Stars News · SCA Hires New Dance Coach

SCA is proud to announce Marissa Mattioli as the new dance coach!
Marissa attended Hartland High School in Hartland, Michigan and was a part of their Mid American pom program for four years.  She was a standout on the floor and as a leader. She served as a two year captain, KLAA Scholar, and received many coaching awards such as “outstanding choreography” and “heart of the team”.   As captain, she led her team to a dual first place victory in the Traditional Pom and High Kick categories at the Spirit Shine state competition in 2014.  Prior to her pom experience, Marissa started dancing at the age of 5. She was a competitive dancer and is well-versed in many genres of dance including: jazz, lyrical, hip hop and ballet.
She continued both her educational and pom careers at Central Michigan University while earning her Bachelors of Applied Arts in Recreation and Event Management with a minor in Business Management and Leadership.  She was a high kick and Mid American States competitor for two years.  She currently works as an Event Designer and Coordinator at Gerych’s Events.
Marissa worked for Michigan Pom Association as a Pom instructor where she worked closely with coaches and pommers to work on their personalized needs and to instruct skill basics and camp routines.  She is certified to teach both pom and dance. After receiving her coaching certification from Mid American Pompon, she returned to Hartland to be an assistant coach for their varsity team for the fall 2018 season and later became the head coach for their Ore Creek Middle School program.  Under her leadership, the middle school team finished third in Division 2 at the Mid American Pompon State Championship, their highest placement in school history to date.
“I am beyond thrilled to be apart of the SCA family and to build the program students have been longing for! It is a privilege to be a key player in building a program from the ground up and I am confident in the longevity of this program moving forward. I am excited to be able to share my love and passion for Pom with my new team!”