Coaches

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Head Coach: Lauren Baumann

Lauren has been coaching the Skyline Dance Team since 2014. She is an Eastlake High School Dance Team Alumni and danced four years at the collegiate level for Gonzaga University. Lauren went on to dance professionally for six years with the AFL and NLL, as well as teach various ages and styles in studio environments. She has choreographed for middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional teams. She has served as the Assistant Coach for the Eastlake Dance Team, and the Seattle University Cheer & Dance Team. Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Psychology from Gonzaga University. She is married to the most supportive “dance husband,” Tyler, and they have two little boys, Greyson & Wesley. Lauren was honored as the WSDDCA Coach of the Year in 2020-2021.

 

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Assistant Coach: Celeste Mirabal

Celeste has been with the Skyline Dance Team since 2018. She began dancing at age 5, starting out in a small studio in southern California. From there she moved to Texas and was a part of the Rosette Dance Team in high school. Her junior year of high school she moved to Florida and was a part of the Mane Attraction Dance Team, becoming an officer her senior year. While in Florida she was also a part of the Integrity Dance Company, training in multiple genres of dance including, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, and acro. Celeste attended Florida State University, until she moved out to Sammamish, Washington with her family. She currently works at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a Pediatric Nurse.

 

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Assistant Coach: Syrah Gerth

Syrah was a member of the Skyline Dance Team from 2011-2015 and held officer positions of 1st Lieutenant and Senior Captain. During this time, the team received their first State trophy. Recently she graduated from the University of Redlands with a BA in Law Policy and Business. Syrah looks forward to developing the team and giving back to the program that helped shape her time in high school.  She currently works in Recruiting for a large Tech company and is entering her 4th year assisting with the team.

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