Meet our amazing staff!

Andrea Needle

Andrea, a native of California, attended American University in Washington, DC where she earned a degree in psychology. Andrea's background is in dance - ballet, jazz and modern - and prior to moving to the east coast, she trained and performed with various dance companies in California, the Midwest, and Canada. Andrea founded Dream Allstars in 2005 (after her daughters fell in love with the sport) in an effort to create a cheerleading "family" that simultaneously promotes competitive excellence, growth as both an athlete and, perhaps more importantly, as a person, and to provide a home away from home for everyone who walks through the doors.

Kim Fitts

Kim does so much around the gym that it is hard to put into words, but chances are that she is not only the person that will help you with something having to do with the office or competition registration, but also coached your children at some point in their lives. Kim has over a decade of coaching - both high school and allstar cheer and is able to bring an ability to get the most out of her athletes, regardless of their skill level. Kim is currently coaching Radiance (Sr. 2) and Vivid (All-girl Sr. 3). She is also current with her NICS background clearance.


NaShanta Ellerbe

NaShanta packs a lot of power into a small frame, showcasing her dazzling technique, fiery competitive drive, and dedication to hard work as she pushes our Worlds team each season.  It is those same skills that have allowed her to succeed at every level. NaShanta not only cheered for her high school and her college but went on to cheer for the Ravens for many years. She also cheered during the Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens and in 2014, she retired but still does dance and stunt choreography every year for the Raven cheerleaders. 


Chippi Wims

Chippi started her love for cheering competitively when she four years old. She cheered for Rec., high school and allstar cheer. Chippi has been a part of our Dream family for 8 years. She became an All-American cheerleader at an early age and performed in the NFL Pro Bowl, the collegiate Sugar Bowl and Citrus Bowl. She studied early Education at Montgomery College, and has been teaching preschool for 5 years. Chippi does a great job connecting with all of her athletes, while bringing the perfect mixture of having fun and working hard to her coaching! Chippi currently is coaching Radiance (Sr. 2) and she is current with her NICS background clearance.


Jourdan Bloom

Jourdan Bloom began cheering at the age of six. From 2005 until her graduation from high school, Jourdan was trained exclusively by Dream Allstars, competing on all level teams in her 8 years with the organization. Upon her graduation from high school in 2013, Jourdan attended Oklahoma State University where she cheered on the small all-girl team her freshman year, and on large coed her sophomore year. During her freshman year, in addition to cheering with Oklahoma State, Jourdan was a member of Twist and Shout and went on to become a World Champion in 2014, winning the Sr. Medium Coed division with her team. Jourdan has returned to the area to attend the University of Maryland, where she is captain of the all-girl cheerleading team, as well the coach of Blair High School's cheer team. Jourdan has expertise in both allstar and collegiate/game day cheer, as well as in group and coed stunting. She has also choreographed allstar and recreational routines. Jourdan is currently coaching Wonder (Youth 1) and Eternity (Small Sr. Coed 5). She is also current with NICS background clearance and CPR certified.


James Johnson

James Johnson IV as an all around athlete in high school where he found a love for cheer in his senior year. As he left for college, he continued doing Acrobatics and gymnastics at Washington Adventist University. It was there when he learned how to spot tumbling. James went on to start tumbling classes at Montgomery Blair High School and became a tumbling coach at the Acro Airs Cheer and tumbling camp in 2012. As he continued to grow his tumbling knowledge and coaching skills, he became Radiance's tumbling coach for the 2016 - 2017 season. With his growing love for the gym, James brings enthusiasm and confidence to all the athletes here at Dream. James is currently coaching Vivid (All-girl Sr. 3) and is current with his NICS background clearance.


Lynn Ellis

Lynn has been running the half year cheer and dance program here at Dream Allstars for the past two years. She brings over two decades of experience in the cheer and dance industry as a program director, coach, and judge. She has coached and directed at the Rec., High School, and allstar levels. Lynn has judged on both the local and National level for over ten years and is certified by the American Academy of Cheer Coaches and Advisors (AACCA), National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS), safety certification by the United States Allstar Federation (USASF).


Natalie Glaze

Natalie Glaze was a champion pom in high school and cheered recreationally. Natalie honed her leadership skills, along with her tireless work ethic. Combining her love for the children and education with the drive to succeed, she continued on as a coach in dance, cheer and gymnastics at the rec, high school, and allstar levels. She has brought an attention to detail and fun attitude that has been infectious through out our dance program. Natalie is currently coaching Hypnotic (Senior poms) and Rhapsody (Junior poms). Natalie is also current with her NICS background clearance. 


Carly Sanders

Carly's early love for tumbling made her a standout athlete in both cheer and diving. She soon found herself coaching diving in 2008 when she began coaching cheer exclusively. She has coached at all levels from Rec to High School and World's level allstar. Carly has NFHS certifications for concussions in sports, sportsmanship and the coaches education stunt progression. Carly has her National Safety Certification from AACCA, and has competed the UCA 5 star coaches program. Carly was also certified as an elite American cheerleader by UCA.  Since 2012 she has also been certified AAAI/ISMA personal fitness trainer, and was also a NPC (Nation Physique Competitor) athlete and has won numerous titles, including the East Coast Champion. She is USASF certified at all levels of stunting and has a unique talent for connecting with the inspiring athletes no matter their skill level. Carly is currently coaching Eternity (Sr. coed level 5) and is current with her NICS background check.


Eric Thompson

Eric heads up our program and his dedication to hard work, mixed with heavy motivation and a fun personality, runs through all of our teams.  Following his time as a three sport athlete in high school, Eric discovered his love, and talent for Acro. Traveling the world in college to perform, a drive to coach soon came to the forefront. With over a decade of training many of the elite tumblers in the country, Eric has coached and trained athletes at the high school, allstar and college levels, including The University of Maryland and Towson University. He is USASF certified in tumbling and stunting at all levels and has the ability to inspire athletes to achieve skills they never even dreamed that they were capable of. Eric is currently coaching Eternity (Sr. coed 5) World's team and he is also current with his NICS background check clearance.


Nikao Kerr

Nikao was a standout athlete in track, basketball, and arcobatics. As captain of his Arco-Airs team in college, he competed and performed all over the world. He soon began coaching tumbling up down the east coast. Expanding his skills to include coaching cheer, he quickly found himself working with various high schools, elite allstar programs, and numerous college programs, including The University of Maryland. Nikao is USASF certified for all levels of tumbling and stunting and he is current with his NICS background check clearance. He brings his leadership and motivational talent to athletes of all levels that he coaches.


Shelly Guy

Shelly began training at an early age, quickly rising to becoming a nationally ranked gymnast. Truly gifted, she has performed contortion, aerial silks, hand-balancing, stilt-walking, and juggling for a variety of professional circus and entertainment productions, as well as appearing on Broadway with Pippin The Musical, and with Cirque du Soleil's Premier of Kurios. For over a decade she has trained cheerleaders, gymnasts, dancers, and acrobats in both flexibility and tumbling, and brings a unique perspective and array of talents to the gym. She has also recently added photography to her every expanding skills.