Owner/Head Cheer Coach and Dance Instructor/ Head Choreographer
Heather is owner and instructor of Flipside
Too and is a Varsity Cheer Coach for Hillsboro High School in Missouri. Heather has over 30 years of experience in dance, tumbling, and
cheerleading. Heather was a 1995-2000 St.
Louis Rams Cheerleader and 3 year Line
Captain for the Rams. She was selected by
the Rams organization in 1998 to represent
the St. Louis Rams at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
Heather was also apart of many other
professional dance and cheerleading teams
within the St. Louis area, these include: St.
Louis Storm, St. Louis Ambush, St. Louis
Vipers, and St. Louis Stampede. She
performed with Salt and Peppa as a back up
dancer. Took classes from top
choreographer, Wade Robertson and Rey
Lozano. Heather was a Sundancer at
Southeast Missouri State University.
Heather was a UCA All Star and performed in
London and was asked to become a UCA Staff
member. Heather has a Bachelors degree in
Interior Design and a Minor in Architecture
from Southeast Missouri State University.
Choreographer Gymnastics Coach
Allison is originally from Arkansas. Allision has been dancing for 12 years in both studios and in school. She joined the Hillsboro Hawkettes after moving to Missouri her Sophomore year from Arkansas! During her Junior year she was the team Secretary, and during her Senior year she was the Captain. She led our team to 2 state titles. Allison has received the 110% award for 3 years on a row. This past year she was an NDA instructor, traveling the US to teach dance to high schoolers. Allison is also the Jefferson College’s Spirit Athletics Advisor.
Program Director/Cheer Coach
Ciara has over 10 years of cheerleading experience, 4 years of competitive cheerleading experience, and 5 years of coaching experience. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2013, where she cheered all throughout high school. Ciara was one of three athletes on her team to be nominated for and attend Cheer Hawaii. From there, Ciara went to Mineral Area College, where she cheered and then transferred to Missouri Baptist University. At Missouri Baptist University, Ciara's competitive cheer team placed 1st at Regionals and 9th at Nationals. While completing her degree, Ciara coached at West County Middle School. Then, she graduated from Missouri Baptist University with her bachelor's in Organizational Leadership. After graduation, she accepted an assistant coaching position at MBU for Coed Cheer and STUNT the Sport, while pursuing her masters degree. While coaching at MBU and pursuing her degree, Ciara started a position at Flipside as a competitive cheer coach at the beginning of 2021. Now, Ciara coaches four Elite teams, Rec. Cheer, Tumbling, Acro, and is the Program Director at Flipside Empire. Ciara will graduate in the Spring of 2022 from Missouri Baptist University with a Masters in Higher Education Leadership.
Darcy has over 15 years of cheerleading experience. She started at the early age of six. Darcy was a member of many cheer teams and had won many National Titles, State Championships and District Titles. Darcy was named First Team All Around in High School at the Conference Tournament among only 10 other athletes. Darcy graduated High School and became a cheerleader at Florida Gulf Coast University as a flyer on the coed team. Darcy was 1 of the 12 members on the 2012-2013 Basketball Cheer team that led the FGCU Basketball Team to the NCAA March Madness Sweet 16 and many more tournaments to follow. She then cheered all four years of college, as a base and a flyer. Darcy's passion for cheerleading lead her to become a coach at Flipside. Darcy is extremely grateful for the athletes she is coaching and can’t wait to see her teams in action this season!
Dance & Acro Instructor/
Cassondra has over 20 years of dance experience, She began dance training at a local competitive studio in Desloge, mo., was a part of the Festus dance team serving as a Captain and had opportunities to choreograph, All-American team in 2009 where she performed in New York for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Captain of collegiate dance team and opportunities to choreograph MAC. In 2012 she began teaching at Dietrich Dance Studio for 10 years in acro, contemporary, pointe, tumbling and other various studios throughout the years. She also had dance opportunities as a backup dancer for a local artist in stl and Attitudes. In 2015 I started training in aerial skills and focused more on the lyra and continue training with her portable lyra & rig in her home. In 2017 I accepted the head dance coach position for the Hillsboro Hawkettes for 3 years while teaching at two other dance studios. After Dietrich Dance Studio retired and closed its doors, we welcome Cassondra to our Flipside Empire!
Bayleigh has been cheering and tumbling for All-Star Cheer for 15 years and School Cheer 6 years. Bayleigh made UCA All American Cheerleader her Junior year to perform in Hawaii. She was "Athlete of the Month" at Hillsboro High School during her Senior year. Bayleigh is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.
Roxi is so thrilled to coach competitive cheer at Flipside! Roxi started cheering at a very young age and was immediately hooked. She has over 15 years of cheer experience. Roxi was a Redhawks cheerleader at Southeast Missouri State University from 2005-2009. After receiving her undergraduate degree in art education she coached the SEMO cheer team for 2 years before returning to her hometown in Jefferson County. Some of her highest cheer achievements include Captain, All American Cheerleader, awarded Most Valuable Cheerleader (MVC), awarded best jumps, and cheer coach for high school and college teams. Roxi is very happy to have the opportunity to continue sharing her knowledge and passion for cheerleading. She hopes to help athletes reach their maximum cheer potential while having fun along the way!
Dance & Pom Instructor / Choreographer
Tumbling/ Gymnastics / Ninja
Britne has been with the Flipside Empire teaching Tiny Pom and Tumble, assisting with Ninja Tumbling, and Gymnastics for 3 years. Britne has 5 children (4 girls and 1 boy.) When Britne was younger she participated in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and hip-Hop until she was 18. She also joined UPWARD Cheerleading for 4 seasons with First Baptist Church of Arnold. We are excited and absolutely love having Britne be a part of the Flipside Empire for yet another incredible season.
Dom has been a cheerleader for 5 years! He has experienced in High School, College, and Competitive Cheer! He was an athlete on Flipside's Senior 4 Competitive Cheer Team and has been with Flipside for 2 years! Currently, he is working on finishing his bachelors in Marketing and Film!
Terry has extensive training and a strong passion in Ninja and Tumbling Training. He also was an athlete on Flipside Competitive Cheer teams. Terry has 12 year of coaching experience.
Cheer Coach /Tumbling/
Kara has been in the cheerleading industry for 9 seasons. Beginning in 2006, she coached for Team Spirits AllStar Cheer in Portage, IN where she led multiple level 1 teams to become National Champions. After moving to St. Louis, MO in 2015, Kara coached two seasons for Power Haus Cheer in Columbia, IL where her Youth Level 1 team ranked 4th in the nation in the Team Champion Tournament of Champions. Kara joined Flipside in the summer of 2017 as the Level 1 cheer coach.
Carmen has been a Flipside athlete for 7 seasons and has 2 years of coaching experience. Carmen currently coaches Tiny Tiaras, Gems, and Jewels. As a teammate, Carmen is a hard working leader that is well versed in all stunting positions, especially in basing and backspoting. She is also known for her tumbling technique and hyper-extended jumps. As a coach, Carmen enjoys working with athletes on tumbling progression. She believes in perfecting every tumbling pass with safety & great technique before moving on to higher level skills. Her post graduate plans are to cheer in college while attending an out-of-state school to study forensic pathology. In her free time, Carmen enjoys wakeboarding, playing tennis and playing with her two chihuahuas, Jack & Cicero.