About Us

Our Story

Legendary Athletics was started in 2011 and brought together two successful all star programs – Lake Mary All Stars and Shine Athletics.   Joining these programs, Legendary Athletics created a top notch training facility focused on providing the best quality instruction in the areas of cheerleading, dance and tumbling.  Our positive coaching approach is the basis of our success as we strive to promote team building, friendships, fun and lifelong memories.   We teach our athletes the importance of giving your best, commitment, teamwork and most importantly, believing in themselves.  At Legendary Athletics, we are family.

Administrative Hours:
Monday – Thursday:  11:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

E-mail:  info@legendaryathletics.com

Phone Number: (407) 831-4500

Legendary Athletics
901 Central Park Dr
Sanford, FL 32771

Team Legendary

Dana Evancoe
Dance Director

Coach Dana was a gymnast, cheerleader and dancer for over 15 years. She was an all-star cheerleader and dancer for Lake Mary All-Stars. She taught cheerleading and dance at Lake Mary All-Stars for 11 years. Coach Dana has won numerous awards as the director of the dance program such as NDA national champions, the Dance Summit, and the Dance Worlds.

Octavious Miller
Cheer Director

Coach Octavious cheered for one of the founding gyms of Legendary Athletics, in 2006 (Lake Mary All-stars). He was also a Varsity Cheerleader and the 1st male to cheer for his high school. He has coached every age and every level of All-star cheer. He became the director of the Cheer Program in 2016 and since then, Legendary has won numerous awards including Cheersport, UCA, and the D2 Summit!

Daniel Maynard
Assistant Cheer Director/Dance Coach
Megan McDaniel
Cheer Coach

Coach Megan has been a part of the program since she was 4 years old. She cheered up to level 5 and danced on our Senior Elite Hip Hop team where she earned several National and World titles. She started coaching in 2015 and has made national titles and is a D2 Summit champion. Megan is currently attending the University of Central Florida where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. 


Karlie Braddy
Cheer and Dance Coach

Karlie has been a part of the program since 2010 and started coaching in 2016. She loves coaching cheer and dance because she likes to see the growth in the sport from her athletes and she loves being a positive influence to them. Karlie has been fortunate enough to have won many national titles with her teams such as One-Up, NDA, and the Dance Summit. Karlie is also a full time student at the University of Central Florida where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.

Niki Topelski
Cheer Coach

Niki cheered and coached at Lake Mary All-stars from the year it opened all the way through college. She attended Lake Mary High School where she cheered 1 year on the freshmen cheer team and 3 years on varsity. Niki was on NCA staff for 7 years where she was a head instructor and ran summer camps, events, and judged. “I enjoy coaching again and have a true heart for kids and this sport which was my true passion growing up!”

Jason Helms
Tumbling Coach

Coach Jason cheered for 4 years at the collegiate level as well as 5 years working for Varsity/UCA. He was the head Tumbling Coach at Ace Cheer Company in Birmingham, AL for 10 years. He was also a Head Coach for Levels 3-5 at Ace Cheer Company. His teams have won several National Championships including NCA, UCA, CHEERSPORT, Jamfest and WCA. His 2007 Senior 3 team finished the season with an undefeated recorded at all competitions including National Championships. Coach Jason was a 2-time Head Coach/Director at Hot Shots Camp which is an invitation only camp. He has most recently been the Head Coach/Director of Power Tumbling & Trampoline at Ace Gymnastics in Longwood for the past 5 years.

Shelly Laera
Tumbling Coach

Coach Shelly was a gymnast & cheerleader for over 18 years. Her parents own Gymstars Gymnastics in Tennessee, and while growing up in the gym gave her a love for the technical side of the sport, her true passion became clear when she began cheerleading. With both All-star & School cheerleading, Shelly has numerous Regional, & National cheerleading titles. She was part of the University of Memphis Coed Cheerleading team from 2003-2005, where they placed 4th place at UCA College Nationals both years. Shelly also worked as a performer at Universal Studios Japan in the cheerleading show Pentagon in 2006.

She has over 10 years coaching experience with everything from preschool classes to advanced tumbling & stunting. She has coached many athletes, cheerleaders & gymnasts alike, to State, Regional, & National competitions & titles.

Reid Kirkland
Cheer Coach
Kory Joyce
Cheer Coach

Our Facility

Our 14,140 square foot air-conditioned facility is equipped with 2 full size competition cheer floors (54×42 spring floors) and one 10 panel Marley dance floor on concrete.  We have a 40 foot rod floor, a 30 foot tumble trak trampoline system, various training equipment, audio/video sound systems for each floor and mirrored walls. We also have an athlete breakroom, an upstairs 1,500 square foot parent viewing area. There are 2 bathrooms inside the gym, 1 in the lobby area, and 2 in the parent viewing area.