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 Rebecca Vincent – Owner & Operator

Miss Rebecca is the Owner/ Operator of Midwest Elite Academy. She started MEA because of her passion for working with children and her love for cheerleading, dance, and tumbling. She was born and raised in Olathe, KS. She grew up in the industry competing at the National level in cheerleading, dance, and tumbling for 14 years. She also cheered on her Middle School and High School Varsity Cheerleading Teams. Miss Rebecca received 2 collegiate cheerleading scholarships while attending college in Texas and Missouri.

She has been coaching children ages 3-18 in recreational classes and competitive teams in cheerleading, dance, and tumbling for over 10 years. She was a Certified Category 3 judge for USAGT&T Sanctioned Meets. She is currently  USASF Certified through level 5 and First Aid, CPR, & AED certified. She graduated from The University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. She also was accepted into and graduated from the Entrepreneurship Scholars Program at The University of Missouri- Kansas City. When Miss Rebecca is not at the gym teaching, she loves to spend her time exploring Kansas City, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, or taking her husky mix, Luna, to the dog park.


Terra Website Terra Gray- Aerial Silks, Tumbling, & Trampoline

Miss Terra brings a lot of talent, passion, and experience in Tumbling & Aerial Silks to the Midwest Elite Academy team! She grew up competing at the National Level in tumbling and diving for over 10 years and won multiple awards and titles. Terra has over 5 years of tumbling coaching experience at the recreational and competitive level. She has been performing aerial silks for 7 years and is currently a member of MoonDrop Circus as an Aerial Performer. When Miss Terra is not at the studio or working at her other job as a Dental Hygienist, she loves to spend time with her beautiful daughter, Ava.


Management & Directors

Donna Vincent- Business Manager                                                                

Donna Vincent is the Business Manager/Accountant for Midwest Elite Academy.  Donna has over 25 years of experience as Assistant Controller/Controller for a large, privately held Manufacturing/Distribution Company. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BSBA from the University of Central Missouri with a concentration in Accounting.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a concentration in Finance. 

Donna focuses primarily on the business side of Midwest Elite Academy.  She has been in the business world her entire adult life. Her experience and expertise in the business world makes her an invaluable asset to our Management Team.


Kathy Lackland- Director of Life Skills & Mental Strengths Training

At Midwest Elite Academy, we don’t just say we teach your children more than just superior athletic skills, we actually do it! Kathy is in charge of training our staff to effectively teach your children vital life skills (like teamwork, responsibility, and respect), and mental strengths (like self motivation, confidence, and positive attitude). These skills will help your child to become successful in anything they do from here forward!

Kathy is the Director of Life-Skills and Mental Strengths Training for Midwest Elite Academy.  She has over 30 years of experience in the education field.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri. Miss Kathy also has two master’s degrees:  Curriculum and Instruction, and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language).  She also has an Education Specialist in Administration certification. 


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