As the owner of
Debbie Merrill's "Skate Great USA" formally the "Glide With Pride School of
located in Santa Monica, California, Debbie has taught thousands of students from all over
the world, ages 4-84, how to Inline-Skate. She is IISA Certified, an award winning dancer,
USFSA Silver Medallist figure skater, actress, choreographer and spokesperson, Debbie
brings an exciting range of talents to her work.
actress as well as international roller and ice skating performer, Debbie's appearances
include the film "L.A.Story" and on Broadway "The Marriage Of Figaro", playing the role of
'Franchette' on roller skates! The play's director, Andre Cerban,
specifically wanted Debbie to choreograph the unique and intricate skating sequences in
the play which were widely hailed up and down the 'Great White Way'!
setting performance for Debbie, waswhen she was commissioned by The White House to
perform for the American employees or ARAMCO Oil Company in Saudi Arabia and i.e. skated
on a special surface of silicone ice! Debbie is also the first and only
award-winning Rolling Sambista (Brazilian Samba Dancer On In-Line Skates), and bringing it
to THE HOUSE OF BLUES in Los Angeles.
Ms. Merrill loves
performing and her 10-years on the road with ice skating shows such as "Spice On Ice",
"Jubilee On Ice", "Knott's Berry Farms and others, as featured performer, choreographer and
pair skater, have enhanced her teaching, which she has been actively doing for the past
appeared in many national TV commercials and most recently appeared as celebrity skater on
"Great Day America", "CBS Skate Workout", "Good Day LA"., "KCOP-13 News",
"Prime Sports Network",
"HBO" and "The Learning Channel". Debbie also starred on a weekly cable TV show which
focused on skating for health. She also teaches Yoga and offers her knowledge and
experience with vegetarianism and raw foods.
SAG/AFTRA/AEA actress has made scores of personal appearances and/or coached her unique
style and safety techniques to an impressive list of actors and celebrities in top films
such as "L.A.Story", "Anna Karenina", "White Men Can't Jump" "Scrooged", "Crocodile Dundee",
"Prizzi's Honor", "TwoGether", "The January Man" and others. 'Merrill Magic', has touched the
sets of TV favorites "NYPD Blue", "Party Of Five", "General Hospital", "One
Life To Live", "Perfect Strangers", "Mad About You" and "As The World
list of celebrity clients includes Steve Martin,Juliette Lewis,
Los Angeles' Mayor Richard Riordan, Geena Davis, Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio, Kim Delaney,
"Downtown" Julie Brown and Melanie Griffith and Family, as well as thousands of
health-conscious men and women, who come from all over the world to Southern California to
learn from the very best!