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Meet The Team


Level 1-3

Cheerleading Coach


Pom, Lyrical & Jazz Coach


Platinum Status

Child Protection in Sports & Physical Activity

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Sports First Aid Level 3

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Shanique Gonzalez-Cooke

Role: Director & Head Coach

Hobby: Reading and Singing

Stunt Position: Base & Back Spot

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Shanique Gonzalez-Cooke is the Owner and Head Coach of Ruby Cheer & Fitness.

Shanique has always been involved in various sports from a young age but didn't start cheerleading until university and hasn't looked back since. She has been cheerleading for 15 years and coaching for 14 years. 

Shanique started her cheerleading journey with Kingston Knights at Kingston University where she gained her BA degree in Dance. She has a BGU Level 3 Coach qualification and has delivered cheer classes in schools in Richmond, Kensington and Kingston. She currently coaches the UWL Warriors cheerleaders competition team at the University of West London. 

She is also the Team Manager and Head Coach of Zoo Riot Cheerleaders professional team in London. 

Using her dance experience she has taught dance classes in schools as part of students' PE lessons.

Also trained in First aid which comes in handy when being a mother to her 2 children.  

She has a strong passion for cheer which is evident in her work ethic and willingness to spark the passion in others.

Rani is a dance and cheerleading coach. Having trained in multiple styles of dance for over 10 years, she has had many wonderful opportunities in the industry, such as earning ISTD ballet certificates, performing at events such as Step Live Festival and winning national titles with a street dance competition team. 

She is currently in her second year studying towards a BA in Dance at Roehampton University, where she also cheers on the competition team Roehampton Rascals. As well as being Cheer Captain, she has the joy of coaching the varsity team and she holds a Silver BGU Level 1 and 2 Coaching qualification. She is passionate about building inclusive and creative learning environments for all artists, athletes and children where they can develop their talents, explore their curiosity and grow!


Role: Dance & Cheerleading Coach

Hobby: Music & Writing

Stunt Position: Flyer


Level 1-2

Cheerleading Coach


Silver Status

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Marina Tolnai

Role: Social Media Manager
Hobby: Wellbeing and Self Expression 

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Marina is a Professional Choreographer, Performer and Teacher who has started her journey in the fitness industry as a Zumba instructor. Born and raised in Hungary yet always had a huge passion for Latin Music specifically Reggaeton. She has trained and gained skills in the world famous dance studios such as Base studios, Pineapple studios and Millenium Dance LA. She has succesfully built her own brand "itsdancingmarina" and currently also contributes to Ruby Cheer and Fitness as a Social Media Manager.

Maliqkah is one of the Ruby Cheer and Fitness cheerleading coaches. She has a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre and Acting for Film from the Chichester Conservatoire and a Level 1 British Cheerleading Qualification. From her time at the Conservatoire, she realised her passion for coaching and choreographing. Much of this came from her experience as the Vice Captain and then Captain of the WSIHE Wolves Varsity cheerleading team.


As well as coaching the Varsity team she was also on the Level 3 stunt team and both teams placed in BCA and ICC competitions. She has worked and competed as a Zoo Riot Cheerleader at various events and she now teaches street dance to children with autism. As well as cheerleading, she loves to read and do yoga! She is so excited to be a Ruby Coach and looking forward to working with you!

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Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3

Role: Cheerleading Coach

Hobby: Yoga and Reading

Stunt Position: Base

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Do you love to teach children cheerleading and dance?

Would you like to join our amazing  team?

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