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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
Kelly is from Seattle, Washington, where her love for gymnastics started at a young age.
She notoriously did cartwheels anywhere and everywhere, even through the supermarket or mall. Kelly participated in recreational gymnastics from the ages of five through twelve. She then went on to participate in high school cheerleading for four years, and competitive cheerleading for two of those years.
While earning her bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University, Kelly coached preschool, recreational, Level 1 and 2 gymnastics, cheerleading/tumbling, and adult beginner tumbling classes at North Coast Gymnastics Academy in Bellingham, Washington.
Kelly has an overall love for athletics, academics, and working with kids. She earned her master’s degree in 2011, and hopes to inspire young gymnasts to work hard in all areas of their life!
Kelly has a dog named Spirit.
Esther was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii. She graduated as valedictorian from Kalaheo High School in 2016. She participated in ballet for the duration of elementary school (over five years). From 2004-2013 she was a level 8 competitive gymnast for Kokokahi Gymnastics Team, until she decided to switch to cheerleading full time her freshman year of high school.
She competed on her high school’s varsity cheerleading team from 2012-2016. While she was on the team, they became international champions at the Americheer International Championships held at Disney World. In 2014, she was on 808 All Star Cheerleading’s level 5 team until she had to stop for surgery due to a tumbling injury.
She has been coaching gymnastics from October 2014 to present. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University and will start the nursing program in the spring of 2018 as a junior.
Esther has a 17-year-old sister, Deborah, and 13-year-old brother, Daniel. She has a fat cat with green eyes named Maddie, a silver cat who lives to cuddle named Quicksilver, and rambunctious, redhead Basenji named Spartacus who will be three on Halloween.
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.
Bianca competed in gymnastics since she was 10 years old and stoped when she reached level 9.
Throughout her gymnastics career she has accomplished many things such as wining first place in the all around devision at the Western National Competition in 2015.
After her gymnastics career she made the varsity cheer team at Horizon High School. Bianca coaches a range of gymnastics levels such as the competitive Excel team and also beginning gymnastics classes.
Bianca is finishing up her senior year at Horizon High School and is planning on going to college to become a physical therapist.
Hi, I’m Jazmyn! I did gymnastics competitively until I was 13 years old and was level 8 at the time. I had to quit due to injuries, but my love for gymnastics has never stopped!
Being a competitive gymnast has made me want to pursue a career in the medical field. I received a bachelor’s degree at Universiry of Arizona in December 2017, and now I’m on my way to becoming a sports physical therapist.
I have an 18 year-old sister who is also pursuing a Doctorate in physical therapy, and together we want to open our own practice.
DeeAnna has been a gymnastics and tumbling coach since 2010. She started as a volunteer instructor for a San Diego based mobile gym where she became the head instructor; leading mommy & me, beginner and intermediate classes.
In 2012, DeeAnna joined the coaching staff at the YMCA of San Diego County where she became a competitive team coach for Levels 1-5.
At her time at the YMCA, she double as a recreational instructor, teaching all skill/age levels (parent-tot through adult), but specialized in Parent-Tot and preschool aged classes.
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.
My name is jennah dalton and I did cheer for about 5 years. My love for cheer started off at flip dunk when I was in middle school and it encouraged me to do high school cheer. I am currently a senior in high school and can not wait to graduate to go to college.
Sarah Garcia is a certified Zumba Kids instructor with a background in teaching and a love for dance fitness. Her classes encourage positivity and respect for oneself and each other. She believes fitness should be fun and her classes show it!