About Us

Board Of Directors

Who We Are

About Our Organization

Angela M. Ottmann

Founder & President
  • Founder and President of the CSCA (Colorado Spirit Coaches Association)
  • Angela has been embedded in the spirit community for over 35 years, focusing on coaching, choreography, consulting,  dance education and judging at the national and regional level.
  • 25+ Years previous Head Dance Coach/Spirit Director for Ponderosa HS earning 12x State Championships and 7x Runner-Up Championships
  • She is currently the Conference Director serving on the Executive Board, for the NDCA, National Dance Coaches Association.  She is responsible for event planning & managing the NDCA’s annual national coaches conference.
  • She owns and manages A.O! Entertainment, an events production company, which focuses on educational conferences, competitions and events within the Spirit Sector.

Tena Preuss

Original Board Member
  • Owner and director of Express All Stars cheer and dance academy for 37 years
  • Lead dance advisor and technical judge for Colorado High School Activities Association 
  • Has won countless national choreography awards in cheer and dance and her teams have won over 300 national championship titles and several bids and appearances representing the US and the state of Colorado at the USASF Dance Worlds Championships
  • Certified coach with the NFHS, CSCA,CHSCA and AACCA and a nationally certified Level 5 coach in stunting, tumbling, tosses with the United States All Star Federation
  • She has been involved in and/or has choreographed for productions such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Olympic Torch Relay, the Jr College World Series, Country Jam Music Festival, Disneyland and Disney World, the United Nations, and several festivals and halftimes across the country

Kristen "KE" Brooks

Board Member/Social Media + Marketing
  • CSCA Board Member since 2008
  • AFL Dance Team Director for the Colorado Crush Cheerleaders from 2004-2007
  • Former Denver Nuggets Dancer and Assistant Director involvement for 7 years
  • Collegiate and high school polishing, technical training, and choreography for more than 20 years
  • Panel judge for local and national events, as well as serving with the British Cheer Association in the UK.

Mia K Brown

Board Member/Dance

  • Dance Director and Assistant Athletic Director at Cherokee Trail High School
  • Head Varsity Coach for the CTHS Poms Team earning State Jazz Title in 2019 and Runner-Up in 2020.
  • CHSCA Spirit Dance Coach of the Year 2019-2020
  • Awarded numerous choreography awards.

Carrie A. Nitchoff

Board Member/Dance

  • 2018 CHSCA Coach of the Year Award recipient and 2019 NDCA HS Coach of the Year Nominee.
  • Carrie has been part of the dance community for over 25 years. She is a certified dance judge for the National Dance Coaches Association, CSCA, CHSAA, and Dance Team Union, and is a former staff member of the United Spirit Association. 
  • Head Dance Coach for Broomfield HS earning 3 State Championships, multiple league championships, and national finalist placements. 

Ali McCormick

Board Member/Website

  • CSCA Board member for the last 2 years.
  • Ali has been a part of the Colorado Spirit Community for over 13 years including being a dancer, head coach, choreographer, judge of regional competitions, technique coach, camp instructor, and supporter of many competition teams throughout Colorado. 
  • Ali has been a part of the success of three CHSAA Spirit State titles. 
  • Ali is a former collegiate dancer at the University of Northern Colorado.

Megan Savage-Reser

Board Member/Vendors

  • Megan has been a devoted presence in the dance industry for almost 25 years, from her beginnings as a student, to a professional performer, to the directorial side, she believes in the commitment of impacting others through dance education.
  • Division I Kansas State University Classy Cats dance team, choreographing for nationally televised bowl games, and competing at NDA nationals.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader dancing for the NFL playoffs and Hall of Fame game. 
  • NBA Denver Nuggets Dancer, performing on a U.S.O tour in Belgium, Germany and the U.K. 
  • Former midwest sales representative for Angela King Designs- the premier costume company for NFL cheerleaders.
  • Panel Judge and Consultant for High School, Collegiate, Studio and Professional Teams 
  • Director and choreographer of the MLL Denver Outlaws Dancers at Mile High Stadium from 2013-2018 
  • CSCA Board Member since 2021

Kelsey Goodson

Board Member/Cheer

  • Head Cheerleading Coach for Cherokee Trail High School earning a 2017 State Championship and 2018 Runner-Up Championship
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Co-student Leadership sponsor at Cherokee Trail High School 
  • 2019 CSCA Coach of the year
  • Former University of Colorado Cheerleader and UCA Staff 

Bailey Turner

Board Member/Cheer

  • Involved in the cheerleading industry for over 10 years.  
  • Cheered at Colorado State University, coached All Star cheer teams to the D2 Summit, coached Pinnacle High School to a state championship in 2018 and currently coaching at Prairie View High School. 
  • Judged prestigious events in the country including Cheersport Nationals, Spirit of Hope, UCA Nationals, NCA Nationals, the Summit, and the D2 Summit.  
  • Judged for several years in the UK, including being invited to judge nationals for the British Cheerleading Association. 
  • When she is not coaching Bailey enjoys her time being a mom, a dog mom and traveling around the world

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