Our 2017-2018 Magic Cheerleading Staff!
Karen Cardillo is the owner of Magic Cheerleading. She is ACCA and USASF certified. Karen is a former competitive high school, collegiate, and all star cheerleader. Karen also graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in child psychology. Karen has worked under Kathy Buckey at Champion Cheerleading as a choreographer and camp instructor. In her professional life, Karen was a big contributor to the Little Gym's curriculum for Cheerleading. Karen has coached competitive high schools in both North Carolina and New Jersey. She currently lives in Turnersville, NJ with her husband Dennis and daughters Luciana and Isabella.
Lauren Shaughnessy is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Magic; she is Karen's right hand when it comes to managing the business and marketing aspect of Magic. Lauren is a Magic Cheerleading alumni. She was on the first Magic team in 1997. Lauren graduated from Indiana State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and a minor in sales and negotiations. After graduation, Lauren returned home to her family in Mullica Hill, NJ. She is working in Philadelphia in the hospitality industry for GF Management. In addition to working on the business end at magic, Lauren also coaches the Senior Co-ed 4 team.
Lauren Sullivan started coaching with Magic in 2014. She is the Director of Marketing for Magic. She is a recent graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Eduation. She has over fifteen years of experience cheering for one of the top all star teams in the country. Lauren currently resides in Cranford, NJ and commutes to Magic to coach the Senior Co-Ed 4 team.
Angelina joined the Magic coaching staff in 2016. She has over 12 years coaching experience. Angelina holds a Business Administration degree from North Carolina Central University. While attending NCCU, Angelina was Head Coach of Young Champions of America Durham, NC. In 2013, Angelina moved back to New Jersey and became a technical judge for Spirit Brand Competition Company. She is also a professional member of USASF. Angelina brings a lot of passion into her coaching, pushing athletes to be their best. She is currently coaching Magic's Junior Level 3 team.
Ellie Bullard joined Magic as a coach in 2016. Ellie was a cheerleader for Magic for 8 years before she began cheering at World Cup. She has several years of experience in competitive cheerleading. Ellie is the manager at Ruby and Jenna clothing store in Mt. Laurel. She is attending college to achieve her Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Ellie resides in Marlton with her family. This season, Ellie is coaching the Junior 3 team.
Natalie Usilton has coached various Magic teams since 2000. Natalie started cheering when she was 8 years old. She attened NCA Camps every year, cheered on Varsity all four years of High School for Washington Township. In her academic career, Natalie graduated from Rutgers University with an English Degree. Natalie is coaching the Mini Prep team this season. Being involved with Magic runs in the Usilton family as Natalie's daughter is on the Junior 1 team this year and has been a part of Magic since before she was even born! Natalie currently lives in Somerdale with her husband Chris and daughter.
Michelle Mullin has been involved with Gymnastics since age three. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University. Michelle worked at the Little Gym for 11 years. In 2010, Michelle joined the Magic Staff and started coaching the younger teams. Michelle is currently coaching the Mini Prep team. Her daughter also apart of the Magic family and is on the Junior 1 team. Michelle lives with her husband and two children in Mount Laurel.
Sarah Babb is a Magic Cheerleading alumni where she cheered from 2001-2006. During her college years at Rutgers University, she was part of the Scarlet Knights Co-Ed Cheerleading team, which cheered for the football team and women's and men's basketball team. Sarah also participated in the Rutgers Performing Dance Company. In 2010, Sarah graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine with a double minor in Dance and Psychology. Since her graduation, Sarah has been back with Magic, coaching the youngest teams and helping to pave the way of the organization. You can find Sarah at every competition sprinkling pixie dust on each athletes head before taking the floor, and then on the music stand manning the Magic IPod. Sarah currently works as a Physical Therapist at PowerBack Rehabilitation in Voorhees. She will be getting married in October, and currently resides in Medford Lakes with her parents and fiancé while they house hunt.
Christie is a Magic Cheerleading alumni. She was on the first Magic team in 1997. Christie graduated LaSalle University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She cheered all four years of college, including cheering in the NCAA sweet 16. Christie currently resides in Marlton, where she works at Rice Elementary in an Autistic Preschool. She is currently involved with coaching the Tiny Prep team.