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Emily DesJardins

Head Coach & Program Director


Emily DesJardins has been a member of the Arizona cheerleading & dance community for over 15 years. Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona she graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor's in Communications & Sports Management. She currently works for Varsity All Star as the Social Media Specialist. She is the former Varsity All Star Advisor for the Southwest, former six- year Head Instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association and former member of Varsity Spirit's National Social Media Staff. She is the former head coach of the 5X State Champion team from Greenway High School and 2X State Champion team from Sabino High School. She is also the former Head Coach of the competitive cheerleading program at Arizona State University. Coach DesJardins has choreographed for several teams across the state of Arizona and southwest and has been a judge at numerous regional and state competitions. She has worked several events across the country including California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, and even London. She currently serves on the AIA Spiritline Committee and is also the Stunt Technique Coach for Florence High School. This is Coach DesJardins's fourth season with Hamilton Cheerleading.

Taylor Shaw

Varsity assistant


Taylor is the current Head Coach at Santan Junior High School. She is a former Level 6 All Star cheerleader, Worlds athlete, and 9-year member of the Arizona cheerleading community. This is Taylor's first year with Hamilton Cheerleading.

Kalee gamez

jr. varsity Coach


Kalee is a current coach at USA Starz and a former Level 6 All Star cheerleader and Worlds athlete. She is a 9-year member of the Arizona cheerleading community and this is her first year with Hamilton Cheerleading.


Jr. Varsity coach


Tatum is an alumnae of the Perry High School Cheerleading program and former collegiate cheerleader from Northern Arizona University. Tatum has an All Star cheerleading background and this is her first year with Hamilton Cheerleading.




Tori comes from both an All Star and high school cheerleading background and is a former NCA All Star Nationals champion. This is Tori's first year with Hamilton Cheerleading.

anthony damiani



Anthony is the owner of Dauntless Athletics and a former competitive and collegiate gymnast. This is Anthony's fourth year with Hamilton Cheerleading.


Stunt Technique Coach


Megan is a former collegiate cheerleader from Grand Canyon University, as well as a former UCA Instructor. She comes from both a high school and all-star cheerleading background. She is the former Head Coach at Verrado High School. This is Megan's first year with Hamilton Cheerleading.


Tumbling coach

Peter has over 20 years of experience coaching gymnastics, tumbling, and All Star cheerleading. He is the former tumbling coach from California All Stars and this is his first year with Hamilton Cheerleading.

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