Lesley Hammer

Formal Education:  

  • MA in Speech - Language Pathology, University at Buffalo
  • Currently working at CHC Learning Center

Coaching Experience:

  • Coaching for 17 years
  • Works in conjunction with several ASC coaches
  • Artistic coach of several Regional, National and Junior National Competitors
  • Artistic coach of several USFS Gold Medal Skaters in Freestyle and Moves in the Field (MIF)
  • Off ice ballet and stretch classes
  • Assisted with past ASC Ice Shows
  • Affiliated with Karyn Kelly Dance Center

Amateur Achievements:

  • Danced for 20 years with Karyn Kelly Dance Center, local ballet schools and private lessons
  • Participated in dance conventions within the USA
  • Awarded several dance scholarships
  • Three-time Regional Miss Dance of Dance Educators of America
  • Performed at Ark Park Festivals 

Professional Achievements:

  • Member of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and United States Figure Skating (USFS)
  • PSA, Continuing Education Requirements (CER) Category A
  • Former member of the Buffalo City Ballet
  • Performed with several dance companies as a guest performer

Personal Message:  

"As a practicing Speech - Language Pathologist, the rink has become my creative outlet where I can continue to share my love of dance with my skaters.  I strive to instill in my skaters important lessons that can be used long after their skating days are done.  It is a pleasure to be a part of their lives and watch them grow in both their skating skills and as young adults.”

ASC References:

  • Missy Cane (716) 903-0543
  • Tatiana Pajonk (716) 352-1888