Sharon Benzel

Sharon teaches Acro at bellA with her sister “Straus” (Deborah Strausbaugh). The family moved to Virginia Beach in 1973 with her dad being in the Navy. She competed in gymnastics for Kellam High School alongside her sister Debbie. She graduated with a degree from Old Dominion University in Therapeutic Recreation, and started her career with the Virginia Beach Recreation Center before becoming a teacher for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. She teaches PE at Red Mill Elementary and is also the Assistant Gymnastics Coach at Kellam High School. Her ties to dance go back to her time coaching the Jean Wallace Flyers. Sharon loves working with motivated children and seeing their accomplishments throughout the year.