Alanna has been skating for twenty years. She has performed in the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club’s Christmas show every year and in Numerica’s Winter Ice Gala the last eight years as a soloist. She has also competed in numerous international, out-of-state, and within-state competitions. Highlights of her skating career include earning a pewter (4th place) medal at the 2016 Northwest Pacific Regional Championships, which qualified her to compete at the 2016 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships in Burbank, California. Recently, she qualified to compete at the 2017 & 2018 National Solo Dance Finals in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Hyannis, Massachusetts, respectfully.
Aside from her own skating, Alanna has volunteered her time for many years as a junior coach for Learn-to-Skate classes (2005-2011). In 2011, she became a certified coach through United States Figure Skating (USFS) and the Professional Skater’s Association (PSA). Through the PSA she has earned a registered rating in Moves in the Field, Free Skating, and Group. She also holds a level 3 ranking. Highlights of her coaching career include having students qualify and attend National Showcase, the Northwest Pacific Regional Championships, the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, and team coaching a student who has attended the National Championships.
Alanna enjoys teaching both on and off the ice and is a graduate of Central Washington University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Currently, she is working on completing her master’s degree in literacy and has taught in various grades as an elementary school teacher. She believes that all her students can have fun, make growth, and learn valuable life skills from skating that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Such skills include short & long-term goal setting, good character, and physical fitness. She also hopes to instill a determined work ethic and a love for the sport.