Stefano comes to us from Milan, Italy where he was the 1996 Italian National Professional Ice Dance Champion. He also competed in several International competitions. He moved to the United States in 1998 and began coaching at several area rinks. Stefano has earned his U.S. Gold Dance Medal and has passed some of the International Dance Tests. Stefano has been the Head Coach of La Furia Masters Team since 2002 and has been the Senior Team's Assistant Coach since 2003. He has coached teams at the U.S. National Synchronized Team Championships as well as the National Collegiate Team Dance Champion. Stefano has coached and partnered skaters of all levels including the Gold Dance Test and International levels. In 2003 he skated in the closing ceremonies of Skate America, an important International Competition held in Reading, Pa. In Italy, Stefano attended ITIS of Milano, an accounting school. He graduated from the Spring International Language Center in the United States. Stefano lives with his yellow Labrador Retriever, Maggie, and enjoys cooking, playing tennis and movies in his leisure time.