Shaylee has been twirling with the Twirl ATX Coaches since she was 8 years old. She is a Senior at Liberty Hill High School, where she is a Feature Twirler, as well as a dance soloist. Shaylee is also the 2022 Texas State Intermediate Senior Pageant & Solo Winner.


Shaylee assists with the skills class when needed as well as doing supplemental lessons.


Anna has been twirling with the Twirl ATX Coaches since she was 7 years old. She is a Sophomore at Austin High School where she is a Feature Twirler and Colorguard Captain. Anna is also the Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen Prelim Overall Tallent Winner & Non-Finalist variety Talent Winner for the 2022 competition.


Anna assists with the skills class when needed as well as doing supplemental lessons.


Josie has been twirling with the Twirl ATX Coaches since she was 8 years old. She was a multi time State & Regional pageant winner, as well as a Feature Twirler at Round Rock High School (class of 2019), and a 2018 UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Outstanding Performer. 


Currently Josie is a Feature Twirler for the University of Missouri, where she is studying to be a physical therapist! Go Mizzou Tigers!



A former student of Major Margaret Mann, Ashley started twirling at age 12 and competed in NBTA competitions into college winning many State & Regional titles. Ashley is an NBTA & AAU Certified Judge who has judged local & out-of-state contests, AAU Jr. Olympics, High School & College auditions, Canadian Nationals, and NBTA Nationals (AYOP). Ashley is also the 2021 recipient of the NBTA Texas State TEX-An Coach Award. 

During the day, Ashley is a Colorguard Director, and owner of Catch This! & TexasTwirl.com. When not teaching or judging, Ashley spends time with her children, Jason and Hailey, and her husband, Jay. Ashley also has an MBA from Texas State University and serves as the Twirl ATX Business Manager.

Meet The Twirl ATX Coaches

Coach 

JOSIE LINSON

A former student of Bethany Evans Tolley, Whitney started twirling at the age of 6. She also benefited from the instruction of Ann Nita McDonald. She competed in local, Texas State, Southwest Regional and National Competitions, winning over 100 titles throughout her career. Whitney moved on to field twirling and was the 2004-2007 University of Texas Feature Twirler.

Whitney now enjoys spending time with her sweet children, Callum & Clara, and her husband Brad. She works for Sailpoint as an IT HR Manager, and teaches twirling lessons in the evenings and on the weekends. Whitney is also an NBTA Certified judge as well as the Judge for the State UIL Twirling Solo & Ensemble contest each Spring.

Junior Coach 

SHAYLEE SJOLANDER

A former student of Janice Jackson Seamands and Shelby Elder Holcomb, Kaylee has competed at all levels Regionally, at State, and Nationally, as well as on the Collegiate Level representing her University. She is also a former Regional Pageant & Solo Winner. 


Kaylee is a graduate of Texas State University, where she was the Feature Twirler for four years. She is now pursuing her Master's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Co-Director & Coach

ASHLEY CRAFT WOOD

Junior Coach 

AMBER SORENSON

Co-Director & Coach

WHITNEY KING COONS

Junior Coach 

JORDAN CHMIEL

Amber has been twirling since she was 5 years old and has been with Twirl ATX since she was 10. She is a Senior at Stony Point High School, where she is a Feature Twirler and on the Varsity Basketball Team. She is also on the 2023 IBTF World Team as well as the 2022 Miss Majorette of Texas. 


Amber assists with the teams and skills classes as well as doing supplemental lessons.




 Coach 

KAYLEE WILLIAMS

Jordan has been twirling with the Twirl ATX Coaches since she was 8 years old. She is a Senior at Stony Point High School, where she is a Feature Twirler and President of the SPHS Tiger Band, where she is a flute player. Jordan is also the 2022 Southwest Regional Beg. Senior Pageant & Solo Winner.


Jordan assists with the skills class when needed as well as doing supplemental lessons.


Junior Coach 

ANNA LILIE