BRITTANY ARMETTA – Coach
Brittany has over 8 years of experience in tumbling and cheerleading. Brittany was on Elite Cheer All Stars, located in Omaha, Nebraska. She was a member of the Varsity cheerleading team and a member of the competition team through her high school, Millard West High School, in Omaha Nebraska. Her competition team placed 2nd row.
Brittany cheered in college at Kansas State University as a member of the all-girl squad as well as the small coed squad.
Brittany has been coaching at Twist and Shout for over a year. She was the Head Coach of the Tiger Sharks (Junior 3) as well as an instructor for several recreational tumbling classes. Brittany is currently the head coach of Viper Sharks (Senior 4).
Outside of Twist and Shout Brittany works full time at State Farm, she loves spending time with her husband Aaron and dog, Lola, and her friends. During the summer she enjoys boating and camping.
Favorite Quote: “I trade sweat for strength, I trade doubt for belief, I trade cheerleading for nothing.”
CARRIE BUSHMAN – Coach
Carrie Bushman is a 2003 graduate of Mahomet-Seymour High School. Carrie has over 5 years of cheerleading experience. Carrie cheered from 7th grade through senior year. Carrie enjoys making new friends and being involved in her community school through cheerleading. Carrie is currently working on her bachelor’s in Elementary Education through the University of Phoenix Online. Carrie teaches preschool in Champaign at Mother’s Morning Out and also coaches cheerleading at Mahomet Seymour High School.
Carrie became involved with Twist and Shout when her daughter started taking tumbling classes there when she was two years old. Carrie began by subbing in a pre-tumbling class the following year and started teaching her own classes the next year. Last year was Carrie’s first year Head Coaching Angel Sharks (Tiny 1) and Zebra Sharks (Mini 1) All-Star teams and she loved every second of it. She is currently Head Coach of Crown Sharks (Youth 1).
Carrie has always enjoyed working with children and being able to combine that with cheerleading makes Twist and Shout the perfect place for her. Outside of Twist and Shout Carrie loves to spend time with her family, read, swim and spend time with friends.
Carrie is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Favorite quote is “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” ~ Kevin Durant
KYLIE CHRISTENSEN – Assistant Coach
Kylie Christensen is a 2013 graduate of Mahomet-Seymour High School. Kylie is currently a student at Parkland College for elementary education. Kylie has always enjoyed working with children, and that’s why she wants to continue her career with them. Cheerleading has been a part of Kylie’s life since junior high and continued until her senior year.
Kylie has been with Twist and Shout as an athlete since her freshman year. Kylie was given the opportunity to start coaching at TSA her junior year and has loved every minute of it. Last year Kylie was Assistant Coach for Angel Sharks (Tiny 1) and Zebra Sharks (Mini 1). Kylie is currently Assistant Coach for Crown Sharks (Youth 1) and Lady Sharks (Junior 2). Kylie also teaches numerous recreational cheer and tumbling classes.
Outside of Twist and Shout Kylie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends and family.
Favorite quote: “It takes a dream to get started, desire to keep going and determination to finish” ~ Eddie Harris Jr.
MICHAEL HOCH – All Star Director
Michael is a 2004 graduate of Mahomet-Seymour High School. Michael has over 15 years of experience in tumbling and gymnastics and over 5 years of experience with competitive cheerleading. Michael began tumbling with a local tumbling program at the age of 5. After 3 years he enrolled at Illinois Gymnastics Center in Champaign, IL where he continued his training until 2004. While at Illinois Gymnastic Center Michael was involved with the power tumbling team as well as the boy’s gymnastic team. After graduating from high school Michael continued tumbling with several local gyms.
Michael Began coaching at Twist and Shout in 2009, assisting in several recreational classes. After his first year Michael began instructing full time and was introduced to the world of competitive cheerleading. After 3 seasons of being Head Coach of three different teams, Michael is currently the All-Star Director for Twist and Shout All Stars (TSA). Michael also teaches several recreational tumbling and cheer classes.
Michael is USASF certified in Levels 1-5.
Outside of Twist and Shout Michael enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite Quote: “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.”
ABBEY PEDDYCOART – Coach
Abbey Peddycoart is a USASF levels 1-5 certified coach and ASEP certified for Coaching in the state of Illinois. After dancing for 12 years she cheered for 6 years. She has placed in the top ten at the IHSA cheerleading state. After cheering she began coaching. Abbey has coached high school for 4 years and All-Stars going on 7 years. She enjoys being able to share the world of cheerleading with her kids and show them what all cheerleading has to offer.
Favorite quote: “If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you’re doing, love what you’re doing and believe in what you’re doing.”