Coach Tiffany started coaching in 2006 and start Elite Diamonds in 2007. She has coached hundreds of girls over the last 16 years both in the US and while she was in Japan. Tiffany has coached girls ages 3-18 in recreational cheer, middle school & high school cheer, and competition cheer.
Coach Tiffany gained her cheer and dance experience by stepping on a youth step team, cheering on both the JV and Varsity in high school, and twirling and dancing on her high school's marching band flag squad. Tiffany furthered her knowledge of dance by taking classes as an adult.
Tiffany earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in computer science from NC A&T SU and her MBA from Strayer University. Outside of coaching coach Tiffany has spent a lot of time with children by being a teacher in early childhood for 3 years and middle & high school for 7 years.
Staisha combines diverse creative expression with a strong sense of community service. As a classically trained dancer since the age of 3 her techniques include: ballet, jazz, modern, Afro-Caribbean and hip hop. She has performed in classic pieces like Swan Lake and the Nutcracker, studied at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in 2007, as well as attended Dance Masters Intensive Program in Urbania, Italy in 2008.
Staisha was a member of the 2008-2009 New York Dragons Dance Team in NYC. Upon moving to Charlotte in 2011 she was a member of the Velocity Girls Dance Team. In 2012 she had the opportunity to choreograph for the Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse team. She was also a member of the Charlotte Knights Dance Team from 2013 to 2015.
As a teacher, Staisha has taught creative movement, ballet and hip hop dance to children and adults for several years.
Coach Tomika was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She was a football and basketball cheerleader in high school and also participated in competition cheer.
Tomika graduated from Livingstone College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She has been a resident of Charlotte since 2010. Coach Tomika is married and has one daughter.
Coach Tomika has coached cheer for 2 years, and enjoys reading, crafting, doing makeup and of course cheer!