Dwyana Garrett- Owner

Hello, my name is Dwyana Garrett and I am the owner, tumbling coach, and All Star Coach at Unity Cheer. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. My experience includes 30 years of combined competitive gymnastics, cheerleading, and coaching. My competitive gymnastics and cheerleading experience includes training at Bela Karolyi's gymnastics camp, the Official Training site of the USA National Team, eight years middle school / all-star cheer, and four years as a cheerleader at Kentucky State University. I am an American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administration (AACCA) certified coach as well as First Aid certified.

 


 
  Danielle Brown Hello, my name is Danielle. I have 23 years of combined Dance and Coaching experience. I am a graduate of Bellarmine University with a double major in English and Political Science. I am a former 4 year member of the Bellarmine University Dance Team. We were the 2015 National Dance Alliance (NDA)  Division II National Champions. I have competed all through elementary, middle, and high school in Jazz, Tap, and Alternative. Dancing was something I was born to do.  Danielle Brown- Front Desk, Dance Instructor
 
Hello, my name is Danielle. I have 23 years of combined Dance and Coaching experience. I am a graduate of Bellarmine University with a double major in English and Political Science. I am a former four year member of the Bellarmine University Dance Team. We were the 2015 National Dance Alliance (NDA)  Division II National Champions. I competed throughout elementary, middle, and high school in Jazz, Tap, and Alternative. Dancing is something I was born to do.

 

Experience: collectively over 13 years in gymnastics, school cheer, and collegiate cheer     Positive quote: make  a way out of no way     Being involved in cheerleading has opened up many gateways to opportunities and self discovery for me. I will do everything I can to be a positive influencer, leader and teacher to every little athlete that is in love with the sport as much as I am! Javi Johnson- Tumbling Instructor

I'm Javi Johnson and I have 16 years of experience in gymnastics, school cheer, and collegiate cheer. Being involved in cheerleading has opened up many gateways to opportunities and self-discovery for me. I will do all I can to be a positive influencer, leader and teacher to every little athlete that loves the sport as much as I do! My positive quote: Make  a way out of no way.

 

 

 

 

A'mya Simpson- Tumbling Instructor

Hello, my name is A’ mya Simpson. I have 16 years of cheer experience, and 2 years of coaching experience. During high school I was captain in both my 11th and 12th-grade year. I have cheered for five different teams ranging from community youth league to collegiate cheer. The teams that I have cheered for include Highview, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Westport Middle School, Central High School, and now Kentucky State University. I am studying Nursing at Kentucky State University and am CPR/First Aid certified. Cheer isn’t just something I do to pass time, it’s a passion.

 

 Ashley Bellucci- Pre-School Instructor

Ashley Kimbrough was born and raised right here in Louisville, Ky. Coach Ashley has 16 years of combined Cheer and Coaching experience. Ashley is a graduate of Kentucky State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. Ashley later received a Masters of Arts in Middle School Education from Morehead State University. While at Kentucky State University her activities included cheerleading, working with the Jumpstart Program, and volunteering with the Frankfort Bengals Little League Cheerleading Team.  Since childhood, Ashley knew she wanted to teach and work with children. She began making this dream a reality by volunteering or working with children and youth to gain experience in various activities. Ashley believes that it takes a village to raise a child and since she has no children of her own yet she is excited to be a part of Unity Cheer to help teach your child-athlete sportsmanship and discipline.

 

 

 

 

Hillary Darst- Administrative Assistant, Support Staff

My name is Hillary Darst. I'm an ECE Instructional Assistant, an Independent Scentsy Consultant along with being a full time mommy to my son. I have three years of experience with cheer/dance and I absolutely love being here at Unity Cheer. I love watching our athletes grow in what they love to do and achieve new goals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda Whitworth- All Star Administrative Assistant

I work full time as a Nutrition Services Manager, I'm a mom and a grandma and I've been in the cheer/dance business for 3 years. Here at Unity Cheer we are a family and we love to see our athletes come together to motivate and cheer each other on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laila Mapp- Junior Coach, Athlete

My name is Laila Mapp. I have almost nine years of experience in all star cheerleading. I am a full time student and I love helping and teaching other cheerleaders, that were just like me, learn the sport and be a better person overall. A quote I like is, “Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you.” ~ Simone Biles

 

 

 

Lauren McKissick- All Star Coach, Tumbling Instructor

Hey! My name is Lauren! I have ten years of cheer experience, beginning in elementary school and now in collegiate cheer! I am a model and an upcoming makeup artist! I look forward to working with you all. Never give up! Practice makes perfect! Remember that so practice how you will perform! 

 

 

 

 

Nya Owes- Junior Coach, Athlete

My name is Nya. I have 11 years of school year gymnastics, tumbling, and All Star Cheer experience. I am in high school and this positive message drives me: “No matter how many times you mistakes you make or how slow you progress you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” -TONY ROBBINS