Owner & Head Coach, Lead Trapeze Catcher, Trampoline Coach, Professional Rigger, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineer
Don is the Technical Chairman for USA Gymnastics (Trampoline & Tumbling Division) in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island State. He is a Superior Judge at USA Gymnastics sanctioned events and competitions. Don is an Aerospace and Mechanical engineer who earned his Master of Science degree while studying at Boston University & Tufts University. He started training in martial arts at the young age of five. From there, Don transitioned into studying acrobatics, gymnastics, trampoline, and flying trapeze. And in 2006, Don began training under elite trapeze artist Brian “Kaz” Stouffer, head coach of Leap Flying Trapeze School in Athens, GA. Don has also trained extensively under competitive coach Bill Young, owner of The Trampoline Place in Plainfield, CT. Don has years of experience teaching kids and adults of all levels, and enjoys working with beginners. He has produced gymnastic champions and even Cirque du Soleil performers.
Owner & Head Coach, Lead Lines Instructor, Primary Aerial Coach, Artistic Director, and Office Manager
Ally Altman is from Epping, NH. Growing up, her father was a trampolinist and Acrobatic performer while her older sister was a Level-10 gymnastics competitor. As such, Ally was disciplined in gymnastics and trampoline from an early age. Ally’s acrobatic background led her to easily transition into the sport of flying trapeze. She has studied under legendary Trapeze Flyers such as Peter Gold, Tito Gaona, and Tony Steele. She has also trained under coach Bill Young, owner and operator of The Trampoline Place. In 2006, Ally moved to Massachusetts after she was contracted to manage and expand a Flying Trapeze and Aerial Silks program at TSNY Beantown, which she did successfully for many years. She is certified as a professional coach of USA Gymnastics, the sole-governing body of gymnastics in the United States, and is a judge at USA Gymnastic sanctioned events. Furthermore, Ally is a licensed teacher for grades k-12. This complete background in child and adult education lends to her ability to coach many different types of ages. She has also worked alongside national gymnastic champions, Olympians, Cirque du Soleil performers, and Ringling Brothers acrobats.