Our Programs

Meet the Dallas / Ft. Worth Team

Coach Sparkles

Director of Operations

Coach Bubbles

Coach Rainbow

Coach Smiley

Coach Superman

Coach Sunny

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 there! My name is Shantell, but the kids know me as Coach Bubbles! As a former gymnast, physical health and wellness have always been top priority to me and I love being able to work with children to help them find fun ways to stay healthy. I’ve earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and am working toward my Masters on Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University (with a focus on Child Development). I am excited to help introduce your child to positive and innovative ways to incorporate physical fitness into their life!

Coach Rainbow

Hello! My name is Jordan but your little ones know me as Coach Rainbow! I have had experience in Early Childhood Education/Physical Education with schools, daycares, gyms, and sports clubs in DFW for over a decade. I love inspiring my students, building relationships and supporting them as they learn and advance in their physical abilities. I am committed to providing a positive and fun environment for your little ones as they enhance their behavioral and multimodal skills.

Coach Smiley

Hi there! My name is Dede, but your kids know me as Coach Smiley. I started my dance and fitness journey 9 years ago when I joined my high school drill team. I then went on to attend the University of Texas at Arlington where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology and continued dancing on the UTA Dance Team. I’ve always had a passion for dance, fitness, and working with children. Here at the Gym Station I have the wonderful opportunity to combine all three! I am very excited to share my love for dance and fitness with your children every week.

Coach Superman

Hola! My name is Nick Valentine but your amazing child may know me as Coach Superman. I am from Dallas, Texas, GO COWBOYS! Sports are my passion and affecting the lives of children through sporting activities is monumental to that passion. I received my Bachelor Degree from the University of Houston in Sports Administration. I graduated in December 2016 with a Masters in Education Administration. It's an honor to impact your child in a positive way and I'm ecstatic to be a part of the learning curve for all kids through fun educational activities that will get those young minds and bodies blossoming.

Coach Sunny

Howdy! I’m Marissa but the kiddos call me Coach Sunny! I’ve been involved in dance and sports from the pre-k to the national level. I am very passionate about health and wellness, as well as positive body image! I studied early childhood education at Texas A&M College Station. I am so thrilled to teach your kids healthy habits that they will carry on for the rest of their lives!