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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

Saber Coach
John Konovalov

Saber Coach

John Konovalov

John began fencing at the age of 10 in his native Uzbekistan. He has been an Uzbekistan National Champion on all levels, claiming individual and team gold medals as a Cadet, Junior and Senior. John led both the cadets and juniors Uzbekistan national team, in particular he captained the team that qualified for the 2014 Senior World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
John holds a B.A. in Physical Education from State University of Physical Culture and Sports of Uzbekistan. He joined Dynamo in 2018.

GM, Director Youth Developing programs
Anya Kushkova

GM, Director Youth Developing programs

Anya Kushkova

Assistant Saber Coach
Jack Duval

Assistant 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

Assistant 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.

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