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Aliyah is a spunky sweet girl with a love for planet and animals. Her favorites animals are her 3 labs and although she doesn't have any, she loves horses! She really loves arts and crafts, DIY's and upcycling. This is her first year as a Myrtle Beach Pelican Cheerleader and she is loving it!

Nicole loves singing, dancing, girls scouts and Karate. She also loves being a member of a soccer Team, Awana club, a local junior celebrity tribute group, and All-star and Recreational cheerleading. Nicole loves trying new things and being outgoing; she especially loves spending time with her family and friends. Nicole is thrilled to be a fourth-year member of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team!

Hadleigh has an outgoing, bubbly personality, and dedicated to doing a good job. She lives life on her toes as a ballerina most days. Her other love is the beach, she also loves to go fishing and crabbing with her daddy. She is so excited for her first year as a Pelican Cheerleader and looks forward to the future years of being a cheerleader!

Isabella is an energetic little girl. She loves to draw and do crafts. When she is not singing, dancing or cheering in her free time you will find her swimming in a pool. This is her second year as a Pelican's cheerleader and she is excited to be part of the team and make new friends.

Chloe is a loving and energetic little girl. She enjoys cheerleading gymnastics and dancing. In her spare time, she loves playing with her sisters and swimming. She is a recreational and All-star cheerleader. She is very proud and excited to be a second-year member on the Myrtle Beach pelicans cheer and dance team.

Kadence is a fun outgoing sassy little girl, that has a heart of gold. She has a contagious smile that lights up the room as soon as she enters. Kadence is unique with a passion to dance and will entertain anyone in her view. She was a part of the cheer squad at the recreation center last year winning the team sportsmanship award. She is beyond excited for all the new opportunities ahead making memories and new friends.

Look up "Southern Belle" in the dictionary and there would be a picture of this kind-hearted beauty. Bailey's love for performing grew as she began competing in pageants at 12 months old. She has won every pageant that she has competed in, earning numerous titles ranging from local pageants at the county level to being named Grand Supreme at national level pageants in New York. In addition to pageants, Bailey is also involved in dance, cheerleading, gymnastics, softball, and Girl Scouts.

Madelyn is a second-year member of the Pelicans Cheer and Dance team. She is an energetic child who likes to keep busy. She dances both ballet and tap. She loves gymnastics, horseback riding, swimming, and singing. She is part of her local church's Awana club. She is a great student and loves to learn and is an avid reader. She is most looking forward to making new friends and helping with community service.

Anna Mae is a vibrant little girl who loves to perform, whether it is singing and acting in her school play or performing with a local junior celebrity tribute group as Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Nicks and Avril Lavigne. Anna Mae has performed numerous times at the Asher Theater; and her dream is to be an actress, singer and/or circus performer. She is excited to be part of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' Cheer and Dance Team for her second year where she can cheer on the team, continue to participate in their award-winning community service events and meet new friends.

Jaylen is an honor roll student. She loves to sing with a local performing Arts Group and her youth choir at church. She has appeared in several youth productions on many levels. She is also a school, recreational, and All-star Cheerleader. Jaylen enjoy helping the homeless and less fortunate and is excited to be a third-year team member of the Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team. Go Pelicans!!!

Marley Mac is a free spirited, outgoing, Honor Roll Student.   She prides herself on being kind to everyone, is devoted to community service and recently started her own Charity organization, THE BETTER TOGETHER INITIATIVE and is a Youth Advocate for a national anti-bullying nonprofit, Free2Luv.   She loves to sing and dance, she has performed regularly at Broadway at the Beach, the Skywheel and Legends in Concert. She also has opened for Nickelodeon's Reed Shannon and The Temptations' Louis Price. Marley can be seen locally in ads for the SC Children's Museum, Sparkles, Broadway at the Beach and the Simpsons 4D. She enjoys tumbling, cooking, swimming and spending time with friends and family. Marley is excited to be a 4th year member of the Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team and is excited for a great season with her friends!

Samantha is a sociable young lady. She is a former member of the Trenton Thunder Baseball Dance team. She is active in school with being a member of: chorus, steel drum, school musical, Technology and Rubik Cube club and President of Student Government. She participates in All-star and Recreation Cheer, dance, Girl Scouts, a local junior celebrity tribute group, Awana club, and plays soccer and tennis. Samantha models and acts; some credits include: Showtime's Nurse Jackie, HBO's The Deuce, NBC's Manifest and Mysteries of Laura, SYFY's Happy!,Cordizone 10 Cream commercial, NY's Montefiore Hospital commercial, PSA appearances for BIC Supplies, and more. This past year she was selected to work as an ABC Channel 15 News- Guest Kid Weather Caster with Emmy Nominated weatherman Ed Piotrowski. She also has held many Beauty Pageants titles too. Samantha is thrilled to be a fourth-year member of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team, making new friends and having all these great new experiences!

Arianna enjoys spending time with her big brother and her little sister. Arianna is very active in the community and truly enjoys helping people. She loves to sing, dance, swim, and go to the beach This is Arianna's Third season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and is super excited to be on this team with the friends she has made and looking forward to making new friendships... Go Pelicans!

Ava is a super sweet and outgoing girl, who loves to help others! She excels academically and has received several awards for her high scores in math and reading. In addition to receiving several citizenship awards for her willingness to help her peers and teachers, she also goes out of her way to help at home and in her community. She is a great role model for her siblings and respects those around her. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, swimming, drawing, and cooking with her mommy. This is her second-year cheer leading and she absolutely loves it! GO PELICANS!!!

Charli is a little diva, full of confidence and style. She has appeared on TLC's television show, 6th season of "Toddlers & Tiaras". She is proud to represent South Carolina as a Palmetto Princess. She holds many local, state and national level beauty pageant titles. This upcoming year will be her 7th season as a competitive cheerleader, she started at age 2. Her All-star teams have multiple first place medals and bids to world-renowned cheer competitions, including "The ONE Finals" and "US Finals." She is active in gymnastics and enjoys swimming, modeling, camping, dancing and spending time with her family and friends. She has a passion for raising money and awareness for Kidney Disease, as well as many other charities. Charli was honored to be chosen and is excited to be part of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' Cheer and Dance Team for her third year. She is looking forward to meeting new friends while cheering for the Pelicans!

Ella is the happiest and most lovable little girl around, who always has a smile on her face. She enjoys gymnastics, tumbling, and dance. She has been recognized for Outstanding Moral Character in the Principal's Recognition Program and was named Most Cheerful Cheerleader by her class. She loves her little brother and her dog. She prefers to spend her days outside and is always doing things for others. Ella is excited to be returning for her third year as a member of the Pelicans Cheer and Dance team.

Kyndal is a sweet, caring, and enthusiastic cheerleader! She also enjoys dancing, swimming, and spending time with her family. This is her second year as a pelican cheerleader and she loves it! Previously she cheered at Pepper Geddings Recreation for 3 years. She looks forward to her many more years of cheerleading!

Malaya is the sassiest and happiest kid there could be; she enjoys singing, dancing, and playing with family and friends. She is thrilled to be a third-year member of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team!

Samantha is a very fun-loving little girl, that loves cheerleading, gymnastics and lacrosse. And her spare time she loves to read, play with her little sisters and swim. She is a recreational and All-star cheerleader. She loves staying active in the community and loves being a part of the Myrtle Beach pelicans dance and cheer team.

Sarah is an energetic, fun loving child. She has been dancing for 8 years doing tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop. She currently performs as "Mini Janis Joplin" with a local celebrity tribute (which the she has been a part of for 6 years as various characters). Sarah also walked the runway with Child Model Magazine in Atlanta. Sarah is excited to start her third year with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Cheer & Dance Team.

Shelley Gray is an outgoing girl that is excited to be starting her second year with the Pelicans Cheer Team! Shelley Gray loves being on stage, she began tap and ballet lessons at age 3. Shelley Gray loves to swim, bike ride, act, dance and cheer. She is active in her church and loves spending time with her family and friends. Go Pelicans!

Morgan is an energetic young lady. She loves dancing, singing, gardening and karate. She is also a member of a local celebrity tribute. Morgan loves traveling and spending time with family and friends, she is so excited to start her third year with the pelicans' cheer and dance team!


Johnnie is an USASF Certified coach in levels 1-5 Stunts, Tumbling, Pyramids. He is the Head Cheer coach for Carolina Forest HS. Johnnie has coached cheer leading for 6 years at various levels such as All Star, high school and college. He coached at Jacksonville State University as the Assistant Cheer Coach for 2 years. Has been the Tumbling coordinator for various college programs throughout the northeast as well as the program director for an All-Star program.

Johnnie competed on the track team and was on the cheer team while in college at Keystone College in Pennsylvania. He also played two seasons for a semi-pro football team in Pennsylvania.

Amanda is a teacher, Tutor and Club Advisor. She has coached cheerleading, gymnastic, softball, soccer, swimming and diving; and has worked throughout the years in multiple camps and organizations focused on working with children of all levels and abilities. Amanda has a professional background in Politics and Business- having worked on a state political level, owning an event planning business, managing a high-profile business operation and running the business side of a company with multiple accounts with prominent clients. She is a board member for the City of Myrtle Beach, her college and her High School. Amanda is also a member of her daughters' School PTA, School Improvement Committee, a Girl Scout Leader, as well as, the Co-Chair of her High School Reunion Committee. Amanda is elated to be a founding partner/owner of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team and looks forward to another great season!

Summer is an active member of the community. She is the Public Relations and Marketing director for the Pelicans Cheer Team. She is also heavily involved with fundraisers and charity events with her daughter's community service club, The Better Together Initiative.   Summer is looking forward to helping the team get involved more with community events and teaching the squad the importance of giving back.

Courtney, owner of Palmetto State Academy of Performing Arts. Courtney started her dance training at the age of three and teaching at the age of fifteen. She attended Southwest Performing Arts for Ballet and was a Member of the Dance/ Cheer Team in College. Courtney is dedicated to bringing the children of Myrtle Beach the Arts and experiences that will help them grow as artists, performers, entertainers and most importantly teaching them to believe in themselves. Courtney is Co-founder of the Myrtle Beach Mini Starz kid celebrity tribute group, as well as, Pop the Runway. Courtney is excited to be part of the Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team as Head Coach.

Jhaqueanna has been cheering for 16 years. She has cheered for her high school, all stars, as well as college! She was a caption for the Coastal Carolina cheerleading for the past two years and recently just graduated with a Bachelors of Psychology. Although she cannot cheer anymore cheer still plays a huge role in her life so when the opportunity to help coach the pelicans presented itself she could not walk away from it. She is so excited to see what the rest of this season holds for the Pelican's cheer team!