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ABOUT ME

About

DeAvera Todd

I help gymnasts, cheerleaders, tumblers, and other amazing athletes excel in their sports by fine tuning their technique, drilling the skills to mastery, and adding that little bit of “spice” to their choreographed routines.


I was born and raised in Georgia where I started my dance career at age 3 and discovered my love for performing. Despite limited finances, my mom made a way for me to participate in gymnastics. Now, as Founder of Elite Talent Academy, I am able to fulfill a lifelong dream of creating a program to help young gymnasts achieve their dreams regardless of their life experiences.  I also travel the world training gymnasts, athletes, and coaches in my advanced skills and drills techniques.


My coaching style is nurturing, but also disciplined and structured. I love to have FUN! And I am known to spontaneously bust a move or two!


At the end of the day, coaching is about so much more than just the sport. My goal is to reinforce important social skills, enforce consistency, and help my athletes become good teammates and who support and encourage each other. As your child conquers physical challenges they may have never thought possible, they develop confidence, and get inspired to do more and try new things.

 

At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. It’s these lessons they carry for a lifetime, and ultimately, the reason why I do what I do…

Experience & Awards

  • International coaching consultant 

  • International coaching clinician 

  • First gymnast in Dekalb County School System to win All-Around Title from Southwest Dekalb High School

  • 1st Team All-Conference (Boise State University & University of Illinois Chicago)

  • NCAA Top 25 on Vault and Top 100 All-Around

  • Over 10 years of coaching experience as a USAG Compulsory and Optional Program Head Coach and Program Director

  • USAG Level 3, 4, and 5 State Championship Team

  • Several USAG 3, 4, 5 Individual and All‐Around (AA) State Champions

  • 2018 Region 8 Regional Level 7 Individual AA Individual State Champion

  • 2018 Region 8 Regional Level 7 Team Champions after 20 years

  • 2018 USAG GA Level 7 Team State Champions

  • 2017 USAG GA Level 6 Team State Champions

  • 2017 Region 8 Regional Level 7 Individual AA State Champion

  • 2017 Region 8 Regional 2nd Place Team Champions

  • 2016 USAG GA Level 5 Team State Champions

  • Choreograph several state, regional, and national champions on beam and floor. 

  • Choreographed half time routines for Gymdawgs pre-sale & NBA audition prep classes.

  • Performed for Showtime at the Apollo, 96 Olympics opening ceremonies, Ballethnic Urban Nutcracker, Gospel Network Channel, and the Boys & Girls Club