Clayton, NC Staff

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Stacy Rowe

Premier Athletics Corporate - Vice President of Premier Athletics; All Star Coach

Stacy is the Regional Manager of Premier of Clayton and the Corporate Marketing Director, including all stars, summer camps, and squad lessons for Premier Athletics Corporate in Knoxville, TN.  Stacy is a graduate of Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC, where she was a three-year member of the Monarch cheerleading squad and a one year member of the Monarch dance team.  While competing at MC, the Monarchs finished no lower than third at collegiate level national championships. Stacy is featured in the 2009/2010 American Cheerleader Magazine Coaches Handbook.  Stacy has also been nominated for Cheer Ltd. National Coach of the Year.  Stacy is AACCA safety certified, first aid and CPR certified and credentialed by the USASF. Stacy has coached the junior coed, senior cheer and dance teams to national championships with Premier and the senior coed team to their first appearance at the World Cheerleading championships. Stacy has also coached the Senior Hip Hop team to their first World Dance Championships where they placed 7th.  She is an advisor to all squads, responsible for the coaches, practice schedules, camps, and competitions. She is also responsible for the overall expansion of the program with regard to skill development, competition preparation, and choreography.  She does not coach every squad on a day-to-day basis, but interacts with the coaches to insure the teams are achieving levels of expectation.  Questions concerning the overall program should be directed to Stacy Rowe.

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Danielle Wilder

General Manager

Danielle has been working in business for over 30 years.  She is the General Manager of Premier Athletics Clayton.  She is also the class, studio, and little explorers coordinator. She is the former manager of Premier Athletics Riverwood and we are thrilled to have her knowledge, expertise and customer service at the Clayton gym.

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Sharon Whitley

Administrative Supervisor

Sharon is the administrative supervisor for both gyms. She is responsible for keeping members and parents informed of program activities and handling the expense accounts and financials. Sharon is available to answer questions about your ledger Monday- Thursday 10am-5pm. She primarily works at the Guy Rd gym and can be reached at the main number 919-359-8326. Sharon is also the all-star apparel coordinator. She  organizes, orders and takes care of the inventory for every piece of cheerleading and dance apparel except dance costumes/shoes. You can contact Sharon for any question regarding cheer shoes, cheer uniforms, practice clothes, warmup jackets or any account question.

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Chad Wallace

All Star Supervisor and All Star Coach

Chad Wallace is the All-Star Supervisor for Premier Athletics Clayton.  He was formerly a Shocker All-Star cheerleader in our program.  He has been a tumbling instructor at Premier Athletics for over ten years.  He is a graduate Johnston County Community College with an Associate in Business degree.  He has coached all levels of Tumbling and All-Star Cheerleading.  Chad is AACCA, CPR and First Aid certified.  He was a member of the first Senior Shocker Cheer team to attend the World Cheerleading Championships.  Chad has coached many teams to both the World Cheerleading Championships and the Cheer Summit Championships in Orlando, Fl!

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Toni Staton

Summer Camp/Clinic and Tumble Academy Supervisor, All Star Coach, Tumble Academy, and Dance Academy Instructor

Toni Staton comes to Premier with several years of cheerleading experience.  He was formerly a Premier Clayton Shocker.  He graduated High School to attend and Cheer at East Carolina University where he cheered on their varsity team.  After his time at ECU he became an all star cheer and tumbling coach in Angier, NC.  He has been coaching at Premier Athletics Clayton for many years.  Toni has extensive experience in cheerleading, hip hop dance, and gymnastics.  He coaches many of the Shocker cheer and dance teams.  He has coached teams to the Summit Championships placing 3rd.  In addition is a World Champion bronze, silver, and gold medalist!

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Lauren Wilder

Academy Supervisor, All Star Coach, Dance Academy, and Little Explorers Academy Instructor

Lauren was previously an all star cheerleader and dancer at Premier Athletics.  She has competed at the Dance World Championships for 8 years and was a member of the Open Coed Hip Hop team who won gold in 2015.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Brand Management and Marketing from NC State.  She is currently working with Studio development as well as coaching All Star and Company dance teams.

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Cody Lanphere

All Star Coach, Dance Academy, and Little Explorers Academy Instructor

Cody is a former athlete and product of the Premier Athletics program. He has traveled the country and been trained by professional choreographers and teachers. The training he took includes styles such as hip hop, jazz, contemporary, modern, jazz funk, etc. After his time here as an athlete, he became an instructor and an all star coach. He works with our Dance Academy and Little Explorers Academy classes as well as our competitive dance & cheer teams. He has coached teams to National titles. He also has titles of his own including a Bronze, Silver, and Gold from the World Hip Hop championships. He hopes to continue his training so he can give that training back to the kids he teaches.

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Ricky McCarraher

All Star Coach, Tumble Academy, and Dance Academy Instructor

Ricky was a former Shocker All-Star and continues to dance on our Open Team. He has coached teh Youth, Junior, & Senior All Star Cheer teams. He teaches numeroustumbling classes, stunts classes, and private lessons. Ricky is AACCA, Cpr and First-Aid certified. He was a member of the first Senior Shocker Cheer team to attend the World Championships and is a World Champion silver, bronze and gold medalist!

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Imani Bell

All Star Coach, Tumble Academy, and Dance Academy Instructor


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Jajuan Bowe

Tumble Academy, Dance Academy, and Little Explorers Academy Instructor

Jajuan is a Premier Athletics Clayton Shockers Alumni.  He is very knowledgeable in all levels of tumbling and dance.  He is an amazing hip hop instructor and dancer.  Jajuan competed on our 2017-2018 Open Coed Hip Hop team – Supa Novaz.  Jajuan has also coached all star cheer and dance.  His goal is to develop athletes, new and advanced, to their highest potential.  His classes are energetic and powerful.  Coach Jajuan has over 15 years of tumbling experience as a coach and we are excited to have him back at Premier Athletics!

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Jessica Legette

All Star Coach

Jessica has been involved in cheer, dance and gymnastics for over 30 years. She has coached teams of all ages and ability levels to numerous National Championships. Jessica is a USASF Credentialed Level 5 coach and has had the honor of being selected as a judge for the Cheerleading World Championships since 2011.

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Arlynn Hooper

All Star Coach/Studio and LE Instructor

Arlynn is an All Star Coach as well as a Studio, Little Explorers, and Tumble Academy Instructor.  She has been an all star at Premier Athletics for seven years and has performed in the annual studio recital.  She has attended the Dance World Championships the past four years and was a member of the Open Coed Hip Hop team that won the World Championships in 2015.  For her first two years of college she attended Barton and expects to graduate in 2018 with a degree in Psychology.

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Julia Littleton

All Star and Tumble Academy Instructor

Julia has many years of All Star cheer experience.  She is a 3 time Worlds medalist and a former University of Kentucky cheerleader.  Julia has extensive elite tumbling and stunting experience and has worked with all ages and skill levels.  She is currently attending NC State University majoring in Architecture with a Cognitive Science and Business Minor.

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Karen Perez

Company Team Coach and Dance Academy Instructor


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Mendy Bailey

Dance Academy Instructor