Skating Staff Guide

Diana Bosetti

Phone: 562.303.7814

Professional ice skater with Richard Porter Productions. Performed in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Atlantic City, Japan and Africa. Bronze medalist at Pacific Coast. Bachelors of Science Degree from CSULB. Writer for many publications including: Orange County Register, Orange County and Long Beach Business Journals, District Weekly and California Banker Magazine. Currently attending Pacific Coast University School of Law. Hobbies: Roller Derby, Kayaking and Surfing.

Aimee Cruz


10+ years competitive coaching experience from beginner through the Senior test level. Coached Regional, Sectional and National level skaters. PSA Registered FS & Moves in the Field. ISI Bronze Certified Judge. Current member of USFS, PSA, ISI & All Year FSC.

Derrick Delmore

Derrick Delmore has been coaching for over 22 years, and has worked with regional, sectional, national, international, World and Olympic competitors. He has served as head coach for skaters on the U.S., China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and Singapore international teams; and has coached multiple U.S. National Medalists. Derrick is a former National Collegiate, U.S. Olympic Festival, and World Junior Champion. He competed at 18 consecutive U.S. Nationals, and was a member of the U.S. International Team for 14 straight years. Derrick is a former member of the USFS Board of Directors and various committees, and is currently a member of the Professional Skaters Association Board of Governors. He also holds Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Communication from Stanford University.

Ivan Dinev


Ivan Dinev is a Bulgarian former competitive figure skater. He is a three-time Grand Prix medalist, an 11-time Bulgarian national champion, and three time Olympian. Together, with his wife, Angela Nikodinov, run a competitive training camp, LA Elite, out of Lakewood Ice alongside Peter Kongkasem and Derrick Delmore. Ivan and Angela recently won the 2019 Presidents Excellence Award from PSA.

Gary Kemp

Phone: 310.839.4545


Gary Kemp is a USFS double gold medalist in both pairs and freestyle and he has performed in over 50 professional ice skating shows all over the world, performing with such Superstars as Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Tai and Randy and starring in the Ice Capades. Gary is also a National and International medalist and has gone on and Coached pupils in National and International competitions. Gary can teach basic skating skills, moves in the field, freestyle and choreography, ice dancing, pairs and hockey power skating. Gary is a Professional Skaters Association registered coach.

Skye Koachway

Phone: 562.881.4823

22+ years of skating and 10 years of competitive coaching experience. USFS Moves in the Field Gold Medalist. Member of USFS, PSA & ISI. Bronze Certified ISI Judge. Specializing in Jumps, Spins, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Basic Skills. B.A. in English Rhetoric and Composition

Peter Kongkasem

Phone: 310-309-0086


2-time U.S. National Medalist, International Medalist, and World Competitor. PSA Master Rated Coach, USFSA Gold Medalist. Has produced Multiple National Medalists and enjoys teaching from the beginner level to the international elite. Currently coaches for LA Elite along side, Angela Nikodinov, Ivan Dinev and Derrick Delmore.

Themi Leftheris


Themi Leftheris is an American-South Korean former pair skater. With former partner Naomi Nari Nam, he is the 2006 Skate America bronze medalist and 2007 U.S. National bronze medalist. With partner Ji Min-ji, he is a two-time (2016, 2017) South Korean National Champion.

Anna Malkova

Phone: (760)622-7095

Double USFS gold medalist. U.S national and international competitor. International medalist representing team USA.  20+ years of figure skating experience.  8+ years coaching experience. Coached by world and Olympic champions. Skating double for lead role of Tonya Harding in Academy Award winning film “ITONYA”. Specializing in Jump technique from single jumps through triple jumps, spins, power stroking, and off ice training. Fluent languages : English, Russian.

Garry Mallett


12+ years coaching experience of all ages with specialty in adults, freestyle/choreography. USFS Adult Gold Test, ISI Silver Certified Judge, USFS member, 14 years of competitive experience, USFS National competitor in freestyle & Ice-Dance, USFS National Adult Bronze & Silver medalist, USFS National Adult Gold Figure medalist.

Jere Michael

Phone - 562-418-9275

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Jere is a former Junior National Champion and Junior World Bronze Medalist. He has coached students to compete at the Olympic and World Championships, as well as all National Championship levels. He loves teach all levels but specializes in jump technique, spin technique and overall skating.

Jami Mitchell

Phone: 562.743.1707

Jami Mitchell has been a figure skating coach for 20 years. She works with all levels of skaters including beginners, freestyle, moves in the field, and synchronized skating. Jami enjoys working with the beginner skater. She is a USFS Silver medalist and an ISI Gold rated judge. Jami has also spent many years studying Psychology and Counseling and puts this to practice working with athletes. She has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling. She is available for private figure skating lessons and on ice Sport Psychology Consultations.

Julie Murillo-Lomeli

Phone: 562-677-6466


Languages: English & Spanish

15 years of figure skating experience and Competitive figure skating for 10+ years. 6 time synchronized skating sectional medalist and 2 time synchronized skating national competitor.

Naomi Nari Nam


Naomi Nari Nam, former Team USA singles skater, two time International competitor and US National silver medalist. In 2005, Naomi switched to pairs skating and teamed up with her long time pairs partner, Themi Leftheris. Together they are the 2006 Skate America Bronze medalist and 2007 US National bronze medalist.

Angela Nikodinov

Bio Coming Soon!

Nha Quyen Nguyen

Phone:  714-487-1829


Competitive figure skater for 11+ years and 3 time national Solo Ice Dance Competitor placing in the top 5. USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Free Skate, and Ice Dance.

Lisa Parisi

Phone: 310.779.2153

30+ yrs Coaching Experience beginners thru advanced competitive US figure skaters. Specializing in the development of strong foundations, good technique, positions and timing for quality singles to triple jumps. Focused on overall pkg., incl. spins, Moves in the Field, jumps, harness, choreography/style, and the use of off-ice jump conditioning.

Angel Sarkisova

Phone: 310.987.0105

Figure skating and hockey skills development coach. Competitive figure skater for 12 + years, former Junior national competitor, and double USFSA gold medalist. Angel was coached, trained, and mentored by national and olympic ranked coaches. Also specializing in hockey skating fundamentals and technique. Training skaters to reach their full potential in speed, power and edge control. Started with “The Rinks” organization in 2014, working with all ages and levels (Very beginner to advanced). Angel is heavily involved in youth and adult hockey development at the Rinks, working directly with The Rinks’ programs as well as one-on-one.

Ashley Van der Sluth Veer

Phone: 951-808-2903


USFS Double Gold medalist - Moves in the Field and Free Skate

Competitive figure skater for 12+ years. 10 time SWP Regional competitor. Pacific Coast
Sectional and US Collegiate National competitor.

3+ years of coaching experience with various ages and levels. Currently a member of USFS,
PSA, and All Year FSC.

Pursuing a B.S. in Kinesiology, Fitness at California State University, Long Beach.

Kelly Witt

Bio Coming Soon!