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The talent, energy and experience of our staff creates enthusiasm and success in all of our programs. We have the only nationally certified, experienced staff on the Western Slope, and our director is a national awards winning choreographer.  All of our instructors are required to maintain the AACCA Certification (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors)CSCA (Colorado Spirit Coaches Association) & USASF (United States All Star Federation) credentials .  It is also required that our staff attend selected training sessions conducted nationally and in house so that we can provide our students consistent and up-to-date training techniques.  We are the only all star studio/gym in the valley with the level of success and experience needed to give each student a great athletic experience.  Our main goal is to develop great athletes by focusing on character, instilling values, selflessness, self confidence, and hardwork in a safe environment.  We believe in teaching safety, progressions and proper technique.

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Tena C. Preuss
HEAD COACH: Spirit Express All Star Dance Team
HEAD COACH :Cheer Express Senior All Star Level 4  Cheer Team,  Youth All Star Cheer Level 2

Spirit Director for District 51 High Schools Spirit Teams. Lead Dance Adjudicator for CHSAA. Founder/President of the MCJCA. Executive Board member of the Colorado Spirit Coaches Association. 2015-16 CHSAA & Denver Broncos Hero Award. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Colorado World's Team Coach and Choreographer representing Varsity Spirit Brands. 2012, 2013, 2014,2015 Best Choreography Award - NDA All Star Nationals Championships, 2010 Choreographers Award, 2009 Best Choreography Award Jamfest National Championships, 2009 Teams featured in All Star Cheer Magazine under her direction, 2008 Recipient of Best Overall Cheer Choreography at the Americheer International Championships. 2007 Recipient of the American National Championships Dance Choreographers Award, 2006 Recipient of the NDA National Championship Choreographers Award, and the 2006 Ameridance International Championships National Choreographers Award. 2005 recipient of the UPA Top Ten Coaches of the Year, recognized by Cheerleader Magazine. Former Head Coach of the then nationally ranked Mesa State College Cheerleaders, where she coached for 8 years. Former NCA Instructor, director and All American. Former executive board member for the National Spirit Advisory Board with NCA/UCA Varsity Spirit Brands. Founder and President of the Mesa County Jr. Cheer Association. USASF National Certification to Level 7 in Partner Stunts, Group Stunts, Tosses and Tumbling. National Certified Judge & Coach with CHSAA, CSCA, NCA, NDA, UCA, UDA, AACCA, UPA, MA, USA and the USASF. Assistant Director for the 1993 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Opening Number, Olympic Torch Relay, United Nations, UNICEF Telecast, Junior College World Series. Producer and choreographer for the 4th of July Spectacular.  Recipient of countless national choreographer awards. She has judged all across the country, as well as speaking at numerous conferences. Under her direction and choreography the Express All Stars have won over 280 National Championship titles. She has been noted as one of the top coaches in the country for All Star Dance. Coach and choreographer for the Worlds Team at Express in dance.


Bonnie Davis
Ballet, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary

Bonnie has been an instructor with Express All-Stars since the fall of 2006. Bonnie started dancing at the age of 3 and has been captivated ever since. She is trained in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, pom & drill, dance pedagogy, kinesiology and choreography. Bonnie holds numerous National Dance titles & has been an All-American Dancer 3 times. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater Arts & Dance. Bonnie with the help of 2 fellow dancers at Mesa State College was the first to introduce and implement a "Senior Dance Capstone" for graduating senior dance students at MSC. She was awarded "Best Choreography for an Original Piece" in Spring of 2006 for her contemporary piece Resistance. Bonnie is CSCA & AACCA certified. Before becoming the Director of Dance Technique Bonnie coached the Junior Express All-Star Team for 4 years during which time they won numerous National titles under her direction. She works with all levels of dancers in the Express All-Stars dance program focusing on improving and perfecting their technique, flexibility, and strength. She enjoys sharing her love of dance with young dancers. Bonnie has trained and danced with Trudy McCreanor of Colorado West Ballet, Dawn Smuin Carey, Carol Roderick of The Boston Ballet School & The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Jane Slusarski-Harris of the IMPACT Dance Company, Tony Coppola master tapper and percussionist, Melonie Buchanan-Murray of the Wichita Ballet Theatre & former Radio City Rockette, Chung-Fu Chang of the international Cloud Gate Dance Theatre & Kaohsiung Contemporary Dance Company, Lee Copper of IMPACT Dance, Linda Heine-Nebbiosi, Judy Bejarano Artistic Director of IMPACT Dance, & Melissa Corr Ballet Mistress at Canyon Concert Ballet. She has had the oportunity to take Master Classes with Gerrianne Genga a choreographer who has worked with Prince & Janet Jackson, Emmy award winner Mia Michaels, Wade Robson of SYTYCD, Brian Freidman choreographer for many popular music artists such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles and Mariah Carey and Emmy winner Tyce Diorio who has choreographed and performed with Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, and Ricky Martin, among many others.




Aubree Minter

HEAD COACH: Junior Dance Team, Youth Cheer Team

Aubree is a Grand Junction native and has 8
 years of coaching experience. She is a former Express All-Star Team member and also danced on the Venom Express Semi Pro Dance Team. Aubree is a two time Innovative Choreography Winner and a former National Champion. She is experienced with Pom and Hip Hop and Cheer  Choreography and loves to further her education in this sport.







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Scott Preuss

Scott has coached all levels of tumbling with the Express All Stars for the past 5 years.  He is CSCA Coaches Certification and is currently credentialling with the USASF. Former member of "The Boys" competitive hip-hop team, who finished 2nd at the Contest of Champions National Championships in 2002. Assistant choreographer in hip-hip. which lead to the Spirit Express Senior Team winning their first Hip-Hop national Championship in 2008. Scott has had the opportunity to receive training from some of the best hip-hop choreographers in the country, Dave Scott (Step up Movies), Shane Sparks (America's Best Dance Crew) and Laurie Ann Gibson (MTV's Making the Band) to name a few. Scott brings a little "flava" to his hip-hop choreography.







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Kimberly Sweet


Kim is a 1992 Graduate of Spirit Express Senior Dance Team after 3 years under the direction of Tena Preuss. She is an All-American Dancer nominee and member of 1991 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performance team. and she was on the 1992 NCA National Championship. Kim started dancing at the age of 5 and continued training at numerous studios here in the Grand Valley. She studied classical ballet, jazz and tap for 20 years. Kim has a bachelor's degree is physiology of Exercise from Western State College. She served in the athletic training department for 3 years while teaching children's dance classes at Gunnison School of Dance.