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) , Twilight (Jr. 2) and Wonder Yth 1. She is also current with her NICS and Montgomery County Public School background clearance and CPR certified. 


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. 


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.


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.


Jacque Bitanga

Jacque Bitanga returns home to the Dream staff with over 20 years of All-star cheer coaching experience at every level as well as experience in coaching tumbling and gymnastics. Jacque is a credentialed stunt coach in levels 1-5, is current in NICS background clearance as well as in concussion, heat and heart training through USASF. In addition to coaching our worlds team, Eternity, Jacque is also a licensed clinical psychotherapist in private practice specializing in ADHD, depression and anxiety. Jacque brings knowledge, passion for excellence and an eye for details to the Dream teams while striving to motivate and encourage confidence in our athletes. 


Mike Datu

Coach Mike 


Justin Hall

 Coach Justin


Bryanna Saunders

Coach Bryanna 


Sarah Winneberger

Coach Sarah 


Lyric Generals

Coach Lyric 


Axel Rios

Coach Axel 


Nicole Casey

Niocle danced for 16 years. She has experience in Jazz, Tap, Poms and Hip Hop.  She coached competitive poms and hip hop for 5 year at Maryland Dance Energy, including a 2016-2017 Dance Worlds poms team. Nicole has coached all age divisions from mini to senior teams.


Harley Dresner

Harley Dresner is a Dream alumna and is excited to be back at Dream as a coach! Harley is a graduate of Magruder High School where she was a member of the Liberty Bells poms team for all four years and also served as an officer. Harley is currently a student at Montogmery College and dances for Electric Events in Washington, D.C.


Sarah Casey

Sarag Casey has danced competitively for 6 years in multiple disciplines including poms, hip hop and jazz. In 2016 she competed with Maryland Dance Energy at the Dance Worlds in poms.  In addition to training and competing herself, Sarah coached younger competitive teams and is looking foward to bringing her experience to Dream!


Grace McGlynn

Grace spent 3 years on a recreational poms team and 3 years on Dream's own undefeated poms team! She is currently a member of the Damascus High School poms team and will now be lending her enormous talent as a new assistant coach