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Meet The Owners

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Naya 

Co Owner of Gem Of Jewels and co coaches all teams in the gym.Naya Pierce, has 19 years of experience in Dance. She began her dance career at the age of 6, and has studied Jazz, Hip Hop, African & even gymnastics. After participating in both dance and cheer teams throughout her High School years, she then continued her studies of hip hop and Modern style dancing at Lincoln University in York, Pennsylvania. There, She was introduced to Drill/ Majorette. It was on Lincoln’s “Orange Crush” Marching Band Dance Auxiliary , (“Krush Groove”) that she discovered a passion and love for Majorette Dancing.  She now is bringing the culture and flavor of HBCU Style dance to her community, in hopes of helping build confidence and student leadership in others.  

"My ultimate goal is to teach our youth to be confident in everything they do! They are the future!"

Jayme

 

Co Owner of Gem Of Jewels and co coaches Reigning Thorns. Jayme was a competitive cheerleader for 18 years. She competed at the youth, high school, All-star and Collegiate levels. She was also a participant in STUNT the Sport and was a registered official/referee for 2 seasons. Jayme was a DI collegiate cheerleader at Cal State Northridge for 4 years and served as Captain and president. After graduation she returned to the program as Assistant Coach 2 seasons. Jayme was a staff member for UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) for 5 years; instructing summer camps, fall clinics. She continues to judge local UCA and CIF competitions. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (evacuated March 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic)

"I am driven by my passion for cheerleading and helping others. It's my hope that I can provide my students with tools to become the best versions of themselves they wish to see"

Samone

Co Owner of Gem Of Jewels and co coaches all teams in the gym.Samone has 10 years of coaching experience in all forms of cheer.Which included pop warner,All star,high school, STUNT,College,Recreation,Young Champions, and more. Coaching and mentoring is her passion so 4 out of 4 jobs Coach Samone has are coaching positions. Her full time job is Recreation Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles. Her position currently during this pandemic includes co managing the park and center which currently is providing 24 children A Free Alternative Learning Program for working parents. This programs gives parents a place for thier kids to go while they work, free meals are provided and park staff helps get students into zoom classes,give them in person science projects and provides physical fun. She is also going on her 8th year as Co Head Coach of  Viewpoint Cheer. She is the assistant Oak Park Cheer Coach and Oak Park Techniques STUNT Coach.

"Cheer & Dance changed my life, it saved my sanity. I want to be the best coach I can be and evolve every season . I want to provide a safe space for any and everyone through our gym"