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Rebel Girls Coaching Staff

Director of the UNLV Rebel Girls...Marca DeCastroverde

Marca DeCastroverde is in Second season as the Director of Cheer & Dance at UNLV. She is also starting her twelfth season as the Head Coach of the UNLV Rebel Girls. Prior to being the head coach she was the assistant coach for two seasons. She is a 2002 graduate. DeCastroverde is a former captain of the Rebel Girls. DeCastroverde has an extensive background in both dance and coaching. DeCastroverde danced competitively for over ten years in Columbia, Missouri before attending UNLV. In addition to coaching the UNLV Rebel Girls, she also coached at Foothill High School, Kenny Guinn Junior High School, and taught dance classes for several years at a The Academy of Fine Arts in Columbia, Missouri. DeCastroverde is also a veteran judge at the NDTC National Dance Team Championships that take place in Orlando, FL. yearly.

Awards & Accomplishments while the Head Coach of the UNLV Rebel Girls
2nd place in Pom Division 1A 2015-UDA National Championship
2nd place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2015-UDA National Championship
2nd place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2014-UDA National Championship
3rd place in Pom Division 1A 2014-UDA National Championship
1st place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2013 - UDA National Championship
3rd place in Pom Division 1A 2013 - UDA National Championship
5th place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2012 - UDA National Championship
5th place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2011 - UDA National Championship
1st place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2010 - USA National Championship
4th place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2010 - UDA National Championship
3rd place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2008 - UDA National Championship
1st place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2008 - USA National Championship
16th place in Hip Hop Division 1A 2007 - UDA National Championship

Co-Head Coach of the UNLV Rebel Girls...Brandi Charles

Brandi Charles is in her first season as the Co-Head Coach of the UNLV Rebel Girls. Prior to this she was the Assistant Coach of the UNLV Rebel Girls for one season. She has a vast background in dance. Brandi was a member of the UNLV Rebel Girls from 2010-2014. During these years, she and her teammates consecutively placed in the top five teams at the Universal Dance Association's National Championship in the 1A Hip Hop Division. She and her teammates took first and second place in 2013 and 2014 UDA National Championship in the 1A Hip Hop division. Brandi was also apart of the first team to compete in the 1A Pom division. Brandi was the 2013-2014 assistant coach for the Calvary Chapel Christian School Varsity Cheer Team and helped lead the team to a first place finish in the Varsity Show Cheer Non-Tumbling division at the 2014 USA Regional Competition in Las Vegas, NV. Brandi has taught dance and choreographed at numerous schools throughout the Las Vegas valley. She is a full time student at UNLV studying Kinesiology.

Assistant Coach of the UNLV Rebel Girls...Lindsay Cotterman

Lindsay Cotterman is in her first season as the Assistant Coach of the UNLV Rebel Girls & Pom Team. She has been involved with dance since the age of four and is trained in a wide variety of dance styles. Lindsay was a member of the UNLV Rebel Girls from 2010-2014. During these years, she and her teammates consecutively placed in the top five teams at the Universal Dance Association's National Championship in the 1A Hip Hop Division. She and her teammates took first and second place in 2013 and 2014 UDA National Championship in the 1A Hip Hop division. Lindsay was also apart of the first team to compete in the 1A Pom division. Lindsay has choreographed competitive routines for several local high schools specializing in hip-hop and pom while adding a Rebel Girl touch to each routine. She is graduating with her bachelors in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice. She is also a contributing member of the Criminal Justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma.

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