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Staff Bios


Chelsy Smith

Chelsy competed as a compulsory gymnast through the USAG program as a kid and has been coaching ever since. Her experience ranges from teaching preschool to coaching advanced competitive teams and has been certified as a spotting specialist through high level skills. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director of both compulsory/Xcel teams and recreational gymnastics at a gym in Northern New Mexico. Chelsy also has extensive classical ballet training and spent some time as a member of a dance performance company (mostly has a tap dancer) after her time as a gymnast. She also was a cheerleader for several years and loves working as a stunt coach. Chelsy loves working with kids of all ages! She also loves classical music, competitive tennis and riding fixed-gear bicycles.

  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • First Aid/CPR
  • First Response Injury Training
  • USAG Safety and Background Clearance
  • U-100 and W-200 USAG Certification
  • NM Spotting Clinic and Certification
  • USAG Judges Certification
  • 2013 USAG Compulsory Clinic Completion


Michelle Armstrong

Michelle grew up in Wisconsin and participated in gymnastics, cheer, and several styles of dance ranging from ballet to tap to Irish. Once reaching high school, she was able to compete on both the varsity cheer and gymnastics teams at the state level. After moving to Arizona in 2005, she began competing with Desert Storm Elite Cheer on their International College Open Level 6 Team. In the same year, she also began her first job, coaching gymnastics in Gilbert at Olympic Gymnastics, where she remained until the summer of 2012. Besides coaching at Flip Dunk, she is currently the head coach of the Valley View Elementary cheer team in South Phoenix.

In her free time, Michelle likes reading, traveling, camping, and cooking. She has been to the Grand Canyon over a hundred times, and hopes to one day complete the Arizona Trail. She has an 8 year-old son named Carter, a one-eyed Chihuahua named William, and a fat, orange cat named Leo.

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Through her teen years, Megan competed in the USAG compulsory, prep-optional, and optional level gymnastics program through her family’s gym, Gymnastics Counts, in Maryville, Tennessee. When graduating high school, she finished her competitive years at level 7 in optional gymnastics.
Megan has taught preschool and recreational classes for the past 7 years and coached competitive team gymnastics for the past 3 years. Most of her experience is due to her family’s gym where the motto was “love kids first and gymnastics second.” Although she currently lives in Phoenix for school, when home on break she still is asked to coach. Megan has taught classes at Flip Dunk since 2015.
Megan is currently studying Christian Studies at Grand Canyon University. She also leads Young Life in Central Phoenix and enjoys being active, reading, and spending time with people!

  • Finger print clearance
  • CPR Certified
  • Spot training clinic


Star Pettway

Star Pettway, or is a twenty year old gymnastics coach with a passion for teaching and the color purple. As an ex-gymnast and aspiring dancer, she loves being able to spread her knowledge. Star started gymnastics at the age of thirteen. Through hard work and determination, she reached level three within nine months before deciding to compete as Xcel Bronze. At the age of sixteen, she became a coach at Warren Gymnastics center, where she also competed as Xcel Silver. After quitting gymnastics due to physical limitations, she started taking dance classes at a local dance studio, studying ballet and modern alongside volunteering as a teacher assistant and mentor to younger dancers.

Having homeschooled for the majority of her life, Star is currently a sophomore in college. She is studying Elementary Education with an emphasis on Special Education, with a double major in Dance, and she hopes to become a special education teacher after graduating with a Bachelor's in Special Education.

Star has taught gymnastics recreationally for levels one through three, pre-team, and pre-school/developmental levels. At her previous gym in Surprise, Arizona, she also started, taught, and lead a accessible program for gymnasts with special needs called “Bright Stars”, working with a diverse selection of students with varying needs and abilities. Star is a safety certified member of USAG with years of experience with childcare and teaching. She is always looking for opportunities to extend her knowledge as an educator so as to ensure that her students reach their full potentials.

In her spare time, Star reads and writes. She is rarely seen with wearing at least one purple article of clothing and loves learning, alongside spending time being silly with her beautiful six year old brother.

Sally Williams

Sally Williams

Was level 9 gymnast, Competed for Desert Lights and won several state and regionals. Was gymnast of the year 1996 for Desert Lights (award based numerically on placing throughout meet season). Danced all through high school and college. Coaches at desert lights and AZ Sunrays, taught everything from mom and tot classes to high level optional competitive team to boys rec classes to circus classes. (Coached for over 7 years) Taught dance at Sunrays and Conservatory of dance, everything from babies combo classes to adult classes to competitive all star Pom, (over 6 years) Graduated Cum Laude from ASU with BFA in Dance Studies with focus on exercise science.

Wife/Mother to two awesomely silly daughters. Compete in bodybuilding competitions and is nationally qualified in the fitness and figure category, won places in several classes at local level, preparing for first national competition in fitness category this summer.

Rachel Byrd Rachel Byrd

Rachel started her dancing career at age 7 in ballet and tap. In her pre-teen years she added jazz, hip hop and lyrical to her dance career until she was 21 years old. Through high school she taught jazz and ballet. She received a Distinction award in ballet from Royal Academy of Dance. At 21, she danced professionally for the Phoenix Coyotes Dance team, the first NHL team to have a professional dance team.

Rachel's cheerleading career began in junior high and she cheered for 6 years. Her high school cheerleading team won state 3 times in a row and they won Nationals in Anaheim, California. After high school she coached JV Cheer at Phoenix Christian High School and then later coached Varsity Pom at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, while earning her Bachelors of Science in Marketing and her Master's Degree in Business Leadership at Grand Canyon University. In addition, to dance and cheer, Rachel has a huge passion for fitness. She loves helping people get healthy and fit! She coaches women and men on nutrition and fitness regularly in her spare time. With that passion she decided to become certified in two group fitness courses as well. "Dance and Cheer were my fitness regimens growing up, but after I didn't dance and cheer 6 days a week, I had to find something I loved and something to keep me healthy and fit!", said Rachel.
Cassie Bax Cassie Bax
  • Cassie has done 8 years of competitive cheer and gymnastics for 4 years
  • Cassie coached youth cheer becoming a staff member for Universal Cheerleaders Association
  • She cheered on the University of Oklahoma All-Girl cheer squad for 2 years before earning a B.S in radiation Therapy.
  • Cassie's hobbies are traveling, wakeboarding, skiing, cooking, and tumbling at Flip Dunk
Emmanuel Moore Emmanuel Moore

Emmanuel Moore, widely known as Kunta, has performed with Master of Ceremony and Hip Hop legend KRS ONE. Founder of Mellow Drama Crew (1996), he possesses two decades of performance and competition experience. Recognized as a “breakin” powerhouse in the valley of the sun, Kunta offers his knowledge and skill, works professionally, and centers his communication on progress; highlighting strengths while developing kinetic movement and mindful improvisation. Essentially, Kunta facilitates a positive learning environment for personal and group growth, emphasizing the importance of dedication, determination, and discipline through dance.

The freestyle hip hop class is a trek designed to develop the strengths of each student and instill fundamental principles of movement. The focus of the class is centered on student improvement. Through progressive conditioning, diverse choreography, and mindful improvisation, students will accumulate confidence, exercise patience and celebrate improvement with every step.
Reagan Wright Reagan Wright

My name is Reagan Wright and I have over ten years of cheerleading and dancing experience. When I was four I was involved in both dance and gymnastics. After my gymnastics career ended, I continued to pursue my cheerleading and dancing career. In elementary school I was apart of a cheerleading club and that experience led me to develop a passion for cheerleading. In middle school I was on the cheerleading team for both years and when I entered high school I was apart of the team up until my sophomore year. Also, while I was in High School I was apart of the dance program for all four years and was lucky enough to be in the Advanced Dance level.

I am currently a sophomore studying Business Management at Grand Canyon University. I have been fortunate enough to sub several different cheer and dance classes at Flip Dunk but am excited to begin teaching my own classes!
Lisa Boyle Lisa Boyle
  • Fitness Trainer/Instructor Flip Dunk Sports
    November 2011 – Present (2 years 11 months) Phoenix, AZ Area
    Flip Dunk Sports is the home of the Phoenix Suns Gorilla. I create fitness classes involving tubing, light weights, medicine balls, and wall to wall trampolines. It is a fun experience for all levels of fitness.
  • Group Fitness instructor DMB Sports Clubs
    July 1996 – Present (18 years 3 months)4444 E. Camelback Rd.
    The Camelback Village and Racquet Club is a fabulous fitness facility that I have called home for the past 16+ years. Currently, I teach indoor cycling, and muscle conditioning classes. I also sub at our sister clubs: The Gainey Village and Spa and DC Ranch Village.
  • Sports Life Coach
    Patterson Sports Ventures
    December 2012 – July 2013 (8 months) Phoenix, AZ Coaching individuals, groups, and teams with tool based programs to assist them in reaching their optimal performance.
  • Fitness Trainer/Instructor
    April 2012 – July 2013 (1 year 4 months)Honeywell Phoenix and Tempe
    I am a sub trainer/contractor for Healthways. Healthways contracts with Honeywell for their fitness facilities here in the Phoenix area. As a sub for full time employees, I do their job they way they would do it. I do personal training, teach group fitness classes, and health assessments as needed.
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