Figure Skating Coaches at SCW

Meredith Alfano : Figure Skating Coach

Meredith Alfano

Figure Skating Coach



Area of Focus: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Basic Skills, Individual Synchronized Skating, Theatre on Ice, and Music Editing

Credentials: USFS Gold Medalist, National Medalist Team Delaware Synchronized Skating, National Theatre on Ice Coach and Competitor, PSA rated in Freestyle, BA Degree in Dance from Point Park University

About Me: Meredith has been coaching a wide range of students since 1995. She enjoys taking students from their first steps on the ice, through their senior levels. In addition to skating, she enjoys traveling, Broadway and spending time with her husband and 2 children.

 Rates available upon request.
Ronnie Biancosino : Figure Skating Coach

Ronnie Biancosino

Figure Skating Coach

(410) 441-0791


International Coach, National Coach, Jr. National Coach; Coaching since 1999; 6-time National Competitor, 2-time National Medalist; Coaching Freestyle, Pairs, Moves in the Field, Pole Harness, Video Analysis

 Rates available upon request.
Alex Clark : Figure Skating Coach

Alex Clark

Figure Skating Coach

Jeff Czarnecki : Figure Skating Coach

Jeff Czarnecki

Figure Skating Coach

(302) 897-9979


National, Adult National & Junior National Coach; National Junior & Senior Dance Competitor; National Dance Medalist; Gold Test Medalist in Dance & Moves in the Field; Junior Free Skating Test Medalist; Fifth Figure Test; PSA Rated

Rates: Rates available upon request
Michelle Gross Daichman : Figure Skating Coach

Michelle Gross Daichman

Figure Skating Coach


Michelle is a USFS triple Gold Medalist and a 12-time National Champion in the disciplines of synchronized skating, ice dance, and showcase. Michelle has over 30 years of skating experience and has been coaching in various capacities throughout her career. Her students range from beginners to international competitors.

Michelle continues to compete for DC EDGE Synchronized Skating Team and coaches the University of Maryland Synchronized Skating Team. Additionally, Michelle has been a member of the NBC production teams for the Winter Olympics, national and international competitions. She has a BA from Hofstra University in Journalism.

Rates available upon request. Michelle may be reached at:

Michelle S. Dumler : Figure Skating Coach

Michelle S. Dumler

Figure Skating Coach

(443) 271-9287


Credentials: USFS Gold Medalist-Moves in the Field, Pre-Gold Dance and Intermediate Freestyle.

Michelle has been coaching since 1997 and specializes in teaching Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Dance.  She has helped skaters achieve their dream of a gold medal through hard work and dedication, from both the skater and their coach.  She is currently coaching individual members of the University of Delaware (UD) Collegiate Figure Skating Team (National Champions 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) as well as members of the UD Synchronized Skating Team.

Michelle coaches all levels of student, Pre-Preliminary to Senior, in moves, freestyle, and through Pre-Gold in dance.  She focuses not only on emphasizing correct technique, but also utilizing strength and power as well.  Michelle also co-coaches with many of the coaches at the University of Delaware High Performance Training Center.  She aims to develop and mentor well-balanced and successful skaters.

Jennifer Eppes : Figure Skating Coach

Jennifer Eppes

Figure Skating Coach

(302) 740-5133


Jennifer has passed the 8th Figure, Senior Free Skating and Gold Dance tests, and has competed at the Regional and National Collegiate level.  Coaching since 1988, she currently holds Master Moves in the Field, Master Group, Certified Free Skating ratings and a Regional level ranking from the Professional Skaters Association, as well as B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Delaware. Jennifer has guided students from the basic skills levels through the USFS testing structure and to multiple Philadelphia Area and South Atlantic (NQ) titles. She is currently available as a coach for recreational skaters, low-level competitors and skaters wishing to test all levels of Freestyle and Moves in the Field.

Rates available upon request.

Codie Hazen : Figure Skating Coach

Codie Hazen

Figure Skating Coach

(302) 765-7466


  • 2019 Novice Men’s Collegiate National Champion, 2-time Eastern Great Lakes Regional Silver Medalist, 2-time Midwestern Sectional Competitor, 2021 High Performance National Development Team Athlete, USFS Gold Medalist, USFS Pioneer Fund Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship Recipient
  • Recently returned to the area to coach after performing in Feld Entertainment’s Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate tour from 2021 – 2023
  • 2020 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and Coaching Science minor
  • Member of USFSA, PSA, and ProSkaters
  • While Codie specializes in jump technique, general freestyle, off-ice, and basic skills, he hopes to share his passion of figure skating and help students of all ages achieve their goals while contributing to a supportive and committed training environment
  • Codie is also available for consultation in building spins and jump layouts to maximize IJS scoring potential
Dirke Hill : Figure Skating Coach

Dirke Hill

Figure Skating Coach

(410) 920-9991


Special introductory rate for new students in the basic skills levels 1-6.  Ten - 40 minute private lesson package.

Before starting my coaching career in 2003 I had a successful competitive freestyle career where I was trained by numerous World and Olympic level coaches. I was a U.S. National Championship Medalist, Junior World Competitor, World Championship competitor and a New Zealand National Champion. I’ve earned my USFS Gold Medal in both Skating Skills (previously known as Moves and the Field) and Singles (Freestyle). As the co-founder of TaDa Ice Productions I produced and performed in Longwood Gardens “Skating Under the Stars” for over 3 years.

As a coach my philosophy is to create a fun and positive environment where skaters can realize their full potential and find success in the sport however they define it. I emphasize sound technique and discipline with the belief that a strong foundation is necessary from the basic skills level upward. I specialize in Singles, Skating Skills, and choreography.

I enjoy working with skaters of all ages and abilities whether for recreation or competition. To date my clientele has included a range of athletes from the basic skills level to Junior National, Senior – Gold Test, and collegiate competitors. Please email or call for current availability and rates.

Member of United Figure Skating Association

SafeSport Compliant (SafeSport™ Training)

Amanda Hubert : Certified Personal Trainer & Figure Skating Coach

Amanda Hubert

Certified Personal Trainer & Figure Skating Coach

(302) 983-5515


Credentials: Former Disney On Ice Performer; NASM Certified Personal Trainer; Certified Nutrition Coach; Corrective Exercise Specialist; Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist

Rates available upon request.

Jamie Loper : Figure Skating Coach

Jamie Loper

Figure Skating Coach

(302) 983 4737
Joel McKeever : Figure Skating Coach

Joel McKeever

Figure Skating Coach

(302) 369-6427


Credentials: 10-time National competitor, 9-time International competitor, 2-time World competitor, qualified for 1998 Olympics. National Champion: Fours, 1991 Singles, Pairs, Moves in the Field, Power classes, Stroking

Years of Experience: 21

Current & Past Clients: UD Collegiate Team; Intermediate, Novice & Junior US Pairs Champions; Extensive number of skaters pass Senior Moves, Freestyle and/or Pairs Outstanding technical coach. Emphasis on good sportsmanship and manners that build character.

Courtney Richardson : Figure Skating Coach

Courtney Richardson

Figure Skating Coach
(610) 909-1350

Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field and Dance; Completed 4 International Dance Tests; CER Certified; PSA & USFSA Member; Experienced coaching offered for Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance, Synchronized Skating, basic Choreography, Group & Semi-Private lessons as well; Coaching since 2000

Coaching Fees: 20 min. - $23.00 40 min. - $46.00 60 min. - $69.00
Irina Romanova : Choreographer

Irina Romanova

(302) 761-9155

National, World and Olympic coach and choreographer, 5-Time Ukrainian National Champion, European Bronze Medalist, World Team Member and Two-Time Olympian. Lessons provided in choreography, presentation and skating skills.


Irina Shoumeikina : Ballet Instruction

Irina Shoumeikina

Ballet Instruction

(302) 559-9634


It's no surprise that most professional athletes use ballet in their training. It improves coordination, balance, strength, posture and flexibility. Anyone can take classes, and the exercises are relatively easy on your knees and back.

Irina trained at the Choreographic School of the Theater of Opera and Ballet in Kazan, Russia.  After graduating, she danced as a ballet Soloist in the Theater of Dance in Kazan. In 1977 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture. Following this, she became Ballet Mistress/Coreographer and lead instriuctor at the Theater of Dance in Donesk, Ukraine. Upon moving to the United States in 1996, Irina became Mistress at the International Ballet Theater of Performing Arts.

Irina has been teaching ballet to ice skaters since 1997.

Irina Trifanova : Figure Skating Coach

Irina Trifanova

Figure Skating Coach



Competed and tested in Figures, Freestyle and Synchronized Skating; junior regional freestyle medalist; Russian National junior freestyle competitor placed 6th; holds a Master's Degree in Linguistics from Rostov State University of Education; more than 10 years of teaching experience both kids and adults; current member of both USFS and the Professional Skaters Association; CER compliant.

I strive to pass on my knowledge and experience to my students, to inspire them, become a role model, a support system for them and create a lifelong love of the sport. I still love to skate myself and hope to share my passion for this graceful sport, instilling proper work ethic and technique from grassroots to competitions.

Rates: 20 min. - $26.00 40 min. - $52.00 1 hour - $78.00
Emily Walsh : Synchronized Skating Coach

Emily Walsh

Synchronized Skating Coach

Sara Weymouth : Figure Skating Coach

Sara Weymouth

Figure Skating Coach



PSA Master Rated Coach in Freestyle and Moves in the Field; National (Level IV), Junior National, Collegiate National & Qualifying Adult National Coach; Primary Coach of the 2008 Novice Ladies Sectional Champion and Junior Ladies Pewter Medalist Champion; Primary coach of the 2006 & 2007 Junior Ladies Collegiate Champion; Gold Test Medalist in Freestyle & Figures; Pre Gold Dance & Intermediate Pairs Test Medalist; Pilates-certified, Pilates Inc., New York City; Continuing education in the science of movement; B.A. in Social Science at Michigan State University, 1994; Coaching since 1991; Teaching services include but are not limited to Freestyle, Moves, Spins, Stroking, Harness, off-ice training/jumping/stretching, etc.; Music editing services available to all skaters while arranging and editing services available to full-time students.

Rates available upon request

Megan Williams-Stewart : Figure Skating Coach

Megan Williams-Stewart

Figure Skating Coach


Megan began skating at the age of 3. She trained with many Olympic and World level coaches. Through her career, she was a 5 time National Competitor, 4 time Team USA Athlete, 2008 South Atlantic Regional Champion, International Gold and Silver Medalist. Megan started coaching at the age of 16 while she was still a competitive athlete. When she ended her competitive skating career. Megan specializes in freestyle, moves, stroking and choreography.

“As a former elite athlete, I know the hard work it takes to achieve your goals and dreams. As a coach, I strive to pass on my knowledge and experience on to my students with good lesson structure and discipline.” - Megan Williams-Stewart

Laura Williams : Figure Skating Coach

Laura Williams

Figure Skating Coach



Laura was a competitive member of the University of Delaware's Collegiate Freestyle team from 2004 - 2008. In 2005 and 2007, she won the Collegiate National Championships at the Junior level. She has also earned her Senior Moves-in-the-Field and Freestyle Gold medals.

As a high school science teacher outside of the rink, Laura believes in helping her skating students achieve a healthy balance between skating and academics. She welcomes students of all ages and abilities. Interested students should call or email for availability.

Rates: 20 min. - $23.00 25 min. - $28.00 30 min. - $34.00 40 min. - $45.00 50 min. - $56.00

*Skaters in Basics 1-6 may sign up for an introductory package of ten 30-minute lessons for $30 ($60/hour).

Igor Yaroshenko : Figure Skating Coach

Igor Yaroshenko

Figure Skating Coach

(302) 475-1921


World Junior, International, National, & Junior National Dance Coach; Two-time Olympian; Goodwill Games Champion; World and European competitor; Five-time Ukrainian National Dance Champion;  Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; Degree in Physical Education

ON ICE, OFF ICE: 20 min. - $33.00 | 40 min. - $66.00 | 1 hour - $99.00

DANCE TESTS:  Preliminary - $20.00 | Pre Bronze  - $25.00 | Bronze - $30.00 | Pre Silver - $35.00 | Silver - $40.00 | Pre Gold - $45.00 | Gold - $50.00 | International - $55.00
(Warm up prior to the test is included. Extra warm up time, at regular rate.)

MIF & FREESTYLE TESTS:  ½ Hour charge per test.

COMPETITIONS: ½ Hour charge per event + expenses ( divided between participating students )

MUSIC EDITING: Any program true Intermediate - $85.00 | Novice and above - $100.00
(MP3 file included, 2cd’s included by request.)

Leslie Boyer Yeager : Figure Skating Coach

Leslie Boyer Yeager

Figure Skating Coach

(302) 762-2054


Teaching experience since 1974: Recreational, Test/Competitive and Power Hockey.
Available for: Private, Semi-Private, Group, Camps, and Parties.
Youth through Adult /Seniors.

MIF/Edge/Stroking, Jump Technique/Harness, Spins, Choreography with Emphasis on Personal Style and Traditional Figure Basics.
Instructed Regional through National Competitors and Gold Test Level.
Power Hockey Focus: Skill, Technique, Agility, and Speed
Work with Individual, Group, Camps, including: Pascack Valley Youth Hockey Association, CAHA Youth Hockey, V.O.S.H.A Power Seminar, and Arapahoe Youth Hockey.

  • U.S.F.S.A Gold Medallist / Figures & Free Skating / Gold Dance & Free Dance
  • C.F.S.A Gold Medallist / Figures & Free Skating / Gold Dance
  • PSA Senior-rated Figure & Free Skating, Sports Science & Medicine Master level
  • PSA Level II Coach, PSA –Rated Hockey Accreditation I & II.

My motivation is to provide quality instruction, combining traditional and innovative approaches to fundamentals and critical elements, along side the challenge and enjoyment that develops a well-rounded skater.

  • Member of United States Figure Skating Association
  • Member Of Professional Skaters Association