Staff

DIRECTOR/

HEAD COACH:  SUSAN CHEO

Former Canadian cheerleader, Susan Cheo is the director and head coach of the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy. With several years of cheerleading experience, Susan has a strong background knowledge of the competitive world of cheerleading.

She has been a former elite athlete on Vancouver Canada’s Valley Stars Cheer Athletics and the Rick Hansen Hurricanes cheerleading squad. She then moved to Australia and continued to cheer for Melbourne’s Deakin University Cheerleading and also became an executive member for the large university cheerleading club. In 2012, Susan gained a position as an athlete on Australia’s first ever all girl level 6 squad- The Australian Dream Girls, the highest level of cheerleading in the sport. Susan was also an understudy for the Australian Worlds team competing in level 5 at the 2012 USASF/IASF and ICU World Cheerleading Championships against several other countries around the world. In 2016, Susan successfully coached and gained a bid to Hawaii’s Global Dance and Cheer Games to be held in 2017- a first for one of our teams at the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy! She has experience performing at large publicized events such as the annual televised Footy Legends match for Channel 9, the Moomba Festival, Melbourne’s FitX Expo and at the Triple M Radio Station just to name a few. Susan was also chosen to be an exclusive NOVA 100 Cheerleader for the popular radio show and was featured on “Meshel and Tommy’s Breakfast Radio Show” and was also casted for Holden Australia’s NRL Tweet Cheer commercial.

Susan is also known for being the founder for many sporting cheer squads including the state baseball team’s ABL Diamond Aces Cheerleaders for the Melbourne Aces and the gridiron football cheerleaders for the GV Berwick Miners. She has choreographed major performances including those for the Royal Melbourne Show, annually at the Berwick Show and Pakenham Show, and most recently for The Color Run Australia in Melbourne with a record of over 17,000 athletes at the 2013 event. Susan brings a unique and fresh touch to Australian cheerleading and has continued to lead the academy to several State and National winning titles. Her passion and love for the sport is what has influenced her to share her knowledge and experience of cheerleading to other young Australian athletes.

She is internationally credentialed as a USASF/IASF cheerleading and tumbling coach and is also a member of the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation. Her creative and free spirited mind will help instil confidence and self esteem within each Royal All Stars cheerleader.

“My goal is to see that each cheerleader that is a part of the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy develops lasting relationships, a strong sense of self worth and pride and also achieves life skills that will assist them in becoming positive and productive adults.”

 

CHEERLEADING COACH/

HEAD ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER: TENIELLE BLIZZARD

Tenielle Blizzard is currently one of the main cheerleading coaches for the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy, as well as the Head Administration Officer. She has had several years of cheerleading experience and has competed in many National and State winning routines including 4 x overall highest scoring routines including scholastic/university grand champions and has also won 3 x international bids for her own teams.

Tenielle is a current athlete on Melbourne’s Outlaws All Stars with over 5 years of experience in the sport of cheerleading. In addition, she has also been a high level athlete in other sports including basketball and netball. Having amassed a wealth of practice and knowledge within several sporting disciplines, Tenielle has been successful in becoming one of Royals’ main coaches and has done so with the adoration and support of the students and staff. In 2016, Tenielle successfully coached and gained a bid to Hawaii’s Global Dance and Cheer Games to be held in 2017- a first for one of our teams at the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy!

Tenielle has also had over half a decade in customer service and reception work, bringing with her the familiarity and understanding of the necessities to ensure all teams run smoothly and effectively at our cheerleading academy on a day to day basis.

Tenielle is internationally credentialed as a USASF/IASF cheerleading and tumbling coach and is also a member of the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation.  She loves watching an athlete break through the ‘mind over matter’ barrier. There is no greater feeling than seeing an athlete accomplish something that they didn’t believe they could do, or achieve something that they believed their body couldn’t handle. Seeing the look on their face, or their new found confidence and drive grow is something truly special.

 

CHEERLEADING/

DANCE COACH: KAITLYN FRAWLEY

Kaitlyn Frawley is a former dancer and current cheerleader at the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy. She has had over 16 years of dance experience in styles including contemporary, jazz, ballet and hip hop.

She first began dancing at the age of 2 at South Eastern All Stars Academy of Dance participating in countless competitions and exams. She has won several prestigious awards in her dancing career including a dance scholarship to Beaconhills College in 2011. This is where she completed her VCE Dance Diploma and won placings in various competitions for the school.

Kaitlyn has also had over 3 years of cheerleading and tumbling experience and has experience competing at the National and State level in Cheerleading and Dance. She has also been a part of many special performances in front of large crowds such as at the Casey Kids Carnival and the Berwick Show. For 2017, Kaitlyn will be assisting in coaching for one of Royal Cheerleading’s first international cheerleading teams who have won a bid to Hawaii’s Global Dance and Cheer Games Competition.

Kaitlyn is internationally credentialed as a USASF/IASF cheerleading and tumbling coach and is also a member of the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation. She is an enthusiastic and passionate individual who loves coaching and having the ability to allow others to experience and become knowledgeable of the amazing sport.

 

DANCE COACH: AMY PYKEAmy Head Shot

Amy Pyke is the main competitive dance coach at the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy. She has had over 18 years of dance experience in styles including contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop.

Amy first began dancing at the age of 3 at Cathy Lea Dance Works with a strong passion for contemporary, jazz and tap. She has recently completed 2 years of full time study at the prestigious Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance and has also performed at The Dance Cancer Initiative Concert for the pat 2 years. In 2010, Amy was featured on television for the North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast. From there, Amy has also gone on to dance on the stage of the Melbourne Arts Centre for the Australian Dance Awards and has also been a part of various other corporate functions and gigs such as at the Crown Palladium, The Palms at Crown and other large venues.

Dancing has not stopped there for this passionate athlete. In 2012, Amy joined Deakin University’s cheerleading pom squad and also became a member of one of Deakin University’s competitive cheerleading teams coached by staff of the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy. The Royal All Stars were impressed with Amy’s dancing ability and from there she helped choreograph the Royal All Stars first contemporary routine to a first place win at the AASCF Victorian State Championships. She continued to help coach for the Royal Crystals pom team and from there became the main choreographer for the highly publicised ABL Diamond Aces Cheerleaders for the Melbourne Aces which has had media exposure through television, newspaper and radio interviews. Amy has most recently been chosen as a member of the NBL Melbourne Tiger’s basketball cheerleaders as a Dodo Electricity Dancer. She now continues to coach and lead all of the pom squads at the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy as well as leading major publicised events for the academy- mot recently The Color Run Australia with a record of over 17,000 athletes for the 2013 event.

Amy is a current member of the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation. She is a creative and driven individual who enjoys dancing and teaching as she feels it’s an amazing feeling to watch your students learn new skills and grow up as strong athletes and dancers.

 





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