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CONNIE ALLEN – OWNER
MANDI SPINA – PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Mandi enters her 8th season as a Coach for Fusion and 4th season as Program/Cheer Director. Originally from Pittsburgh, Mandi is a former Division I Cheerleader for the University of Pittsburgh (PITT). While at Pitt, Mandi cheered for Nationally Ranked Football and Basketball teams and was a member of the Competitive Cheer Team, who earned a Top 5 National Ranking at the NCA College Nationals in Daytona, FL. In 2004, Mandi became the first Cheerleader at Pitt to be named the Female Student Athlete of the Year Winner for the University’s Mon Valley Chapter. Mandi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, Communications and Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. Mandi worked for 4 years as an instructor and choreographer Elite Cheerleading, traveling the country teaching camps and routines. Upon moving to the Virginia area, Mandi then worked for 2 years with Spirit Unlimited as a contract choreographer. Mandi started her All-Star coaching career with Fire & Ice All-Stars in West Mifflin, PA. Mandi joined the Cheer Fusion coaching staff in 2007. In addition to Cheer Fusion, Mandi was also the Competition Coach for North Stafford High School from 2011-2013 and works with various other area High Schools. Mandi also judges for local and regional all-star and high school competitions. Coach Mandi was named Cheer & Dance Extreme’s 2013-2014 Coach of the Year! Coach Mandi was nominated for the 2014-2015 USASF Coach of the Year!!
Fun Fact about Coach Mandi: she was featured on the 2003 NCAA Football EA Sports Video Game for Pitt!
Diana Hill – Dance Director/Cheer Coach
Diana is a former professional football cheerleader of ten years, dancing for the Toronto Argos in the Canadian Football League for five years and then the Washington Redskins in the National Football League for 5 years. For both teams she served as Head Captain, Show Troupe Leader and Choreographer. She has directed and managed Semi-Professional Football Cheer/Dance teams and has coached national championship all-star cheer and dance programs. Diana has over 20 years of judging experience and judges over 60 events a year. She judges nationally and internationally for several companies such as ACDA, AmeriCheer, British Cheer Alliance (BCA), Canadian Cheer Evolution, Cheersport, Cheer & Dance Extreme, Cheer Extreme, EPIC Brands, NCA/NDA, Ontario Cheerleading Federation, Spirit Unlimited, Universal Spirit, Hip Hop International, Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins. She is also a 3 times USASF Worlds Judge and she holds safety certifications for USASF Cheer & Dance, Hip Hop International (Affiliate MTV’s-America’s Best Dance Crew), NFHS, NYSCA, UPA and VHSL and was a 2010 SITA Best Dance Judge Nominee. Diana is also an active member of the USASF Dance Rules Committee and she is the USASF Mid-Atlantic Dance Ambassador. . She is a professional Salsa Dancer and has performed in the Netherlands European Salsa Festival, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles Bacardi Salsa Congress, the England International UK Salsa Festival and the United States Kennedy Center. Her dance background includes jazz, modern, tap, Hip Hop and Latin dances. Coach Diana was named to the USASF Dance National Advisory Board!
Stephen Young – Tumbling Director
MEGHAN THATCHER – CHEER COACH
DAVID WEAVER – TUMBLING/CHEER COACH
MEGAN LARSEN – DANCE COACH
RACHAEL SONDRINI – TUMBLING/CHEER