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 began coaching with Suzie in 2012. Suzie and Hannah opened Perfect Balance together in September, 2015.

Kim Bourdo

Gym Manager

Kim was born and raised in Michigan and moved to North Carolina in 1993 after graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Management. She was an athlete from the age of six through high school including softball, cheerleading, drill team and tennis. Kim coached softball for nine years where she had one undefeated year, three first place champion seasons and 3 successful middle school team seasons. Kim is married and has a twenty-two year old daughter, three step children and three grandchildren.

Taylor Schmit

Recreational Director

Taylor was a gymnast at Buckeye gymnastics in Columbus, Ohio where she trained for 7 years. She went on to compete as a cheerleader, and later started coaching both competitive cheerleading and recreational gymnastics. Taylor recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors in Business Management. Taylor works with our recreational gymnastics program as well as special events.

Alexis Burger

Recreational Coordinator

Alexis was born and raised in West Middlesex, PA and grew up as a competitive cheerleader and dancer. She began teaching gymnastics and dance at the age of 14. Since then she has coached competitive cheerleading, AAU gymnastics and even ballroom dancing. Alexis has always had a passion for coaching and has worked at various gyms across Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina. In addition to coaching, she is also a personal trainer.

Teshawne Jackson

Head USAG Optional (levels 6-10) 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.

Justin Reynolds

USAG Optional (levels 6-10) Team Coordinator

Justin began his gymnastics career in Knoxville, TN at Premier Athletics. He competed at 6 JO national championships before graduating and attending the University of Illinois at Chicago. Justin moved back to Knoxville and coached there briefly before moving to Raleigh, NC. After coaching at Superior Gymnastics for the past 6 seasons, he has transitioned to the USAG Optional Team Coordinator here at PBTC! Justin’s wife Leane also competed gymnastics in college at the UW-OshKosh. They have 1 year old daughter Adilynn.

Hallie Penland

Pre Team (mighty mites, levels 1-2) Director

Hallie is originally from Aiken, South Carolina but grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. She was a competitive gymnast for 13 years and a Level 8, 9, and 10 regional qualifier. Hallie started coaching when she was 15 years old. Upon graduating high school she majored in Kinesiology and Athletic Training at Penn State University. Hallie has been coaching in Charlotte for the past 8 years and I have been full time with PBTC for 3 years. USAG Safety Certified, CPR and First Aid certified.

Katie Robinson

Pre Team Coordinator

Katie is from Kernersville, NC and recently moved to Charlotte after getting married on 4/18/2020. Gymnastics has always been a huge part of her life and a passion that continues to grow. Katie started gymnastics when she was 2 years old and reached level 9 by my sophomore year in high school. She graduated college from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with a bachelor degree in Health and Exercise Science. During her time there she was a part of the LR Cheerleading team. After graduating from college Katie moved back to Kernersville where she began work in the school system while coaching gymnastics part time. Katie has decided to take on coaching full-time with Perfect Balance alongside Hallie Penland as our Pre Team Coordinator and we are thrilled to have her!

Allie McKellar

AAU Team Director

Allie is originally from Florida, where she trained at American Twisters for 12 years. She finished competing gymnastics as a Level 9. Allie has been coaching for 10 years at the Compulsory, Xcel and Optional level for both USAG and AAU. Beam and Bars are her favorite events to coach! She joined our team as the AAU Director in December, 2019 and we are looking forward to the 2021 competitive season with her as the leader.

Lindsey Blumenstein

USAG Compulsory (levels 3-5) Team Director

Lindsey has a PhD in sociology that I used for several years as a researcher and professor at various universities. She missed the gym so much that she decided to change my career and go back into coaching. Lindsey was a gymnast for 15 years at American Twisters in Coral Springs and competed up to level 9. She began her coaching career during her undergrad at the University of Florida (GO GATORS!), and then coached for 10 years while she was in school. She has spent most of her gymnastics career coaching preteam and compulsory gymnasts but has coached up through level 8. Lindsey absolutely loves coaching compulsories and highly enjoys teaching the basics and mechanics of gymnastics to little ones. Lindsey was an assistant team manager and head compulsory coach in central Florida as well as Colorado for about 8 years before moving to Charlotte to take the Compulsory Director position here at PBTC.

Angel Metcalf

Compulsory Coordinator

Angel was a competitive gymnast for 18 years. She moved from her hometown of Swansboro, NC to train with Perfect Balance for her senior season in 2012. In 2013 she moved to Iowa and attended the University of Iowa on a full gymnastics scholarship. While at Iowa she was awarded All Big Ten First Team honors in 2017 and All Big Ten Second Team honors in 2015 and 2016. She was also named to the Big Ten All Championship team in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She was the Big Ten Uneven Bars silver medalist and a Regional Balance Beam Champion in 2017. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Relations. The last three years she coached compulsory levels at Iowa Gymnastics Academy.

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.

Andrea Haney

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.

Lizzie Dobek

Team Coach

Lizzie is from Damascus, MD where she was a USAG gymnast until I was about 13. She was training level 8 before I went on to cheer in high school. Lizzie has a degree in exercise science from Marshall university where she was also a member of Marshall University’s dance team. Lizzie has coached for the past 3 years at Harford gymnastics in Maryland before moving here last year for nursing school. Lizzie is in nursing school at Queens University and is First aid and CPR Certified.