Ronda Owens, M.ED, Owner of Starz Universal
Ms. Owens has raised numerous cheer and dance teams since 1972. In 1984 her team the Rowens Pepsters were invited to Tokyo to perform in the World Fair and Tokyo Disneyland. The team performed on Japanese TV and the Cherry Blossom Festivals in Kyoto. Ms. Owens teams since then traveled around winning State and International championships. In 1981, 1982 and 1984 her teams from Inglewood and Gardena, California won multi International Championships in dance and cheer at the Hawaii Invitational International Competition and California State at Six Flags. In 1989, Ms. Owens went to Oregon where her dance team from Regis High School won the State Championship 2 years in a row. She directed Kid Action a hip hop team that toured in the State of Oregon. Some of her students went on to work at UCA, LA Video productions and Long Beach State University’s competitive Cheer team. Her most desired entrepreneurial adventure was opening and owning Starz Universal in 2014 and making it one of the best competition programs around our state.
My name is Dana Bambino and I am the Co-Founder and Event Coordinator for Starz Universal Cheer & Dance. I am originally from Northern California which is where I began my professional training. I have been dancing, competing and performing for over 25 years in various styles including: Jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, cheer, hip hop, professional ballroom and many more styles of dance. I have been judging events, competitions, auditions and directing in cheer and dance for over 15 years throughout California and Arizona.
A few major accomplishments would include performing on cruise ships, competing in major dance competitions throughout California, 1999 Division Titleist for song and dance and a trip to perform in the 2000 Pro-Bowl, and being an NFL cheerleader/dancer for the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders from 2007-2009. I have had the amazing opportunity to perform in two Super Bowls including: Super Bowl XLII when it was held in Arizona and again in Super Bowl XLIII when the Cardinals made a part of history playing against the Steelers in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 2013 & 2014 I helped coach and direct multiple dance and cheer teams that won state titles and were division champions.
Performing is my passion and I am ecstatic that I am able to provide events for participants of all ages to be able to showcase their talents and to do what they love doing best which is dancing and cheerleading.