Dulci Miller

 

Dulci has over 20 years of experience with children. Dulci has worked with gymnasts in many ways and in many settings including Vacation Bible School and preschool. She has coached at all levels from parent/child classes through Junior Olympic Optional Program levels for the past 10 years.

Dulci is experienced in the TOPs and HOPEs programs. TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program), is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7-10 and their coaches. During the months of June and July gymnasts age 7-10 are evaluated on physical abilities at the state or regional level. These dates are set by your State TOP manager in conjunction with the National TOP Manager. HOPEs program is a modified pre-Elite program dedicated to gymnasts ages 10-12.

As the Floor Manager at ATG, Dulci is responsible for weekly lesson plans, girls team program, coach training, and organizing special events. You may also see her working PNO (Parents' Night Out), birthday parties, or field trips!

 

“I love to watch the excitement on the kids faces when they come in to the gym. No matter if it is for a recreational class, birthday, PNO, or a team athlete who has learned a new skill, there is always excitement!”

 

Craig Lewis

 

Craig is the founder and director of Night Owl Circus Arts, the circus arts program at ATG. Night Owl Circus Arts offers classes in aerial silks, lyra, and juggling for kids and adults. They also perform at a variety of private events, and put on an annual public performance called The Night Owl Circus.

Craig's circus background goes back to his childhood when he taught himself to juggle. In 2008, he founded the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Juggling Club, and began attending juggling conferences such as the International Juggler's Association Festival, and the Atlanta Juggler's Association Festival. He was introduced to aerial arts at San Francisco Circus Center in 2010, and later went on to train extensively in Aerial Silks at Aerial Space in Asheville, NC under Andrew Hartenagle and Blue De Leeuw, and the ETSU aerial dance program. In 2012, he became a performer with Asheville Aerial Arts. In 2013, he received his teacher training in aerial arts under Elsie Smith and Jamie Hodgson from the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) and shortly after, he founded Johnson City Circus Arts.

Craig is a lifelong entrepreneur; he also works as a professional wedding DJ and MC at Craig Lewis Weddings, and he develops and sells online studio management software for other circus schools and gymnastics gyms.

He'd like to thank his wife, Mikaela Lewis, who helps him run his businesses and always supports him in his dreams and goals.

 

“My favorite thing about teaching aerial silks is helping people achieve goals and dreams that they never thought they would be able to achieve - whether those goals are based on fitness, performance experiences, or technical abilities.”

 

Seth Delatte

 

Seth Delatte was born July 22, 1996 in North Texas. After moving to Northeast Tennessee at the age of four, he became interested in gymnastics and began training. In 2006, he had achieved the status of State Of Tennessee All-Around Champion for Level Six Men’s Gymnastics. Time off and recovery from an injury helped him discover his talent for coaching.

As a gymnastics instructor, Seth has found a way to help young boys find a love for the sport and to achieve their goals, teaching them the important life lessons that are derived from it. He believes gymnastics to not only be in the gym, but also to be a lifestyle. The lessons learned in the gym can help you in life, as well. Gymnastics provides many useful life skills such as strength, patience, and respect. Seth’s coaching philosophy stresses the belief that nothing comes without hard work and dedication. Whether in the gym for a practice session or in a competitive setting, his athletes only fail when they lose the desire and the will to learn from their mistakes. Seeing young boys grow to love the sport of gymnastics and to learn the life lessons it has to offer are some of Seth’s primary motivations for coaching.

 

“What I love about coaching is seeing children learn what it takes to achieve their goals. Seeing them learn what hard work and determination mean. I love seeing kids get the skill they have been working on for weeks and that excitement on their face.”

 

Ciera Miller

 

Ciera has loved gymnastics since age 2.  She tried a parent and toddler class, tried dance, and tried soccer. At age 6 she decided gymnastics was her sport!  She has been involved with gymnastics for 13 years.  She has been a competitior at State, Regional, & National levels.  She says through her journey and adventures in gymnastics she has had the opportunity to train with many wonderful coaches, locally, in Chattanooga, and in Texas.  Traveling to camps, competitions, and qualifiers all over the United States.  As a young gymnast you would have seen her smiling and cheering for her teammates.

As she grew a little bit older, she became a focused, hard working, high level gymnast who left Tennessee to achieve her dreams and become the best gymnast she could be in Texas, winning State, Regional, and National titles.  Now you will see her continuing her dreams coaching your children, helping them to achieve their best!

 

"In my 13 years there have been smiles, tears, pain, friendships developed all over the US....I would not trade one day for anything else!  There is nothing more satisfying than to see hard work pay off.

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