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
Kara Hayes
Kara is a sophomore at VSU and an active member of the VSU cheerleading squad.

Brittney Johnston
Brittney cheered competitively for more than 15 years and has received multiple titles.
She performed in the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show.
She's coached in several states including Alabama, California, and Florida.
Brittney has coached for more than 10 years now and has no plans to stop. 

Cody Hudson

Nakia Smith

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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