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GYMNASTICS, NINJA & CHEER COACHES
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Brian Blacketer

Administrator, Boy's Team Coach, Recreational Coach, Camp Staff

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Faith Brough

PreTeam & Level 3 Team Coach, Recreational Coach, Camp Staff

Faith is pursuing her degree in rehabilitative sciences on a physical therapy track at the University of the Incarnate Word. She was a competitive artistic gymnast through high school, culminating at Level 10. Faith has coached gymnastics for three years. She is certified with USA Gymnastics, CPR/First Aid, and CDC concussion training for youth sports. When she isn't studying or coaching, Faith enjoys taking workout classes, volunteering for Kinetic Kids and spending time with family and friends.

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Ryan Cancino

Gymnastics, Cheer, Ninja & Dance Coach

Ryan started his training later in life.  Before gymnastics, his first fitness endeavor was in high school, becoming a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and immersing himself in jiu-jitsu and boxing.  He got his first experience with gymnastics in college when his curiosity led him to taking a beginning gymnastics class.  The experience brought him out of his shell as he proceeded to transition into social dancing and joining a team which would lead to performances in salsa and cha cha.

Ryan joined the military after college where he focused mainly on weight and strength training, though he was able to casually train in hip hop, which led to him choreographing a couple of workout routines.  Ryan has moved 5 times with the military in the last 9 years, but was finally able to consistently train at a gym in Anchorage, Alaska where he developed his tumbling, ninja strength, aerial silks, and aerial straps skills before moving to San Antonio in 2020 and diving head first into developing his gymnastics, aerial arts, dance, and cheer repertoire.

Having not started his gymnastics,dance, and cheer experience until he was an adult, one of Ryan's biggest goals is to expose as many people, young and old, to the excitement, joy, and rush gymnastics,dance, and cheer gives you and to show that it's never too late to start training!

DANCE INSTRUCTORS
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Kindra Fleisher

Dance Director, Gymnastics Coach, Office Manager

kindra.enduranceelitegym@gmail.com

 

A native Texan, began her love for dance at her Mother's dance studio. When the family relocated to New York she continued her training at Joffrey Ballet, Broadway Dance Center  and was accepted into North Carolina School of the Arts for her high school years. She is a well-rounded performer, versed in many styles of dance as well as former gymnast. Kindra has been on tour with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus as a dance captain, tumbler and aerialist as well as Britney Spears "Circus" tour. She has also performed on the VMA'S and MTV music awards with such artists as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Pitbull, and Lady Gaga to name a few. Kindra is an established choreographer, adjudicator, and educator, She is dedicated to ensuring every child young and old receives the highest quality of dance education in a nurturing environment.

 

Ashley Gilblair

Owner

Women's Gymnastics Team Coach, Team Director

ashleyg.enduranceelitegym@gmail.com

 

Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Ashley started competitive dance at the age of 6 and also trained as a cheerleader and competitive gymnast. Her passion to dance lead her to many leadership roles on the East Central Varsity Dance Team as Colonel, Lieutenant of the Texas State Strutters and later attend Columbia College in Chicago to pursue her dance degree. During her time as a competitive dancer, Ashley was named Show Maker's "Ms. High Kick" and "Ms. Showmaker", was a national solo champion and was one of three dancers to receive the first "Strutter's Always" Scholarship at Texas State. Ashley started coaching gymnastics in high school and fell in love with teaching students that there are no limits to success. After graduating from Texas State University with a Biology degree, Ashley could not pull herself away from coaching gymnastics and teaching dance. She continued to teach both in the Chicagoland area where she moved right after graduation and grew her knowledge as well as certifications, and trained with some of the most notable coaches and dance instructors in the industries. Ashley performed professionally with a Belly Dance troupe in the Chicagoland area and was certified in Cecchetti Ballet. She also holds several certifications from USA Gymnastics and is CPR/First Aid certified. Ashley believes in a positive learning environment with consistent, safe, and high level training.

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Natalie Chapman

Gymnastics Coach & Camp Staff

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Macy DeLisa

Head Coach of Xcel Team & Rec Director

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Tiara James

Dance Instructor

 

Tiara James started her training at the age of 7 as a cheerleader for Kansas City all stars. She discovered her love for movement after creating cheers that turned into dance performances for the family. Ms. James continued Training in Hiphop, Modern, Contemporary and Ballet styles. She followed the Vaganova Method as curriculum in Ballet. On top of competing in multiple dance competitions, Tiara James has made it to solo finalist and has won 1st place with team more than once. Showstoppers, Crowd Pleasers , Showmakers of America and Celebrity are all familiar competitions to Ms. James. She has trained with Michelle N Gibson at the American dance festival intensive and countless other workshops and dance clinics around the Texas area. 

She has worked with music artists such as Yella Beezy, Young Row and other upcoming Artists in Texas. 

As a young adult Ms.James explored different dance opportunities in Los Angeles and Texas area. Training at top Dance School in LA, Millennium Dance Complex, she made great connections with LA choreographers. She has thought at Stone oak Dance Academy, SA ballet school, Dance Center of San Antonio and John Marshall High School Clinics. In 2020 Ms. James started Tonic Dance Company, an intense training method to build strong performers. Ms.James will soon finish her Bachelor’s degree in Dance Education at the University of North Dallas. 

 

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Erin Eldridge

Camp & Gymnastics Coach

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Isabel Sala

Dance Instructor, Gymnastics & Cheer Coach, Camp Staff

 

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Ryan Gilblair

Owner

Recreational & Preschool Coach

Women's Gymnastics Team Coach

Men's Gymnastics Team Coach

 

Ryan moved to San Antonio, Texas from Chicago, Illinois in 2017 with his wife Ashley. Ryan's experience as a gymnast started when he was very young and continued through high school. With his gymnastics experience, he became part of a National Champion Cheer Team throughout his four years of high school. He began coaching gymnastics in high school as an assistant to the head coach. Coaching in the Chicagoland area has given him several opportunities to work with Men's and Women's USA Gymnastics competitive teams. Ryan also has several certifications through USA Gymnastics and is CPR/First Aid certified. As a coach, Ryan believes learning should be encouraging, safe and easily understood to all who attempt the sport.

 

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Natasha Fuller

Xcel, PreTeam & Level 3 Team Coach, Recreational Gymnastics

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Shelby Hawes

Camp Staff

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Emily Hultquist

Camp, Cheer & Gymnastics Coach

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Lauren Hultquist

Gymnastics Coach

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Lorraina Jonas

Camp Director

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Ariana Landivar

Gymnastics Coach, Camp Staff

Ariana has been doing gymnastics for 10 years, and began at the age of 4. She started competitive gymnastics 8 years ago, and is currently a level 8. Ariana is a level 7 bars state champion, and placed 6th All Around at the District 3 Regionals competition in 2019. She has attended State Championships for levels 3-7 and Regional Championships for level 7 as well. Ariana will be attending Brandeis Highschool starting in the 2020-2021 school year. She is a member of NJHS, has received a grit award for her academics, and is in the top ⅓ of her class ranking. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, photography, babysitting, and traveling to new places. Ariana enjoys coaching because she wants to share her skills and knowledge of gymnastics to help other younger gymnasts achieve their goals and be the best they can be.

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Kelcie Landiver

Gymnastics & Camp Coach

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Megan Mollica

Camp, Gymnastics, Dance & Cheer Coach

Megan started gymnastics at the age of 2. She started competitive gymnastics at the age of 7 and is now a competitive level 8 gymnast. Megan has attended Levels 4-7 State Championships and Regional Championships at Level 7. She attends Antonian College Preparatory HS. She is also a member of the Antonian HS dance team. In her spare time, she loves to volunteer at the Animal Defense League and the Ronald McDonald House. Megan is excited to share her experiences as a gymnast with her students. She loves watching them learn new skills and build confidence in themselves.

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Audi Oropez

Camp & Gymnastics Coach

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Maddie Palmer

Special Events Coach

Maddie has been coaching gymnastics since March of 2015, but started gymnastics as soon as she could walk and has a great deal of coaching experience. She also did cheer for several years and has prepped many students for high school cheer tryouts. She is currently a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio studying K-6 education in hopes of being an Elementary school teacher. Maddie has a love for kids and a passion for gymnastics, cheerleading, and coaching.

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Palvi Vagal

Camp Coach

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