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Mildred O'Keefe ... "Mrs. O"

Mrs. O  has owned and operated gymnastics facilities for over 35 years.  She has successfully trained gymnasts from 18 months old to National and Collegiate Champions.  Mrs. O has retired from regular coaching but she oversees all parts of the business with a sharp eye and many years of experience.

Jennifer O'Keefe

Director and Head Coach

Jen has been teaching gymnastics for over 25 years. She has taught all levels from tiny tots to advanced gymnasts.  Jen is also the head coach for the competitive team, and has the expertise to guide gymnasts successfully towards their gymnastics goals.  She has lead many gymnasts to Regional and National Competitions. She is the meet director for our USAG Sanctioned Competitions and is Director of Top Notch Gymnastics. In addition, Jen coaches many competitive cheerleaders to help them achieve higher levels of tumbling.

Dawn Apolinar

Flippers Team Coach & Southern Tilt All Stars Team Coach

Dawn has been teaching gymnastics for over 25 years and has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught gymnastics at all levels from tiny tots to elite gymnasts. She has led many gymnasts to regional and national competitions. In addition, Dawn coaches our Flippers team and she also choreographs many of our comptitive gymnasts floor routines. Dawn has also coached compeitive cheer for several years.

Joann Christie

Flippers Coach & Summer Camp Director

Joann is one of our Flippers Team coaches and the Summer Camp Director.  She has been coaching gymnastics for over 25 years. She has taken children from beginner levels and prepared them for our competition team.  Joann also runs our very successful Summer Camp program.

Athena Spitaliere

Office Manager & Website Coordinator

Athena is our Office Manager and one of our Secretaries for about 10 years. She also designs and maintains our webset. In addition, Athena is assistant to the meet director at our in-house competitions and personal assistant to Jennifer O'Keefe.

Deonna Krause


Deonna is one of our Secretaries and has been with us for over 15 years.  She assists with all office duties. Deonna has great experience with our cheer and gymnastics teams and can answer any questions you may have.

Julio Bernal

Competitive Team Coach

Julio was a gymnast in Columbia on the National Team. He was also team captain of the Columbian Team. He later coached the Columbian National Team. Julio is an internationally certified men's gymnastics judge. He has been involved with gymnastics for over 30 years.  In addition, he is a K-12 certified physical education teacher in Cabarrus County Schools. Julio dedicates much of his time to coaching our competitive team.

Paul Junior

Competitive Team Coach

Paul has been coaching our Competitive Team girls for over 10 years.  He occasionally coaches tumbling as well.  He spends much of his free time dedicating himself to our competitive team.

Melissa Giddings

Competitive Team Coach & Tots Coach

Melissa has been coaching our Tots & Competitive Team girls for over 10 years.  With her many years coaching all levels of competitive team and choreographing floor routines, Melissa is a great asset. 

Steven Cousin

Gymnastics & Tumble Coach 

Steven has been coaching Tumble with us for years, spending most of his life in the gym cheering, stunting, and tumbling, and he was a competitor at the Worlds Cheer Competition, he brings great experience to coaching our Tumble & Gymnastics classes.

Blaise Krause

Gymnastics Coach

Blaise has been coaching gymnastics with us for a couple of years, she was previously a member of our Southern Tilt All-Star competitive cheer team, prior to that she was our level 6 gymnast and was a member of our competitive team for over 10 years.  She coaches all ages of recreational gymnastics and tumble classes.

Coach Melissa I

Gymnastics Coach

Melissa is one of our awesome gymnastics coaches.  She coaches our Pre-Team, AAU and Bronze teams as well as all ages of recreational gymnastics & tumble classes, She's a wonderful gymnastics coach!

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