N. Kentucky Staff

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Rosalind Schmidt

General Manager - All Star Director

I attended Northern Kentucky University on a full scholarship for volleyball and transferred to Midway College where I continued to play collegiately.  I came to Premier through a merger between my own gym Spirit of Kentucky and Premier.  It was one of the best decision I could have made for myself, my children, and my athletes.  Premier allowed our families and athletes more opportunities along with my staff.  I am married and have 4 children who are all college graduates (3 of whom now work at the gym in their spare time) along with 2 stepchildren.  We have a family dog named Daisy who is a black german shepherd.  A fun fact: I was named MVP in 3 sports during high school and was named to the Hall of Fame along with being named to the All Region NAIA in college.   I guess you can say volleyball was my gateway to the competitive world  of all-star cheer and dance. 

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Vince Berry

Assistant Manager

Graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. of Business Finance.  He cheered for the Vols from '06-'08. He has been in cheerleading since the 8th grade. Vince has taught UCA camp for 4 years and coached allstar cheer 6 years. His favorite food is Meat Lovers Pizza.

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Brittany Sorrell

All-Star Cheer and Dance Instructor

I am a graduate from Northern Kentucky University and also received my Masters in April 2016.  I am married and have 2 incredible young boys, Kellan and Carson, who are the love of my life.  We have a dog named Duke who is a black german shepherd/lab(weighing over 90 pounds).   I enjoy teaching choreography and my love and passion for this industry continues to grow year after year.  I enjoy getting out and watching local sporting events and enjoy spending time with friends and family.  

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Alexa Draper

Asst All Star Director - Dance Coach

I attended Northern Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  I cheered 2 years while attending NKU placing 3rd at UCA college nationals.  I also graduated from Thomas More College with my MBA.  I'm proud to say I took my JHH team to the first ever Dance Summit on a full paid bid and received 2nd place, along with taking a cheer team (Restricted 5) to the Cheer Summit receiving 2nd place as well.  My spare time is usually spent at the gym, or thinking about the gym.  Traveling and competition season is my favorite time of the year.  I love being with my athletes and getting to see our other gyms at competitions.  I came to Premier when the gym my family owned (Spirit of Kentucky) merged with Premier 8 years ago and it was the best decision ever!  There are so many opportunities at Premier and the best part is getting to know so many people in the industry because we have 10 gyms.  I am married and have 2 dogs - a boxer named Kobe and a goldendoodle named Leroy.

 

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Brigette Phelps

Coach / Instructor

In Her own Words:

I graduated from National College of Business in 2001 with an Associates in Business Management. I married my husband Mike Phelps in 2003. We have 3 beautiful daughters, Ava, Ally and Anna.


I began working for Premier in 2007. In addition to instructing Little Explorers, I also coach our Mini 1 and Junior 4 cheer teams.

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Alexis Reynolds

Coach/Instructor


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Carly Wood

Dance Instructor - Cheer Coach

I am a 2015 graduate from the University of Louisville with a degree in Education.  During my time at the UL I was a cheerleader on the small coed squad which won NCA Nationals that year.   I am curreently pursuing my Masters and teach at a local elementary school.  In my spare time I like to spend time with my family (which is mostly at the gym).  I have always had a passion for cheer and dance and my entire family has been involved since I can remember.  I love watching kids grow a low for the sport and enjoy watching them develop as athletes and people.  

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Erin Harmeyer

All Star Coach/Front Desk Staff

Erin graduated from Cincinnati State with a degree in marketing/management.  One of her greatest accomplishments has been completing the Flying Pig Marathon in her very limited free time she enjoys shopping.  She has been married for the last 18 years along with having 2 children, her son whom she enjoys watching play multiple sports and a daughter who cheer at the gym, along with a dog and cat.  I was a cheerleder for the Rockers (an arena football team) and also cheered for the Cincinnati Bengals (every two years the alumi are asked to perform during half time).  

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Everett Givens

Tumbling Academy Supervisor


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Kelsey Davis

LE Instructor/All Star Coach

As a Northen Kentucky native, I started cheering at premier in high school and was on the first Thunder Cat team that attended worlds in 2012. I then went on to Morehead State University to keep pursuing my cheerleading career and cheered in college all five years starting on Coed my first two years and ending on All-Girl my last three years. I won nationals once with Coed as a freshmen, and twice on All-girl my 3rd and 4th year. My 3rd year in college I tried out for the USA All-Girl National Team and was so fortuate enough to be a memeber of the USA Natioanl Team in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Being on that team representing our country was such a humbling experience I will absolutley never forget.

I graduated from Morehead in May 2017 with a bachelors degree in Sport Management. I decided to move back to NKY and come back to a place I can truely call home coaching at Premier NKY. I am so excited to continue putting my heart into something I love starting on the other side of the mat.

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Nikki Dinwiddie

Assistant All- Star Director/ Coach

I have been in the cheerleading/dance industry for over 20 years now. I was a cheerleader at the University of Cincinnati. I owned a cheer/dance gym for 8 years called Heart of Ohio. Prior to ownning Heart of Ohio I coached at Spirit of Kentucky. I have also choreographed and coached in the high school cheer and dance world for over 10 years. My Routines have won numerous state and national titles as well as a Bronze metal at worlds. I'm a member of the USASF Dance Reginal Advisory Board, National Advisory Board, and a Bolt Instructor. I was also a nomiee for the 2016 Dance Program Owner of the Year.

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Cynde Orso

Front Office/Birthday Party Coordinator

Always ready to greet you with smile is how our customers would describe Cynde.  So if you need to schedule a class, pay your account, or schedue a birthday party I'm your girl! My granddaughter Jade has been in the program for almost 10 years cheering and dancing and I look forward to watchcing her grow even more as a student staffer with the program.  I have been involved in cheer/dance for over the last 50 years and continue to have the same passion and excitement as I did the first time I hit the mat.