Susan Colson - Owner

The woman behind the dream...Susan Colson opened Winnersville Elite Cheer & Dance in September of 2008 to bring the South Georgia area a place for athletes to get the quality training they deserve. Susan is a full-time CPA and has entrusted her staff to continue her dream for Winnersville Elite to be a home away from home for all of its athletes, both competitive and recreational, while getting quality training. 

Desiree Hagan - Program Director

  • Desiree cheered All-Stars for 12 years, 2 of which were at Winnersville Elite.
  • Member of the LHS Competition Cheerleading Team 2007 - 2010
  • Member of the 2010 Cheersport National Championship team for Winnersville Elite.  
  • Assistant Allstar Coach and tumbling instructor. 2009 - 2015
  • Member of Alpha Delta Pi and held several positions while an active member in her sorority. 
  • Attended Valdosta State University. Has a Bachelors in Accounting and Business Management. 2015
  • Member of Alpha Delta Pi and held several positions while an active member in her sorority. 
  • Alpha Delta Pi Valdosta Alumnae Association President. 2015 - Present 
  • Head Allstar Coach  and Program Director at Winnersville Elite. 2015 - Present
  • AACCA Spirit & Saftey Certified 
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1-5 Stunting & Tumbling

Kelli Fields - Dance Program Director


  • Currently holds 5 National Championship Titles as the coach for the VSU Red Hots Dance Team 2008 - 2011, 2017
  • Performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a competitive dancer.
  • Choreographed for the Glynn Academy High School Show Choir.
  • Selected by Frank Hatchet to travel to New York to study and train at his dance facility.
  • Recipient of the Golden Circle Theater Scholarship given by Valdosta State University’s Theater Department.
  • Worked for Inferno Dance Company as a choreographer and administrator.
  • Dance Program Director and Head Coach of Winnersville Elite Dance Company (WEDC).


Cheer & Tumbling Coaches

Recreational Cheer & Tumbling Instructors

      Shannon Lowry             Kara Hayes               Brittney Johnston            Lance Allen            Breyani Robinson

  • Shannon is was a VSU cheerleader prior to being accepted into the VSU Nursing Program.
  • Courtney was an assistant coach for the LMS Cheer Team prior to working at Winnersville and is currently in school for Healthcare Administration.
  • Kara is a freshman at VSU and an active member of the VSU Cheer Team. 

Dance Coaches


      Caitlyn Sheffield              Blair Anderson

  • Cait attends VSU majoring in Mass Media and dances for the Red Hots.
  • Sami attends VSU as a dance major and dances for the Red Hots.
  • Sami and Cait are both captains for the VSU Red Hots.

Front Desk Staff

Lauren Pope - Front Desk Manager

  • Lauren is currently a graduate student at VSU.
  • Danced on VSU Red Hots for 4 years. 
  • She also danced with Winnersville Elite's Dance Company.


         Kara Hayes             


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