Meet The Team

Shanique Gonzalez-Cooke

Position: Director & Head Coach

Hobby: Reading and Singing

Stunt Position: Base

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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 14 years and coaching for 13 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 the 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.

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Position: Cheerleading Coach

Hobby: Yoga and Reading

Stunt Position: Base

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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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