Director of Synchronized Skating and Head Coach
A Minneapolis native, Alana Christie was a competitive figure skater for fifteen years. She is a double gold medalist in both freestyle and moves in the field. After a dozen plus years as an accomplished freestyle skater, Alana skated two seasons for Team Braemar Junior where the team was the 2011 World Junior Bronze Medalists and the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating National Junior Champions.
Alana was a member of Miami University Senior Varsity Synchronized Skating team for four seasons, from 2013-2016, where they represented Team USA, claiming medals in international competitions across Europe. She was part of three U.S. Senior World Teams, competing at the World Championships against the best synchronized skating teams in the World. She was also a co-captain of Miami Senior during the 2015-2016 season. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health with a concentration in Sports Leadership and Management.
After six years of Team USA synchronized skating experience, Alana was the coach of Shattuck-St. Mary's Junior team during the 2016-2017 season. After founding the Northernettes Synchronized Skating organization, she was the head coach of the Junior team during the 2017-2018 season and of the Novice and Junior teams during the 2018-2019 season.
Additionally, Alana was also selected for the 2017 WIN (World, International, National) Program, which aims to educate US Figure Skating coaches through first-hand experience at a World Event. Alana attended the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championship in Canada, along with three other coaches and one US official. The group had the opportunity to watch all of the practices and the entire competition, while constantly evaluating and assessing the teams under instruction and guidance of a highly acclaimed national and world judge and technical controller.
Alana truly has great love and passion for the sport of synchronized skating and is committed to giving competitive Twin Cities' skaters an opportunity to be part of this incredible sport.
Assistant Coach Hailey Voss
Hailey Voss has been skating for over 20 years and has over 15 years of synchronized skating experience. Hailey skated for the Chicago Jazz where she was a member of their Juvenile, Novice and Junior teams. During her time on the Chicago Jazz, she represented the United States as a member of Team USA internationally five times, competing in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Hailey then skated at Miami University, where she was a member of both the Junior and Collegiate teams. Hailey skated for both teams as a Freshman, where the Miami University Junior Varsity team represented Team USA in Sweden. She skated on the Collegiate team her remaining three years, winning two US Synchronized Skating Collegiate National Championship gold medals (adding to the teams 17 total National Championship wins).
Overall, Hailey holds four National Championship gold medals in addition to her five National medals, as well as an international gold medal. Hailey has loved all aspects of synchronized skating since the day she started and looks forward to continuing that passion through coaching and helping to develop competitive synchronized skaters.
Assistant Coach Jillian Christie
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Jillian has had a love and passion for the ice since she was three years old. A highly accomplished freestyle skater, Jillian competed as an individual for over 16 years. She was a two-time Minnesota State Champion, a three-time Minnesota State Medalist, a three-time Upper Great Lakes Regional Medalist, and a twelve time USFS National Showcase Medalist. She is a triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Solo Dance.
Jillian was a member of Team Braemar Junior for four seasons, winning two U.S. National Championships and three Midwestern Sectional Championships. They also represented Team USA in four international competitions, including the the 2012 World Junior Championships, where they skated to a fourth place finish.
Jillian was also a four year member of the Miami University Senior Varsity Synchronized Skating team. During her time on the team, they represented Team USA at nine international competitions, earning medals at events across Europe. In addition, she was a member of the 2016 World Team, representing Team USA at the Senior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Jillian graduated from Miami University in May, 2019, with a double major in Media & Culture and Interactive Media Studies. She also works as the Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Sportsdigita in Minneapolis.
Guest Coach Taylor Walker
Taylor Walker brings 19 years of competitive synchronized skating experience both as a skater and a coach. Prior to college, she competed as part of Team USA for the ICE'Kateers from Anaheim, CA. She spent four years on the Senior Team at Miami University, where she served as Captain her Senior year. She received the prestigious Thomas J. Fisher Outstanding Skater Award and Senior of the Year award from Miami University. Taylor was also a US Figure Skating DREAM Team member for three years.
Taylor spent a season as head of coach of Team Braemar Junior, where the team won a silver medal at the Spring Cup in Milan Italy as part of Team USA. Taylor then returned to competitive synchronized skating and skated for Team Canada's Nexxice Senior for two years. The team earned a World Bronze Medal at the Senior World Championships in 2017.
Guest Coach Lindsay Grajek
Lindsay Grajek skated for the Hockettes for five years, spending three of those years on the Junior team as part of Team USA. She went on to skate for the Haydenettes for six seasons, earning six consecutive National titles, four World medals and the World Small Gold medal for the Long Program. During her stint on the Haydenettes the team also travelled around the world representing the United States at The Figure Skating Grand Prix, The Shanghai Trophy and The French cup, along with many other international competitions including six Synchronized Skating World Championships. She also skated for the University of Michigan Collegiate team, claiming a National Championship in 2018.
Lindsay has worked with multiple Hayden teams, Adrain College's Senior and Collegiate teams, and currently works with the Hockettes in Ann Arbor. Lindsay also served on U.S. Figure Skating's DREAM team, teaching skating skills to students all around the country.