Metro Stars Gymnastics Elkhorn is led by Alicia Thies. Though she wasn't a gymnast herself, Alicia has an extensive background in dance and tumbling. She started coaching gymnastics at the age of 16, and immediately fell in love with the sport! By the age of 19, Alicia was leading an Xcel team, all the while going to school full time. After graduating with a degree in elementary education and an endorsement in special education, Alicia moved to Omaha, where she joined the Metro Stars team. In her spare time she enjoys reading and enjoying the outdoors.