GUSTAVE FRANCOIS LUSSI taught 16 World and Olympic Champions and hundreds of international and national champions and medalists. Among other things, Lussi, with his champion students, invented the flying camel, flying sit spin, double Axel, first triple jump, as well as the crossed-leg rotation position in spinning and jumping in order to perform the biggest multi-rotation jumps safely, efficiently and easily -- current International Judging System (IJS) standards award more positive GOE marks for Lussi jumps which yield the most distance, height, elegant positioning, and smooth, flowing landings. 2022-2023 ISU Communication No. 2474, pg. 7.
"Gus Lussi taught me how to skate. He taught me how to spin, and he taught me how to jump." ★★★★★Dorothy Hamill, Olympic Champion, and Lussi student
"Gus Lussi understood the fundamental physics of figure skating. ...and because he incorporated those physical laws into his techniques, and harnessed physics to accomplish the jumps, his techniques will remain the foundation of figure skating, forever." ★★★★★John Misha Petkevich, US Champion, two-time Olympic team member, Harvard graduate, television sports commentator, Lussi student
CECILY ALEXANDRA MORROW worked extensively with Gustave Lussi for 24 years and was authorized by him to present his techniques, step-by-step, on the instructional video series, SYSTEMATIC FIGURE SKATING: The Spin and Jump Techniques of Gustave Lussi which she wrote, skated in, and produced with two-time Olympic Champion and Lussi student, Dick Button, and award-winning ABC Sports director, Doug Wilson. Cecily teaches Lussi jumps and spins, stroking, choreography, and style to all levels of coaches, judges, and skaters from beginner to Olympic Champions. Gustave Lussi authorization.
"Cecily Morrow has produced an outstanding educational video on the Gustave Lussi technique... This video is what I've personally longed to see...a step-by-step teaching tool...." ★★★★★Susan Davies, former Chairman, Coaches Training Committee, Professional Skaters Association
A founding member and principal performer of the Ice Theatre of New York, Cecily served on the Coaches Training Committee of the Professional Skaters Association and the advisory board of Skater's Edge Magazine. She has written numerous technical articles demonstrating her comprehensive knowledge of the methods of her world-renowned teachers: free skating legend, Olympic coach Gustave Lussi; school figure specialist, Olympic coach Carlo Fassi; and Olympic ice dance technician, Natalia Dubova. While training with Dubova in Lake Placid, New York, Cecily wrote, narrated, and produced the instructional video series, STROKING EXERCISES ON ICE: The Dance Training Methods of Natalia Dubova.
Cecily studied at Columbia University in New York City, Oxford University in England, and graduated with a BA from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. While at Smith, she conceived of, and was Associate Producer of, the PBS television documentary, Gustave Lussi: The Man Who Changed Skating. In 2016, Cecily teamed up with Kori Ade, then coach of US National Champion, Jason Brown, to teach her skaters and coaches Lussi technique.
COACH CECILY delivers exact, systematic, scientific instruction in fundamental to advanced elements as well as injury prevention and kinesiological information in ice skating. A world-class skater in her own right, Cecily Morrow is a master of style, flow, stroking exercises, body movement, alignment, extension, posture, expression, program choreography and components. Watch her skate on TikTok! She can design your personal on-ice warm-up, off-ice warm-up, and overall training regimen to build strength, gain control, develop fluidity, grace, and correct posture.
Having studied and documented the exact methods of the finest teachers and Olympic technician coaches in the world, Coach Cecily has an exact, systematic, and scientific wealth of knowledge plus an extraordinary ability to demonstrate and teach those methods learned from her famous coaches. Coach Cecily can teach you to achieve maximum distance and height in your jumps; she can increase your spinning speed dramatically, including laybacks and camels, all in a short time. Coach Cecily has also developed her own beginner skater system for safe, easy, and efficient learning to skate. She is your go-to skating-world navigator, consulting and teaching all levels via Zoom and in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Inquire about or schedule a consult, lessons or call 410-725-6193.
Foundations Coach I, II, III, IV, V - Learn and be certified in how to teach all ages and stages of beginner through foundational skaters safely, easily, and efficiently in group and private lessons, everything from skate lacing, off-ice preparation, to safe first steps on ice through waltz jump.
Stroking and Style Coach I, II, III - Learn and be certified in how to mould world-class skating and style for yourself and students at all levels.
Lussi Method Spin and Jump Coach I, II, III, IV - Learn and become certified in the spin and jump method which delivers the greatest distance, height, and speed of rotation in jumps, and the most beautiful positions for the fastest, most centered rotations in spinning.
Certifications include study material (videos), private instruction, and question session with Coach Cecily before oral exams. Questions about certifications? Call 410-725-6193 or email.