ABOUT KC ELITE
At KC Elite, our coaches are dedicated to helping our gymnasts or dancer reach their full potential. They have years of experience in many programs and are passionate about teaching. Get to know them below!
HEAD COACH / OWNER
Meet the Owner & Head Coach of KC Elite! Her dance experience includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Open and Pointe! Trisha's Cheerleading career started at 13 and continued in high school and on a Semi Pro Cheer Team with the Pella Knights. Trisha's Dance & tumbling Career began at age 4 through high school. She loves helping all her dance, tumbling and cheer kids grow and learn. She is the Head Coach of Comp Tumbling, Recreational Dance, Comp Acro, and All Star Cheer. Trisha is USTA, USASF certified Coach, AAU Cheer and Tumbling Coach, Iowa High School Coach. She has an associated degree and previously worked in Pre Hospital Emergency Care, she is CPR and First Aid instructor.
Coach Bri Goldman joined us in 2020. She coaches our Mini Hip Hop Competition Dance Team. Bri has danced since she was 3 years old, she started competition at 5 years old. She became an assistant her Sophomore year of High School and then started teaching by herself her freshman year of college. She is experienced in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clog, Lyrical, Hip Hop and has recently began to learn more contemporary style. Bri is Safesport, CPR & First Aid trained.
Coach Black is our Head Double Mini & Boys Tumbling. He assists with Competition Tumbling. Coach Black is a certified coach with the State of Iowa, USTA and AAU Certified Tumbling Coach. He is CPR, Safesport trained and also enjoys Coaching Baseball for the local High School Team.
Mariah currently attends Sigourney High School as a Junior. She is a USTA Jr. Certified Coach. She is on our Competition Tumbling & Cheer Team since 2017. She is Co-Head coach of our Tiny Novice Cheer Team & Rec Cheer program. She assists with our TNT program and Is our head Tiny program Coach.
Sophie Young currently attend Sigourney High School as a Freshman. Sophie has been an All Star Cheerleader for 9 years, tumbling for 9 years and dancing on and off for 7 years. Sophie is a Certified Jr Coach with USTA, is safesport and CPR trained. She coaches Double Mini, Tumbling & Tiny Cheer. Sophie loves helping kids learn with a sport she has such passion for!
Makayla is currently a Freshman at Sigourney Jr. Sr. High School. She is a Jr. Coach for our TNT Programs. Makayla is also on our TNT & Cheer Team with KC Elite. She has been at the Studio since 2017. She is Safesport, USTA certified.
Taytum Bell currently attends Sigourney Jr Sr High School as a Junior. She has been dancing for 11 years, tumbling for 7 and All Star Cheer for 4. Taytum currently competes with our 2022-2023 Dance, Cheer and Tumbling teams. You will see Taytum assisting our Competition Tumbling Team. She loves working with the younger athletes, and help them improve and learn more about USTA & AAU tumbling. Taytum is certified USTA Jr. Coach.
Ashley Coaches our Recreational Tumbling Programs for Pre K -3rd Grade. Ashely and her family have been with KC Elite since 2019, when they moved to Sigourney. Her youngest still competes with our TNT team. Ashley has been assisting at multiple cheer and tumbling gyms for over 13 years. Ashley says 'I Love helping kids achieve new skills and confidence in themselves.
Ashley is also our office assistant, if you need help registering for classes, making payments or have any questions you can contact Ashely at email@example.com