OUR SHOWTIME CHEER COACHES

UNITY IS STRENGTH.  WHEN THERE IS TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION, WONDERFUL THINGS CAN BE ACHIEVED.

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EMILY BADDOUR – OWNER, ALLSTAR DIRECTOR  

CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

JENNIFER LARSEN-NEUMANN – MARKETING/EVENTS/CAMP DIRECTOR

Classes:  Camp Rock, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, & Parent Night Out Events

I am originally from Connecticut and moved to North Carolina in 2014 with my husband, son and our dogs.  We love the warm weather and don’t miss the snow one bit!  My background is in Marketing, Public Relations and Event planning.   Over the years, I have organized non-profit fundraisers, corporate parties, vendor events, career fairs, fashion shows and birthday celebrations which are my favorite!  I was a Middle School Cheer Coach for 4 years and so excited to continue my ‘Cheer Journey’ at Showtime with all the amazing coaches, athletes and families.  When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time exploring walking trails with my dogs, going to the beach with my family and playing volleyball. 

CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross

Fun Fact:  I name all my dogs after cars: Lexus, Portia, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, and our newest addition Tesla!                   

                                        

 

 

DIANE SMITH – OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

I’m so happy to be part of the Showtime Holly Springs family!  I started my cheer career volunteering with Apex Pop Warner with my daughters and am still running the program as the cheer commissioner 17 years later!  I also was assistant cheer coach for Holly Springs High School Varsity team for a few years.  Originally from New York, I moved to NC in 1996 with my husband and started our family. My oldest daughter is an App State graduate teaching 1st grade in Concord and my youngest daughter is a rising senior at ECU.  After working in corporate HR and more recently at a law firm in Raleigh, I’m taking things more slowly and enjoying our empty nest.  I love working at Showtime helping the coaches, athletes and families.

 

           

           

    

 

 

 

ALI AIELLO – ALLSTAR COACH

Classes: Allstar Team Coach

I’ve been with the gym since the day it was opened (shoutout to Triangle Elite All Stars), coaching All Star teams from day one. Prior to that, I was an All Star cheerleader for 10 years at Greensboro All Stars, attending the Cheerleading Worlds 3 times.  Outside of cheerleading, I am a Solutions Architect at SAS Software. I have my Masters in Computer Engineering from NC State and am a die hard fan – Go Pack!

Fun Fact:  I was a cheerleader in the movie Home of the Giants starring Haley Joel Osment when I was in high school!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREVOR WATKINS – ALLSTAR COACH

Classes: Allstar Team Coach /Choreographer

I graduated from NC State with a Bachelor of Science in Parks Recreation & Tourism Management with a concentration in Program Management and a minor in Environmental Science. Prior to Showtime I was a cheerleader for 9 years throughout grade school and college. While in college I started teaching cheer camps and choreography throughout the East coast and parts of Missouri working with over 1000 middle and high school programs. After graduation I took over the NC State All Girl cheer program and have been coaching the program since 2014. I also took over the Coed cheer program at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School where I coached for 3 years and led the program to a national title. I have now been with Showtime Holly Springs for 4 amazing years as an Allstar, tumble and stunt coach. My favorite part of coaching is looking back with your athletes to where they started and seeing the growth and development that happens over time and getting to celebrate them.

Fun Fact: I can play 11 different instruments and do makeup transformations.

 

 

 

GINA CASTALDO – ALLSTAR COACH

Classes: Allstar Team Coach 

I found my passion for cheerleading at the age of 5. Since then, I continued cheering for another 13 years.  I started at Showtime Holly Springs my junior year of high school. This is now my 4th year coaching and I love every bit of it. I coach multiple All-Star elite and prep teams along with tumble classes and camps.  I have coached athletes ranging from ages 3-16.  When I am not coaching at the gym, I am a full-time student at East Carolina University pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Management degree.  I will be graduating in May 2022! I love traveling, spending time with friends and family, and my Jeep!  Being apart of the Showtime Family has taught me so much and I cherish everything about this gym.

AED Certified – American Red Cross

Fun Fact: I drive an awesome Jeep and I love sushi

 

 

 

 

MARLEY LARUE – ALLSTAR COACH

Classes: Tumbling, Rock the Sideline, Prep & Allstar Team Coach

I started out at Showtime Holly Springs in 2017 as a tumbling coach and have added to my role is the program coaching our prep and all stars team in addition to tumbling and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! My experience and background has a mix of everything with over 10 years in competitive gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading as an athlete and now in my 10th year of instructing gymnastics, acro, cheerleading, and fitness to children of all ages from toddlers to high schoolers. I’m very technique oriented in my instruction and love helping athletes achieve their goals in working with each and every one according to their individual learning style and what makes it click for them and seeing all of their hard work pay off is the best feeling in the world.  What I love most about coaching is the ability to make a positive impact to encourage children to not only be the best athlete that they can be but also the best person they can be both in and outside of the gym.  When I’m not in the gym  you can find me studying as I’m working towards getting my Nurse Practitioner license. 

CPR/BLS/AED Certified – American Red Cross

Fun Fact: I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Doe!  

 

 

 

CONNOR TARR – COACH

Classes:  Tumbling, Stunt, & Camp Rock

I grew up in Maine and graduated from Kennebunk High School in 2018.  I cheered on their high school varsity team all 4 years.  I started doing All-Star cheerleading at Maine Stars in 2016. 

I moved to North Carolina in 2018 and started working for Showtime Cheer a year later.   I worked with Black Sabbath senior level 2 and Fuel prep level 1 All Star teams.   

I am super passionate about health and fitness. 

Fun Fact: I have a 30 lb cat with two different colored eyes name Mr. Chubs

 

 

 

 

 

LEXI D’AMATO – ALLSTAR ATHLETE & COACH

Classes: Cover Bands, Tiny Tumble, & Camp Rock

I am an athlete on Showtime’s senior four team, Slayer, and a Junior Coach for another one of our competitive teams, ZZ Top. This year is my third season of competitive cheer and my second season of coaching! Outside of the gym, I cheer with my high school and have been on the varsity team since sophomore year. I will be graduating high school this spring and will be continuing my education this fall at NC State University, pursuing a major in Early Education. 

Fun Fact:  I love Disney and have a goal to watch all the Disney Plus movies in order of when they came out!

 

 

 

 

 

 


ZOEY GANZHORN – ALLSTAR ATHLETE & COACH

Classes:  Camp Rock

I am an athlete on Showtime’s Senior 5 team, Spinderella, and have been cheering competitively for 8 years.  In the Fall of 2019 I jumped, rather sprinted at the an opportunity to Junior coach!  Junior coaching offered a different perspective on competitive cheerleading and I’ve loved every minute of it.  From then on my love for the sport and coaching grew, both continuously and daily!  I love getting to watch the pure excitement of a child after getting a new skill or realizing their own strength.

Other than cheerleading, I love backpacking, travel, the outdoors, sushi, math, and of course coffee!  I can’t wait for another amazing season with the Band!

Fun Fact: Summer of 2021 I spent 30 days backpacking through Alaska!

                                 

 

 

 

MAYA BORGESI –  COACH

Classes: Camp Rock & Tiny Tumble 

I am an athlete on Showtime’s Senior 5 team, Spinderella, and an Allstar Cheer coach as well.  This is my 5th year at Showtime and my 3rd year coaching.  I previously junior coached two competitive teams, the Lumineers and Phoenix, so this  will be my first year actually coaching!  Outside of Showtime, I am a full time college student at NC State University with plans to major in Engineering.  In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, reading, and spending time with friends and family!  Since  the first day I came to Showtime, this gym has been a second home and everyone in it, a second family.  Seeing the bright faces and eager athletes everyday brings so much joy to my life.  I’m very grateful for my past 4 years at Showtime and I can’t wait for many more!    

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

RILEY GUTSHALL- COACH

Classes: Camp Rock

I grew up right here in Holly Springs and graduated from Holly Springs High School in 2018. I began my cheerleading journey in 2005, cheering In both middle school and high school, and was an Allstar cheerleader when the gym was Triangle Elite Allstars. I’ve always had a passion for cheerleading and I now get to express that passion through coaching! Outside of cheerleading, I am currently a student at East Carolina University and I am graduating in May 2022 with a degree in public health.

 

 

 

                 

 

 

BRANDON WALLACE – COACH

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I have been part of the All-Star cheer world since 2007 and went to worlds in 2008 to compete in the Large Senior Coed Level 5 division.  I started coaching in 2009 and in 2011 joined the Military where I spent the next 8.5 years serving (Go Navy!).  During that time when I was stationed state side, I was able to find All-Star gyms to coach at and continue to build the foundation of how I coach today.  In September of 2019 I returned home and started coaching full time.  I am big on technique, structure, and helping athletes build confidence to overcome fear in tumbling and other obstacles in life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAITLYN HALE – ALLSTAR ATHLETE & COACH

Classes: Camp Rock

I am an athlete on Showtime’s senior 5 team, Spinderella, and I Jr. Coach our Youth 1 team, ZZ Top.  All 8 of my seasons of all-star cheer have been with this amazing program! I have attended many big competitions and am proud to have been a part of Summit teams for all 8 seasons. Outside of the gym, I also cheer for my high school on their varsity team. Showtime has always been my second home and I love having the opportunity to coach these incredible athletes.
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TAYLOR WEBER – COACH

Classes: Tiny Tumble, Tumbling, Rock the Sideline, Camp Rock

I grew up in Cary and graduated from Cary Academy in 2020. I am currently a sophomore at NC State studying psychology on the pre-med route. I began cheering at age 10 both competitively and for my schools middle and high school team. I am currently on NC State’s all girl cheerleading team – Lady Pack. I have been coaching cheer and tumble for 3 years now and love every minute of it. I enjoy watching the children grow both as an athlete and a person. Outside of cheer I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, watching tv shows, completing puzzles, and decorating for every holiday. I am so excited to continue my cheer career coaching at Showtime Cheer!

Fun Fact: I have a collection of 20+ Bath and Body Works candles that I burn the whole year!

 

 

 

 

 

KATLYNN LECEI – ALL STAR COACH

Classes: Tumbling 

My passion for cheer began at age 6 when I participated in Civitan Cheer in Clayton, North Carolina.  At the age of 8 I became one of the first members of the 100-time National Champion team previously known as the Premier Clayton Shockers, making my mark on the team from 1999 to 2008.  I was a skilled, level 5 Senior Elite competitive cheerleader specializing in: tumbling, jumps and stunting on all levels.  During my time with the Shockers, I also participated in the Varsity Cheer program at Clayton Highschool with the Greater Neuse Conference Champions, the Comets. I was one of the top performers on my team and am now bringing my knowledge and skill to younger athletes in the area with the hopes of creating a new generation of champions.