Victoria joins us with a passion for gymnastics which has been developed throughout her many years in the sport. She is a graduate from William Patterson University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and currently teaches 5th grade. She started gymnastics and dance at age 3 and has trained extensively in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and acro through high school. In middle school she began her teaching journey as an assistant to her own dance teachers. After graduation, she followed in their footsteps and began teaching her own classes. Victoria is USAG safety certified and a certified Professional member. With Victoria’s background working with all ages and styles and her warm personality, we are sure your child will enjoy working with her!
Bruce was a nationally ranked gymnast and springboard diver throughout high school and college. For ten years thereafter Bruce served as coach for a nationally ranked gymnastics team while also working as a professional acrobat. Bruce has performed as a high diver, bungee diver, and in a two man trampoline act known as Flash and Crash. He has performed in venues such as amusement parks, state fairs, NBA half time shows and circuses throughout the country. Television appearances include WONDERAMA, ABC’s THAT’S INCREDIBLE, ESPN, and several television commercials. Some of his antics can be seen on YOU TUBE – Just perform a search under his name.
Shannon is a member of USA Gymnastics, is safety certified, and has been trained in School Aged Hands on Training through USA Gymnastics’ School of Recreational Gymnastics. Having trained as a gymnast since she was very young, her specialty is working with our young gymnasts. She is very happy to be sharing her knowledge of gymnastics with her young students. Her high energy and love of working with children helps her prepare our youngest gymnasts to gain the skills they will need to advance to our upper levels and teams. She is a wonderful part of our Starz Gymnastics program.
Sue is a member of USA Gymnastics and a strong coaching force of our Starz Gymnastics program. She was a member of her high school gymnastics team as well as a cheerleader in both high school and college. She loves sharing her knowledge of gymnastics with our young gymnasts and specializes in acrobatics for the dancer and our young children’s programs. Sue is in charge of keeping all of our coaches up to date with the rules and regulations of being members of USA Gymnastics and scheduling courses for our coaches to keep them constantly up to date with the most current coaching skills, strategies, and safety certifications.
Shannon joins the Starz faculty with over ten years of gymnastics experience. Having begun gymnastics at the age of 6, Shannon quickly developed a love for the sport. She competed at various levels ultimately competing as a part of the North Brunswick High School Gymnastics Team and qualified and competed to four State Championship Competitions. Shannon is a member of USA Gymnastics and holds many coaching certifications through USA Gymnastics’ School of Recreational Gymnastics. Shannon enjoys working with our elementary and middle school gymnasts to help coach them to success. As a Fifth grade teacher, her background in child development helps her to push these students to achieve their goals while ensuring a safe and fun class. Shannon believes that the discipline, determination, and confidence learned through gymnastics will help each one of our students grow as a individual and a gymnast!
Coach Brittany has been involved in cheerleading since the 5th grade. She was introduced to coaching competitive cheerleading in 2005, and made captain of her high school varsity cheerleading team in 2008. In 2009, Brittany continued coaching cheerleading and gymnastics while competing on an International Open level 5 team. She has competed at numerous national competitions, including the cheerleading Worlds, and placed top 5 at the U.C.A Nationals. Certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED, and is certified in the fundamentals of gymnastics through USAG. Her favorite thing about coaching is meeting young athletes who share the same passion for tumbling and cheer, and passing on to them all that she has learned throughout the years.
Cassandra joins us with a passion for gymnastics which has been developed throughout her many years in the sport. Cassandra began in gymnastics at the age of 3, continuing onto a competitive program and eventually her High School’s Varsity Gymnastics team. Cassandra went on to receive her BA in Psychology from Kean University. While at Kean, she began training for NPC Fitness competitions and in doing so was reunited with her passion for gymnastics. After graduating college, she started working in a Gymnastics and Dance center, and before she knew it she was instructing preschool and recreational classes every day of the week! With her many years of coaching experience, Cassandra excels in teaching the fundamentals of gymnastics to all levels of students. Her passion and knowledge for the sport makes her a wonderful addition to the Starz Gymnastics program! Cassandra is a USA Gymnastics certified instructor and is USAG Safety Certified.
Jordan is a member of USA Gymnastics and is Safety Certified. She started taking gymnastics and dance as a child and has continued to train consistently throughout the years. She is currently going to Monmouth University to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her passion for working with young children makes her a wonderful coach for our youngest gymnasts. Jordan’s patience and enthusiasm helps our gymnasts succeed at any level. She is also on the staff of Center Stage as a Ballet and Jazz/Hip Hop Instructor.
Shereen began gymnastics at age 3. After training at the highest level of the sport, she became the African Gold medalist from 1995-2000. She had the honor of being the first Egyptian, Arab, and African player to qualify and participate in the Olympics Games, Sydney 2000. In 2001, she was invited by the International Gymnastics Federation, as one of the best 24 rhythmic gymnastics players worldwide, to participate in the 2001 World games in Akita, Japan. In 2002, Shereen retired gymnastics and started her coaching career as a professional rhythmic gymnastics and ballet coach. She holds the first place in rhythmic gymnastics level one and level two coaching courses organized by the International Gymnastics Federation Academy. Through her coaching, she has lead her gymnasts to the Baltic Championship Cup in Poland 2011, the World Cup Championship in Uzbekistan 2012 and Italy 2012, The Olympic Games in London 2012, the African Championships in South Africa 2012, and the Mediterranean Games in Turkey 2013. Shereen was presented with the Award of World Class Gymnast by the International Gymnastics Federation in 1999. In 2012, she was presented with the Award of Best Female Coach. We are so excited to welcome her to our Starz Gymnastics faculty!
Julie is co-owner/producer of the Off-Broadstreet Theatre which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. She has choreographed over 75 musicals for the Hopewell Dessert Theatre. Julie is a member of the DEA and PDTA dance associations and has taught in NYC at the Ed Sullivan Theatre and Broadway Dance Center. Julie has worked at Center Stage since 1980 teaching tap, jazz and tumbling. As a performer, she worked with Mercedes Ellington and the late Frank Hatchett, as well as the late Gregory Hines in an open tap company and with Luigi’s Jazz. Julie continues to study with many teachers including Germaine Salsberg, and Luigi. Julie was the NJAIAW State Collegiate All Around Champion in Gymnastics.
Amanda is a member of USA Gymnastics and holds safety and coaching certifications through USA Gymnastics’ School of Gymnastics. She started taking classes as a young child and has been involved in
gymnastics ever since. Amanda has 10 years experience as a competitive gymnast, ending her gymnastics career as a level 8 gymnast. After her time in the sport, she returned to help other gymnasts reach their goals and has been coaching gymnastics for 15 years. She comes to us having coached both XCEL and USAIGC team programs. She encourages and relates to her students while helping them discover and share her love for this challenging sport.