Deanna is a founding instructor at Elite Performance Academy. Her training began with Patti Shaver and Dickenson School of Dance which carried her to train with Dance Educators of America and with Fred Miller Summer Twirling Clinics. She has received technical training in a variety of disciplines including baton, flag, hoop and ribbon twirling, acrobatics, ballet, jazz, and cheerleading. Deanna was a majorette at Huntington High School and a member of the flag corps at Marshall University. Her love of twirling and field corps performing motivates her to pass these techniques to future generations.