Staff

Suzie Sanocki

Owner, Girls Team Director

Suzie graduated in 1990 from Miami University with a degree in Mass Communications. She attended NCSU pursuing her Masters in Middle Grades Education. Suzie gained her initial coaching experience at Kenny's Gymnastics in Raleigh, NC and then at Atlanta School of Gymnastics in Atlanta, GA. She began coaching at International Gymnastics in June, 1993 where she quickly became the head coach, program director and gym manager. In her 21 years at International Gymnastics Suzie coached several national qualifiers and placed many kids into collegiate gymnastics programs. She has trained kids from preschool gymnastics up to International Elite. Suzie is married to Kirk Sanocki who is a collegiate swim coach and together they have four children - Cole, Carson, Lily and Kendall.


Hannah Mulvihill

Owner, Girls Team Director

Hannah was a gymnast at International Gymnastics for 7 years and competed in the sport of gymnastics for a total of 10 years. She went on to compete as a scholarship cheerleader for Gardner-Webb University while earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Wellness with a minor in Psychology. She has been coaching for 12+ years at various programs in NC, but is in her fourth year on staff at Perfect Balance. 


Teshawne Jackson

Head Optional Team Coach

Teshawne started her gymnastics career as a gymnast at Low Country Gymnastics in Charleston, SC where she competed for 12 years. She competed in Level 10 Eastern National Championships in 1999. Teshawne went on to continue a very successful 4 years at West Virginia as a scholarship gymnast and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in athletic coaching. Coming from a college coaching job, we were happy that she settled into club gymnastics with us here in Charlotte in 2012. Prior to moving to Charlotte, Teshawne held coaching jobs at Ball State, William and Mary, Iowa State and Utah State. Teshawne is a vital part of our coaching staff and we are happy to have her! You may recognize her from coaching gymnastics camps such as Woodward, NC State, Auburn and Georgia.


Andrea Haney

Pre-Team Director and Assistant Team Coach

Andrea has been a part of our program since 2007. She has been a vital part of our program as our Pre-Team Director since 2009. Andrea competed as both a club athlete at the Toledo YMCA and also as a high school gymnast at Maumee High School in Toledo, Ohio. She started coaching rec classes in Toledo while attending the University of Toledo. Andrea helps run our class and team programs as well as overseeing our Pre-Team Program.


Kimberly Brafford

Recreational Gymnastics Director

Kimberly is a vital asset to our program as our Recreational Gymnastics Director. She competed for 12 years at North Canton Gymnastics in North Canton, Ohio. She went on to compete as a gymnast for Kent St. while working on a degree in Criminal Justice. Kimberly was a gymnastics director at Woodward Camp for 9 years prior to coming to work with us and still currently works there as a Camp Director. Kimberly was a judge in region 5 for 3 years.


Lisvette Soto

Assistant Team Coach

Lisvette works with our Pre-Team and our USAG team. She started her career as a gymnast in Puerto Rico for 6 years and went on to become a brevet judge in both the US and Puerto Rico. She has judged both college and International meets in Argentine, Venezuela, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and right here in the US. Lisvette also judged the Pan American Games and World Championships. She has a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources.


Abby Puckett

Assistant Team Coach

Abby works with both our USAG and AAU team programs. Abby, a native Charlottean, grew up participating in competitive gymnastics under Suzie Sanocki. She became an elite gymnast and went on to receive a full athletic scholarship to the University of Georgia. At UGA she won 4 national team championships. She uses her experiences as a gymnast to motivate and encourage each girl to reach their potential. Abby is married to Mitchell Puckett and has two kids, Blair and Woods.


Leslie Wendt

Assistant Team Coach