Our mission at Premier is to create a training environment that nurtures the spirit of the individual within the team.
With a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, we are ready to offer competitive programs in baton twirling, dance, and cheerleading, as well as recreational classes for those not interested in competing. Premier’s qualified staff and coaches bring their extensive experience to each program where artistry blends with athleticism resulting in a fun, safe environment. It’s a winning combination!
Our staff is committed to:
- Offering programming that enhances physical and emotional wellness.
- Providing a healthy and safe environment dedicated to learning, hard work and growth.
- Delivering professional, exceptional coaching.
- Maintaining a focused strategy that results in positive competition experiences.
Read more about our exceptional staff:
Candy Byrd-Miller, Owner
• 8-Time National and 3-Time Grand National Twirling Champion
• 9-Time Alabama State and South Regional Solo, Strut, 2-Baton, 3-Baton Champion (from age 11-20)
• United States Twirling Ambassador to France (at the age of 16, Candy was chosen as the U.S. Ambassador for N.B.T.A. to travel throughout France for 2 weeks teaching clinics for kids as well as adults, and to serve as the featured performer at the European World Championships in Marseille)
• 30 years teaching experience with teams and individuals since the age of 14
Caroline Hamil, Dance Director
At the age of 3 Caroline began her dancing career. She trained in a number of studios growing up and eventually danced competitively. As well as being involved in studio dance, Caroline was a founding member of the North Oconee High School dance team. Throughout her college years she has had the privilege of being the assistant coach to the high school dance team! She has helped lead the team to two consecutive second place finishes in the state competition. Caroline is currently a senior studying communications with the hopes of eventually becoming a Sales Representative. Caroline is excited to become a member of the Premier team and share her love of dance!
Amelia Hamil, Dance Instructor
Amelia grew up dancing from a very young age because her sister was a dancer, and she wanted to be like her. She loved dancing and continued her career into high school. Amelia danced competitively and non-competitively in many different styles of dance. She transitioned from dancing competitively with a studio during high school to the competition cheerleading team, although she remained on her high school’s dance team. She graduated from North Oconee High School and is currently a sophomore at UGA. She will begin her first year teaching for Premier with her older sister, Caroline. She is excited!
Jenna Wilson, Dance Instructor
Bio comin soon…
David Brown, Tumble and Cheer Director
David began tumbling at very young age and soon fell in love with competitive cheerleading! He was one of Premier’s first employees, and has helped to grow our awesome cheer program from the ground up! He not only directs the Premier cheer program, but currently still competes on his level 6 All Star Team with Rockstar in South Carolina! He’s a super talented competitor and even better coach!
Alexa Montello, Tumble and Cheer Coach
Alexa, a native Athenian and a gymnast since age three, did gymnastics for fifteen years, and competitive gymnastics for eleven seasons. She trained at Georgia Elite Gymnastics on the Junior Olympic level nine team, and has had the opportunity over the years to compete in meets around the country in cities including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. During high school, she also competed on the varsity cheer, gymnastics, track, and diving teams. A tumbling coach since 2016, Alexa believes that a coach should be there not only to teach, but also to motivate and inspire kids to work hard, believe in themselves, and be the best they can be.
Brady Boswell, Tumble and Cheer Coach
Bio comin soon…
Murphy Pulliam, Twirl Coach
Murphy started twirling in the 4th grade. She then went on to be the Varsity Majorette Captain at George Walton Academy and then to the University of Georgia Majorette Line! Murphy is an advanced competitor and a very valuable member of the Premier staff as Candy’s “right hand man”! She is currently a Senior at UGA majoring in Music Education.