Company History

Founded in 1982, Elite is the USA’s original and largest private cheer camp organization! Not content to follow the pack, Elite’s founder, Michael Nuzzo, created the private camp concept. This personal environment is a more effective, convenient, and cost-efficient instructional format. Today, private camps account for over 30% of all summer cheer camps!

During Elite’s first summer, Mr. Nuzzo and his partner, Theresa, personally taught each of the 400 cheerleaders. Now, forty two years later, Elite will instruct thousands of students in the summer of 2024! Elite’s staff, comprised of some of the nation’s finest cheerleaders, will travel thousands of miles to conduct hundreds of private camps.

Throughout the past forty two years, the Founders of Elite have coached the University of Pittsburgh Cheerleaders & Dance Team. Many of these squads placed in the top ten at the national collegiate level, and won the All-Girl Division in 1992,1993 and 1994…a feat which had never been accomplished. The University of Pittsburgh Cheerleaders continue to make appearances amongst the top teams in the country, most recently a 2019 National Championship at the NCA Collegiate Cheerleading and Dance Team Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL. The daily interaction with cheerleaders on the university level enables our curriculum staff to stay current with all the latest styles and techniques in the cheerleading and dance industry.

Elite is also proud to conduct the Official Pennsylvania Cheerleading and Dance Championships™ held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania each year. This event is Pennsylvania’s original cheerleading and dance competition. Each year thousands of cheerleaders and dancers compete and make lifelong memories with their friends and families. In conjunction, Elite sponsors Battle in the ‘Burgh™ National Championship which is open to all-star teams in all states.

As the original private cheer camp, it is our goal to continue to set the pace for all others to follow. We have worked very hard to develop a private camp that is not only affordable and convenient, but effective, fun and centered on top quality instruction.

We invite you to visit our website often and join the hundreds of thousands who have enjoyed and benefited from the Elite Advantage!