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CEO, Head Coach
Alex Kushkov

Head Coach

Alex Kushkov

Alex was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Alex has more than 30 years of competitive and coaching experience, training at a specialized fencing schools in the Ukraine from childhood including Upper Specialized Sport High School of Olympic Reserves. He trained with Olympic Ukrainian coaches Oleg Tretyak (Stamford Fencing Center, CT) and Michael Shimshovich (Island Fencing Academy and Manhattan Fencing Center, NY).

Alex is a professional Fencing coach. He received a B.A. in Physical Education and Coaching (Fencing) with honors from Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport. He received and M.A. in Physical Therapy with honors from National University of Ukraine for Physical Education and Sport. Alex also holds a Doctorate NUUPES, ABD in Physical Training and Sport. 

Currently Alex is a Head Coach of TUFTS University Men Team, and teaching fencing at several High and Middle schools in Greater Boston area.

Alex is married and has four beautiful boys.

Saber Coach
Eva Jellison

Saber Coach

Eva Jellison

Eva has been fencing since 1996. She earned her first A rating at 15 and has held top 8 rankings in the youth, cadet and junior national standings. Eva earned a top rank of 11th in National Senior point standings. She fenced for the Stanford University Varsity Fencing Team from 2005-2009, serving as team captain from 2007-2009. Eva was a four-time Western Regional Champion and qualifier to NCAA championships. She is a three-time All-American. USFA certified referee. Joined Dynamo in 2013

GM, Director Youth Developing programs
Anya Kushkova

GM, Director Youth Developing programs

Anya Kushkova

Assistant Saber Coach
Jack Duval

Junior Saber Coach

Jack Duval

Jack is a former Dynamo fencer. Currently a rising Junior at Northeastern University, studying computer engineering. He started fencing at the age of 12 and competed until the end of high school. During that time, he has fenced at tournaments ranging form HS to international cadet events. Jack is assisting with competitive and non-competitive programs. Jack is USFA certified referee. Join Dynamo in 2014

Assistant Saber Coach
Emmie Grody

Junior Saber Coach

Emmie Grody

Emmie is a former competitor at Dynamo Being a high school team captain Emmie has won HS State Championships. She was women's saber squad captain for three of her four years on the University of Michigan Fencing Team, and overall team National Champion three times over at USA CFCs. Emmie is working with beginner and intermediate level fencers in non-competitive programs at Dynamo. During the day, she is a research associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Alan Fotiyev

Junior Saber Coach

Alan Fotiyev

Alan Fotiyev began fencing at the age of 10 out of Stamford Fencing Club (CT). Since then he has competed in a multitude of events ranging from regional to international events. He won his Connecticut State Championship three years in a row and has received gold medals in multiple regional qualifying events. He has placed top 16 in numerous cadet and junior national events.

In addition, Alan is a USFA certified coach and referee. Currently, he is studying Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Alan will be working with competitive and non-competitive programs at Dynamo.

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