Our History

We as a gym, would love to be the go to place for cheerleaders of all aspects to learn and grow as individuals. We pride ourselves in getting to know our athletes that come into our doors, but as athletes and as people. Our ultimate goal is to help you achieve yours.

We started out program in March 2014 with the mindset that not every cheerleader wants to be an All-Star cheerleader. Most of the cheerleading based gyms in the area have allstar programs which makes it more difficult for those who are not a part of their programs to take classes. We wanted to provide instruction to all athletes who are wanting to learn how to improve their skills whether they are High School, Recreational, College or All-star cheerleaders.

Our gym started in a facility no larger than 1800 square feet. In November 2015, we expanded to our current facility which is approximately 4800 Sq ft. Our facility was designed with the intention on creating a place for athletes to come and learn the acrobatic skills it takes to be elite.



Joe Mortensen
Joe Mortensen Owner

Joe has been a part of the cheerleading industry since 2001 where he began as an All-star Cheerleader. After High School he entered college where he cheered for the University of South Florida, then Transferred to the University of Central Florida.

While at UCF, he was a part of the 2007 National Champion Team at UCA College Nationals. Throughout college he worked for the Universal Cheerleaders Association, where he gained new knowledge, techniques, and instructional strategies on how to coach teams. Joe worked at various Allstar gyms for approximately 10 years before opening up Stunt and Tumble. He is also a former Mathematics teacher where he taught AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Geometry, and Algebra.

  • All Levels of Tumbling
  • All Levels of Stunting (Coed and Allgirl)
  • Mathematics Tutoring
Elsie Nilsson
Elsie Nilsson Owner

Elsie has been involved in all aspects of cheerleading for about 20 years. She has an outstanding knowledge of gameday, Allstar, and collegiate cheerleading. Elsie is a Former University of North Florida Cheerleader and Bishop Moore Catholic High School Cheerleader.

Elsie is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences. She currently teaches Chemistry and Marine Science at Tampa Catholic High School. Elsie has coached Allstar teams at various gyms as well as high school teams throughout Hillsborough County.
  • Beginner to Intermediate Tumbling
  • Flexibility
  • Jumps
  • Gameday
Freddie Dixon
Freddie has been with Stunt and Tumble since 2017 and is ready to help athletes of all levels obtain new skills from cartwheels to twisting skills. He currently works with our high school development programs, conducts private lessons, and instructs group classes. Freddie also coaches our TPA Bulls traditional cheer competition teams.

Kinleigh Doiron
Kinleigh has been with Stunt and Tumble since 2014 when she was just an athlete preparing for high school at Durant High School. She is one of our talented all girl stunters as well as a very patient personality that works well with our athletes trying to develop their skills. She is great with our young athletes and will be coaching some of the TPA Bulls teams. She currently works with our high school development programs, conducts private lessons, and instructs group classes.

Uri Sanchez
Uri is a current USF cheerleader and is available for coed stunting lessons as well as tumbling lessons from beginner to tucks.
Alo Gil-Ramos
Alo has been with Stunt and Tumble Since 2014 when she was just an athlete preparing for high school cheer at Strawberry Crest high school where she obtained several state championships as well as a National Championship. Alo is here to help motivate and improve the skills of our younger athletes. She currently works with our TPA Bulls traditional cheer competition teams as well as some of the high school teams we work with. She is excellent with her flexibility and jumps classes as well as her beginner to backhand springs lessons and classes.
Nick Scozzari
Nick comes to us from a former tumbling background where he was a performer for the New York Knicks. Nick currently tumbles and performs for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nick is great with kids of all ages. Nick works with our high school development programs focusing on tumbling. He currently conducts private lessons and group classes.
Somer Hancock
Somer is a former USF Cheerleader with several years of coaching experience with all levels of tumbling and stunting. She is currently conducting private lessons for all levels of tumbling.
Seasonal Staff
Some of our seasonal staff will be available when they are between semesters in school or as Stunt and Tumble needs assistance with specific programs or clinics. Keep an eye out for some of these outstanding coaches in the future.

Brooke Bethune

Kendall Ciaravino

Ella Sanchez

Symonne Thomas


  • Regulation 54’ x 42’ High School / Collegiate Sized cheer floor
  • 65’ x 12’  Inground Spring floor ideal for All-Star cheerleaders to perform their tumbling passes.
  • 15’ x 15’ in ground foam block pit
  • 30’ in ground Tumble Track
  • Plenty of equipment designed for all skill levels including:
    • 30’, 20’, 10’ and 6’ Air Tracks
    • Wedges
    • Barrels
    • Mats
    • Etc

Tumble Track, Air Tracks, Flat Floor, and Spring floor Terminate in the pit for a safe learning environment. Athletes can perform new skills into the foam knowing they are significantly reducing their risk of injury while they are in the learning process of a new skill.

Perfection Before Progression

Programs to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals.