Meet the Coaches

Owner and Head Coach Kristina Engel is a certified NYS Teacher and NYS Coach, as well as USASF certified & ACCA certified. She taught for four years before leaving her teaching job to become a full time mama, cheer gym owner, and coach!

Over 10 years of experience coaching in all areas of the sport, including coaching gymnastics of all ages, recreational competitive cheerleading teams, high school JV/Varsity competitive cheerleading teams, and Cornell Cheerleading. 


Coach Michaela is our Head Coach of Starlight (Level 1 Youth) and Assistant Coach of Lunas (Level 2 Juniors). She has been a competitive gymnast for most of her life, segueing into cheerleading in high school and college. She is currently a Junior at Cornell University and has been a coach with us since her Freshman year!