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Hank Light

  • Current Location: Lexington, KY
  • Style: Clean Collegiate and Flashy
  • Experience: 22+ years
  • Education / Certifications: University of Kentucky
Current Roles
  • Owner and Head Coach of the River Cities All Star Cheerleading and Gymnastics
  • Director for V!ROC
Honors
  • Featured in American Cheerleader Magazine’s 2007 and 2008 All Star Insider as one of the All Star industry’s most influential people
  • Coached the River Cities All Stars to over 100 National Titles
  • Choreographer for 14-time National Champion Greenup County High School Cheerleaders
  • Produced music and provided choreography for teams in over 25 states
  • Dance Choreographer for the 2013 1st Place Team USA

Tony Nash

  • Current Location: Bloomington, IN
  • Style: Clean Collegiate and Flashy
  • Experience: 14 Years
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • Coach for 2012 UCA All-Girl Collegiate National Champions - Indiana University
  • Full-time Master Choreographer with V!ROC
  • Summer Instructional College Staff, Head Instructor, College Choreographer Summer Instructional Staff
  • Training Head Instructor
  • Member of UCA Rules Committee
  • Assist in development of UCA Coaching and Advisor Manual
Past Roles
  • Former Spirit Coordinator and Head Coach at Morehead State University (All-Girl and Coed - UCA)
  • Former Cheer Coach at Wichita State University (NCA)
  • Former Cheer Coach at Barton County Community College (NCA)
Honors
  • Coached/Choreographed 10 UCA College National Championships at Morehead State University
  • Coached/Choreographed 2009 & 2011 ICU World Championship routine for Team USA All-Girl (Gold Medal)
  • Choreographed over 58 Regional, State, and National Champion teams for High School, All Star, and College level teams
  • Choreographed in over 25 different states and 5 countries internationally
  • Two-time National Collegiate Coach of the Year
  • Head Coach for the 1st Place - Team USA All-Girl at the 2013 & 2014 ICU World Championships
  • Featured keynote speaker with AACCA
  • Head Judge at the National Level
  • USASF Worlds Judge
  • Head Coach for the 1st Place - Team USA All-Girl at the 2013 & 2014 ICU World Championships

Josh McCurdy

  • Current Location:
  • Style: Clean Collegiate
  • Experience: 14 years
  • Education / Certifications:
Current Role
  • UCA Director of Curriculum
  • Summer instructional college staff, core staff, and head instructor
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader/captain for the 22-Time National Champion Morehead State University squad
  • Former assistant cheerleading coach at Morehead State University Coed and All Girl squads, Greenup County High School, and Pikeville Junior High School
Honors
  • Four-time National Champion with Morehead State University
  • Two-time Collegiate All American by Inside Cheerleading Magazine
  • Two-time West Coast Instructor of the Year

Leighton Clarke

  • Current Location: Riverview, FL
  • Style: Clean Collegiate and Flashy
  • Experience: 17 years in high school, college and All Star cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications:
Current Role
  • Full-time Choreographer for V!ROC
  • Summer instructional staff and head instructor
Past Roles
  • Former University of South Florida cheerleader and coach of the all girl team
Honors
  • Choreographed and coached over 15 State and National Champion teams
  • Produced music and provided choreographer for teams in 15 states
  • Assistant Coach for the 2013 1st Place Team USA

Blake Johnson

  • Current Location: Lexington, KY
  • Style: Well-rounded, Flashy, Fun, Clean
  • Experience: 10 years with high school and All Star cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • Cheering for the 18-Time National Champion University of Kentucky (Blue Squad)
  • Coaching at Premier Athletics Kentucky All Stars (Lexington)
  • Choreographer for V!ROC
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader for ACE Warriors and Prattville High School
  • Choreographed all All Star levels, High School, Rec., and World's teams
Honors
  • Numerous National Championship titles as a competitor: including UCA All-Star, UCA College, NCA, Jamfest, Cheersport, WCA, and Athletic Championships
  • Choreographed routines in over 10 states over the past 5 years

Andrea Larkins

  • Current Location:
  • Style: Clean, Collegiate, and Flashy
  • Experience: 10+ years
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • V!ROC Assistant Manager
  • UCA Assistant Curriculum Director
Past Roles
  • Former Cheerleader at Hawaii Pacific University
  • Former Cheerleader at Cheerforce San Diego
  • Former coach/instructor at American Twisters Gymnastics
  • Former Coach for Pacific Coast All Stars (Murrieta, CA), Roosevelt High School (Honolulu, HI), Intensity All Stars (Murrieta, CA), and Portland State University (Portland, OR)
Honors
  • Regional, national, and international judging experience
  • Summer Instructional Staff - West Coast Veteran Instructor of the Year 2013

Trey Griffin

  • Current Location: Coldwater, MS
  • Style: Both Clean and Collegiate
  • Experience: 20 years
  • Education / Certifications:
Current Roles
  • Cheer coach at Ole Miss
  • Owner of Pride Athletics cheerleading and tumbling
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader at Delta State University (captain)
  • Former coach and choreographer for two national championships with University of Louisiana, Monroe
Honors
  • Three-time National Champion with Delta State
  • Choreographed and coached junior high and high school teams to over 40 state and national titles
  • Choreographed routines for the co-ed and all-girl national teams in Finland
  • International cheer camp instructor
  • International judge and international judges' course instructor

Katie Bowers

  • Current Location: Anaheim, CA
  • Style: High School, Clean, Collegiate
  • Experience: 13 years in high school and All Star cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • Coach of the two-time UCA National Champions El Dorado High School
  • Varsity Spirit Camp Specialist
  • Coach of Fullerton College, CA
Past Roles
  • Former member of the National Championship all-girl Orange Coast College cheer team
Honors
  • Coached and choreographed over 25 State and National Championship Teams
  • Two-time California State Coach and Advisor of the Year

Conner Huber

  • Current Location: Anaheim, CA
  • Style: Innovative, Visual, Detail-Oriented, Sassy
  • Experience: 12 years of Jr. High, High School and All Star cheerleading and choreography
  • Education / Certifications: California State University-Long Beach (Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies), AACCA, USASF Background Check, First Aid/CPR, NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching, NFHS Concussion
Current Roles
  • Varsity Camp Specialist
  • Head coach at Downey High School
  • Head coach at Villa Park High School
  • Coach at the California All Stars
Past Roles
  • Former USA National Champion cheerleader at California State University-Long Beach
  • USA State director, Head instructor and Judge
Honors
  • 7 USA National titles with Downey High School
  • Top 3 finisher at the 2016 NCA Sr. and Jr. High School National Championship with Downey High School
  • Finalist at the 2016 UCA NHSCC with Villa Park High School
  • Choreographed numerous State and National Championship routines
  • California Coach of the Year nominee

Austin Robles

  • Current Location: Edmond, OK
  • Style: Clean, Visually Appealing, High School, All-Star, Collegiate
  • Experience: 15+ years
  • Education / Certifications: University of Central OK (Education)
Current Roles
  • University of Central Oklahoma Head Cheer Coach
  • Tuttle High School Coach & Choreographer
  • Edmond Memorial Coach & Choreographer
  • STUNT Advisory Board Member
Past Roles
  • NCA Summer Curriculum
  • Empire Elite All-Star Director & Gym Director
  • All-Star Tumbling Director (Levels 1-5)
  • University of Oklahoma Cheerleader
  • University of Central Oklahoma Cheerleader
  • NCA Staff (2 years)
Honors
  • Multiple NCA Summer Camp Team Awards: Choreography, Game Day, Tumbling.
  • Multiple NCA National Championship routines: High School, All Star, College.
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 STUNT National Champions
  • Choreographs Nationally and Internationally for All Star, High School, and College Teams.

Bryce Seals

  • Current Location: Lexington, KY
  • Style: Traditional, Sharp
  • Experience: 10+ Years
  • Education / Certifications: Graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 2009; AACCA certified
Current Roles
  • Current Coach/Choreographer at Perry County HS, Letcher County HS, Corbin HS, Madison Southern HS.
Past Roles
  • Cheered at Kentucky Elite.
  • Cheered at Eastern Kentucky Univ.
Honors
  • 4-Time KHSAA State Champion.

Master Choreographers

Jeff Schaber

  • Current Location: Louisville, KY
  • Style: Clean and Collegiate
  • Experience: 18+ years in elementary, junior high, high school and recreational cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • Choreographer for Bullitt East High School (2014: 2nd place in Small Coed and 2013: 1st place in Small Coed Div 2)
Past Roles
  • Former Bellarmine University Cheerleader
  • Former coach/instructor at American Twisters Gymnastics

Malisa Davis

  • Current Location: St. Louis, MO
  • Style: Innovative, Flashy, and Polished
  • Experience: 10+ years in school and All Star cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: Appalachian State University (BA in Health Promotion and Nutrition), AACCA, USASF Levels 1-5
Current Roles
  • Program Director for Spirit Elite Cheerleading
  • Spirit Xpress Core Staff, Choreographer, and Head Instructor
Past Roles
  • Former member of Prospirit & Cheer Extreme Allstars
Honors
  • Choreographed for high school, All Star, recreation, and college teams in 15 states
  • Nationally recognized judge

Doug Newton

  • Current Location:
  • Style: Clean, Collegiate, and Flashy
  • Experience: 11+ years in high school, college and All Star cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • Summer Instruction Staff and Head Instructor
  • Core and College Staff
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader at Slippery Rock University and the University of Connecticut
  • Former Boston Celtics cheerleader
  • Former Head Coach at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 2nd place in Large Varsity Division I in 2013
Honors
  • UCA Northeast Veteran Instructor of the Year 2009 & 2010
  • UCA Northeast Head Instructor of the Year 2011
  • More than eight years of judging experience both nationally and internationally

Cameron Larsen

  • Current Location: Provo, UT
  • Style: High School, Collegiate, Clean, and Well-rounded
  • Experience: 10 years in high school and 7 years college
  • Education / Certifications: Brigham Young University (Education), AACCA and NFHS Coaching Certified
Current Roles
  • UCA and NCA State Director- Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and So. Nevada
  • Varsity All Star Certified Safety, Deductions, and Tumbling Judge
  • High School Cheerleading Coach- Utah
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader at Weber State University and Captain at Brigham Young University
  • UCA Instructional Staff and Head Instructor- 7 years
  • Assistant Coach at Brigham Young University
Honors
  • Four-time Power Tumbling and Trampoline National Champion Ranked 10th in the world at the Power Tumbling and Trampoline World Championships in 2005
  • Choreographed over 10 State Champion high school routines from Virginia to Alaska
  • Choreographed 4 National Champion high school routines, including NHSCC and USA
  • Choreographed Game Day routines (cheer portions of routines) for BYU and Weber State University for Collegiate Championships

Pete Garcia

  • Current Location: Orlando, FL
  • Style: Collegiate, Fast-paced, and Innovative
  • Experience: 7+ years in high school and All Star cheerleading and T&T gymnastics
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA, First Aid/CPR/AED certified
Current Roles
  • Five-year Summer Staff Instructor
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader at the University of Central Florida
Honors
  • Member of 2014 UCF team placing 2nd in the nation
  • Has experience with international teams, fluent in Spanish

Wayne New

  • Current Location: Louisiana
  • Style: Seamless, Flashy, and Clean
  • Experience: 10+ years in middle school, high school, college, and All Star cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • Summer Instructional Staff and Head Instructor
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader for Southeastern Louisiana University

Daniel Nester

  • Current Location: Bowling Green, OH
  • Style: Sharp, Polished, Clean, Flashy, and Intricate
  • Experience: 10+ years
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA, USAG Elite Gymnastics Program
Current Roles
  • Head Coach for Bowling Green State University Coed, All Girl, and Dance Programs
Past Roles
  • Former Spirit Coordinator at Radford University
  • Former Cheerleader at Virginia Tech University
  • Former Cheerleader at Cheer Extreme All-Stars (Coed Elite)
Honors
  • Choreographed for Top 3 Collegiate Programs
  • Choreographed multiple High School State and Regional Championship routines
  • Choreographed multiple All Star World's Dances

Matisse Ellison

  • Current Location: Murfreesboro, TN
  • Style: Clean, Flashy, Fun
  • Experience: 8+ years in high school, recreational and All Star cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications:
Current Roles
  • Current All Star and School Squad Coach & Choreographer for Premier Athletics (Murfreesboro, TN)
  • Choreographer of All Star Teams from Premier Athletics Murfreesboro, TN
  • Complete routine camps for Central Magnet HS, Siegel HS, and Stewart's Creek HS
Past Roles
  • Former University of Louisville cheerleader - 2013 Small Coed NCA College National Champion

Rob Ellery

  • Current Location: Newark, DE
  • Style: Clean, Collegiate, Intricate and Visual
  • Experience: 10 Years
  • Education / Certifications: BA in Journalism - AACCA Certified
Current Roles
  • Spirit Coordinator & Head Cheer Coach – University of Delaware
  • Summer instructional college staff and core staff
Past Roles
  • Former Coach at World Cup All Stars
Honors
  • Coach/Choreographer - University of Delaware - 2015 UCA DI National Champions
  • Cheerleader - University of Kentucky 2010 & 2012 UCA DIA National Champions
  • Custom cheer mixes for High School & College National Championship Teams
  • Cheerleader - Team USA Coed - 2009 & 2012 World Champions
  • Best Second Year Instructor - UCA Northeast Staff
  • Spotter - Team USA All-Girl & Coed Partner Stunt 2012 World Champions

Amber McKellar

  • Current Location: Murfreesboro, TN
  • Style: Clean Collegiate Fun and Flashy
  • Experience: 15+ Years with High School, All Star, and College Cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA, Competition Rules certified, CPR certified, Heads Up Concussion certified for Youth & High School Sports.
Current Roles
  • Universal Cheerleaders Association Head Instructor 10 years
  • UCA Choreographer 7 years and Instructional Staff 14 years
  • Current All Star and School Squad Coach at Premier Athletics: Murfreesboro
  • Varsity All Star Judge
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader at Middle Tennessee State University all girl and coed
  • Assistant Cheerleading coach at Bethel University
  • Head coach for Sparks Competitive dance team and gymnastics coach at Fine Arts Warehouse Dance Studio
  • Varsity Sales Representative
Honors
  • International UCA Staff
  • UCA Core Staff
  • State Competition judge
  • 2009 UCA Mid South Vet of the Year
  • London Parade Chaperone

Ashley Cormier

  • Current Location: Newark, DE
  • Style: Clean & Collegiate
  • Experience: 10+ years
  • Education / Certifications: Keene State (BS in Education); AACCA Certified
Current Roles
  • UCA Northeast Staffing Director
  • University of Delaware - Asst. Cheerleading Coach

Past Roles
  • UCA Summer Camp Instructor - 12 Years
  • Former Coach for Barlett High School

Honors
  • UCA Core Staff - 2008
  • UCA Head Instructor of the Year - 2014
  • UCA Veteran Instructor of the Year - 2009

Jason Dollar

  • Current Location: McKinney, TX
  • Style: Flashy, Fun, Exciting
  • Experience: 25 Years of High School, All Star, and College Coaching & Choreography
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA Certified
Current Roles
  • Current Spirit Coordinator and Cheerleading Coach at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Coach and choreographer at Pro Spirit, Inc. in McKinney, TX
Past Roles
  • Former coach and choreographer for Cheerleading Unlimited (1991-1992)
  • Club Cheer, Inc (1992-1997)
  • Trojan Cheer Company (1997-1999)
  • Cheer Athletics, Inc (1999-2002)
  • The Pride All-Stars, LLC (Owner 2002-2014)
Honors
  • 7 USA National titles with Downey High School
  • Top 3 finisher at the 2016 NCA Sr. and Jr. High School National Championship with Downey High School
  • Finalist at the 2016 UCA NHSCC with Villa Park High School
  • Choreographed numerous High School and All Star teams to State and National Championship titles
  • 20+ Choreographer Awards at NCA High School Nationals & NCA All-Star Nationals

Jessica Grace Booker

  • Current Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Style: Clean, Sharp, and Fun
  • Experience: 12+ Years of Coaching & Choreography
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA Certified
Current Roles
  • Head Instructional Staff & Core Staff member with Spirit Xpress, Instructional Summer Staff
  • National judge for UCA and Varsity All Star
Past Roles
  • Former cheerleader at UNC Chapel Hill Coed Team
  • Former World's competitor with the Greensboro All Stars
  • Former Coach at Greensboro All Star Cheerleading
  • TFormer Coach at White Lightning Athletics
Honors
  • Two Summit Appearances with Senior 4.2 and Junior 4 level teams
  • First place scholastic championships for 2015-2016 include NC Conference winers (x2), NC State champions (x2)
  • Finalist placement at 2015-2016 UCA NHSCC
  • Championship win at 2015-2016 UCA NHSCC
  • Has choreographed in over 11 different states since 2010

Amanda Mundaca

  • Current Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Style: Clean, Sharp, Polished, High School
  • Experience: 12 Years
  • Education / Certifications: CHSCA, CSCA, USASF, NFHS, AACCA, First Aid/CPR/AED
Current Roles
  • Head Coach at Rock Canyon High School
  • Coach at Peak Athletics

Honors
  • 2014 Colorado Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Continental League Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Legacy Award
  • Numerous All Star National Championships with Peak Athletics
  • Numerous Regional, League and State Championships with Rock Canyon High School

Davontra Ford

  • Current Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Style: Clean, Fun, and Flashy
  • Experience: 9 years HS/All-Star/College Cheerleading
  • Education / Certifications: AACCA
Current Roles
  • Head Coach at Portland State University
  • UCA Summer Instructional Staff, Core Staff, Curriculum Staff, and Head Instructor

Past Roles
  • Former HS/All Star Cheerleader
  • Former College Cheerleader at Portland State
  • Former Coach for Wolfpack Athletics(Gresham,OR), Madison HS(Portland,OR), Connect Cheer NW(Bellevue, WA), Redmond HS(Redmond, WA)

Honors
  • UCA Rookie Instructor of the Year
  • State/Regional Judging Experience
  • Vet of the Year Nominee 2013, 2014, 2015

Will Strother

  • Current Location: Dallas Area (TX)
  • Style: Clean, Collegiate, Flashy, Fun
  • Experience: 15+ years coaching and choreographing for Middle School, High School, College, and All-Star cheer teams.
  • Education / Certifications: Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (2005), - USASF Credentialed Levels 1-5, - AACCA Certified
Current Roles
  • School/All - Star Cheer Coach and Choreographer

Past Roles
  • Former owner of Oklahoma Spirit Academy (2015 – 2016)
  • Former University of Oklahoma Skills Coach and Choreographer (2013 – 2015)
  • Former Carl Albert High School Cheer Coach and Choreographer (2014 – 2016)
  • Former Carl Albert Middle School Cheer Coach and Choreographer (2014 – 2016)
  • Former Choctaw HS Cheer Coach and Choreographer (2014 – 2016)
  • Former Twist & Shout All – Stars Coach and Choreographer (2013 – 2015)
  • Former Spirit Coordinator,  Head Coach, and Choreographer at the University of Texas at Arlington (2005 – 2013)
  • Former All – Star Director & Coach at United All – Stars (2007 – 2013)
  • Former UCA Staff Instructor (2000 – 2006)
  • Former cheerleader at the University of Texas at Austin (2001 – 2005)

Honors
  • Carl Albert High School Oklahoma 5A State Champions (2014)
  • Carl Albert Middle School NCA National Champions Middle School Advanced (2015)
  • Carl Albert Middle School 2nd Place NCA National Championship Middle School Advanced (2016)
  • UT Arlington NCA Collegiate National Champions Small Coed D1 (2010)
  • Choctaw High School 2nd Place Oklahoma Large Coed State Championship (2014)
  • Choctaw High School 2nd Place NCA National Championship Large Coed Advanced (2015)
  • Choctaw High School 2nd Place NCA National Championship Small Advanced (2016)
  • Twist & Shout Sr.3 2nd Place Varsity Summit (2014)
  • Several All – Star National Championships
  • Several Innovative Choreography Awards