The All Star Twirling Summer Camp 2016
June 27- June 30, 2016, with Robyn McDowell-Coley as Camp Director and Amanda Saltsman as Assistant Camp Director, featuring instructors Chelsea Russel, Karissa Wimberly, Nicole Jensen, Ansley Cartee, and Myrrhanda Jones!
Download the camp packet here, which also includes the permission/entry form!
Chelsea Russel has received her BA in English/Creative Writing with a Minor in French, and a Master’s degree in Secondary English Education from The University of Iowa. Chelsea was the “Golden Girl” feature twirler for the Hawkeye Marching Band for five years of her collegiate career and she had the pleasure of serving as the coach of the new Golden Girl and Drum Major on the HMB staff this past year. Chelsea has been twirling for over twenty years. During her time as a competitor, she has won Seven World Twirling Titles, Four Miss Majorette of America titles and Five Grand National Twirling Championship titles. Most Recently, Chelsea won the 2012 Senior Rhythmic Twirl Championship, World Open Twirl-off, and Grand National Twirling Championship at AYOP in July 2013. Although Chelsea is now retired from competitive twirling, she loves teaching baton and plans to remain involved in the sport she loves.
Karrissa Wimberly holds 24 World Twirling titles between NBTA and USTA/WBTF. Her world titles include wins in solo, two baton, freestyle, team, and duet. She is the 2014 USTA Senior Women's Gold Medalist, and Grand National Solo and Artistic Twirl Champion. She is the 2014 WBTF Senior Women World Silver Medalist. Karrissa is a member of the 2014 WBTF Bronze Medalist World Team- Intrepid. She is a 10 times NBTA Grand National Twirling and Two Baton Champion, 5 times Grand National Collegiate Twirling Champion, and Sullivan Award Finalist. She is currently the FSU Auxiliary Coordinator.
2014-15 College Miss Majorette of America 2012 Women's Collegiate Champion 2009 World Silver Medalist 2008 Junior Miss Majorette of America. Nicole is in her senior year at the University of Georgia, where she is a marketing major. She has been a feature twirler for the past 4 years. She has loved all aspects of twirling with the Redcoat Band, including band rehearsals, trying new tricks and the crowds reaction when she twirls fire. One of the highlights of the year was twirling with the majorettes and winning the team National Championship. She also enjoys teaching twirling, but when she doesn't have a baton in her hand, she enjoys running and hanging out with friends.
A senior at the University of Florida, she will obtain a B.S. degree in telecommunications with a minor in NonProfit Organizational Leadership. She plans to attend nursing school to eventually become a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse. Myrrhanda has been twirling since the age of 6 and has been a team member of the AllAmerican Twirling Academy AllStars under the coaching of June Stoeber. She has won both Miss Majorette of Florida and Miss Majorette of the Southeast along with placing top 5 in multiple divisions at AYOP. For the last 5
years, Myrrhanda has been both a member and captain of the University of Florida Gatorettes. She held the title of Miss Florida 2013 and was a preliminary talent winner along with 3RD RunnerUp to Miss America 2014. She traveled the state 35,000 miles every single month for the year, being a goodwill ambassador for the state. Myrrhanda has
won over $60,000 in scholarship money through competing in the Miss America Organization. Most recently, she is the interim coach of the University of Florida Gatorettes. Currently, she is enjoying college life again, looking forward to graduating in May 2016, along with teaching baton whenever and as much as possible!
Camp Director: Robyn McDowell-Coley
Robyn is the coach for All Star Twirlers, Florida Elite,Niceville High School and Destin Middle School. Many of Robyn’s students go on to twirl in College. Her students have won State, Regional and National Titles. Robyn was a University of Memphis Majorette where she received a full athletic scholarship for twirling. Robyn grew up in Memphis, TN where she was taught by Nancy Mitchell and Laurie Britt while under their direction she won various titles in Tennessee and Mississippi. Prior to moving to Florida Robyn
taught students in Tennessee and Mississippi. She is also a NBTA judge and coach.
Camp Assistant Director: Amanda Saltsman
Amanda is the coach of the Twinkling Twirlers, the Ruckel Middle School Majorettes, Rocky Bayou Christian School feature, and Pryor Middle School feature. Her students have won several state, regional, and national titles. Amanda was a majorette herself for Ruckel Middle School, Niceville High School and Florida State University. Amanda was taught by Patty Foy, and competed with NBTA from age 10-18. She has taught twirling in Niceville for 8 years now. Before that she had a small group in Georgia.