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Michele Ekstrom

Coach Michele EkstromCoach Michele has taught baton twirling in the state of Arizona for over 4 decades. She has enjoyed coaching state, regional, and national champions as well as recreational twirlers.  Currently she teaches classes in the Paradise Valley USD community education program, the YMCA, and individually in North Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa.

Coach Michele coaches solo (1 baton), 2 baton, 3 baton, X-strut, show twirl, rhythmic twirl, and pairs/duet.  She taught school for 41 years in the Paradise Valley School District before she retired in May 2016.  

Michele Ekstrom

Years active: 1966 to 1981 and 1994 to present.


  • Coach TEAM USA-International Cup 2015, 2017

       *  Director Grand Canyon State Games 1998-2016 

       *  Director NBTA State Competition 2013, 2016

       *  NBTA Coach

       *  AZ USTA Baton Council Treasurer

       *  USTA Level II Judge

       *  USTA Level II Coach

       *   9 years of dance and gymnastics training

  • AZ State Solo (One baton) Champion - 5 years
  • AZ State Strut Champion - 6 years
  • AZ State 2-Baton Champion - 4 years
  • AZ State Duet Champion-partner Debbie E.
  • Miss Majorette of Arizona - 6 years
  • NBTA Senior National X-Strut Finalist - 2nd place
  • NBTA Senior Miss Majorette of America- 10th place 
  • Coronado High School Feature Twirler
  • Arizona State University Feature Twirler

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