OUR INSTRUCTORS

Candice Heiden
@candai

World Skate Certified Coach
USA Roller Sports Certified Coach

Candice Heiden has been a certified skating instructor and professional skating choreographer for over 15 years.  She has enjoyed teaching skaters of all skill levels all over the US and internationally and has trained some of your favorite celebrities to skate as well!  During her competitive skating career she earned 17 US National titles, represented Team USA 4 times and earned a silver medal at the World Games.  Candice has turned her passion for roller skating into a career as a performer on screen and in live shows internationally, her credits include Chet Faker, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Kevin Hart, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, YSL.

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Shelby Smith 
@helloshelbs

USA Roller Sports Certified Coach

Shelby Smith has been coaching skaters from beginners all the way to top Team USA athletes for over 10 years.  She co-founded Skate Camp LA & OC as a way to provide skaters of all ages the tools necessary for a strong skating foundation.  A regional and national champion herself, Shelby enjoys and excels at helping skaters reach their goals through her own passion for results.

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Vanna
@gnarvanna

Roller Derby Coach

"My name is Vanna and I live and skate in Los Angeles. I started roller skating in 2010 when I tried out for the Big Easy Rollergirls in New Orleans on a whim. Since then, roller skating has changed my life! I played 9 seasons of roller derby with Big Easy, Denver, and Rose City from Portland, Oregon. As a life long athlete, I bring the skills that I learned in gymnastics, tumbling, and diving to my skating on the track and in the skate park! Aside from my derby career, I have been skating in skateparks since 2013 and was a member of the Moxi skate team from 2014-2020. I have taught skate lessons at skate love BCN, Moxi skate camp, and true skater summer camp in Seattle, Washington. I have been told that my passion for skating is contagious and I hope to pass some of that love along to every skater in my classes :) "

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Lawrence

Skate Fit Instructor

Lawrence Rotundo fitness coach specilizes in teaching all type of people how to challenge themselves and accomplish their goals.

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Tracy “Banzai” Ugai
@xoxobanzai


Tracy is the owner of The Basics of Happy; a roller skate business rooted in creativity, community, personal wellness & forward movement. She has been skating for 11 years and has learned through the skate community, who has shared their skate love and their techniques. With training in Qi Gong, Reikai and Sound Healing, her methods stem from mind-body connection in movement. In all classes she offers mindfulness tools and adjustments to move through any challenges that may come in your skate journey as you sink into your own personal connection to your skates.

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Hook
@hi.imhook

Skate Instructor

Hey Y'all! My name is Hook and my pronouns are They/Them. Coaching has been a huge passion of mine for years. From personal lessions, to coaching highschool cheer, and now on the training committee for Orange County Roller Derby. My experience allows me to lead an informational lesson while having a blast! I believe rollerskating has the ability to heal and transform as long as you're having a fun time doing it

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Dirty Deborah Harry
@dirtydeborahharry

Skate Instructor

Dirty Deborah Harry is a 3rd generation roller skater and skating instructor.  Dirty has skated a wide variety of disciplines including freestyle, figures, speed, dance, street, show, banked/flat track derby, and skate parks.  Dirty has taught all over the world in person and through her "Dirty School of Skate" YouTube channel boasting over 207k subscribers.  Dirty teaches in a detailed, step-by-step manner that is easy to understand with a big emphasis on technique and most importantly ... humor ... you will laugh a lot!

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