Steve Belanger [email protected]
Steve Belanger one of the owners of East Celebrity Elite, as well as one of our Tewksbury gym directors. He is currently the coach of two teams at East Celebrity Elite – Junior Level 5 and Senior Medium All Girl Level 5. Steve was an NCA instructor for 5 years, Head Instructor for 3 years, NCA All American for 4 years and an NCA Top Gun Jumper and Tumbler. Steve cheered at UMASS Dartmouth in college. Steve is a professional choreographer for youth, high school and all star teams across the United States. He is currently the owner of Action Spirit Camps which provide instruction for All Star and high school teams across the country. Other past accomplishments include 3 NCA All-Star National 1st place titles, 2 UCA All-Star National titles, and the first place title at Epic’s inaugural Future Five competition.
Cassie Bienvenue [email protected]
Cassie is one of the owners of East Celebrity Elite. She has 23 years of coaching experience at the all-star, high school and junior high levels. Cassie is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BS in Communications and minors in Philosophy and Psychology. Over the course of her coaching career, Cassie has earned many national, state, and local titles. She is USASF certified through level 5 and also an instructor for the USASF. Past accomplishments include 2 silver medals at The Cheerleading Worlds.
Linda Bernis [email protected]
Linda Bernis is one of the owners of East Celebrity Elite. Linda was co-owner of East Elite from 1999-2009 prior to merging with Celebrity to form East Celebrity Elite. As coach and co-owner of East Elite, her teams captured many national titles. She was the former Somerville High School cheer coach, from 1983-2000, winning many league, regional and state titles. Linda is also a certified judge and spends much of her time judging high school and all star cheer competitions. She has an associate’s degree in Court Reporting from Mass. Bay Community College.
Cheryl Pasinato [email protected]
Cheryl Pasinato is one of the owners of East Celebrity Elite. Cheryl attended Northeastern University where she cheered for four years. She coached at Medford High School for 15 years, winning League championships every year, Regional competitions several years, and a State and NATIONAL TITLE in 1998. Cheryl is a Varsity All-Star Rep serving New England gyms with all of their apparel needs. She has worked for Varsity for 17 years. Cheryl holds a seat on the NACCC Board of Directors and also on the USASF Disciplinary Committee. She also holds Professional Membership with the USASF. Cheryl continues to judge at the youth, high school and all-star level across the United States.
Casey Ballou [email protected]
Casey is the head tumbling instructor at East Celebrity Elite. He works with all teams at all ages and levels here at ECE. Casey is a veteran instructor at Camp Woodward and also hosts tumbling camps throughout the US. He is an Action Spirit Camp instructor, USASF certified through Level 5, and has been coaching for the past 15 years. Casey is available for private lessons and private tumbling instruction. He is best known for his outstanding rapport with all students at East Celebrity Elite!
Pete Silletti [email protected]
Pete is currently the coach of one team at East Celebrity Elite – Junior Level 3. He began his cheering career at Boston College (’93) where he was a three year varsity member, attending nationals twice and was a captain his senior year. At that time, he was a certified NCA instructor, performing as a head instructor. Upon graduating, he coached Framingham State College from 1993 to 2000. The FSC team competed at the NCA collegiate nationals the final four years he coached, finishing 2nd and 3rd in the nation in consecutive years. Since then, he has coached several high school varsity teams including Medford, Reading and North Andover. His all-star experience began in 2000 with East Elite. In the five years he coached, his teams included the small juniors, senior large coed and open all-girl level 6. Since coming to East Celebrity Elite, he has become certified in gymnastics (levels 1-4), stunting and baskets (levels 1-5). He also judges for the MSSAA inclusive of tournaments at all levels (youth, high school and all-star). A funny side note, Peter was a guest coach on the Real World v. Road Rules show held at Boston University for MTV!
Brittani Winn [email protected]
Brittani is currently the coach of one team at East Celebrity Elite – Youth Level 5. Brittani is both a coach and tumbling instructor for East Celebrity Elite, as well as a former cheerleader of East Elite. She was on the University of Louisville All-girl competitive cheer team in 2010. Brittani has been a head instructor for Action Spirit camps and has won many team titles and individual national titles. She has been mentioned in American Cheerleader Magazine for being one of the top athletes in the country.
Danielle Austin [email protected]
Danielle is currently the coach of three teams at East Celebrity Elite – Medium Senior CoEd Level 5, Senior Restricted 5, and Senior 4.2. Danielle also coaches the Central High School Varsity Team in Manchester, NH. Danielle has coaching experience at pop warner, high school and all-star levels. She has attained many awards and national titles over the years as a coach. She is USASF certified through level 5, First Aid and CPR/AED certified through the Red Cross and is a certified coach through the NHIAA.
Michael Brady [email protected]
Michael Brady is a tumbling instructor at East Celebrity Elite. He works with all teams in the gym from Tiny L1 through to Open L5. Michael was previously the assistant cheer coach at UMASS Dartmouth and has worked as a gymnastics instructor at Reading Gymnastics and Gymnastics & More. Michael is USASF certified in tumbling in levels 1-5.
Matt Smith [email protected]
Matt is currently the coach of two teams at East Celebrity Elite – Youth Level 2 and Youth Level 1, and he is also one of our Tewksbury gym directors. He is a USASF credentialed coach in Levels 1-5 for both stunting and tumbling. This is Matt’s first year at ECE, and he comes to us with over 5 years of experience coaching in the state of Ohio.
Jenna Trovato [email protected]
Jenna is currently the coach of two teams at East Celebrity Elite – Senior 4.2, and Senior 4. She is a former Methuen High cheerleader and has an extensive dance background. Recent accomplishments include back-to-back 1st place Summit Titles in 2013 and 2014.
Sierra Boardman [email protected]
Sierra is currently the coach of 2 teams at East Celebrity Elite – Junior Level 4, and Youth Level 2. She also is the coach of 3 teams at our Oakdale location – Junior Level 2, Senior Restricted Level 5 and Small Senior 5. Sierra was a Level 8 YMCA and USAG gymnast. 9 time NCA all American. She is a veteran NCA instructor since 2008 and an NCA head instructor since 2012. Sierra has been a member of Celebrity/ECE since 2006 and a coach at Celebrity/ECE since 2008. She has competed at both the cheer and dance Worlds and won the Silver at the 2007 Dance Worlds, she is also a 2012 NDA National Champion. Sierra is USASF certified in levels 1-5, is CPR/first aid certified, and AACCA certified. She also currently coaches the Small Senior 5 team (FAME) in Oakdale, this past season (2016) they played into The Champions League, and placed 6th at The Cheerleading Worlds.
Tyler Amadon [email protected]
Tyler is currently the coach of three teams at East Celebrity Elite – Junior 5, Senior 4, Junior 3. Tyler is a former Celebrity cheerleader and was a member of Top Gun’s Large CoEd team in 2011 where he won a Silver Medal at The Cheerleading Worlds. Tyler is an established choreographer and a veteran instructor for Action Spirit Camps. Recent accomplishments include 1st place titles at both NCA and UCA All-Star Nationals.
Danielle McHugh [email protected]
Danielle is currently the coach of three teams at East Celebrity Elite – Junior 3, Senior 2, and Senior CoEd 3 at Hingham. Danielle is USASF certified in levels 1-5. Danielle is also the director our our half year cheerleading program in Tewksbury. She has an extensive background in dance and gymnastics and has coached all levels of all-star cheer from L1-L5. Danielle is available for private instruction to all of our athletes.
Kayla Buckley [email protected]
Kayla is currently the coach of one team at East Celebrity Elite – Tiny Level 1. Kayla is a former East Elite cheerleader and has coached for the past 5 seasons at East Celebrity Elite. Kayla has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and is currently studying for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kayla is available for private lessons for all of our athletes.
Lisa Bocci [email protected]
Lisa Bocci is the director and head tumbling instructor at our ECE Londonderry NH location. Lisa is currently the coach of one team at East Celebrity Elite – Youth Level 5. Lisa also has extensive coaching experience at the all-star, high school, junior high and pop warner levels for over 15 years. Lisa has attained many awards including state and national titles over the years as a coach. She was recognized as New Hampshire’s coach of the year in 2012. She is USASF certified through level 5, First Aid and CPR/AED certified through the Red Cross and is a certified coach through the NHIAA.
Scott is currently the coach of three teams at East Celebrity Elite – Senior Medium CoEd 5, International Coed 5, and International Coed 6. Scott is a USASF & ACCA certified coach at East Celebrity Elite. He is the head coach at both Dracut High School and University of New Hampshire. His all-star teams have won many local and national titles, and Dracut High School has won 5 MSSAA State Championship titles under his coaching. Scott has 10 years of gymnastics experience, and went on to cheer at East Elite and Celebrity Cheer. He’s also a former member of ECE’s International Open Co-ed Level 5 team. Scott is a professional choreographer who has choreographed many high school and all-star teams’ routines across New England. He is also CPR and First Aide certified.
Nick is currently the coach of two team at East Celebrity Elite – Senior Restricted 5 and Youth Level 5. Nick made the switch from gymnastics to All-star Cheer in 2003 the very first year of Celebrity. He cheered his junior and senior year of High School on Large Co-ed. Nick then Cheered his Super Senior year down in Miami, Florida on Top Gun All-stars. He Cheered 1 year on Large Coed and one on Open 6. After Florida, Nick transferred to The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, where he was for 4 years. This is where Nick began his all-star coaching career. Nick Coached at The Cheer Center and ICE all-stars. He also cheered on a few Open International teams with ICE, Kentucky Elite and The Matrix all-stars. After College, Nick got a job offer to coach at Maryland Twisters. Nick coached at Twisters for 2 seasons where he was able to work with many different teams, one being the 2014 Junior Coed 5 Summit Champions The Maryland Twisters Super Cells. Wanting to be closer to family, Nick decided to come back to his roots in Boston and is now coaching many teams at the East Celebrity Elite Tewksbury location.
Sonia Faia [email protected]
Sonia is currently the coach of one team at East Celebrity Elite – Youth Level 1. She is a former Pope John High School, Salem State University and ECE cheerleader. Prior to becoming a cheerleader she was a gymnast and a dancer. Sonia has extensive coaching experience through Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner and ECE’s half-year programs. Additionally, Sonia has 5 years of Elementary Classroom experience. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and is currently attending American International College pursuing a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Sonia is available for private instruction to all of our athletes.
Deb Smith [email protected]
Deb teaches multiple classes at ECE and coaches in our Half Year Program. Lives in Wilmington MA with her husband Kevin and 4 children. Has been coaching cheerleading for 22 years. She started coaching at East Elite in 2001 coaching multiple teams to many Championships.
Lauren Dellisola [email protected]
Lauren is currently the coach of two teams at East Celebrity Elite – Tiny Level 1, and Youth Level 1. She is also a former cheerleader of East Elite. Lauren also coaches the Winthrop High School Varsity team. She has 11 years of coaching experience at the pop warner and high school levels. She is First Aid and CPR certified. As a coach, Lauren has attained many awards and titles with her teams. Lauren is currently an elementary school teacher working toward her Masters Degree in teaching.
Tayler Joyal [email protected]
Tayler is currently the coach of one team at East Celebrity Elite – Youth Level 2. She has been involved in cheerleading (as an athlete or coach) for the past 18 years! Tayler is a former athlete at Saugus Pop Warner, Saugus High School, NSCX, and ECE. Tayler was captain at SHS both her junior and senior years of high school. While in high school, she began coaching cheerleading. Her first year was 12 years ago, as a junior coach with Saugus Pop Warner. She eventually progressed to coach all star cheerleading in 2005 at NSCX. Tayler’s coaching history includes Saugus Pop Warner (2006-2013), Saugus High School (2011-2013), Revere Pop Warner (2014), and Greater Lowell Technical School (2015). Many of her teams have earned local, regional, and national champion titles. Tayler has been coaching here at ECE since the 2012-2013 season. She began as a coach in our all-star prep program, eventually progressing to coach teams in the full-year program. In addition to coaching teams, Tayler works with athletes at tumbling/stretch private lessons as well as working with athletes in classes at the gym. She is CPR/AED and USASF certified. Outside of cheerleading, Tayler is an elementary school teacher in Saugus, MA and loves working with children!