Angela King Designs has costumed the world of professional dance since 1989, with clientelle ranging from professional sports dancers, television productions, and stage shows.  AKD costumes for teams and events from 8 to over 800 performers. 

Since AKD's inception, Angela's main goal has been for dancers to feel beautiful, professional, and comfortable in her designs.  With this in mind, AKD stays current with the textile industry to incorporate the latest fabrics, embellishments, and trends into every AKD costume.  Also available at Angela King Designs are pom-poms, boots, and a full range of performer accessories.

         Angela King-Twitero

Angela has dressed every type of dance: celebrity stage shows, half-time shows of over 800 performers, professional sports dancers, competitive dancers, professional wrestling and even events for The Grammy Awards featuring artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elivis Costello, and Mary J. Blidge. Styling events is another of Angela's talents. This past year, Angela was hired to style Cartier's, star studded, Rodeo Drive Anniversary Party with designs from Roberto Cavalli.

"Dance has always been a theme in my life, between ages 3-25, it is a part of my every memory" says Angela, founder of Angela King Designs, Inc. Angela began dancing at age 3, spent all four years of high school on the pom squad, and continued into the pros with the San Francisco 49ers "Gold Rush" Cheerleaders, where she danced on the team for 7 years. She then moved up, into management with the 49ers, directing the Gold Rush for 5 years. During that time, Angela also co-founded the NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleaders and coordinated dancers for 3 NBA teams and 1 other NFL team. "Being a dancer and working with dancers comes naturally to me. It is something I love and believe in strongly." 

During her time as a professional dancer, Angela appeared in TV commercials, toured the world with USO Celebrity Tours, and danced with some of the best... Paula Abdul, Patrick Swayze, Tina Landon and Kenny Ortega. 

Angela published the first book of it's kind on professional cheerleading. "There wasn't any type of resource available for people moving from cheerleader or dancer into management.  Now there is - I hope this book fills a void and helps directors prepare for their transition into administration." says Angela of the reason she wrote the book.

In keeping with the fast pace of the industry, Angela works to bring new and different aspects to AKD.  The creation of The Costume Lounge Club is one of her newest additions.  The Costume Lounge brings industry information to the world of professional cheerleaders, dancers, and directors. It links together the community and shares updates on products, events, and advice from the best in the industry.

Go Wild! Wear was launched in 2009 to provide cheerleaders and directors with AKD house pattern designs available on-line for quick delivery. Go Wild! also offers everything a cheerleader would need for costumes; poms, warm-ups, work out wear, audition costumes, and hard-to-find cheerleader boots.




Angela King Designs is proud of it's employees, the people who make this business possible.  The dedication they have to their art shows in each costume produced at AKD and the years of work they have in the industry speaks for itself. 

Angela Twitero     President/Founder        21 years
Vickie Miller           Director of Operations  12 years
Teresa Suarez      Production Manager        4 years

Our sewing staff has a combined history of over 30 years
in the production industry.
  

For immediate customer service, you may contact Vickie Miller, Director of Operations at Angela King Designs.  If you would like to develop costumes for your team or have questions - Vickie would love to help you!
1-877-97-GOAKD Ext. 710

 

 

Introducing the AKD Sales Representative Team!

A fabulous brand needs the a fabulous team of sales representatives!

Located throughout the U.S. and Canada, these ladies have "been there - done that," having cheered, danced, and directed with the best teams in the world. The sales team assists Go Wild! Wear customers with product selection, custom designs, orders and delivery.

To speak with your sales representative, email sales@gowildwear.com or call 1-877-97-GOAKD x712.

 

Laura Eilers: National Sales Manager, Sales Rep for Northeast U.S., Missouri, Kansas
Laura is a seasoned professional cheerleader! She has cheered the sidelines for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, and even for the MLS Kansas City Wizards. Laura served as team captain and choreographer to her former teams, and now is in her third year as director and choreographer for the Richmond Raiders indoor football "Lady Raiders Dance Team." She has helped to develop dance and cheer teams for the American Basketball Association, the Arena Football League, college, high school and more. As a former dance instructor for UDA, Laura has traveled the U.S. teaching dance to high school and college teams. Laura holds a degree in Public Communication and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Laura was recently crowned Ms. United States 2011 and served on the planning committee for the Pro Football Cheerleaders Alumni Reunion in Las Vegas. She has excelled in previous sales positions including Eurotard, AthletixNation and bridal retail. As the National Sales Manager for AKD and Go Wild! Wear, she assists Angela in sales development and oversees the sales rep team. Laura serves the states of Missouri, Kansas,  North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

View Laura's introduction video

Contact Laura at 1-877-97-GOAKD Ext.712 or Laura@gowildwear.com

 

Rani McLenon: Sales Rep for Southwest U.S. and Nebraska

Rani has a true heart for cheerleading and the professional cheer industry.  She is an NFL Cheerleader Veteran from the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals, and is a Director of Dance Camps for UDA, where she was nominated Veteran of the Year. Rani has served as National Youth Sports Cheerleading Director and administration for UDA/UCA/Varsity. Rani holds a Master of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree, and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska. She recently attended Pro Action and served on the planning committee for the Pro Football Cheerleaders Alumni Reunion in Las Vegas. Her home base is in the Phoenix, AZ, area and she would love to help you develop uniforms for your team if you are in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, and Utah.

 

View Rani's introduction video

Contact Rani at 1-877-97-GOAKD Ext. 713 or Rani@gowildwear.com

 

Kelly Stewart-Barker: Sales Rep for the Southeast U.S.
Kelly is an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders alumni, with 6 years as a team member, 4 of which she served as Captain for the team. In 1994 Kelly held the honor of being choosen "Pro Bowl Cheerleader" for the Falcons and represented her team in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl.  Not only was Kelly a NFL Cheerleader, she was also a cheerleader at Duke University, where she graduated with her degree in Psychology. Kelly is still active with the Falcons as she choreographs for the Falcon Alumni Cheerleaders, and is co-owner of "Dance and Cheers 2 You!" a dance school and cheerleading camp company. What's more, Kelly is the cheer coach for the Atlanta Chiefs semi-pro football team. Kelly is located in the Atlanta area and would love to assist you with your team order.  If you are located in Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, or Kentucky, please give Kelly a call.

View Kelly's introduction video

Contact Kelly at 1-877-97-GOAKD Ext. 715 or Kelly@gowildwear.com


 

Darlene Clancy: Sales Rep for Northern Florida and Mid-North U.S.

Darlene is the perfect example of a veteran NFL Cheerleader, that continues to give back to the cheerleading industry! As a former member of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Sweethearts for Soldiers, Darlene currently serves on the board for the Professional Cheerleaders Alumni, Inc. Their mission is to serve as positive role models to aspiring cheerleaders & dancers through emotional mentoring, positive behavior, and charitable giving. Darlene is in her fourth season as the Director of the Axe Maidens, Cheerleaders for the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League. Originally from New York, Darlene makes her home in Jacksonville, Florida.

View Darlene's introduction video

Contact Darlene at 1-877-97-GOAKD Ext. 714 or Darlene@gowildwear.com 

 

Sandy Charboneau: Sales Rep for Southern Florida, Texas, International Rep for Mexico, Australia, Asia

Sandy resides in Tampa, Florida, where she became one of the most highly respected NFL cheerleading directors in the United States. As the director of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders from 2000-2009, she managed promotions, calendar production, USO tours, costume production, youth programs and more. Prior to her director position, Sandy was the 1998 Pro Bowl Cheerleader and cheered with the Bucs for seven seasons. She now represents owns Pro Tour Productions, directing international USO tours with professional cheerleaders, athletes, musicians and other personalities. Sandy has been featured at the annual All Pro dance convention and has extensive dance training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Please contact Sandy to assist in your costume selection if you are located in Orlando or southern Florida, Texas, or internationally located in Mexico, Australia, Asia, or Europe (excluding UK, Germany, France, and Switzerland).

View Sandy's introduction video

Contact Sandy at 1-877-97-GOAKD Ext. 716 or Sandy@gowildwear.com 

 

Lisa Aucoin: International Sales Rep for Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Switzerland

Lisa joins our sales team with seasoned experience in American and international cheerleading and dance! As the owner of Spring Tumbling for Cheerleaders, an instructional cheerleading company based in Canada, the USA and the UK, Lisa manages a variety of cheerleading training programs and contests. Her business was nominated for the Spirit Industry Trade Association “Outstanding International Business Award.” She has developed two recent initiatives, Ice Girls Entertainment and Twist - Canada’s Cheerleading Magazine and has worked for the World Spirit Federation. Lisa has been the head cheerleading coach for University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Greensboro All-Stars, State University of New York, College at Potsdam, and Gloucester Cheerleading Association, and is was the director of Semi-Professional Dance Teams including the Ottawa 67s, Greensboro Generals, Fayetteville Patriots, and Greensboro Bats. Residing in Orleans, Ontario, Canada, please reach out to Lisa for your costuming needs if you are located in Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany or Switzerland. Lisa is also fluent in German and French! 

Contact Lisa at 1-877-97-GOAKD Ext. 717 or Lisa@gowildwear.com