Team MayerVirtanen would like to introduce you our Team.

We are happy to support you during your skating time.

Alina, Adam, Valtter, Katjaana and Pipsa.

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” — Kobe Bryant

Alina Mayer-Virtanen

International Figure Skating Coach.

Alina Mayer-Virtanen is Bachelor of science in psychology.  She was skating by herself for 24 years and represented Germany. The last few years of her skating career she skated at the international level in single skating. Alina is coaching single skating since 2013 in Oberstdorf, Germany and in Finland since 2017 as well. This year she will finish her Master degree in Psychology.

She speaks German, English and a bit of Finnish. 😉

Adam Solya

Olympic Choreographer and dance teacher.

Adam Solya is an international and Olympic Choreographer in Figure Skating. Adam as a professional dancer – actor, he is known about the remarkable way of using the classical ballet, modern dance and contemporary upper body movements in his choreographies. His acting experience adds a dramatic aspect to the interpretation of music and skating style of the skater. He was working in past 2 season with the students of Professor Alexei Mishin, like Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Sofia Samodurova, Evgenyi Semenenko, Alexander Petrov. His current students include Loena Hendrickx (BEL), Valtter Virtanen (FIN), Nikita Starostin (GER), Ann Christin Marold (GER), Kai Jagoda (GER), Paul Fentz (GER). Since 2010 he works as docent and house choreographer of the Royal Conservatorium Brussels.

Adam speaks Hungerian, English and Flemish.

Valtter Virtanen

Team Doctor.

Valtter has a PhD and is doctor of medicine. He works for Seppälääkärit and the city of Jyväskylä. Valtter has participated in several European and World Championships in single skating.He is team doctor of Jyp (ice hockey).

Valtter Virtanen will support the team as well.

Valtter speaks Finnish, English, German and Swedish.

Katjaana Kanninen

Figure Skating Coach and Physiotherapist.

Katjaana Kanninen is a Bachelor of sport medicine, focusing on coaching and performance. At the moment she is studying physiotherapy in Jyväskylä.

She had her own skating career in Finland and competed on a national level. After her career she was coaching skaters in Sweden for 3 years. Now she is one of the coaches in Peurunka Skating Academy Laukaa.

She speaks Finnish, Swedish and English

Pipsa Tuppela

National choreographer and dance teacher.

Pipsa is a dance teacher who graduated as Master of Arts at the Theatre School of Helsinki in 2017. She is working with figure skaters in different clubs around Finland, on- and off ice, sharing her passion for music and movement after her own figure skating hobby turned into professional dancing career. In her dance lessons focus is on holistic teaching methods and finding positive pedagogy ways to bring the best out of every athlete.

Pipsa speaks Finnish, Swedish and English.