~Owner, Coaches & Training Staff~
Owner & Head Coach, Tracey Blake-Rossell:
Tracey started her gymnastics career in California at the age of 10. By the time she turned 15 her family had moved to Miami, Florida and she competed as a Level 9 gymnast. Tracey trained at a very competitive gym, which produced many ELITE (the highest level) GYMNASTS. She qualified for the Level 9 Florida State Championships and placed 2nd ALL AROUND. She then advanced to Level 10 at the state, regional and national levels. At the level 10 national competition, she earned the score necessary to train as an ELITE GYMNAST nationally and internationally. One highlight of her career was winning the prestigious GMAC (Greater Miami Athletic Conference championship). Entering college Tracey was offered fifteen full gymnastic scholarships to various Division #1 colleges. She chose to compete for Indiana University, a Big Ten University. Tracey still holds many individual records at that College. Tracey currently trains all our beginners’ age 2 years all through to preschool and all Team Levels 1 through 10.
Ballet, Dance/Acro & Creative Movement Instructor, Gwen (Bishop) Crozier-Carole:
Gwen began dancing at the age of three, studying under several local Artistic Directors including, Ann Stein, Phyllis Papa, as well as traveling to various studios throughout NYC. Gwen's talents include vocal training, Dance-Acrobatics, Ballet-Pointe, Jazz, Character Performance and yoga. Over the last 18 years, she has performed continuously in various Entertainment capacities. Gwen's teaching and choreography experience include preschool children through adults at various levels. Currently, Gwen is an instructor at Dance & Fitness and Blake's Gymnastics. Gwen’s children train at Blake’s.
Coach, Becky Winn: Former Blake's Gymnast:
Becky currently holds Level 10 National Titles and was on the Level 9 1st place NJ State Championship Team. She has been coaching since 2000 and has been with Blake’s since 2005 as Head Coach. Becky is our USAG Level 8 and 9 Optional Coach and our USAIGC Silver and Gold Coach. Becky was fully trained by Blake's Gymnastics Training Academy. She led our USAIGC Team to its success at Nationals in 2008.
Coach, Sonya McElwee: Former Blake's Gymnast:
Sonya has her Masters Degree in Education and currently teaches 5th Grade in Smithville, NJ. Sonya trained as a Level 8 Gymnast and holds a level 8 Beam Championship Title. She has been coaching since 1992 and is one of our USAG Level 5 and Level 6 Compulsory Coaches. She also is our USAIGC Choreographer. Sonya trained at Blake's Gymnastic Training Academy.
Coach, Keri Rando: Former Blake's Gymnast:
Keri was trained as a Level 9 Gymnast. She has been coaching since 1995 and currently is our USAG Level 6 and Level 7 coach as well as our USAIGC Silver coach. Keri also trained at Blake's Gymnastic Training Academy. Keri has two children currently competing on the upper level Optional Team at Blake's Gymnastics.
Coach, Samantha Wallace:
Samantha has her Masters Degree in Education and a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She teaches 5th Grade in Atlantic City, NJ. Samantha was trained as a Level 8 Gymnast. She has been coaching since 1994 at Blake's and is one of our coaches for USAG Level 4 to Level 6. She is also our Meet Director. Samantha has two children currently competing on Blake’s upper level Optional Team.
Coach, Courtney Tighe: Former Blake's Gymnast:
Courtney is currently a certified X-Ray Technician at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, NJ and a Certified EMT. Courtney has been coaching since 1995 and is one of our USAG Level 4 & Level 5 coaches. She also coaches our USAIGC Bronze Level.
Coach, Liz Tully: Former Blake's Gymnast:
Liz is currently training USAIGC Gold and has been training with Blake's for 6 years. She is also a full time high school student at Ocean City High School. Prior to gymnastics, Liz has had 5 years of cheerleading experience. She is currently coaching our USAIGC Bronze Level and Choreographers floor routines.
Coach, Jill (Carlos) Moffitt:
Jill (Carlos) Moffitt was born and raised in Absecon/Galloway New jersey. She began her gymnastics career at Atlantic Gymnastics Academy in 1982 and continued on as a gymnast when Tracey Blake-Rossell took over and it became Blake's Gymnastics Academy. As a gymnast at Blake's, Jill won numerous State Championships and was a multiple level 9 & 10 Regional and National qualifier. Jill graduated in 1993 with a full scholarship to Northern Illinois University and went on to become a top all-round for the Huskies. Jill was a part of the 13th nationally ranked Huskie team that qualified for the NCAA Regional’s in 1995 which was only the second time in the schools history. After graduation, Jill's love for the sport of gymnastic brought her to Memphis, TN where she was hired at River City Gymnastics. Jill met her husband Marc in 1998 and they married in 2000. They have 2 children and still live in the Memphis area. Jill has been a big part of Memphis gymnastics since she moved to TN. In 2005 she trained elite gymnast Britney Taylor and was her coach at the Visa Challenge qualifier for the Visa Classics. Jill has had 10 gymnasts graduate with full scholarships to amazing collegiate gymnastics programs such as Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Central Michigan, University of Illinois Chicago, and Michigan State.
Coach, Gregory Ingram: (Tumble Cheer Coach & Parkour)
Gregory Ingram has been cheering since the age of 13. He started cheering in high school for his hometown team, the Hammonton Seals. He also competed with the Titans out of Deptford NJ as well as Spirit Explosion in Marlton. While in high school he competed in 4 All Star National Championships. After high school he went on to cheer for Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. He continued his cheering at Oklahoma State University; competing in 3 National Championships. He has been coaching since 2003 and is USASF certified in spotting tumbling, stunts and basket-tosses. He has coached for gyms in Oklahoma including Cheers Red Raiders in Oklahoma City, Mid-West City in Mid-West, and Shock Cheer out of Norman. While coaching Gregory has worked for cheer companies such as NCA, Americas Bests, and Cheer Tech.
Kelly Klever - USAG Level 5 & USAIGC Bronze Coach - Bio TBA
Nicole Lepore - USAG Level 6/7 & USAIGC Silver Coach - Bio TBA
Sarah Danielli - USAG Level 3 & USAIGC Copper & Joga Coach - Bio TBA
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