Neely Dee has had over 25 years’ experience in the field of gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, and dance. Having trained with Olympic gold mentalist Shannon Miller at a young age, she learned the importance of conditioning, strength training, and technique. She was able to apply her expert gymnastics skills as she later participated in competitive cheerleading and dance. Neely was a collegiate and high-school All-American cheerleader. In addition to coaching and choreographing various All-Star teams, Neely taught tumbling, cheer, and dance at Cheers & More for 8 years. She also received numerous awards for power tumbling and was named the Sooner State Games Power Tumbling Champion. During her years dancing at Star Steps on the senior dance company, they placed 1st at Showstoppers, and Neely also won the title as Little Miss Acro Dance in 1992. Neely was also a NCA staff instructor and also an ASC staff instructor in college.
Upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 with a major in psychology and a minor in business, Neely knew she wanted to use her in depth and personal experience in tumbling and cheerleading to open her own gym, Flips. Flips was open from 2003 - 2008. Neely was the cheer director at Oklahoma Gold from 2008 - 2009, and then worked at Twist & Shout for the following year. Neely is so excited to continue working with your children at Dance Unlimited.