Nel - Dance, Cheer, Tumbling, Flex
I began coaching when I was 15, and have been continuously ever since, I earned my Women’s Artistic Gymnastics level 2 qualification at 17 and am also qualified to coach all dance styles and cheer through BGU. I’m a specialised tumble and jumps Judge for multiple EP’s and have begun working internationally this season. I’ve been a dancer for over 20 years and have completed my degree with a focus on dance. I’ve also been a cheerleader for 15 years, competing at all age groups, and all levels, as well as across multiple countries. I was also lucky enough to compete at ICU Worlds last year and Allstar Worlds this year with my Pom teams, achieving bronze medals.
WAG Level 2 Qualified
Certified Tumble Judge
Team England AAPom athlete
BGU qualified Jazz, Pom and HipHop coach
BGU level 5 cheer qualified
Melissa - UKTC Coaching Director, Cheer, Stunts, Coach training
I am a high performance tumbling coach specialising in technique and effective progressions, I hold both Allstar Cheerleading and British Gymnastics Tumbling qualifications and work with the BCA on their education development within tumbling. I am an IASF Safety Judge and also specialise in tumbling and jumps judging across numerous EPs. As an athlete I was fortunate to have a successful career earning multiple National and European championships and competed at World Championships twice. I have the honour of working with athletes and their coaches across both cheer and dance around the UK, developing their technique and understanding of skill development. I run Steel City Sports, a multi sports facility in Sheffield offering Cheerleading, Tumbling, Gymnastics and Inclusive sport with a focus on serving the local community. I am the co-founder and coaching director of UK Tumbling Collective.
Amelia - Dance Technique, Pom, Contemporary/Lyrical
I began training in ballet, tap and modern, I then moved onto doing cheerleading and Pom as well as jazz and contemporary. I’ve been on Team England AA Pom from 2017-2022, achieving gold, silver and bronze medals. I was on Team England Freestyle Pom seniors competing at worlds in April 2023.
At college I gained a level 3 btec in dance, have recently graduated from Gloucester University with a BA in Dance and have been eaccpeted onto a PGCE to train as a secondary school dance teacher. I have been on the level 2 cheer team competing for my university for the last 3 years as well as doing a level 3 stunt group. I was also the Pom coach and choreographer for my university team and have BGU qualifications in dance.
I've been working with 230 intensives for 2 years, since the very first event.
Joe - Hip Hop & Contemporary
My name is Joe Picter and I've been a dancer/choreographer for 15 years. I have been competing since I was 10, and have trained in many styles of dance from hiphop, lyrical, tap, jazz, cheer and many more.
Some of my biggest achievements are:
- 2x coed hiphop world champion (Dark Angels) and 2x all male hiphop world champion (Genesis, co-choreographer)
- BBC's TheGreatestDancer semi finalist
- Team England Hiphop silver medalist
- 6x Move it mainstage performer and headliner
- Wilkes academy performing arts graduate
- Semi-finalist and 14th place Official Hip Hop World Championship (mini crew)
I am looking to spread my knowledge of dance around the country and help people enjoy learning whilst increasing their own knowledge and skills.
Alex - Dance Technique, Pom, Lyrical, Cheer dance
I have danced since I was 2, but found the Cheer and Allstar dance world when I went to university in 2016. Since then, I have coached a university Pom team for 6 years, taking them to a national championship in 2023, and competed in university cheer, winning national and grand championships. In 2019 I branched out of the uni cheer world and was part of the Team England Adaptive Abilities Pom team. Last season, I competed and won a bid to attend Allstar Worlds in Florida with Entity-X Expecto, and this season we attended and placed 3rd. This last season I have competed and had a perfect season with Crimson Heat Phoenix, being both national and grand champions in our division. I currently coach for Mystique Cheer and Dance, and am super excited to build my cheer and tumble coaching skills!
Josanne - Tumbling, Stunts
Coach Josanne brings a wealth of experience to the team having coached teams of all ages across levels 1, 2 and 3. She’s competed with full teams and stunt groups locally, regionally and nationally over the last 7 years, consistently winning 1st place and grand champion titles. She also specialises in the development of tumbling skills and loves creating her own unique drills to help athletes execute skills with precision and finesse. Josanne is passionate about bringing the best out of every athlete, both on and off the floor.
BGU level 1-4 qualified
BGU Strength and Conditioning Level 1
BGU SEND qualified
Level 2 safeguarding
Emergency and paediatric first aider
Specialised in tumbling and recreational programmes
Karina - Cheer, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz
Started competitive cheer as a young child.
IASF Worlds competitior (placing top 10) in international jazz from 2013-2015).
dancing/coaching at different international competitions
coaching and owning entity-x
owner of studio-X, with classes offered in cheer, allstar dance, heels, burlesque, acro. SEN and tots tumble.
owning the successful graphic design company EX designs
dancing on cruise lines
Coaching 2 teams to the Allstar World Championships in 2023. Qualifying 2 additional teams for bids to attend in 2024.
Qualified cheer coach
Qualified dance coach
Qualified Personal Trainer
End dance choreography achieving perfect scores in 2023
Shannon - Tumbling
I had been an elite gymnast and trampolinist before falling in love with Cheer at University and have never looked back. I have competed at county, regional and national level in gymnastics and trampoline and internationally in Cheerleading.
I am WAG 2 qualified and have over 10 years experience coaching gymnastics. My favourite part to coach is tumble including the skills backhandsprings, tuck backs, punch fronts and linking those skills. I love to help build confidence in athletes and I see them progress in skills and look forward to continuing this with UKTC.
I am currently a Tumbler and bass on CHP White Fang in the Io5 division this season where we compete at Worlds this April 2023 and have high hopes for what we can achieve this season. My car and I travel over 660 miles every single week to be on my dream team. I hope my dedication to all things Cheerleading and Tumbling inspires younger and older athletes to take Cheer as far as they can and achieve absolutely all of their dreams.
Laura C - Dance Technique, Jazz, Pom, Lyrical, Cheer, Tumbling
I been involved in dance for over 25 years after attending my first ballet class at 2 years old.
Initially I trained for exams in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, freestyle disco, latin and ballroom (BTDA/BATD) as well as also competing in gymnastics and trampolining. Other early achievements included regularly performing in musicals and training/performing with the English Youth Ballet.
In 2011 I discovered the world of Cheer and Pom dance at university and have never looked back.
After finishing my university pom and cheer career with multiple National champion titles I joined an Allstar team where several years later I now coach.
From 2016-2022 I competed as part of Team England Freestyle Pom and was proud to be captain for the 2022 team that came 5th. Retiring from competing, I was then honoured to be part of the coaching staff from the 2023 team. I
regularly coach, choreograph and do workshops for university Pom teams as well as working in the Allstar world. I hold qualifications with IDTA, ICU, BGU and regularly take qualifications/workshops to expand my skillset and knowledge so that I can bring the best in safe coaching, fun skills, and fresh choreography to those that I work with.
Rachel - Dance Technique, Pom, Jazz
Rachel has a background in technical dance.
She joined th Bristol Jets university dance team, progressing to become captain and choreographer for their elite allstar pom team.
Working though lockdown to maintain team skills, they went on to become University National Champions with Rachel's choreography.
Rachel then joined Expecto international open pom team as she transitioned to allstar dance, achieving an Allstar Worlds bid.
Following graduation, Rachel moved to Manchester where she successfully auditioned for the Red Hot Flames international allstar pom team, competing at IASF Worlds 2023.
Rachel continues to compete with Flames and will attend IASF Worlds 2024. She also coaches Jazz and dance technique.
Amy - Dance Technique, Lyrical
Amy has over 20 years dance experience as she hasn’t stopped dancing since the age of 4! From taking ballet and modern classes until the age of 18 and achieving intermediate levels in both, Amy first experienced the cheer world when she joined her university cheer and dance team. She fell in love with the supportive atmosphere and the buzz that you get from competing on the biggest stages alongside your teammates and best friends. Amy has been coaching for many years and brings a lot of technical knowledge into her classes alongside a fun, relaxed yet hard working atmosphere. She started coaching at the age of 14 where she assisted with children’s classes, before being made dance captain of her dance schools elite performance group. Here she choreographed a small group piece as well as assisting with choreography in larger groups. Amy also has links to her local amateur dramatics society where she has choreographed the pantomime 3 times. Following this, she joined Bath Spa Rapids when she went to university. After competing in a number of dance teams, Amy gained the position as jazz captain in her final year and successfully coached her team to win their 3rd consecutive national title. The year before this, Amy competed with the university jazz team at ECU after winning a bid, where they placed 6th. Amy now lives in Leeds where she competes with Leeds Dynamite senior pom team. She also coaches two lyrical teams for the programme, as well as offering private classes and solo/duet choreography. She loves coaching and seeing dancers reach their full potential.
Alex - Tumbling
Alex is BG qualified to level 3 for tumbling, with capability to coach MAG/WAG gym & coach cheer tumbling up to level 7.
He is also a sports therapist with @handstandsportsrehab
Alex trained in power tumbling and has worked in gymnastics for more than 15 years. During his coaching career he’s been fortunate to have many hardworking and successful gymnasts, with students earning medals at both national and international competitions. He’s branched out into other divisions of gymnastics gaining qualifications in team gym, freestyle and men’s artistic gymnastics. He has previously been involved in cheer as both and athlete and coach; competing at level 4 and 5 in addition to supporting various nationally ranked programs through the development of their tumbling skills.
Alex’s achievements include competing and winning at multiple levels, and having his gymnasts win British tumbling and European tumbling championship medals .
Harriet - Pom, Stunts, Tumbling
10 years of coaching dance and gymnastics and competing in Allstar since 2019. President of Cheerleading society at University (2018-2020). Degree in psychology. Current Co-Owner of Obsidian Cheer and Dance located in Bath. Bronze medalist at the Allstar Worlds Championships (2023).
ICE Grand Champions 2023
Obsidian Cheer and Dance Choreography Award ICE 2023
Judge’s Choice Award
3rd place bronze medalists at the Allstar Worlds Championships
Ellie - Tumbling, Cheer, Stunts
Megan - Tumbling, Stunts
I am the co-owner and co-director of Steel City Sports, and I have just completed my 13th year of competitive cheer. I started competing at the age of 10 and since then I have competed in all levels in a range of local, regional and national competitions. This will be my 10th year of coaching competitive cheer and I took our travel team to Amsterdam in 2023, and will take teams to ECC Europeans in 2024. I can’t wait to meet everyone at the camps and see what new skills all the athletes are working towards!
Courtney - Tumbling, Cheer, Stunts