Coaches

Mollie Vehling

Mollie Vehling ’99

Spirit Squad Director

Mollie Vehling is a proud UCLA graduate with a B.A. in dance. While at UCLA, she served on the UCLA Dance Team for two years. Mollie is currently in her 17th season as the UCLA Spirit Director. With more than 30 years of experience and training in dance, choreography, producing and directing, she is thrilled to be working with the UCLA program.

Mollie continues to serve as a judge for competitions and auditions at all levels throughout the United States. She has produced instructional cheer and dance DVDs with Championship Productions currently available online.

Mollie has traveled with the team to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, as well as universities throughout the U.S. She has choreographed and coordinated the productions for each of the international trips. She has also choreographed for multiple television and movie projects.

She enjoys working closely with the Spirit Directors throughout the PAC-12. Mollie is extremely proud of how the UCLA Spirit program has developed under her leadership. She is very excited for the new community outreach incentives to take off - including the Jr. Spirit Squad.

Mollie and her husband, Derek, are the proud parents of Lillie, Emilie, Brodie and Maggie Mae - all future Bruins!


Nicole Cohen

Nicole Cohen ’06

Dance Team Coach

Nicole Cohen is returning to her alma mater for her eighth season. She graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures, concentrating on dance and spent three years on the Dance Team. She also worked in the television and film industry, appearing in several movies, a TV series and commercials for Fox Sports and the Lexus Gauntlet.

Upon graduation, Nicole moved to Boston where she spent a year performing as an inaugural member of the Celtics Dancers. She returned to California and began dancing with the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit in 2007. In addition to her five years with the NBA, Nicole has performed with Rihanna, Cee Lo Green and Lenny Kravitz at the 2011 All-Star Game, as well as taken part in international performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Xi’an and Mexico City. Her choreography credits include routines for UCLA Dance, Cheer and Mascot Teams, the Laker Girls, the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Jr. Jam Teams, the UCI Dance Team and the Tokyo Apache Dance Team.

This past year, Nicole founded her own business, Rise Academy of Dance in Redondo Beach. Dance has always played a large role in Nicole's life and she hopes to instill her passion for dance in her students.

She is looking forward to another exciting year at UCLA! Go Bruins!


Chris Troutt

Kyle Bruich ’01

Cheer Squad Coach

Kyle Bruich is excited to be at UCLA, where he earned his B.A. in history with a minor in English. He served as a member of the Cheer Squad and was a two-time captain. While on the team, Kyle was fortunate enough to perform at the Rose Bowl, Rose Parade, Sun Bowl, NCAA tournament, and was featured in both Muscle and Fitness and Elle Magazines.

With a Doctorate of Education (Ed. D.), Kyle has become an expert in teaching and learning, and applies these practices to cheerleading. A former head instructor with the United Spirit Association, he earned the title of MVP and served on the company’s program development team. He has traveled around the country choreographing, coaching, producing and designing music mixes for various school and all-star teams, ranging from pee-wee to professional, including huge industrial shows for Cisco Computer Systems, the LPGA, Volkswagen and more. Several of his teams have won national titles and high-point designations.

As a commercially trained dancer, he has toured around the world with the North American Tour of Miss Saigon, and cheerleading shows in China and Guatemala and has been cast in commercials for ESPN College Game Day, Adidas and Disney.

Kyle is currently serves as an assistant principal in Glendale. He is very proud to be a part of the UCLA Spirit Squad team and looks forward to an exciting year for the Bruins!


Chris Troutt

Irazmi Perez

Cheer Squad Assistant Coach

Irazmi Perez joins us on the Bruin sideline for her third season. No stranger to Pac-12 Athletics, Irazmi got her start at the University of Arizona as a cheerleader. With more than 17 years of cheerleading, coaching and judging experience, and as a former head instructor and Nationals judge for the United Spirit Association, she is very familiar with the coveted “West Coast flair” seen in cheer and dance routines. Irazmi uses this talent in her free time as a certified safety and technical judge at events around the world.

Irazmi has coached and choreographed at all levels of cheerleading across the United States from high school to all-star and college teams. As a cheerleader and coach, she defended and won multiple national titles and has been featured by The OC Register, The WB Network, American Cheerleader Magazine and Inside Cheerleading Magazine. Her most recent accomplishments include being nominated for the U.S. All-Star Federation’s Emerging Leaders Program. She previously coached the nationally ranked University of California, San Diego Cheer team.

With her master’s in education, she has a gift for promoting the complete student-athlete experience. A fluent Castilian Spanish speaker, she has a passion for meeting people around the world and is looking forward to meeting Bruin fans from coast to coast this season!

When she is not coaching, judging or working with the U.S. All-Star Federation, she is training for her first Ironman triathlon and likes to run marathons as well.

 


Stacey Herring

KC Reischerl

Fitness Trainer

KC Reischerl danced professionally on Broadway (Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Jumpers) for over ten years before moving to Los Angeles in 2008. Currently, he is the Dance Program Supervisor for the UCLA Recreation department and the gymnastics instructor for Instructional Programs. He holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and certifications from NSCA, ACE, USA Gymnastics, CrossFit (Level One, Olympic Lifting, Gymnastics) and TRX. KC freelances as a choreographer for television, film and theatre and has worked with Meg Ryan, Sally Field, Stephen Schwartz and Rob Lowe. He is very excited to join the UCLA Spirit Squad family!


Suzie Moldavon

Suzie Moldavon

Hair, Make-up and Wax Consultant

Suzie is in her ninth season with the Spirit Squad. Renowned for her ability to create a flawless face, Suzie specializes in subtle transformations, helping women draw out the most beautiful version of their natural selves.

Suzie’s work has been pictured in People magazine, South Bay Magazine, Your Wedding Day Magazine and more. She has done make-up and styling for numerous appearances for The Tonight Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, The View and Fox News, to name a few. It’s no wonder celebrities like Meghan McCain, Lady Gaga, Jaleel White, Gary Busey, Weird Al Yankovic and Larry King trust her with their on-camera faces.

Suzie earned her esthetician license in 1992 while getting her B.A. in Psychology & Social behavior from UC Irvine. Her favorite job is being a mom to her 11-year-old son, Hudson.