Houston Elite Coaching Staff
"A coach will IMPACT more young people in a year than the average person does in a LIFETIME."
Head Coach-Lisa (Lueking) Dahl
Director/Head Coach/Choreographer of Houston Elite Teams
PSA Senior Synchro Rating, Gold Medalist in MIF/Ice Dance
National synchro competitor & Coach/International coaching experience
Began my skating journey in Houghton, a small town located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Graduated from Houghton High School, and received my USFS Gold Medal in MIF, USFS & Canadian Gold Medal in ice dance at the age of 16. Attended Western Michigan University, majoring in Public Relations/Journalism, while serving as the team captain & cross skater for both WMU synchronized Collegiate and Senior skating teams 1998-2001.
I currently live in Sugar Land, Texas with my husband and two sons (6 & 8 years old) and teach private lessons in MIF/Ice Dance and Basic skills. I have been coaching for over 20 years--and love it!
I believe in creating an encouraging and hard working environment, while incorporating respect, love, teamwork. I truly enjoy being a positive influence in the lives of children. My goal is to create a powerful and competitive Synchronized Program drawing from all Houston area rinks. I cant wait to meet you! Synchro has always been my passion, and strive to pass on the beauty of the sport here in Texas!
CER A, Ranking IV, PSA/USFS member, PSA Senior Synchro Rating, Gold Medal MIF, Gold Medal Ice Dance, Canadian Gold Medal Ice Dance, 4th Figure, Intermediate FS, Silver Freedance, two National Collegiate Synchro medals, Intermediate National medal 3rd 2006; International Senior coaching experience (Nottingham, England; Rouen, France; WIN Conference attendee (Gotenburg, Sweden)
Gems On Ice (now Allegro!): Head coach for Junior, Novice Intermediate levels
Western Michigan University: Assistant Coach for senior/collegiate teams
University of Michigan: Assistant Coach , Head Coach
Formed UNITY Synchronized Teams: Director/Head Coach/Choreographer
Swan SyncSation (Beaver Dam, WI)
Crystal Edge (Stevens Point, WI)
WMU Senior/Collegiate (Kalamazoo, MI)