Meet The Directors

The Art of Gymnastics and Cheer Director – Diane Buscham

Diane was born and raised in Vineland, NJ and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She is married to Paul DiFilippo and has two sons, two granddaughters, a grandson and two stepsons.

Diane has been in the “people” business all her life and has always been excited about a new “challenge.” She successfully owned and operated a motel in North Wildwood for 16 years. She and her husband were instrumental in establishing the first “Bed and Breakfast” in the Wildwoods in 1985 which they owned and operated for 15 years. She taught many adult evening classes throughout New Jersey on the topic “How to Open a Bed and Breakfast.”

Diane served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce for 20 years and was elected as the Chamber’s first woman President in 1985 and served two terms. She was also a member of the Cape May County Economic Development Commission, served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the city of North Wildwood and was elected to the North Wildwood City Council in 1996.

Diane’s son, Jeffrey was involved in the field of performing arts for several years, so going on auditions and competitions was a part of her life.  Which is how she became involved with Art of Gymnastics & Cheer.  Diane and her husband, Paul are currently co-owners of Re/Max Realty in N. Wildwood.

Jeffrey is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.  While at PSU, Jeffrey Majored in Communications/Marketing and minored in Exercise & Sports Science. Jeffrey has been coaching gymnastics since his days in college. 

Today, Jeffrey’s students have been on Broadway, are currently in college cheer programs, college dance teams, or are currently coaching!

Jeffrey works solely with the competition dance gymnastics and cheerleading teams at the facility. Jeffrey’s students have won dozens of Local, Regional and National Dance, Gymnastics, Tumbling & Cheerleading Titles.  To date, Jeffrey has won over 40 Regional & National Choreography awards!  He is certified by some of the top dance and cheerleading safety certification programs in the country. 

Together with his mom, Diane, their facility was named “2007 Top Acrobatic Studio” at the National Acrobatic Championships of The United States Tournament of Dance!!  In 2008, Jeffrey’s students had nine routines place into the 2008 National Battle of the Stars at the Starpower National Championship where 6 out of nine placed in the top three highest scoring routines!  Jeffrey also won the 2008 Starpower National Choreography Award, as well as his students, won the 2008 most Entertaining Act at the 2008 Starpower National Championships!  Most recently, Jeffrey’s students won Miss Acrobat of the United States and junior Mr. Acrobat of the United States at the United States Tournament of Dance’s National Dance Championships!  Also, Jeffrey had 7 students (out of only 14) chosen to be members of the 2009-2010 United States Acrobatic Team! In addition, his routine “Wicked Gravity” was chosen by the Vice President of Madison Square Garden in New York City as the most entertaining routine of 2009!  His students performed LIVE at a professional basketball game at “the Garden” in September! They received RAVE revues from this performance! Jeffrey was the recipient of the National 2009 Senior Choreography award for his action-packed acrobatic/gymnastics routine: “Vengeance of the Pirates!”

Lastly, one of Jeffrey’s students was chosen to be a member of the co-ed cheerleading team for Wilmington College.   This student received a collegiate athletic scholarship for cheerleading based on his tumbling skills taught by Jeff.  Also, a former contortion student of Jeffrey’s made it to the semi-final rounds of last year’s “America’s Got Talent”!

The Art of Gymnastics & Cheer Artistic Director
Jeffrey M. Buscham