Cincinnati, OH Dance Instructors
Vicki Wallace – Program Director
Vicki is the Owner of Premier Tumbling & Dance. She has been involved in the Dance, Tumbling and Cheer industry since 1991. She has coached tumbling, dance and cheer teams on a Regional and National level. Vicki has managed recreational and competitive programs for various gyms and studios.
In addition to owning Premier Tumbling and Dance, she also created and directed the tumbling/gymnastic/cheer program for the City of Mason. Vicki has two daughters who have grown up in the dance and cheer world.
Attending teacher/owner workshops and conventions around the country has helped her build Premier Tumbling & Dance to the level of success it has reached and still climbing.
Vicki is USAG Safety certified and has outstanding credentials in Childhood Developmental Education and Movement.
Angie McNeil – Competition Director
Angie is one of the top choreographers and teachers of Premier Tumbling & Dance. Angie’s passion and love for all types of dance shines through in her enthusiasm, excitement and encouragement toward her students. She attended the University of Cincinnati and was a member the UC Dance team which holds four National Champion Titles, 3 Gold Medals/3 World Champion Titles and been placed among the nation's elite dance teams.
Angie has been tumbling and dancing since the age of 3. She is trained in all forms of dance such as ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop and acro. Angie has traveled to many dance intensive workshops throughout the country. During these workshops she got the privilege of not only meeting, but dancing and learning from some of the top choreographers in the dance world today.
Angie is planning on continuing to travel and expand her dance experience as well as teach and choreograph for all the Premier Tumbling & Dance students.
Shannon Wallace – Recital Director
Shannon is a graduate of Loveland High School and is attending the University of Cincinnati in the College of Business. She has been dancing, tumbling and cheering since the age of 3.
Shannon has been coaching tumbling, dance and competition teams since 2005. She has danced many styles of dance throughout her youth, high school and college years on a regional and national level.
Shannon continues to improve her knowledge of the most current choreography trends by attending workshops across the country.
Learning from the top choreographers in the dance world has given Shannon the opportunity to coach the students of Premier with all of the newest and most popular dance styles and routines.
In the past few years, Shannon has won choreography awards and produced many National titles for Premier.
Jen Finch -Dance/Tumbling Director
Jen is a proud mother of three and currently lives in the Little Miami district. Jen, as well as her family have been involved with Premier since 2004.
Jen began dancing at the youthful age of three and began competitive gymnastics at age seven. Jen continued to dance both through high school and college. While in college she participated in several fitness and dance programs throughout the Dayton area. She focuses her effort on learning the new techniques and exciting approaches to teaching which makes her classes extra fun!
She is trained in many forms of dance such as ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop and acro. Jen continues to enhance her skills in dance and tumbling by traveling across the country and participating in dance programs taught by today’s top choreographers.
Jen’s experience continues to provide the students at Premier Tumbling & Dance with the most current dance trends known throughout the world.
Karla is a mother of two boys and resides in the Cincinnati area. Karla joined Premier Tumbling & Dance in 2010 after moving back to Cincinnati from Phoenix, Arizona.
During her 15 years in Arizona, she was involved in many facets of the tumbling, cheer and fitness industry. Karla was a tumbling and cheer instructor during this time at Desert Tumbling and directed many after school programs in the Arizona area. Karla has been a head instructor for NCA (National Cheer Association) since 1992 and Competition Coordinator since 2006.
Her background also includes a love for fitness as she is a fitness instructor teaching aerobics and boot camps for all ages. Karla’s certification as a back office medical assistant is also a positive for the students at Premier. Karla’s knowledge brings many talents, skills and ideas to Premier Tumbling and Dance.
Cory Tomasetti - Fitness Director
After graduating high school, Cory attended Miami University of Ohio and majored in Exercise Science and Physiology in pursuit of a degree in Corporate Fitness. While studying at Miami, she was hired to teach cardio-aerobic classes on campus for the staff and students.
Shortly after college, Cory began teaching fitness classes and worked as a personal trainer at Bally’s and Paramount Fitness here in Cincinnati.
Cory is also a former Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader. She is currently teaching cardio-fitness and weight training classes at Premier Tumbling and Dance and works alongside her husband in their own health and wellness company.
Both opportunities allow Cory to pursue her passion in the wellness industry and, most importantly, to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Cory resides in Goshen, Ohio with her husband and 6 children.
Laurie has been a member of the Premier Tumbling and Dance Staff since 2005. She directed the tumbling and gymnastics program at the Mason Community Center prior to joining the Premier family. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Laurie has been working with children since 1985 in various education and youth programs.
Laurie’s background in education is a great asset to Premier. Our youth programs continue to flourish as a result of Laurie’s educational background.
Laurie also owns and manages Cawood Flooring Company in Blue Ash Ohio with her husband Jeff.
Christy Joined the Premier Staff in 2012. She began dancing at the age of 3 and trained in ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling in Northern Kentucky. She began teaching at the age of 14 and continued until she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Northern Kentucky University.
After working for more than a decade in the communications field in both Cincinnati and Columbus, Christy returned to the Greater Cincinnati area several years ago. She currently resides in Montgomery with her husband and three daughters, who all love tumbling and dancing at Premier.
Having raised three girls who love to dance and tumble makes it even more fun to teach Premier’s youngest students. Her goal is to give kids a solid foundation in dance technique while allowing them to have fun in class. Learning and mastering new things is a great way for kids to gain self-confidence and Christy hopes her students will develop a
life-long love of dance.
Debbie resides in Batavia, Ohio and is a mother of 6. During her busy life, she has dedicated her time coaching various youth sports including gymnastics and tumbling.
She has been a coach for Premier Tumbling and Dance since 2005. Debbie is trained in all levels of tumbling and works especially well with the upper level tumblers.
Her background as an EMT is also a major benefit here at Premier. Her knowledge in injury prevention has proven to be a plus for the students she coaches.
Debbie has an awesome approach to teaching which strengthens the Premier programs.
Tara is a graduate of Loveland High School. She has been a gymnast since the age of 3. Tara competed in gymnastics through level 8, and also competed for the Loveland High School Varsity Gymnastics Team. Tara was also a 4 year varsity starter on the school’s softball team.
Growing up in the gym, Tara has a very strong background in tumbling, and she has been assisting and coaching classes since she was 12 years old.
Tara has been a coach for Premier since 2009. She attends the University of Cincinnati while she continues to coach here at Premier.
Tara is a great asset as she is amazing with the kids as well as has the knowledge and ability to coach them and push them to progress to higher levels.
Lainee is a graduate of Loveland High School and is attending the University of Cincinnati, majoring in English Literature with a minor in communication. She has been cheering, tumbling and dancing since the first grade. She cheered all four years of high school and was part of the schools competitive cheerleading squad, going to numerous competitions around the tri-state area. She tumbled at Premier and was part of our hip-hop competition team, dancing with her varsity cheerleading squad.
Lainee attended Eastern Kentucky University for two years with a cheerleading scholarship before returning home. Cheering at the collegiate level advanced Lainee’s knowledge in cheering, tumbling and stunting at a highly disciplined level.
Lainee still practices her skills in tumbling as well as putting together routine material. She has also assisted coaches from different schools with judging cheerleading try-outs.
Traci McReynolds - Office Manager
Contact Premier Tumbling & Dance today at 513-677-1240 for all of your Cincinnati, OH dance instruction needs.