Clearwater Ice Arena.

Contact: 813-928-6329