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COACHES CORNER

Barbara Zaun

Barbara Zaun

Barbara Zaun implemented a cutting-edge approach to branding the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders which led to their status as one of the most highly publicized, elite squads in the NFL. Under Barbara's direction, the Eagles Cheerleaders have become known for their forward-thinking concepts and global appeal. Barbara directed the Eagles Cheerleaders' international promotional tours to London, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Montreal and Quebec City, along with their goodwill military tours to Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Diego Garcia, South Korea, Bosnia and Kosovo. Barbara managed all of the Eagles Cheerleaders publicity and participation at major sporting events including Super Bowl LII & Super Bowl XXIX, NFL Hall of Fame game, Senior Bowl, and the NFL Kickoff in Times Square. She has obtained high-profile opportunities for the squad with features in top publications such as Vogue and Elle, as well as, exclusive national television features on shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live and international media features with outlets including Sky Sports, BBC, and ESPN Asia.

Barbara was instrumental in the creation of the first NFL Cheerleader Calendar Mobile App, and within 5 days of the launch, the app ranked on Google Play's list of Top 5 Sports Apps. She was also the Executive Producer of the popular one-hour Eagles Cheerleaders Special on NFL Network and creative director of the cheerleaders' national publications. Barbara was involved in the creative process of outfitting the Eagles Cheerleaders in uniforms by famed designer Vera Wang and for the new signature pieces, which were highlighted during the prestigious New York Fashion Week. Additionally, she has fostered the inclusion of environmental sustainability into innovative projects. Barbara is passionate about humanitarian outreach and oversees the Eagles Cheerleaders' international community service trips. Most recently, helping to provide the villages of Cajuil and Macao La Ceiba in the Dominican Republic with access to clean water and aiding to improve living conditions for children residing in orphanages in Mexico.

Brielle Gatto

Brielle Gatto

Brielle Gatto is a renowned choreographer, performer, educator, and mentor in the dance world. She has immense experience in the sports entertainment industry with the NBA, NFL, and MISL, including as a dance team member for the Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia KIXX, and as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles. Her work has taken her worldwide and to major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Brielle has either performed or her work has been featured alongside numerous celebrity artists, including Pitbull, Busta Rhymes, Rachael Yamagata, Fetty Wap, Juicy J, C&C Music Factory, New Kids on the Block, Queen, and many more. She has also been showcased on several national media shows and networks such as Good Morning America and QVC, as well as in the New York Times. One of her greatest honors was performing for former President of the United States Barack Obama.

Most recently, Brielle was the head choreographer and coach for the National Lacrosse League (NLL) Philadelphia Wings Dancers. Additionally, she has guest choreographed performances for teams such as the Philadelphia Sixers Dancers, and the nationally ranked dance teams of Saint Joseph's University, Drexel University, and Gwynedd Mercy University. Brielle is also credited for choreographing for singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata's music video "Nobody" and Walt Disney World company performances.