Curtis Walker (Acrobatic Instructor)
Curtis Walker was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 30th, 1971. Both of his parents served in the military, and that had him moving around frequently until the age of 6 when he moved to Arizona, and he has lived here ever since. Growing up Curtis always had a love for break dancing, martial arts, and gymnastics. He began taking dance classes at Royal Dance Works in Phoenix in 1988, and also took dance at Deer Valley Highschool. In 1991 while dancing in a hip-hop crew called North Side Crew, he auditioned to compete on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. His team won the first round with 3 and ¾ stars and lost the second round to a crew with more experience. This was an amazing opportunity and learning experience, and he feels blessed to be a part of it.
Over the years Curtis’ passion for dance, cheer, and gymnastics grew, along with his skills, and he began to develop an interest in teaching others everything he had learned along the way. He began teaching dance and tumbling at dance studios, gyms, and schools. After teaching dance for a few years, he realized that his true passion was in teaching tumbling and cheer. Since then Curtis has worked as a cheer/tumbling coach for 31 years, with 4 of those years being as a Head Coach of two local high schools. He has worked with over 50 Elementary, Junior High, High Schools, and Junior Colleges throughout Arizona, Nevada, and California. Curtis has also worked at many cheer gyms as an All-star Cheer Coach throughout the Valley and has offered private lessons as well.
In 2018 he took a leap and decided to start his own business as a traveling tumbling coach. Watching athletes achieve their goals brings him no greater pleasure. Curtis feels all things can be achieved with hard work and persistence. He feels honored that parents trust him to be a part of their children’s lives and their journey, and it is a blessing from above. Curtis gives all praise and glory to my Lord Jesus Christ. Through him he has been able to do what he loves as a profession.