Meet Our Instructors

 

 

 

Desteny Stone

Desteny Stone

Gymnastics & Dance Instructor

Art of Gymnastics & Cheer would like to personally welcome Miss Desteny C to our staff. Desteny comes to AOGAC with years of training in all forms of dance, acrobatics, Hand Balancing, cheerleading tumbling and contortion! Miss Desteny has quite an extensive list of certifications and qualifications including:

NJ Child Care Health and Safety, Identifying Child Neglect, Child Development, First Aid & CPR, Asthma Awareness & Response, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Bullying Prevention Certification. Miss Desteny is also currently earning her Gymnastics Safety Certification. Miss Desteny instructed a month trial teaching period and has had INCREDIBLE reviews from the parents and students! We are happy to have her on board now as a full time instructor!

 Welcome to the AOGAC family, Miss Desteny

Carlee Thomas

Carlee Thomas

Dance & Gymnastics Coach

Carlee comes to us with YEARS of dance training and competitive acrobatics and dance under her belt.  She was won numerous awards as both a competitior and now as a choreographer.   Carlee’s first routine she choreographed at AOGAC won her a Choreography award at the United States Tournament of Dance as well as a dance intensive scholarship for her student in the Contemporary genre.  Carlee has traveled throughout the US teaching and choregraphing.  We are thrilled to have her as our in house team choreographer at AOGAC, where she trained all through her grade school and high school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Alicia Rowlands

Alicia Rowlands

Aerials & Gymnastics Coach

Alicia grew up in Pennsylvania and has been involved in dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading in the Lehigh Valley area since she was 5 years old. In high school, she became very involved with competitive cheerleading and competed at national level competitions all over the country. After high school, she continued her passion by being on the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs semi-pro dance team for 3 years.

She has a passion for teaching children to have a lifelong love of fitness, which has led to her becoming a highly trained preschool fitness trainer. She’s spent the past 15 years coaching cheerleading and tumbling for all ages and levels. Later, she took an interest in and learned to teach aerial arts, which she is an instructor of at our studio.


Alicia is a certified USAIGC instructor. With her background and love of encouraging students, she’s been a natural fit as a gymnastics instructor. Alicia is the head coach of AOGAC’s competitive gymnastics team.  The are 5 time NJ State Floor Exercise Champions and also home to the 2018 All Around NJ State Champion!

       Jennifer Ackroyd

Jennifer Ackroyd

Gymnastics Coach

Miss Jenn is so excited to join the Art of Gymnastics and Cheer instructors and we are THRILLED to have her!

AOGAC was where her gymnastics and acrobatic training all started when she was a child. She comes to us with years of teaching/instructor experience, 

Miss Jess is also a teacher for the Lower Township school district. Safety and fun are her top priority!

              Jessica Walls

Jessica Walls

Gymnastics Coach (Sub)

Miss Jessica is so excited to join the Art of Gymnastics and Cheer instructors and we are THRILLED to have her!

AOGAC was where her gymnastics and acrobatic training all started when she was 6 years old. She comes to us with over 8 years of instructor experience, specializing in Acrobatics & Contortion.

Miss Jess is USAG certified as well as first aid & CPR certified. Safety first is her motto!

Miss Jess is also proficient in equipment gymnastics training and is already coaching our little mini pre-team students. She is a wonderful birthday party instructor also!!

Miss Jessica is the perfect mix of discipline and fun when it comes to her coaching style.

She is passionate about ensuring that each child develops and is eager to teach the students to be their personal best!

We are blessed that Miss Jess is back with us