Head Cheerleading Coach, Acro.
Born in Ballarat, dance has always been a part of Eliza’s life, starting dancing at the age of 4 at the “Ballarat Ballet Centre”, under the teachings of Trudy and Lisa Harris.
Not long after starting dance, Eliza fell in love with Gymnastics. Starting at Ballarat YMCA, Eliza spent every spare moment flipping around and practicing.
After settling in Sydney with her family, she joined Sydney North Dance under principal Lorraine Baines, completing her RAD Ballet, Jazz, and Tap exams. She also joined Epping YMCA Gymnastics, competing all levels from 1-4 at a state level and training up to level 5.
In 2015, Eliza moved to Nowra. She eagerly applied for a job as a coach at Shoalhaven Cheer Academy.
Eliza is now in her 5th year coaching Cheer for Your Talent Team at Shoalhaven Cheer Academy. In 2017, she was promoted to Head Cheer Coach. Eliza likes to ensure all students are not only learning new skills, but safely reaching their goals with correct progressions and strength. Educating the athletes on the importance of body awareness, engaging muscle groups and taking skills one step at a time is Elizas coaching method. Eliza thoroughly enjoys furthering her education, attending courses and conferences. One of her favourites was attending the Acrobatic Arts course and receiving her Acro teaching certification.
The highlight of Eliza’s coaching career was in 2019, when Shoalhaven Cheer Academy first attended AASCF Nationals, taking 3 teams – Youth 1 LAZERS, Senior 1 SUPERNOVAZ, and Senior 2 LIGHTNING. All teams put out incredible routines at this huge competition, and Senior 1 SUPERNOVAZ came home with a 3rd place out of 19 of the best teams in Australia.
“Dance and acrobatics was a huge part of my childhood and upbringing. Being surrounded by other dance families is one of my fondest memories, and I’m excited to be a part of a new generation creating these memories. Your Talent Team has become a 2nd family to not only me, but my daughter and mother too. It is a truly remarkable place to be and I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing, talented team.”