Dance classes will be starting in February 2021 at Gymstars Dance Dynasty

OUR COACHES

GYM OWNER

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Nicole Holmes

Nicole was a competitive gymnast for 9 years, reaching Level 10, representing NSW at 5 National Championships and competing internationally twice during her gymnastics career.

Upon retiring from gymnastics at age 17, Nicole took up coaching and achieved great results with her gymnasts reaching the State Championships each year.

Nicole's passion for cheerleading was ignited when she watched a friend compete in 2005 at the fledgeling NSW Cheerleading State Championships. She was inspired to start her own team and her gymnastics background was the perfect starting point.

Nicole is a Level 6 Cheerleading Coach in Stunts, Tumbling and Tosses with the International All Star Federation and a Level 1 Cheerleading and Gymnastics coach with Gymnastics Australia. She also has a BA in Psychology and a postgraduate diploma is Sports Counselling.

SENIOR COACHES

Steph
Steph Goldberg

Steph has been part of the Gymstars family for 10 years now! Steph started gymnastics at the age of 4, competing in the elite program for 8 years (up to 32 hours/week). She then moved to the National development program for an additional 4 years and in her last year in 2009, was selected to compete in the Australian team for the Maccabiah Games in Israel.

That same year she moved to cheerleading with Gymstars where she could keep up her gymnastics abilities. In 2010, she went with her team to Hawaii where they competed in the Aloha Spirit Championships!

In 2012 her team won a bid to the Cheerleading World Championships in 2013, where they competed and placed 12th. That same year she was selected for the Australian all girl team, where they placed 2nd. In mid-2013, she sent an audition video to The California Allstars, who are a multi time world champion club. She was accepted into the program and moved to California in August that year.

At Nationals, with her team, they won a full paid bid to the Cheerleading World Championships where they competed in 2014. They placed 1st in the U.S. trials and 5th on the finals day. Stephanie arrived back in Sydney on May 2014, where she re-joined her team and competed at the Cheerleading World Championships again in 2015. Since then she has taken teams to NCA in Dallas, Spirit Sports in Palm Springs and 2 Cheerleading World Championships. This is her 10th year coaching at Gymstars and is qualified in stunts and tumbling up to level 6.

While doing all of this she also danced for 11 years. She trained in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, jazz and hip hop and competed in both groups and solos. She then went on to teach for 4 years.
Steph has completed both her first aid and CPR certificate.
We are so excited to have Miss Steph teaching our Gymstars Dance Dynasty classes in 2021!

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Jaimi Coleman

Jaimi is in her 12th year of cheerleading and is now heading into her 9th year of coaching at Gymstars. During her time at Gymstars, Jaimi has been selected to compete at the Cheerleading World Championships in Florida in 2015, 2018 and 2019. She has also had the opportunity to compete in Dallas, Texas at NCA (USA Nationals) in 2016.

Jaimi has won multiple National Champion titles and a National Grand Champion title, through both coaching and competing. In 2017 and 2019, she had the opportunity to take 2 teams to compete in Hawaii at the Global Cheer and Dance Games where her teams place 3rd. In 2019 Jaimi coached an All Girl Senior level 4 team who won a bid to compete at The Summit in Orlando, Florida in 2020. Jaimi is qualified for levels 1- 5. She also has her first aid and CPR certificate.

Jess
Jess Mcilrath

Jess has been coaching All Star teams at Gymstars since 2012. As an athlete she has won multiple State titles, 2 State Grand Champion titles, 3 National titles and was a National Grand Champion with her team in 2015.

She has also competed at numerous international competitions including NCA in Dallas, Texas where her team placed 3rd in 2014, the Cheerleading World Championships in 2015 where her team placed 12th, Duel in the Desert in 2017 in Palm Springs where her team placed 4th and the Cheerleading World Championships in 2018 where her team placed 13th. In 2019 Jess coached an All Girl Senior level 4 team who won a bid to compete at The Summit in Orlando, Florida in 2020. Jess is qualified to coach levels 1-6 and has completed her first aid and CPR certificate.

Sarah
Sarah Conlon

We are excited to grow the Gymstars brand and start our Allstar Dance journey, with Sarah Conlon as our Creative Director & Principle.

Sarah has a wealth of knowledge, experience and success within the industry. She is the founder of The Empire, has achieved many State & National dance titles across all styles as both a dancer and as a coach. She has won multiple NDA & Worlds Bids and recently took her team 'Rebels' to the Dance World Championships in Florida, where they represented Australia in hip hop.

Sarah Conlon is a National and International award winning dancer and choreographer. Sarah not only specialises in hip hop, but is also a very talented lyrical, jazz, and cheerleading coach and choreographer. She has a certificate IV in Media & Performance, has studied at Sydney Dance Company, NIDA and has had one on one voice and performance training with well known Australian actor, Peter Phelps. Sarah is also a USACF trained and accredited cheerleading coach. Before moving from Sydney to Newcastle to pursue and further her career in the dance industry, Sarah was a successful actress, appearing on television shows such as GETAWAY, HOME & AWAY and Foxtel’s WEATHER FREAKS. She is now looking forward to returning to the Northern Beaches to be part of the Gymstars family.

Sarah is a fantastic role model, with a deep passion and understanding for children of all ages. Sarah is so excited to meet you all and work with our coaches and staff to create elite allstar dance teams as well as an exciting recreational program.

We are beyond excited to have Sarah on our team and cannot wait for 2021!
“My goal is to create a positive, friendly and fun environment for our students to guide them to be strong and successful dancers. I want everyone who walks through the door at Gymstars Dance Dynasty to feel like they are exactly where they belong, where they can be themselves, where they can succeed, where they are encouraged to be the best dancer they can be, where they can make new friends and where all of their dreams come true.”

COACHES

Yasmin
Yasmin Leopold

Yasmin started off her journey as a competitive level gymnast for 5 years, in which she quickly changed to cheerleading for Gymstars. Yasmin has been a cheerleader at Gymstars for 10 years and of these 10 years has been coaching for 6 years, including coaching competitive teams for 5 years.

She has competed in all levels of cheerleading including spending 4 years in the highest level team at Gymstars. Of Yasmin’s 10 years at Gymstars she has grown and gained experience through her 5 international trips as a competitive cheerleader including competing at NCA twice, Duel of the Desert and the Cheerleading World Championships twice with Lady Vixens.

As a coach Yasmin has coached children of all ages and has coached competitive teams up to level 3, as well as tumbling classes, flyer classes and holiday programs with athletes of all abilities. She has also completed her first aid and CPR certificate.

Alena
Alena Tracy

Alena started her dance training in 2006 at age 3 and in the past 13 years she has since competed at the Sydney Dance of Champions as well as many national and finals competitions. Alena is an experienced Eisteddfod and Allstar dancer with a vast knowledge of the dance industry.

Alena is trained in lyrical, contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop and loves all styles of dance.

Alena has been at Gymstars since 2018, and along with her team she competed at the Cheerleading World Championships in 2019, in Orlando Florida.

Alena began coaching at Gymstars in 2019 and loves working with the teams, she is super excited about being able to work closely with our dance program in 2021 and we are really looking forward to having her!

JUNIOR COACHES

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Millie Albert

Millie has been a competitive cheerleader at Gymstars for 8 years and during that time her passion for the sport has only grown.

Millie has had the opportunity to travel to the USA 3 times with Gymstars - twice for the Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando, Florida in 2018 and 2019 and once to Dallas in 2016 for NCA (USA Nationals). Millie has been coaching for two years now - younger youth and novice teams and has loved being able to share her love for the sport with athletes who are the same age she was when she first started.

Millie hopes to continue coaching, helping athletes reach their potential, and create special moments along their cheerleading journey. Millie has completed her first aid and CPR certificate.

Bronte
Bronte Allen

Bronte has been a competitive cheerleader for 3 years and already has a huge love and passion for cheerleading.

Bronte's goal was to compete with the Gymstars International All Girl Level 6, Lady Vixens team. Bronte joined the Lady Vixens in 2018 and she was given the opportunity to compete at the Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando, Florida with the Lady Vixens in 2018 and 2019.

Bronte has begun coaching at Gymstars which gives her the opportunity to share her love and passion for the sport with the younger athletes. Bronte hopes to one day take her own team to an international competition.

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Jordan Edwards

Jordan has been a competitive cheerleader for 10 years starting at the age of 5 years old.
Cheerleading quickly became her passion and she has been a member of 2-3 teams nearly every year since joining Gymstars. Jordan is a current member of Lady Vixens and Vogue, Gymstars highest level teams and looks forward to training to reach the highest pinnacle again this year.

Jordan has travelled to the USA to compete in Palm Springs where her team finished 3rd at the Duel of the Desert competition. She was due to compete in Florida at Summit in 2020 before COVID 19 stopped all travel. Joran has been a National Champion on 3 occasions and has placed at Nationals on many occasions.

Jordan is coaching for the 1st time this year and is looking forward to mentoring athletes in the sport that has brought her so much happiness and can’t wait to see them reach their potential.