Coach Acey Lea Gieda: Dance Program Director, Developmental Dance, Competitive Dance

Acey has broad experience in dance, theater and the performing arts. Acey trained at the prestigious Performers College in the U.K., graduating with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Advanced Dance and Musical Theatre. She also trained extensively through the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing. Since graduating she worked a wide range of acting, performance, dancing and theater jobs, including, but not limited to, music videos, West End Theatre, TV presenter and runway fashion shows.

Some of her appearances included TV commercials for Lays chips, Branston Pickle, Ministry of Sound, and as a dancer on TV shows like Top of the Pops. She also performed in music videos for Gareth Gates and Aaron Smith and danced on RTL4 in Holland for famed theatrical producer Joop van den Endie.

Acey has performed in prestigious venues such as Le Louvre (Paris), The O2 Arena, ExCel LONDON, The Dorchester (London),  and The Capital Theatre (Dusseldorf), and in cities throughout the world including London, Paris, Rome, Dublin, Amsterdam, New York, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Lisbon, and Antwerp. Acey also worked as a Dance Captain in numerous theatrical productions of The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Grease and Boogie Nights.

Coach Stacia Bauer: Tumbling, Developmental Gymnastics, and Cheerleading Coach

"Hi! My name is Stacia Bauer. I started my gymnastics career attending pre-school gymnastics classes at 3 years old.  I played many sports growing up, but tumbling & cheerleading were a part of my life 24/7.  I was the girl on the soccer team at the opposite end of the field doing cartwheels.  I was a competitive power tumbler at Gymnastics Divine in Illinois and began coaching there at 15 years old. I started competitive cheerleading at Elite Spirit Academy at 10 years old, from there I continued on to cheer for football & basketball at Oregon High School, graduating in 2007.

In 2009 I moved to Clearwater Florida and began working at Future Flipz where I coached  competitive gymnastics, competitive cheerleading, pre-school gymnastics, recreational gymnastics-tumbling-cheerleading, and birthday parties.  While coaching at Future Flipz, I also began working as a pre-school school teacher.  To top it off, in 2014 I became the Head JV & Varsity Cheerleading Coach at Clearwater Central Catholic for football & basketball!

A series of events lead me to move to this beautiful island, I am very excited to make Key West my home. Gymnastics & tumbling are two of my passions, but most importantly teaching children is my true passion!! I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing my passion for these sports!"

Coach Karen Alpizar: Preschool and Developmental Gymnastics Coach
Bio coming soon!

Coach Dani Cole: Preschool Gymnastics Coach
Bio coming soon!

Our Coaches

Have you ever wondered what makes our coaches qualified to teach gymnastics, cheerleading, and tumbling? Well, we spend a lot of time training how to coach! Every KWSA coach is Safety Certified and Instructor Certified by USA Gymnastics. Our coaches have a variety of other certifications as well! Read on to learn more about our coaches and why they love teaching gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, tumbling, and more!
We are committed to keeping kids safe, all of our coaches have safety certifications and training and current background checks!

Coach Suzanne: Competitive Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Advanced Tumbling

USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Coach Certified

USASF Building and Tumbling 1-3 Certified

Owner, Suzanne Wilbarger, is a national champion gymnast, with over 15 years  combined gymnastics and cheerleading experience and over 15 years coaching  experience.

Suzanne has earned her Masters certificate in Sports Coaching from Florida State University; she has certifications from organizations including USA Gymnastics, the US All Star Federation, and the Amateur Athletic Union in topics covering safety and advanced coaching. Suzanne has also been the member of two National Champion Level 6 All Star cheerleading teams.

Coach Suzanne is also a USA Gymnastics certified judge! Suzanne's coaching philosophy is to develop athletes through positive reinforcement in a safe organized environment. This coaching philosophy is practiced in all of the programs offered at Key West Sports Academy. 

Coach Tania Alpizar: Competitive and Developmental Gymnastics Coach/ Birthday Party Director
Coach Tania has been with Key West Sports Academy from the start, first competing in gymnastics and then moving on to coaching. Coach Tania started gymnastics when she was 3 years old and competed through level 6. Coach Tania's favorite skill to perform is a glide kip on bars and she loves teaching back bends and backhip circles.

Coach Tania is currently pursuing an Athletic Training Degree from the University of Central Florida!

Coach Grace Bleil: Competitive Cheerleading Coach
"Hi my name is Grace Bleil. I began cheerleading at the age of 3 with Wreck Cheerleading. This is where my passion for cheerleading began. I began training and competing with Key West Starz Allstars at 8 years old. Frank Alvarez-former Top Gun coach and Tara Lezin co-owner of Brandon Allstars developed my cheer and tumbling skills to competition championship level. Our KW Starz team was highly competitive and won numerous championships. I cheered all fours year at Key West High School. I was Captain of my junior varsity, varsity and competition squad. During those 4 years I attended numerous camps with Dana Brown-Head Coach of Florida State University Cheerleading Team. I was also a volunteer coach at the Key West junior football league for 8 years. I worked with girls ranging from the age 4 to 14. In 2015 I started working with the Key West High School competition squad. I love helping athletes develop to reach their full potential!"

Coach Britney Alayon: Competition Cheerleading Coach

Bio coming soon!

Coach Brittany Granowicz: Developmental and Competitive Gymnastics Coach
Bio coming soon!


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