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Meet the Dallas / Ft. Worth Team

Coach Sparkles

Director of Operations

Coach Bubbles

Coach Goofy

Coach Smiley

Coach Sunny

Coach Caterpillar

Coach Sparkles

Director of Operations

My name is Leigh but the kiddos know me as Coach Sparkles! I have been dancing ever since I could walk and have developed a passion for teaching children and sharing my love for dance. After fifteen years of training and performing multiple dance styles, I went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of North Texas. Upon graduating college, I got my dream internship working with the Hubbard Street Youth Dance Program in Chicago, IL. After a year of working with the youth dance program and taking class from world famous choreographers in Chicago, I decided to move back to the best state ever to continue my career in dance education. I started my journey with Gym Station in 2016 and my passion for teaching children has grown in so many ways! I started out as a dance coach and then had the opportunity to coach Flippers, Sports, and Fitness!  I was Gym Station's Dance Director for two years and am now the Director of Operations for the DFW area. I get to share the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle with hundreds of children each week and that makes my job AWESOME!

Coach Bubbles

Hi! My name is Ashlynn, but the kids know me as Coach Bubbles. I have lived in Texas my whole life and have been dancing since the age of three. After having practiced ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance throughout my childhood, I went on to receive a Bachelors in Dance studies from Texas Woman’s University. I have always loved children and throughout my college career I discovered my passion for working with children and teaching them dance. I am excited to get to know your kids and share my passion with them.

Coach Goofy

Hi! My name is Au’Moni but the little ones know me as Coach Goofy. I am a Texas, born and raised, athlete who’s been playing sports my whole life and love it! I have played almost every major sport but track and basketball were my strong suits. I’ve been working with kids ever since 2018 and have enjoyed every second of it. I joined Gym Station to share my knowledge of sports & fitness through the best way possible: fun! I look forward to teaching your kiddos!

Coach Smiley

Hello! My name is Terrance but the kiddos know me as Coach Smiley (because I love to smile). I was born and raised in Texas and have been playing sports since I could walk. I started coaching sports on a middle school level in 2015 and that’s when I knew my calling was with the kiddos. I never looked back! One of the reasons why I joined the Gym Station was because I wanted to coach and teach at the earliest child level. When your kiddos grow up they will be 100% be ready because Coach Smiley taught them everything they know - all while having FUN, FUN, FUN at the same time. Remember, don’t forget to smile!!

Coach Sunny

Hi friends! My name is Melissa, but the kiddos know me as Coach Sunny because I love sunshine, sunflowers, and the color yellow! I have been a dancer since the age of three, practicing ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical, as well as other forms of performance art including aerial silks and color guard. I graduated from the University of North Texas with my bachelor’s in Child Development and taught public school for two years. During that time, I had the opportunity to coach the middle school cheerleading squad. I decided I needed a change of pace, and that’s when I found The Gym Station! Now I get to combine my passion for dance and fitness with my love for littles and nurturing their growth and development. I truly cannot wait to meet your children and be a bright and sunny part of their day!

Coach Caterpillar

Hi Everyone! My name is Lawuan, also known as “Coach Caterpillar". I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and am currently a dance coach and personal trainer. I have been dancing all my life but have coached professionally for over 5 years teaching competition dance ages 2 and up. I am a Bryan University Alumni and have my personal training undergraduate certificate, an Associates Degree in Applied Fitness, and a Bachelors in Professional fitness and Exercise science. I have also served 6 years in the Air National Guard. I came to The Gym Station Team because I knew I was going to love my job. I want to teach kids my passion which is dance and share my knowledge of fitness while having an amazing time. I’m super excited to show the kiddos that learning can be fun.