Christine fell in love with the sport of gymnastics while growing up in Northern New Jersey. Christine now comes to us from Waldorf, MD where she was the Head Coach at Elite Gymnastics. She began coaching in 1994, having coached in South Carolina and Texas before moving to Southern Maryland. Over the years Christine has been coaching competitive gymnastics since 1996 and has 16 years of choreography experience for beam and floor and over 10 years of gymnastics staff and administrative management experience. Christine is a USAG professional member and USAG Safety Certified. She is also a USAG University Instructor, Recreational Director, Business Manager and Meet Director. Christine is also CPR/First Aid Certified.
Christine is married with one daughter who also loves the sport of gymnastics. Besides spending time with her family, Christine enjoys travel, concerts, festivals, and anything beach related.
Coach Stephanie has been involved in gymnastics for over twenty years. At the young age of 6, Coach Stephanie began competing as a USAG Level 5 gymnast in Southern Maryland, where she continued competing until Level 8. She retired from the sport when she was 14 to pursue high school sports. In high school she was the captain of her volleyball team, and a Maryland State High Jump Champion. After a six month hiatus from the sport of gymnastics, she returned to the gym as a coach at the age of 15. She has coached since 2003, teaching ages mom and tot to adult gymnastics classes. Stephanie has coached USAG competitive compulsory gymnastics as well as optional, and was the Recreational Class Coordinator at Elite Gymnastics in Maryland. Coach Stephanie is a USAG professional member and CPR/First Aid certified. She attended the College of Southern Maryland, where she received her Associates Degree. When Coach Stephanie is not flipping she can be found at her mother’s farm riding her horse, Oakley. Other activities she enjoys are dancing, volleyball, hiking, and skiing.
Coach Fisher is ecstatic about joining the Dynamic Gymnastics team as the Boy’s Team Head Coach. An east coast native through and through, Fisher shared his time growing up in Atlantic City, New Jersey as well as in the DC suburbs where he was a team mate of Coach Stephanie! Having more than 23 years of experience in the sport as an athlete, a coach and choreographer, he is happy to make his home in Arlington with Dynamic Gymnastics. Coach Fisher is also a professional dancer, singer, acrobat, aerialist and actor, bringing him to amazing places around the world from Japan to Belize to Cozumel and almost everywhere in between. He uses his training in these other fields to enhance his coaching to create a style of coaching that is one of a kind. Coach Fisher is a Safety and Risk Management certified USAG professional member and instructor. He has coached everything from parent and tot classes to Men’s and Women’s Junior Olympic gymnasts up to level 10 in Regions 7, 5 and 2. When Coach Fisher is not in the gym, you can find him flying trapeze, hunting for the best sushi around or sometimes at a karaoke mic.
Coach Christopher (Angel)
Boys Head Coach
Coach Marie was born and raised in Southern Maryland. Growing up, Marie was very actively involved in dance and gymnastics from the ages of 4 to 12. During that time, she competed on the Saints Gymnastics Team and took classes in tap, jazz, acro jazz, ballet, pointe, and Cecchetti. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelors of Science in Family Studies, and would eventually like to pursue a career in Family and Marriage Therapy. Coach Marie started coaching gymnastics in February of 2007 at Elite Gymnastics in Waldorf, Maryland. Since then, she has been the head coach for the new levels 3 (for 2 years) and 4 (for 4 years), as well as the Assistant Head Coach of the Elite competitive gymnastics program. Coach Marie states, “I am very excited about being part of the Dynamic Gymnastics program and working with the kids, which is a passion of mine.”
Chris grew up in Northern Virginia and began competing gymnastics at the age of 8. He attended Oakton High School, where he was captain of the gymnastics team. During high school he was also in the marching band, and helped the track team win district championships by competing pole vault. Chris went to James Madison University where he spent 4 years competing on their Division I NCAA men’s gymnastics team and two years performing with the “Marching Royal Dukes” marching band. After he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science, he worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. Chris worked in the private sector for 10 years and is currently working for Arlington Public Schools.
Chris has more than 20 years of experience in gymnastics and has been coaching in Arlington for the past 6 years. He teaches children to adults, and coaches all men’s and women’s Junior Olympic (JO) competitive levels. He is a certified USAG professional member and instructor, and CPR/First Aid Certified. He is also a certified Junior Olympic judge, and has judged NCAA gymnastics. Outside of the gym, Chris plays floor hockey, runs races, and does scuba diving, rock climbing, and parkour.
Mens Competitive Team Coach
Coach Brittnee joined Dynamic Gymnastics in September 2015. What was meant to be a hobby turned into a career she is passionate about. She coaches recreational gymnastics as well as Xcel team and Xcel pre-team. She is also involved in the planning of the preschool gymnastics curriculum at Dynamic Gymnastics and teaches Junior Gym. You will also see her working the front desk and is also the Summer Camp Coordinator.
Brittnee started coaching both recreational and competitive gymnastics at Klahhane Gymnastics in Port Angeles, Washington. She was the head coach of Klahhane Gymnastics for USAG Competitive Compulsory levels 4 and 5 from 2001-2008. She retired from coaching in 2008 to pursue a Medical Assistant degree. Coach Brittnee is CPR/First Aid certified; Safety and Risk Management certified and is a USAG Professional member.
Outside the gym Brittnee loves running, reading, kayaking, exploring DC and traveling.
Team / Recreational Coach, Administrative Attendant
Coach Katie grew up in Richmond, Virginia and participated in gymnastics from age 4 all the way through high school. She began coaching recreational gymnastics classes at age 15 and fell in love! Coach Katie worked in gym settings throughout high school and college, then decided to pursue a master’s degree. In 2014 she obtained her Master of Social Work with a specialization in working with children and families from the University of Southern California before moving back to the east coast. Katie currently coaches preschool classes, all levels of recreational classes, preteam, and Xcel Silver. She does the preschool curriculum and lesson planning for the gym along with Coach Brittnee, and is the Preteam Manager. Coach Katie is CPR/First Aid certified, Safety and Risk Management certified, and is a USAG Professional Member.
Pre-Team Manager / Competitive Team Coach/ Recreational Coach
Coach Emily, growing up in Vermont, started gymnastics and soccer when she was 4 years old; which she continued all the way through her senior year in high school. She decided to continue doing gymnastics in college, and went to James Madison University to compete in Division I Gymnastics as a level 10 gymnast. Unfortunately, James Madison University cut 10 sports team (including gymnastics) after only one competition year, but she decided to continue at JMU because she loved the school so much. Coach Emily started coaching for preschool gymnastics at Northern Lights Gymnastics in White River Junction, Vermont, when she was 13 years old, and has continued to coach ever since. When Emily went to college, she would come back during the summer to coach. She also became the director of their summer camp for 3 years. Coach Emily has coached preschool, recreational classes, pre-team, and up to level 8 gymnasts. Emily also played varsity soccer at Hanover High School in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she was the captain her senior year. Coach Emily graduated with her masters in school counseling at St. Bonaventure University in May 2013. Currently, she is working at Bishop O’Connell High School as a school counselor as well as working with Dynamic Gymnastics. When away from work, one of Coach Emily’s favorite places to go is Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Competitive Team Coach
Favorite Color: Blue
What is a fun fact about you? “I am a big fan of the Golden Girls and have all of the seasons!”
Favorite Sports Team: Florida Gymnastics Team
Favorite Animal: Elephant
Why do you love gymnastics?: “I love gymnastics because it’s about pushing yourself mentally and physically.”
Favorite Event: Floor
Favorite Color: Pink
What is a fun fact about you? “I am a cheerleader!”
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your background in gymnastics? “I started gymnastics at age nine and competed through level 6 and competed for my high school team. At age 15, I started coaching gymnastics and have coached for the past 16 years. I am a USAG safety certified coach. “
What is your favorite food? “I love pizza, bananas, seafood, and steak.”
Additional staff members include:
- Coach Chelseigh
- Coach Cody
- Coach Iain
- Coach Tiffany
- Coach Collin
- Coach Lydia
- Coach Taylor
- Coach Michelle
- Coach Chanel
- Coach Mira
- Coach Anna
- Coach Karli
- Coach Ryann
- Coach Jeff
- Coach Kevin
- Coach Rey