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Alisha Leistner

Alisha began her journey to coaching as a student gymnast at age 8. She competed for a club in the USA Gymnastics (formerly United States Gymnastics Association) at various levels. 


She took her first coaching job at the age of 16 at the New Castle YMCA while at the same time competing for New Castle Chrysler High School’s Gymnastics  Team.  Upon graduating from high school, Alisha cheered for Indiana State University and found time to coach at a local gym in Terre Haute all four years. 


Once she graduated from ISU with her B.S in Psychology she moved to Indianapolis where she would spend the next 25 years coaching kids of all levels at various studios including YWCA, YMCA, Dana Manix’s Gymnastics, and G Scotten Dance to name a few. Over those same 25 years she found time to become a nurse as well as obtain a Masters Degree in Education. 


She is excited to be back working with students and to be a part of the Expressenz team as well as helping our dancers grow in the areas of tumbling and acrobatics. 


When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and their kids as well as reading and traveling.


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