Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Coaches
Left to right: Leslie Anderson, Tina Galdieri, Will Stokes
Tina Galdieri, Director and Coach of the National Football League Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders, has acted as the head coach of the program since its inception in 1998. She has played an integral part in the development of the first co-ed squad in the league. Tina's incorporation of both a dance and stunt squad has helped create a cheerleading experience that keeps fans of all ages entertained.
Tina's passion for cheerleading and dance transcends business. Tina spent her college years as a member of the Terrapin Co-Ed Squad at the University of Maryland. During this time, she earned her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Tina accrued respect early on as a two-time high school and collegiate All-American Cheerleader. After college, she cheered in the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games and traveled to Spain to cheer on the World Football League Barcelona Dragons. As a coach, Tina has experienced similar success. She led the University of Maryland All Girl squad to a NCA National Championship in 1999.
Leslie is entering her 17th season with the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleading program. She cheered as a member of the dance team for 11 years and is entering her first season as head dance coach. During her time on the team, Leslie served as captain for eight years, represented the Ravens at the 2007 Pro-Bowl game in Hawaii, performed overseas on three Armed Forces Entertainment military tours, dedicated her time as a coach for the Lil Ravens Cheerleading program, and was a choreographer for the team on numerous occasions. She was a member of the squad during the Ravens Superbowl XLVII Championship journey. In February 2018, she was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Hall of Fame.
Leslie's dance career began at a young age and includes a background in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. She has taken many master classes and trained with some of the world's elite choreographers/dancers. As a result of her dance training, Leslie was selected to participate in private auditions for musical icons such as Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. Leslie earned her Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park where she was also a member of both the cheerleading and dance team. She is currently the Director of Event Planning/Sponsorships for Varsity Spirit/The Epic Brands.
Will Stokes has acted as the coach of the Baltimore Ravens Stunt Team for the past twelve seasons. As a former member of the stunt team, Will brings firsthand experience to the only co-ed stunt team in the National Football League. Before taking the position as head stunt coach, Will was a member of the stunt team for seven seasons, and acted as captain for five seasons. During his time with the stunt team he performed in Iraq on the AFE Tour in 2005 and cheered for the World Champion Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.
Will began his stunt career as a gymnast. He began cheering in high school, and continued his pursuit in college as a member of the Morgan State University cheerleading squad. While attending Morgan State University, Will earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering and currently acts as a full time Project Manager for a large construction management firm in Washington DC.