The Head Coach of the Pom Squad is Chelsea Tjornhom. Chelsea was raised in Ham Lake, Minnesota. She began her training at Stage Door of Performing Arts and learned alongside acclaimed instructors such as Mandy Moore, Laurieann Gibson and Jamie Goodwin. During her 19 years of training, Chelsea studied jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, hip hop, pointe and pilates. At the age of 13, she started her professional career in dance, playing Clara in the Nutcracker scene with the Radio City Rockettes. Chelsea was also a member of both Ignite Dance Company and Heavenly Soles Tap Company. She traveled to Los Angeles numerous times to receive further instruction. It was in LA that Paula Morgan took her under her wing and provided her with various scholarships for further training in Italy. Chelsea also danced on her high school dance team, the Blaine Bengalettes and was captain her senior year. In the fall of 2010, Chelsea became a member of the nationally ranked University of Minnesota Dance Team (UMDT). She is proud to have won 8 back-to-back UDA National titles in both Jazz and Pom. Chelsea, along with the UMDT, represented the United States of America as Team USA. She competed in the 2014 World Championships where Team USA won two World titles in Jazz and Pom. In addition, as a 4-year veteran instructor and choreographer for Karl Mundt's company, Innovate Dance, Chelsea has taught numerous dance workshops and has choreographed for various Dance Studios, High School teams and College Teams across the country. Chelsea loves to share her passion for movement. Chelsea currently works at Medtronic in corporate wellness.