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Cross Cheer, LLC


Brittany Cavender

has been in the cheerleading industry for 20 years with her most notable experiences being an SMU Mustangs cheerleader, Trinity Christian Academy coach and Cheer Athletics nationally ranked athlete. Brittany has owned and operated Cross Cheer for a decade and enjoys the opportunity to reach little hearts for Christ in the Dallas and Austin area through cheerleading. In addition to Cross Cheer, Brittany enjoys being a wife (husband Kyle), mom to Bo & Kinsley (twins born July 2015) and attending Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall.

Cross Cheer is looking for high school, college and graduate cheerleading coaches who love the Lord and children to lead our camps!


Complete an application HERE!

Meet our Head Cheerleading Coaches:

Sarah Richardson

is a current kindergarten teacher at Brentfield Elementary in Richardson. She formerly cheered one year at the University of Texas at Austin and four years at J.J. Pearce High School. Sarah now devotes her time to leading girls in the Young Life Ministry. This is Sarah’s 5th summer with Cross Cheer and 2nd Summer leading our Austin area camps.

"You and your team are such great role models for the girls."  


-Caroline's Mom, Dallas, TX

Jaime Zapata

is a former Plano Senior High School Cheerleader, three time NCA All American, and won National Best Cheerleader in 2003 while competing with Pro Spirit, Inc. She is also a former National Cheerleaders Association camp head instructor, coached Lake Highlands Freshman cheer squad for four years and Independence High School Junior Varsity cheer squad for two years. She currently judges tryouts across the metroplex and teaches math at Independence High School. Jaime resides in Frisco with her husband Andy. They lead worship at Crossroads Bible Church.

Erika Toney 

has been involved in cheerleading for almost 20 years including being an SMU cheerleader, winning 2nd place at NCA Collegiate National Competition, coaching High School Varsity cheer for 9 years at MacArthur High School and Trinity Christian Academy. In addition to working for Cross Cheer for many summers, Erika and husband, Michael, find joy in their two daughters, Raylee and Harper. She attends Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall.

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Nicole Steely

is a former Texas Christian University cheerleader and two time NCA All American. She cheered four years at Trinity Christian Academy as well as seven years with the nationally ranked Cheer Athletics. Nicole is graduating in May with a bachelor degree in Child Development. Her love for kids is contagious as well as her love for the Lord.

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Hannah Held

is a former University of Texas Cheerleader, and competitive cheerleader with Champion All Stars. She also placed in the top 10 in the nation at UCA nationals with her San Antonio Varsity Squad, where she was the Head Cheerleader. Hannah is a member at Austin Stone Church and volunteers with YoungLife.

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Kailye Bachman

is a current Texas State University Cheerleader on the game day and competition squad. She is a former competitive cheerleader with Cheer Athletics. She also formerly cheered at Wakeland High School in Frisco. Kailye is a member at Promiseland Church in San Marcos.

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Emily Miller

is a former McKinney Boyd High School Cheerleader and currently attends Stephen F. Austin. She has formerly coached cheerleading at Upward Cheer. She is involved First United Methodist Church of Nacagdoches and loves working with kids.