Director & Coach - Christine Zoll
I am a NBTA Coach and Judge and mother of four. I am also a USTA Professional Member.
I have twirled since the age of 5 after attending a local parade and seeing the magic of a spinning baton. I have been hooked ever since. I am originally from Milwaukee, WI and now live in Bel Air, MD.
Wisconsin State Advanced Solo Champion, National Advanced Solo & Strut Finalist
Jr Corps Captain and first Leprechaun mascot of the Daley Debutantes World Champion Parade Corps and Teams, member of 12 World Champion Corps and of Milwaukee Wisconsin
Baton twirler and flag twirler for the World Champion Silver Knights of Chicago, IL. Feature Twirler at Whitefish Bay High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feature Twirler for the Tiger Marching Band of Towson University, Lead Seat on the Crew Team for Loyola University Rowing Team, member of the Women’s Soccer Team for Loyola university, previously taught Yoga, Group Fitness, AquaAreobics, Kickboxing, Step, and Personal Training, other activities include dance, gymnastics, golf and soccer.
Holds a degree in Accounting from Loyola University, MD. Also, has several certifications for Fitness including: Yoga, Group Fitness, Personal Training, AquaAreobics, Kick Boxing and much more.
Favorite Quote: " You can do anything if you put your mind to it!" - My Mom & Dad always used to tell me that.
Coach - Jennier Jones Bustos
I have been twirling since the age of 8 and am a mom to 2 little twirlers. I was a member of Applause of Bel Air, winning state, regional, and national team titles from both USTA and NBTA. Jennifer earned a B.A. in Psychology from UMBC where she also participated in the school’s dance program.
Favorite Quote: Championships are won at practice!
Intermediate Maryland State and National Solo and Strut Championships
Senior Intermediate Maryland Pageant Winner
UMBC Dance Program
Instructor - Brook Necker
I was a member of Scotties Baton and Dance in Pennsylvania competing in regional and national competitions. I was also a high school majorette and has experience in coaching baton and dance. After years away, Brook is thankful to have a daughter who enjoys twirling. She looks forward to coaching and being involved with such a great sport once again.
High School Feature Twirler
Regional Team Champion – Scotties Baton Twirling Team
Instructor – Alexis Reinhart Meyers
I grew up in Huntsville, AL and has a BFA in Musical Theatre, from the University of Montevallo. I was also part of the Huntsville Ballet Company (1989-2003) and Images Dance Ensemble (2000-2003) and have taught in many workshops and studios through the years, including with the TwirlTasTix and Releve' Dance Studio. While I began teaching dance with TwirlTasTix & Releve, I also began my twirling career. Although starting off later than most, I competed in baton twirling for over 4 years and worked my way up to the Advanced Strut division and Intermediate Solo division, and won state and regional titles. I am not a stranger to using the internet to teach. In 2017 choregraphed an Off-Broadway Musical, "Pedro Pan" from Alabama up to NYC. And has taught several classes via Skype. I am so excited to be a part of this new adventure with you guys and can't wait to see how you will grow and change this year.
Senior Beginner Maryland State Pageant Winner
Senior Intermediate Maryland State Pageant Winner
State Strut Champion – Beginner and Intermediate
Broadway Professional Dancer
Coach - Kaitlyn Opperhauser
I started twirling when I was four years old and have been twirling ever since. I have had the opportunity to learn from a variety of different amazing coaches, some of whom were national and world champion twirlers during their competitive years. Throughout my twirling career I have earned countless state and national awards for strut, solo, two baton, and three baton, and show twirl, have placed in the top ten in almost every event every year at Nationals, and have been a part of a numerous national winning teams. I even won the solo portion of the National 3 part pageant, placed third overall, and did so two months after dislocating my knee at the state qualifying competition. I have even had the opportunity to meet and twirl for the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Josh D’Amaro while working at Disney World. My personal favorite events are two and three baton, teams and show twirl/rhythmic because I believe multiple baton is the true showcase of twirling ability and I also love the expressionism and creativity of team/show twirl/rhythmic routines and how they showcase a twirler’s personality as well as their talents.
Beginner Senior Maryland Pageant Winner
National Solo Pageant Winner
State 2 & 3 Baton Champion
Coach - Sarah Zoll
I have been twirling since age 3. I competed until age 11, and then went on to pursue soccer and lacrosse. I also danced and did gymnastics. While I competed, I was an Advanced twirler and won the Advanced World Open Solo Championship at age 7. I also won several other titles while I competed. I graduated from John Carroll High School and am now studying Education at Towson University and am on the Dean’s List and I am currently on the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team.
Advanced World Open Solo Champion
3rd runner up – Miss Majorette of America
Advanced Juvenile Miss TwirlMania
Intermediate Tiny Tot Maryland Pageant Winner
Dean’s List – Towson University
Instructor - Tess Grove
I am a Lab Technician at GoreTech and recent graduate of the University of Scranton with a degree in neuroscience. I twirled for my school and have twirled since I was 8 years old. I have also danced since I was very young, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach dance and baton to the team. In the future, I plan to attend grad school. Last summer, at the national championships, I competed once again in the Collegiate Championships and College Miss Majorette of America.
Feature Twirler Edgewood High School
Junior Intermediate Maryland Pageant Winner
World Open Intermediate Duet Champion
Member of Top 3 Advanced Twirl Team
Graduated Cum Laude – Scranton University
Assistant Coach - Angela Boeren
I began her twirlung career at the tender age of 2! Over the years she has won many titles on the local, state and regional level. Her greatest accomplishment was winning the title of Intermediate World Duet Champion with her partner and BFF Rebecca Grove at AYOP held at Notre Dame in 2015. Angela was a Featured Twirler for The John Carroll High School in Bel Air, MD were she graduated in 2019. She is currently a Sophomore at Shippensburg University and twirls with the Shippensburg University Red Raider Marching Band.
Intermediate Preteen Mid Atlantic Pageant Winner
World Open Intermediate Duet Champion
Member of Top 3 National Advanced Team
Former John Carroll High School Feature Twirler
Twirler with the Shippensburg University Marching Band
Assistant Instructor - Meghan Zoll
I am a sophomore at John Carroll and one of their feature twirlers. I have twirled my whole life and I love any opportunity I have to teach. I won the Maryland Intermediate State Pageant in 2018 and a National Show Twirl at AYOP. I have twirled my whole life and my dream is to win College Miss Majorette of America.
National Art Honor Society
Intermediate Maryland Pageant Winner 2018
National Top 5 Team Finalist
National Show Twirl Winner
All American Girl Winner 2012
Assistant Instructor - Hannah Fender
I am a Junior at C Milton Wright High School where I am the Feature Twirler for the band. I love teaching new people about baton and helping them develop new skills. I am a two-time All American Girl Model winner for 2017 and 2019. I won the Maryland Beginner State Pageant in 2018 as well as the Maryland Intermediate State Pageant in 2019 and placed top ten at both the National Pageants.
National Honor Society
Beginner PreTeen Maryland Pageant Winner 2017
Intermediate Junior Maryland Pageant Winner 2019
All American Girl Winner 2017 and 2019
Feature Twirler at C Milton Wright High School
Assistant Instructor - Gianna Houck
Hi, I’m Gianna! I am a Junior at John Carroll and I am one of the two John Carroll feature twirlers. I have been twirling for 11 years and I have always loved teaching. I am very excited to teach baton because I have always wanted to share the sport with new people and help them learn more about baton!
Maryland State Solo, X-Strut, and 2-Baton Winner
Mid-Atlantic Regional Solo, X-Strut, and 2-Baton Winner
2017 National 2-Baton Winner
2017 National Beg Dance Twirl Team Champion
2019 National Solo Winner