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Meet Our Staff


Chelsea Hammond


Chelsea has over 10 years of all star cheer experience and studied Early Childhood Education at Eastern Michigan University. She has an associate's degree in Child Development and is great with kids of all ages. We are so excited for Chelsea to be coaching our prep and tiny teams for the 2019-2020 season!


Jeff Pergament

Tumbling Coach

Amber Gniewek


Amber cheered at both Oklahoma State University and Davenport University, and was the assistant coach at Davenport! She has won multiple NCA and STUNT national championships, both as an athlete and a coach. We are excited to have her coaching our level 4-6 teams for the 2019-2020 season! 


Jennifer St. Amant

Dance Coach

Jeff has 30 years of experience coaching junior olympic level gymnastics and has been nationally recognized by the National Congress of Gymnastics for excellence in coaching tumbling & spotting! He coachies tumbling classes and private lessons. 

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Jen has over 10 years of dance and choreography experience and previously taught tap, jazz, and hip-hop at the Great Technique Academy of Dance. She is a graduate of Detroit Mercy School of Law and holds multiple State & National Champion titles as a dancer and as a coach and choreographer. 

Leslie Del Toro

In addition to her knowledge of cheerleading, Coach Leslie is a certified Pilates instructor specializing in youth fitness. Throughout her 20 years of coaching cheerleading, Leslie has brought her teams to win countless State Champion and National Champion titles. Coach Leslie's specialty is tumbling, having had many opportunities to study under the phenomenal Debbie Love. Leslie's first season after starting Motor City Cheer in 2014 was undefeated, and Leslie ended up winning the standout coaching award and the Grand Champion title at the Michigan State competition. Leslie won the Coach of the Year award again at the Cheer Derby in 2018. Coach Leslie loves cheerleading, but loves the lessons it teaches even more. 

Head Coach & Owner

Growing up in the gym, Peyton started coaching at the assistant level when she was 12, which is why she helped develop MCC's first Junior Coaching Program. Coach Peyton was on the first team from Michigan to ever earn a world's bid, and later was a member of the first team from Michigan to make it to the Cheerleading World Finals where she placed 10th in the world in the Small Senior 5 division. She went on to cheer for the coed team at Michigan State University where she had one of the highest GPAs on the team and went to study at the University of Cambridge. Now, Peyton is a nationally-used professional choreographer while coaching for Motor City Cheer.

Peyton Del Toro

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