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Ice in Paradise Skating School Director
Frank Anderson began skating after college and has been an avid participant in the sport for over 35 years. During that time, Frank passed USFS proficiency tests in pairs (bronze level), moves in the field (adult gold) and ice dance (gold level). Frank competed as an adult and was the 2 time Southern California Adult Ice Dance Champion. Frank has been teaching skating skills and ice dance for 8 years.
Bri is a Psychology and Religious Studies graduate from UC Santa Barbara. Her 17 years of Figure Skating experience includes USFSA testing, competition and Showcase performance as well as 6 years of coaching as an ISI instructor and show choreographer.
Kristen is originally from New York. She has over 20 years of recreational and competitive coaching experience. She is a member of ISI and USFSA. She was the skating school director for Ebersole Ice Rink in White Plains, New York, for over 17 years.
“My goal is to inspire and teach students of ALL ages to be the best they can be.”
Allison Jones Gustafson is currently the Director of Gustafson Dance, the official school of State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. Ms. Gustafson has been teaching ballet to all levels of adults and children for 25 years. In addition, she has been teaching ballet to figure skaters at the Lake Placid Summer Skating Program for the last four years. As Director of Gustafson Dance, she has developed curriculum, overseen productions and advised many students. She has produced and directed dozens of original ballets, including Nutcracker,Rudolph, Peter and the Wolf and Degas and the Little Dancer. Ms. Gustafson is an ABTÒ Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABTÒ Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABTÒ National Training Curriculum.
Lauryn is a United States Figure Skating double gold medalist. In addition to teaching figure skating, she works in healthcare and has a passion for children’s health.
Viana is currently a student at UCSB in pursuit of a B.S. in Biochemistry. Originally from San Diego, she grew up skating there starting at age 9. She has been skating for 10 years and has experience in USFSA freeskate and artistic competitions. On top of her skating, she works in a biology laboratory on campus and volunteers at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.