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Meet the Coaches


Megan Koenigs (Co- Owner)

I began my cheer career here at Twister Allstars back in 2011.  I was a member of Twisters Gold from 2011-2015 and was a vital part of those teams at the Cheerleading Worlds all 4 years!  I  was also a four-year letter winner on the South Forsyth HS cheer team earning many state and regional accolades along the way.  Before  my cheerleading career, I spent 7 years as a gymnast in Georgia and Pennsylvania.   I have been coaching classes and individuals for the past 5 years at the gym. I earned my B.S. degree from The University of Alabama in Human Development & Family Studies.  After graduating college I taught kindergarten for one year before becoming Co-owner of Twister Allstars!

Stephanie Grafstein (Co- Owner)

Stephanie is co-owner and office manager of CheerAcademy. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky Universitywith a degree in Public Relations. After moving to the Atlanta area in 1992 she began coaching gymnastics.  She has coached both compulsory and optional level gymnastics for the past 16 years. Stephanie also holds a level 10 rating as a gymnastics judge and is USA Safety Certified.  Because of her strong gymnastics background, Stephanie has a unique understanding of the importance of careful skill progression and technique

Crystal Hodge (Coach)

I began competitively cheerleading at the age of 7. I trained at Pro Cheer through most of middle school and high-school. I began my journey with the Winder Barrow Co-Ed team where I was named All-American my Junior and Senior year. I was also selected onto the top 40 GCCA All American team in the state of Georgia. I finished out my senior year winning the GHSA Co-Ed State Championship while training at GA Allstars. I went on to graduate from the University of Georgia and I now work within the fashion industry. I am excited to have a hand in growing outstanding athletes. I have been fortunate to have some amazing coaches who have shaped me into the person I am today. I hope that I can have the same impact on the athletes that I coach. 

Elisabeth Dawe (Coach)

Hi I am coach elisabeth! I have lived in Cumming, GA my whole life. I did competitive gymnastics for 8 years. I was a state champion on vault for level 5. I cheered at South Forsyth High School for a year before moving to Roswell High School. I cheered at twister allstars the first year twisters opened. I have been coaching for 17 years now and have been a coach at twisters for 6 years.

Gina Palermo (Coach)

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Heather Perry (Coach)

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Stephanie Pittman

Stephanie has been cheering since she was 9 years old. She cheered at the collegiate level while also playing college tennis. Though she was very succsees

Jordan Ryals 

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