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Denise Haase


Cheer Director and Coach

Dee found her passion for all-star cheer and dance more than two-decades ago, when her daughter, Ryhannon, joined the sport.  At that time, Dee was working as a fitness instructor and found the transition from the fitness world, to the competitive cheer world, an easy one, as she tailored her approach to bring the importance of proper nutrition and fitness training to the cheer and dance athlete. 

Dee has coached at many levels:

  • Pee-Wee
  • Middle School
  • High School (including, Brunswick, Padua and North Royalton)
  • Prep, Youth, Junior and Senior All-Star

Dee prides herself in teaching life lessons to her coaching staff and athletes through cheerleading, focusing on making a difference in each young person’s life.  She can be seen daily in the front office of Midwest Cheer Elite.  Dee has a presence in every practice, with each team, joining the coaching staff to reinforce the Elite standards.

Ryhannon Haase


Owner, Gym/ Dance Director

Ree has been a part of the cheer and dance industry for over 24 years, with choreographing and coaching covering two-decades.  Taking her dance program to Worlds and Summit each year since 2011, her Senior Small Coed team placed 6th in both 2015 and 2016.  Possibly her most notable team, "Freeze Krew" has left their mark at the Dance Summit in both 2015 and 2016 with 5th place finishes in the Small Youth Hip-Hop Division.

Ree’s involvement as an athlete includes:

  • Ohio Cheer Explosion, All-Star Cheer and Dance
  • Brunswick High School, Miss Blue Devil Varsity Captain, Dance team
  • Elite Dance Academy, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Theatre and Voice
  • Wright-State University, Emerald Jazz Dance Team

Constantly adding to her skill set, Ree can be found across the country, training at various locations:

  • New York City, Broadway Dance Center
  • Los Angeles, Millenium Dance Complex
  • Pulse Teachers Workshop

Jeff Hollo


Owner, Tumbling Director/Coach

Jeff is the collegiate football player turned cheerleader, when he chose to join the Baldwin-Wallace cheer team near the end of football in 1994.  His career path in the cheer world moved rapidly, overlapping his athletic involvement:

  • Baldwin-Wallace College, Head Cheer Coach 1995-1997
  • Cleveland State University, Assistant Cheer Coach 1995-1997
  • Cleveland State University, Head Cheer Coach 1997-1998

During the 1998 cheer season Jeff began focusing on coaching tumbling classes through a local all-star program.  Becoming a renowned tumbling coach, he has coached classes at a number of all-star gyms throughout the country, and in 2006 joined Xtreme Team Athletics.  He continued to head the tumbling program as Xtreme joined forces as Ultimate Athletics of Ohio, and currently Midwest Cheer Elite.       

Jeff has a Masters in Technology in Education and is currently in his 17th year of teaching at the Medina County Career Center and is a credentialing member of the United State All Star Federation.

Geri Nowak


Owner & Office Manager

Kylie Estep

Dance Coach
Kylie is a sophmore at Strongsville High School. She comes with 13 years of dance experience in the following genres; hip hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, pom and tap. She began competing at the age of 5. Kylie has danced on senior level teams since the age 10. She has won numerous awards, including 4 Title awards (2009, 2010. 2011 & 2012) for solo performances. She is competing the 2016-2017 season with:
- Senior Pom
- Senior Contemporary
- Senior Hip Hop Black Ice Krew
- Open Hip Hop
- Contemporary Solo

Kylie will be assisting with Baby Freeze Krew, bringing her many years of dance training, along with 3 years of Worlds experience to these young kids.
- Dance Worlds, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Cassi Jaeger

Dance Coach

Cassi has been dancing for more than two-decades, studying both studio dance, as well as competitive dance.  She took her dance ability and competitive spirit to the collegiate level, competing at the Universal Dance Association Nationals in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • Carmella’s Dance Stduio, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop
  • Xtreme Team Athletics, Hip-Hop, Pom, Jazz, Lyrical, Kick, Variety, Modern
  • Bowling Green State University, Dance Team

Cassi is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, and has a degree in Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist and teaches special education at Brunswick High School.  Currently she is helping many young dancers pave their way by coaching:

  • Mini Jazz
  • Senior Pom
  • Senior Contemporary
  • Superstar Cheer and Dance

Shari Maouri

Office Staff

Dearko Mccathron

Christina McGoldrick

Cheer/Dance Coach

Christina began cheering when she was 10-years old, with the Brunswick Youth Football Program.  She then went on to be an interscholastic middle school and high school cheerleader through the Brunswick City School District.  Christina has been coaching for more than a dozen years, and currently is coaching:

  • Midwest Tiny Cheer
  • Midwest Baby Freeze Krew 

She is also continuing her competitive career as a dancer on Midwest’s Open Hip-Hop team.

Veronica Wulw

Tumbling and Cheer Coach

Veronica is a recent graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, where she participated in the cheer program for two-season, and is currently attending Cleveland State University.  She began her competitive cheer career with Ultimate Athletics 6 years ago, and began her dance career a year after that.  Currently, Veronica is competing at Midwest as a “Super Senior” on:

  • Senior Level 4, Ice Queens
  • Senior Pom
  • Senior Open Hip-Hop, Black Ice
  • Open Coed Hip-Hop

You can see Veronica each week, coaching tumbling classes.

Imane Boone

Our newest staff member, Imane, has joined our MCE family as a tumbling coach for the 2016-2017.  Imane has a cheer career that began with local community youth cheerleading.  In an effort to expand her skill set, she joined both her high school competitive team, Wilson Memorial, as well as all-star cheerleading, finding a home at Spirit 365 (nka FAME).    

In her coaching debut at Midwest Cheer Elite, she has already brought enthusiasm, determination and an organizational mindset that will benefit every athlete she works with.  Imane will transition to working with our cheer teams for the 2017-2018 season and will provide a well-rounded support system for her athletes to be successful both on and off the mat.  

Stephanie Madonna