951-756-6101
7330 Sycamore Canyon Blvd. #3
Riverside, CA

STAFF

rachelle fawcett owner

Rachelle Fawcett

Owner & Founder of Empire Cheer & Stunt

Rachelle began working at Riverside City College as the Cheer and Dance Director in 2007. She built the program from inception to now one of the premier Junior College Programs in the country. The team is often referred to as the “Big Screen Team” because they are highly sought after by television and movie producers. Their Hollywood recent credits include major motion pictures such as “The Way Back” and “Battle of the Sexes” and an upcoming Netflix original movie, “Moxie”.

The RCC Tigers finished the 2019 College STUNT season ranked 5th in the national polls. Although the 2020 season ended prematurely the Tigers were undefeated and were ranked #1 in the West Conference with a 6-0 record defeating major universities such as CBU, Cal Poly, ASU, UC Davis, Concordia Irvine and Vanguard University. The 2019 class produced 3 College All-American STUNT athletes.

Rachelle holds a degree from the University of Utah where she attended on a baton twirling scholarship. She is an accomplished athlete, performer choreographer, and coach. Her accomplishments span the areas of STUNT, Cheer, Dance, and Baton Twirling. Her talents have taken her all over the world performing and entertaining audiences in Japan, Peru, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland and much of the United States. During her performing years, Rachelle performed in numerous television commercials and the major motion picture “Hero”. She staffed and judged for several spirit organizations. She is AACCA safety certified, member of the College STUNT Coaches Association, and a certified USA Cheer coach. Currently, she has alumni athletes attending several universities around the country on STUNT athletic scholarships.

Shawna Seyler

shawna seyler coach

HEAD STUNT COACH

  • Riverside City College Cheer and STUNT Assistant Coach- 6 years
  • Coached RCC to a 2020 UNDEFEATED College STUNT Season
  • Certified USA Cheer, College, and Youth Coach
  • Member of College STUNT Coaches Association
  • Member of STUNT Officials Association
  • Competitive All-Star Cheerleader and Power Tumbler- 12 years
  • ACCAA Safety Certified

Elizabeth Anne

elizabeth anne coach

STUNT COACH

Elizabeth Anne has extensive experience in all aspects of STUNT. Lizzy is a former student-athlete at Riverside City College. She played a significant role in the success of the RCC Spirit program and lead the team to a 2020 Undefeated Collegiate STUNT Season. She is a graduate of King High School and is working towards her BA in Communications.

Darcy Gilfoy

darcy gilford coach

STUNT COACH

  • CIF STUNT State Runner Up
  • 2017 USA Cheer National Champion
  • 2-time BVAL First Team All-League recipient
  • Varsity Cheer and STUNT captain
  • Member of RCC Cheer and STUNT team

Heather Huntoon

heather huntoon coach

TUMBLING COACH

Coach Heather Huntoon is certified by USA Gymnastics and by Acrobatic Arts. She has been coaching for more than 11 years through Valley-Wide Parks and Recreation, and is a club member of the USA Gymnastics. Her experience and talent in gymnastics, she has earned her numerous awards and certificates. Coach Heather attended the USA Gymnastics Region 1 Congress in San Jose in August 2015 & National Congress in Anaheim in August 2017. Currently, she is working on her AA in Dance at Mount San Jacinto Jr. College. She also attends different rhythmic gymnastics camps and coaching clinics in artistic gymnastics to help her in her line of work throughout the year.

Mike and Sarah Peterson

mike and sarah peterson

TUMBLING/CHEER COACHES

This husband and wife duo met while cheering together on an All-Star coed cheer team, and have been together for 15 years and married for 13 years. We have a 12 year old son named Maddox who is a competitive cheerleader, competitive dancer and tumbler. Michael, cheered at Canyon Springs High School for 4 years and competed all 4 years. He was a USA staffer for 3 years. Competed all-stars with Cheer Empire/Titan Elite for 3 years and competed at worlds. Michael has been coaching high school coed cheerleading for 10 years. Sarah, cheered at Canoga Park High School for 3 years (competed at UCA Nationals) and high school all stars for 1 year. Competed nationally and competed at the world championships for 9 years with Cheer Empire/Titan Elite. Coached all-star cheerleading team from ages 7-18 for 7 years and coaches and choreographs for high school coed/all girl cheerleading teams across southern and northern California for 21 years and still counting.

Destiny Rodriguez

STUNT/TUMBLING COACH

  • 12 years gymnastic experience
  • 2017 UCA National Champion
  • 4 year Cheer member, 2 yr stunt team member
  • 2019 Big Orange Battle Champion
  • Member of the Riverside City College Cheer and Stunt Team

Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell

COACH

Catherine Rameriz

catherine rameriz

STUNT COACH