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Joanne McLeod



  • Sport Canada/CAC Scholarship for International Coaching

  • York University Planning and Periodization, Bio Mechanics

  • Grant MacEwan University Degree in Dance

  • NCCP Level 5 Certified

  • Mentors: Tatiana Tarasova, Ellen Burka, Doug Leigh, Arnold Gerschwiler, Louis & Mary Jane Stong, Carlo Fassi, Gustuve Lussi

Joanne McLeod; Sport BC; Coach of the Year; Ted Barton; Figure Skating

Joanne McLeod, Sport BC Female Coach of the Year with Ted Barton, Exec. Dir. BC-Skate Canada

Awards & Achievements

  • Winner 18 times - Skate Canada BC "Competitive Coach of the Year"

  • Inducted into Richmond Hill, Ontario "Sports Hall of Fame"

  • Sport BC "Female Coach of the Year"

  • Canadian Olympic Team "Celebration of Excellence"

  • Petro-Canada-Olympic 2011 "FACE" Recipient 

  • Inducted in the Burnaby Hall of Fame

  • BC Coaching Association "International Coach of the Year" 

  • National Skate Canada "Competitive Coach of the Year"

  • Bank of Montreal "Possibilities Award"

  • Central Ontario "Competitive Coach of the Year"

  • Alberta Culture Choreography Grant

  • Toronto City Council Arts Choreographer Grant

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Aleksa Rakic "Only the Winds" by Olafar Arnolds

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Emanuel Sandhu
"Vogue" by Madonna




Gabriel Blumenthal
"Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls

Imagination   ⛸    Mouvement    ⛸     Innovant    ⛸     Musicalité   ⛸    Sentiment



Joanne McLeod has choreographed numerous ice shows from the opening of "The Ice Palace" in West Edmonton Mall to "The Calvacade of Lights" in Toronto City Hall.  Too many to name all but some choreographed highlights were solos for Ice Theatre of New York, Top Ten Individual Solo for CTV "So You Think You Can Dance" and 2001 ISU World Championships Gala.


Her ensemble highlights include Artistic Director of Ice Theatre of Toronto with resident choreographers Ellen Burka and Osbourne Colson.  Recognition became more evident with the only Canadian Gold Medals in Mens and Ladies Interpretive Event for ISU Skate Canada in 1990-1992.


Enjoying the artistic process Joanne collaborated for many unique opportunities with different productions such as Hard Rubber Jazz Orchestra, FireWorks Productions, NHL Awards, Opening Vancouver Convention Centre, Luminous Group Hong Kong and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games Figure Skating Gala

Coaching Achievement


Joanne Competitive record includes 


  • 18 World Championships, Twice Top 5 Finish 

  • 3 Winter Olympic Games Salt lake City 2002, Torino Italy 2006, Sochi Russia 2014 

  • 12 Jnr World Championships 

  • 4 European Championships 

  • 18 Four Continents Championships

  • Youth Olympics 



ISU events with Podium Finish for Canada 


  • Novice, Jnr, Senior ISU Championships  Bronze/ Silver/ Gold Medals 

  • Junior Grand Prix   ISU Gold Medal 

  • Snr  ISU Grand Prix ISU Gold Medal

  • Jnr GP Final  Bronze Medal 

  • Snr GP Final ISU Gold Medal 

  • Four Continents ISU Gold Medal


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