Coaches

Mollie Vehling

Mollie Vehling

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 13th season as the UCLA Spirit Director. With more than 25 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 available online at Championship Productions.

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 and Bruin Sparkles cheer squad.

Mollie also directs the Spirit Ambassador program through the Alumni Association, currently in it's 3rd year.

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


Nicole Cohen

Nicole Cohen

Dance Team Coach

Nicole Cohen is returning to her alma mater for her fourth 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 Los Angeles Clippers Spirit and Jr. Jam Teams, the UCI Dance Team and the Tokyo Apache Dance Team.

Nicole currently teaches dance and choreographs throughout the South Bay and Brentwood areas. Dance plays 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!


Stacey Herring

Stacey Herring

Fitness Trainer

This is Stacey's 4th year training and conditioning the team. She also teaches through the Fitwell dept in the Wooden Center on campus. She is owner and trainer at CrossFit Dark Horse in Sherman Oaks and currently coaches a high school cheer and dance team.

In addition to an MFA and BFA Stacey is currently CrossFit Level 1 certified, Olympic Weighlifting Certified and Tae Bo Certified. She spent 3 years acting as area coordinator for 3 gyms and their fitness programs.

In addtion to coaching, she has competed at the Regional Level at the 2010 CrossFit Games and many local competitions in and around Orange County.


Suzie Moldavon

Suzie Moldavon

Hair, Make-up and Wax Consultant

Suzie is in her fifth 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, 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 7-year-old son, Hudson. www.suziemoldavon.com


Fay Epps

Fay Epps

Nutritional Consultant

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Fay Z.S. Epps, M.S. has been teaching nutrition classes in the Family & Consumer Science Department as well as Health classes in the Health/P.E. Department at Los Angeles Mission College since 1999. She has more than 24 years experience in the area of health education and nutrition. For several years, Fay was also the director of education at a high-risk obesity clinic affiliated with UCLA providing individual wellness counseling. A Southern California resident, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, reading, gardening, watching movies, cooking and keeping active.