WELCOME TO EPIC!
I began cheering and doing gymnastics at the age of 5.
I have always said at a young age that I was going to coach and own my own cheer gym to be able to give young girls the opportunity to be a part of a Family Oriented Organization.
I have been to several cheer competitions with All-star Teams as well Middle and High School Competitive Teams. I attended Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA where I cheered and become to love the sport even more because of the different style of cheer (HBCU).
When I’m not coaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and I love the beach, tropical places and Seafood.
“I’m a coach because of the kids and the passion I have for the sport itself. There is no better feeling than teaching a child the importance of discipline, hard work, team, effort, dedication, determination and the heart it takes to win not only in the sports, but in life.
I have 22 years of cheer experience. I cheered for 9 years on the scholastic level & 2 years at Howard University on the collegiate level. The remaining 11 years of my Cheer career has been spent coaching recreational and scholastic teams.
Currently, I am the Cheer Director of Jamboree of Gymstones (JOGG Cheer) Mobile Cheer and Tumbling where I instructs individuals and teams in private sessions, clinics, and camps. I created JOGG Cheer to impart, influence, and improve Athletes’ character through cheer and provide affordable cheer training.
Most importantly, I am very excited to bring my years of experience and passion for Athletes & Cheer to EPIC Cheer and Dance!
I have 34 years of cheerleading and coaching experience. I started coaching a diverse group of cheerleaders in Eastern NC with Esprit Cheerleading while in college at UNC-CH, teaching them sidelines, dances, stunts, and cheers. I worked for Cheer America for 7 years, coaching athletes ages 4-16 years old, from the Triangle area across the state to Charlotte. She was instrumental in helping to build the program locations where she coached and influenced the overall brand, changing the look and face of the company. In 2003, Christy walked into Cheer Carolina All-Stars in Hillsborough, NC and asked for an opportunity to coach competitive cheerleading. For the next 10 years, she was a part of the CCA family, coaching the Youth and/or Junior teams, levels 1-4, and helping to create and teach the NC A&T cheerleaders their winning MEAC Classic competition routines. Christy is an experienced tumble coach, choreographer, and dance and cheerleading coach, having won multiple National and World titles while at CCA.
Coach Joia is a Graduate of UNC Carolina. #Tarheels
Coach Joia began her technical training in tap, jazz and ballet at three years old, coupled with gymnastics. By 6 years old, she started her journey with all-star cheerleading at
Cheer Carolina All-Stars (CCA). She cheered with CCA for 8 years, with the majority of her training being at levels 3 and 4. During her time at CCA, her teammates won numerous regional, national and world championship titles. Additionally, for 7 years, she competed with CCA's all-star dance teams at the youth, junior and senior levels.
As a coach, I hope to encourage student athletes to feel empowered to show up as their best and most authentic selves in all situations. Additionally, it is my goal to develop student athletes' character, build their confidence, and offer them a safe environment in which they can thrive! I will be coaching Level 2 & 3 this season.
Monieya Maynor aka Coach NeNe. She is a recent Hampton University graduate and graduate student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where I will be pursuing my Masters's Degree in Public Health. She will be join us in August.
She has cheered for the past 18 of 22 years of living. Monieya has cheered sideline, all-star, and collegiate. During her senior year, she returned to assist her college cheer team, coaching them and helping to train for games and performances. Monieya comes in with a lot of confidence and wants to give back to the community. She is extremely excited to be Assisting Coach Jae with Busy Bees, Royal Bees and Assistant Tumbling Coach.
Ms. Octavia Wooten aka Coach Tay grew up in the band world beginning at a young age. She has experience in core style as well as high step/HBCU style Dance. She has taken many dance classes growing up which expanded her knowledge and growth in the dance culture. She was a member of the Sound Machine (eClipse & SuperNova) from 2014-2017. While at NCCU she served on the band leadership team from 2016-2018. She is one of the founders of The Stunning Ladies of SuperNova that was founded in 2016 under her leadership. After marching in the band, she served as The SuperNova Flag Line Instructor from 2019-2023. She has a passion and love for youth and always provides encouragement and support among advocacy for children.
Ms. Wooten received her Bachelor of Science: Family and Consumer Sciences: Child Development and Family Relations Degree from The North Carolina Central University in 2018.
Ms. Wooten is excited to join EPIC.
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Class Start January 13th
Class Ends: April 27th
Registration Fee: $30
Monthly Fee: $75
Returning Members: $60
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Attire: All Black Short, Tee shirt, hair in ponytail, Cheer shoes can be purchased from Academy Sports (less than $40 all white). NO JEWELRY!
YOU MUST REGISTER & PAY for your daughter/son to start class.
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Intro Class for ALL students ages 4-14
One Day Class starts: Saturday, Jan 27th
11:30 am - 1 pm
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