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Coach Chelsea Johnson

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Coach Chelsea began her athletic career in 5th grade, moving through pop warner and school cheer up to national level competitions. After leaving the Bay Area in 2005, she studied the art of dance and performance, taking courses in ballet, modern, hip-hop, ballroom, theater arts and Latin dances throughout high school and college. In 2008, she began juggling her dance and all-star career as backspot, base and flyer, competing in levels 2 through 6. In recent years, she joined ASA's Open Hip Hop team and is now a Worlds ranked cheerleader and dancer. Chelsea has been coaching for over 6 years from recreational and sideline, to choreographing and coaching all star levels. Numerous coaches conferences and college courses combined with her many years of experience makes Chelsea a master of performance and gives her the knowledge to coach and train all levels of cheer and dance.

Coach Amanda Whitaker

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Coach Amanda has been dancing for over 10 years and has also cheered through out middle and high school. She has also been a member of the Semi Pro Cheerleading Team, Saberkittens. This will be Amanda's 6th season coaching for ASA. Amanda also teaches beginning and intermediate tumbling classes and is available for private lessons.

Will "Willdabeast" Adams - Guest Choreographer

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Originally from Indiana, Will "WilldaBeast" Adams moved to LA to pursue his dance career. Dancing for artists such as Usher, T-Pain, The Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, Zendaya, 5th Harmony, Demi Lavato, GLEE, X-Factor, Nissan, MTV, Butterfinger, and Madonna he found a love for choreography. This allowed him to choreograph for artists including T-Pain, DJ Tiesto, GRL, Erika Jayne, ABDC, So You Think You Can Dance, and Nike.  In 2013, Willdabeast created the dance company immaBEAST and dropped the first official video "Dope". Since then, immaBEAST has become one of the leading brands, companies, and influences in the hip hop dance world.

Janelle Ginestra - Guest Choreographer

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Janelle Ginestra has choreographed ASA's competitive hip hop routines for the past 3 years. At age 18, Janelle moved to North Hollywood, CA. She has worked as a successful dancer and been in multiple dance shows from a contestant on BRAVO reality TV show “ Step It Up and Dance”, to a reoccurring dancer on FOX’s hit show “Glee". She is very involved in the dance community, working on different jobs for dance shows, music videos, award shows, including dancing for Beyonce at the Billboard Awards. Janelle has been in several movies, the most recent film being Honey 2 where she played the role of Juvey Dancer and her biggest role being the lead chipmunk a.k.a chipette "Britney" in Alvin and the Chipmunks 2. Janelle has worked with many well-known and respected choreographers including, Adam Shankman, Brian Friedman, assisting NappyTabs on So You Think You Can Dance And America's Beat Dance Crew, and Zachary Woodlee of Glee. Janelle’s most recent television appearances include Glee, Community, America’s Got Talent, Bunheads, and X-Factor, not only where she danced for multiple contestants, but also choreographed. Her first world tour with P!NK lasted over a year where she not only danced, but was P!NK's body double and flew her aerial tracks everyday. She toured with with Jennifer Lopez, was in the #1 video- record breaking video "Anaconda" with Nicki Minaj and continues to teach master dance classes world-wide. She is trying to touch and inspire anyone and everyone with her passion and love of this art. 

Rachel Klang - Guest Choreographer

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Rachel has been dancing since the age of 2 training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Broadway (Musical Theater), Pointe and Hip Hop. She joined Granada H.S. Dance Team and later became freshman/JV Coach and Assistant Coach in 2009. Rachel was a Golden State Warrior Cheerleader for 3 years. In 2012 she signed with one of LA’s top dance agencies, Bloc. She is currently training and working on her 
professional dance career in Los Angeles. 

Andre Nathaniel - Guest Choreographer

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*Performed with Stomp on the North American Tour 

*Was a top 25 finalist on the first year (season 1) of So You Think You Can Dance 
*Regional Finalist for Roll Bounce Competition (on roller skates) and bay area representative 
and winner of the You Got Served Dance Competition 
*Danced For De Anza College Phase II Dance Team & Versatile Styles 
*Has been choreographing for 20 years 
*Has taught all over the country for ages 5-75 yrs. 
*Has taught classes at Golds Gym & Western Athletic Club (Santa Clara) 
*Has been teaching master hip hop dance classes since High School

Rory Pete - Guest Choreography

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Rory has been dancing for over ten years. He started his career with OGB Original Booft Troop. He also trained with The Company, Funkonometry SF, Phoenix Dance Co and among other teams and choreographers. He eventually joined FTC in Alameda. He has performed at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Golden State Warriors halftime show and various concerts.

Russell Alcorn - Guest Choreographer

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- Current JAMZ instructor

- Has 20 years of dance experience

- Dance Worlds competitor

- Dance judge for JAMZ cheer and dance

- Nationally ranked choreographer

Ted Good - Guest Choreographer

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Tedd is the head coach at Southern California Allstar Gym. Also head instructor of Action Spirit Camp Company. He coached Large Senior Lvl. 2, Large Senior Lvl. 3 and Medium Coed Lvl. 5 from 2014-2015. He was 2014 and 2015 NCA Champion as well as 2015 World Champion. Received 2 innovative choreography awards at NCA in 2015.

Kyle McCarthy - Guest Choreographer

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Kyle's Coaching Bio:

2011-2015 NCA Champion, 2013 World Champion, 2014 Summit Champion, 2014 Worlds Champion (International Division), 2015 2nd place at Worlds, 2015 3rd place at Worlds. 

Kyle's Choreography Bio:

Choreographing for 8 years across North America (Georgia, Alabama, Tennesse, Florida,California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, and more) His routines have won NCA, UCA, Cheersport, Worlds and Summit within the last 5 years.

Personal info:

Was on Bring it On 5 

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