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Jayme Wither- Gym Owner

Jayme Wither is a graduate of Kent State University, holding a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology with a concentration in Human Physiology as well as a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Management and Information Systems with a concentration in Database Development and Business Analysis.  She was a gymnast for 15 years and the MVP of Twinsburg High School Gymnastics Team.  She continued her gymnastics career as a professional power tumbler and trampoline artist in shows at Sea World and other amusement parks throughout the country.  She has been involved in the All Star Cheerleading Industry for over 15 years with a wide variety of experience and roles as a competitor, coach, choreographer, consultant, music provider, nationally recognized judge, and competition director.  She was a member of the Co-ed Varsity National Competition Squad at Kent State University for 3 years, and was also a member of the Cleveland Gladiators Professional Cheerleading Squad.  She is a USASF certified instructor and safety certified in all areas of cheerleading and tumbling from beginner through elite levels.  She has also been a USASF certified judge for over 10 years.


Maria Metz - Tumbling Director

Maria Metz is the Tumbling Director at Rockstar Cleveland. She was a competitive gymnast for over 10 years and a cheerleader for 4 years at Nordonia High School.  She has over 10 years experience instructing children of all ages and ability levels in cheerleading, tumbling, dance and fitness. She holds a bachelors of Science in Public Health from Kent State University. She is credentialed through the United States All Star Federation in Level 4 Stunts and Level 5 Tumbling. Maria is cheer safety certified through the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors, and is First Aid and CPR certified.


Chelsie Gould - Cheer, Stunt & Tumbling Coach

Chelsie has been with Rockstar Cleveland since 2013 but has been coaching cheerleading and dance since 2008. She has been involved with dance and cheerleading since she was a little girl. She has taken master classes in dance from some of the biggest names in the industry. She cheered in high school and was All American her senior year. Chelsie has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Bowling Green State University. 


Dana Pappalardo- Cheer, Stunt & Tumbling Coach

Dana joined the Rockstar Cleveland coaching staff in 2015.  She comes to us with over 7 years coaching experience.  Dana was an all star cheerleader for 10 years and in 2009, she competed at the Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando.  Dana has taught several summer camps and choreographed many middle school and all star routines.  In addition to cheerleading, she studied dance for ten years including tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop.  Dana also cheered at both Ridge Middle School and Mentor High School as well as the Mentor High competition team.  She has an Associate degree in Science from the University of Akron where she was a member of the cheerleading squad and national team.  Dana is a professional member of the USASF, First Aid, CPR and AED certified.


Joan Pappalardo- Office

Joan brings over 11 years of all star cheerleading experience to Rockstar Cleveland.  The passion of the sport began watching her daughter grow as an athlete into a coach in the industry.  Her work started as a booster club president creating a nonprofit organization to help athletes.  Later, Joan became an all star gym manager for five years and was promoted to all star gym director in 2009 through 2015.  Her business background includes management for a large corporation at Imperial Wallcoverings and is currently an office manager at Mentor Lumber in Chardon.  Joan is also credentialed in CPR/Safety.


Annie Barbato-Slater - Office Manager

- Bio coming soon!


Meghan Cain - Cheer, Stunt & Tumble Coach

Meghan Cain has been with Rockstar Cleveland since 2011 and before joining the coaching staff cheered competitively at the gym for three years. She also cheered for Twinsburg High School as well as Twinsburg High School’s competitive team. Meghan has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Slippery Rock University where she cheered on the Co-ed Cheerleading team her freshman year.


Hannah Smich - Cheer, Stunt & Tumble Coach

- Bio coming soon!


Sidney Long - Cheer, Stunt & Tumble Coach

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