Christy Mitchinson

  • Longtime cheerleading coach with advanced certifications 
  • Program director for Sharks Elite Cheer in Warrington, UK
  • Member of the U.S. All Star Federation for Cheer and Dance Teams (USASF) and American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA)

Experience

Christy Mitchinson is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on cheerleading for more than two years. Since 2015, she has been a program director and cheerleading coach for Sharks Elite Cheer in Warrington, UK. Prior to this, she ran Knights American Cheer, which she founded in 2008.

A longtime cheerleading coach, Christy has also taught gymnastics and several forms of dance. She has experience working with disabled students, including deaf/hearing impaired and special needs students. And she has worked as a freelance choreographer, judge, and competition consultant. 

Christy is a member of the U.S. All Star Federation for Cheer and Dance Teams (USASF) and American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA). She holds USASF Level 1-5 certifications in Stunts, Tosses, & Tumbling, and has qualified to coach Level 6 Stunts & Tosses.

Christy has been writing professionally since 2000, and her articles about cheerleading and general fitness appear on numerous websites, including Chron.com, azcentral.com, Livestrong.com, TheNest.com, and Healthfully.com.

Education

Christy earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature from The Open University in the UK.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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