Jonathan Baran has been involved in the cheerleading and dance industry since 2000. Jon Cheered at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he earned his BA in Economics and was a captain of the cheer team his senior year. Jon worked 11 years as a UCA Staff member/Head Instructor where he taught camps all across the United States. Jon also worked various Varsity Brand national events and began Judging in 2008. His judging experience includes various Regional and State championships for the Colorado High School Association, numerous US State Championships, UCA Nationals, WSA National Championships, BCA Nationals (England), the Irish Nationals Championships (Ireland), Cheercon (Australia), various European regional events, and other Varsity Brand Championships. Jon has coached various levels of cheerleading including levels 1 - 6 in All Star, numerous High Schools, US College/University, and Internationally for teams in the UK, Austria, Czech, Hungary, Australia, and Germany. Jon has coached numerous level 5 and level 6 world's teams including the Int'l Coed level 5 Peak Athletics cheer team and team Austria, ICU AG Premier and USASF Int'l Level 6 team. In addition, Jon has either coached or choreographed 17 teams to CHSAA state championships since 2004. Jon recently moved back from Adelaide, Australia where he was coaching for 2.5 years at Visual Energy Studios. In his time there, VES won numerous state championships and in 2019 won the Australian Pinnacle title, Australia's equivalent to the Summit in the US. In his free time, Jon enjoys outdoor activities and teaching ski school for Vail resorts.