Name: Maiysha Rashida Glaude

After 12 years as a high level competitive gymnast, Maiysha began skating when many of the local gymnastics schools closed. She found her years of gymnastics training gave her body awareness and balance that helped her quickly progress on the ice. She won many artistic and showcase competitions in her area and was a three time National collegiate medalist before turning pro in 2002. Show skating gave her the freedom to learn and try new tricks and combine her 2 favorite sports. She now performs many gymnastics skills on the ice, including a backflip, and is working on an aerial hoop act.

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