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Courtney Smith-Pope













































About Courtney Smith-Pope

Cheerleading coach best known as being the owner and operator of Cheer Extreme Allstars gym brand. The brand has received a number of accolades due to the performances of its members. In 2015, the first gym outside of Virginia and North Carolina opened in Maryland.


Early life

She attended Wake Forest University. While a student there, she participated on the cheerleading team.


Trivia

In 2009, she won the Coach of the Year Award, which was sponsored by the United States All-Star Federation (USASF). 


Family of Courtney Smith-Pope

Her mother, Betsy Smith, founded the brand. She has gone on to run the business with her husband, Ben Pope. Her daughter Kenley is a cheerleader. 


Close associates of Courtney Smith-Pope

One of her former students is Maddie Gardner.





















Alisha Dunlap













































About Alisha Dunlap

Coach at Cheer Time Revolution All-Star Cheerleading Gym and Owner/Coach at Perfection Studios who starred on the reality show Cheer Perfection.


Early life

She was a part of Arkansas first all-star co-ed team called The Cheer Central Braves. She cheered for six years.


Trivia

She became the owner of Cheer Time Revolution in 1999, selling the gym in 2004. After her kids grew up a little, the gym was reopened in 2007.


Family of Alisha Dunlap

She married RD Dunlap had their daughter Cassadee during their first marriage. She then married another man with whom she had Cambree. Once she and RD remarried, they added Chanlee to the family.


Close associates of Alisha Dunlap

Her daughters and Kylie Clevenger starred alongside her on the reality show Cheer Perfection.





















Orby Orta













































About Orby Orta

All Star cheerleading coach, choreographer, and judge who has over 250 National and State titles to his name, including 5 gold world titles, 2 silver and 1 bronze. He appears on the YouTube shows Cheerleaders and Cheerhab. 


Early life

He struggled to make friends and was bullied during his school years. At the age of 17, he held 3 jobs, lived by himself, and still managed to go to school and cheer.


Trivia

He was a high school and collegiate All-American from 1993 to 1999. He studied Education at Miami Dade Community College but did not graduate, choosing instead to work in the cheer community full time.


Family of Orby Orta

He was born in Batabano, Cuba to parents Rosa and Humberto Orta. He arrived in the United States via the Mariel boat in 1980, settling in Miami, Florida. He married fellow cheer coach Eddie Rios in 2017; they adopted a child together in 2018.


Close associates of Orby Orta

He s coached Robert Scianna for the California All-stars.





















Monica Aldama













































About Monica Aldama

American cheerleading coach who is best known for having appeared in Netflix s popular 2020 TV series Cheer and being a coach of the popular cheerleading squad for Navarro College. She is a 14-time NCA Collegiate National Cheer Champion. 


Early life

She has been cheerleading since she was in high school.


Trivia

She has amassed over 650,000 followers to her popular Instagram page. She has won multiple national and world championships as a cheerleading coach. She features lifestyle, cheer, and more fitness-related content on her Instagram. She appeared on the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars.


Family of Monica Aldama

She has a daughter named Ally and a son named Austin. She and her husband Chris met in middle school.


Close associates of Monica Aldama

She has appeared alongside Dillon Brandt on Cheer. 





















Courtney Smith-Pope













































About Courtney Smith-Pope

Cheerleading coach best known as being the owner and operator of Cheer Extreme Allstars gym brand. The brand has received a number of accolades due to the performances of its members. In 2015, the first gym outside of Virginia and North Carolina opened in Maryland.


Early life

She attended Wake Forest University. While a student there, she participated on the cheerleading team.


Trivia

In 2009, she won the Coach of the Year Award, which was sponsored by the United States All-Star Federation (USASF). 


Family of Courtney Smith-Pope

Her mother, Betsy Smith, founded the brand. She has gone on to run the business with her husband, Ben Pope. Her daughter Kenley is a cheerleader. 


Close associates of Courtney Smith-Pope

One of her former students is Maddie Gardner.





















 

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Orby Orta

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About Orby Orta

All Star cheerleading coach, choreographer, and judge who has over 250 National and State titles to his name, including 5 gold world titles, 2 silver and 1 bronze. He appears on the YouTube shows Cheerleaders and Cheerhab. 


Early life

He struggled to make friends and was bullied during his school years. At the age of 17, he held 3 jobs, lived by himself, and still managed to go to school and cheer.


Trivia

He was a high school and collegiate All-American from 1993 to 1999. He studied Education at Miami Dade Community College but did not graduate, choosing instead to work in the cheer community full time.


Family of Orby Orta

He was born in Batabano, Cuba to parents Rosa and Humberto Orta. He arrived in the United States via the Mariel boat in 1980, settling in Miami, Florida. He married fellow cheer coach Eddie Rios in 2017; they adopted a child together in 2018.


Close associates of Orby Orta

He s coached Robert Scianna for the California All-stars.