Meet our Staff

Melodie

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(Owner & Director / Cheer Coach)

Melodie has been involved in cheer and dance since the age of 3, and continued throughout elementary, middle, high  school, and college.  Since 1995, Melodie has continued to coach, as well as provide choreography, education, and tryout/competition judging for  several schools and organizations throughout the Valley. She currently holds her NFHS and AACCA cheer coaching certifications, and is USASF certified in tumbling and stunting through level 3. Melodie also spent 18 years working in public education.  

Jason

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(Manager / Tumbling Coach)

Jason is from Glenwood, UT.  He started his passion for cheer and tumbling at  9 years old and competed in national championships by age 10. He enjoys  working with the youth and his cheerful charisma helps to motivate athletes to reach their fullest potential. He enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and hiking and also loves to coach tumbling. One of the first on our coaching staff, Jason joined PCE not long after it opened in 2017. 


Brittany

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(Cheer Coach)

Brittany was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She started her All-Star  career in her sophomore year of high school and fell in love with the sport right away! She has been coaching since 2015 and loves working with children of all ages. Brittany is a certified Special Education teacher and currently teaches 3rd grade in the Deer Valley Unified School District.

Rico

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(Tumbling Coach)

Rico started doing parkour and free-running at the age of 15, learning many acrobatic and tumbling skills on his own before receiving formal gymnastic training.  He was recruited by his high school cheer team because of his gymnastic abilities, cheering for two years. After high school, he volunteered as a coach at a gymnastics training facility in California, where he is from.  He has been coaching gymnastics and tumbling for over six years.

KathyAnn

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(Cheer / Tumbling Coach)
KathyAnn is from Kennewick Washington. She was an all-star cheerleader for 13 years and a high school cheerleader for 1 year. She  coached levels 1-4 for 3 1/2 years before moving to Arizona. She is a three time national champion! KathyAnn is beyond excited to be a part of the PCE family!

Autumn

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(Cheer Coach)
Autumn  is from Morgan Hill, CA . She has been doing cheer dance and gymnastics from the age of 3. She started competitive dance and cheer at age 8, while continuing her gymnastics training. Autumn started coaching gymnastics at the age of 16. She has coached preschoolers through competitive level 3. Autumn will graduate in April 2019 from Grand Canyon University, where she is a triple major in biology, psychology and dance. She plans to attend medical school in the Fall of 2020.

Macie

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(Cheer / Tumbling Coach) 

Macie is from San Antonio, Texas, where she began competitive gymnastics at the age of 3. This led to a multitude of sports throughout elementary, middle, and high school, and a undeniable passion for competitive cheer. Macie cheered for all 4 years of high school, winning 3 UIL 6A state championships.  She is very excited to be a part of the Phoenix Cheer Elite family!

Chloe

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(Assistant Cheer Coach)

We are excited to welcome Chloe to our coaching staff in January 2019! 

More info coming soon!) 


In Memory of Blake

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(Cheer Coach) 

Coach Blake became an important part of Phoenix Cheer Elite in 2017.  Sadly, we lost Blake in the summer of 2018. She will forever be remembered for her enthusiasm, her passion, her loving spirit, her contagious laugh, and her ability to bring out the very best in every athlete.  We are forever changed, and will always "B.E. Strong" because of Blake!