imageMeet our Owner

Welcome to our awesome community! I’m excited to share my passion for gymnastics, dance, and fitness with you and your kids. It has always been my dream to encourage a love of health in kids of all ages and abilities. At the Heart & Soul studios, the atmosphere is all about family: kids and parents are in a safe space to dance, tumble, laugh, and have fun.

I grew up putting my heart and soul into my many pursuits and feel blessed to continue on this incredible path with Heart & Soul. There are truly no limits when you give your heart and soul! – Deanna

Deanna’s Background

Deanna Sherman is a born and raised Tucsonan who fell in love with gymnastics when she was 4 years old. She spent her childhood learning about the sport, having fun and competing. In 2008, she graduated from Desert Christian High School and became the first Division I scholarship recipient in the school’s history.

Although recruited by many universities, Deanna has been a Wildcat with all her “heart and soul” since the age of seven. She accepted a full-ride gymnastics scholarship to the University of Arizona competing for the GymCats from 2008-2012. (Bear down!) She had a wonderful experience fulfilling her dreams at the University of Arizona and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Sports Marketing.

Deanna was named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week 3 times throughout her career and was the recipient of Arizona’s Jim Gault award in 2010. In 2011 she qualified in the All-Around for the NCAA Championships and was named 1st Team Pac 10 All-Conference in the All-Around in 2010 and 2011. Deanna has 20 years of gymnastics experience, both as coach and gymnast. She is a USGA certified recreational coach and CPR certified.

Deanna has been voted favorite local CEO by Tucson Readers’ Choice in 2019 and 2020.

When Deanna isn’t busy running Heart & Soul she’s with her kids and husband enjoying all the outdoor activities Tucson has to offer.

Meet the Instructors

  • Deanna Sherman

    Owner of Heart & Soul
  • Shari Chamblee

    Business Manager
  • Kristin Robertson

    Gymnastics Manager OV Site Director
  • Alex Alfrey

    Director of Operations OV Site Manager
  • Elizabeth Holst

    Dance Manager Central Site Director
  • Sammi Ball

    Assistant Manager, Dance and Early Childhood Program
  • Jennifer Torres

    Director of Outreach Events Manager
  • Allie Quiroz

    Gymnastics Coach Event Specialist
  • Alyssa Molinari

    Dance Instructor Events Specialist
  • Clarke Johnson

    Power Tumbling Coach Events Specialist
  • Damien Jenkins

    Ninja Coach
  • Elizabeth Belleau

    Gymnastics Coach Events Specialist
  • Hailey Jensen

    Dance Instructor
  • Jaida Olsen

    Gymnastics Coach Event Specialist
  • Kaitlynn Duell

    Gymnastics Coach Events Specialist
  • Kameron Imoehl

    Dance Instructor Ninja Coach Events Specialist
  • Sarah Winner

    Early Childhood Instructor Lil' Ninja Coach Acro Instructor
  • Sejal Khangura

    Gymnastics Coach Event Specialist
  • Serena Scofield

    Events Specialist


Reception Hours

  • Monday-Friday..................9-5pm
  • Sat & Sun......................... 9-1pm

Class Hours

  • Monday-Friday.............9-8pm
  • Sat & Sun....................... 9-1pm


Oro Valley

8363 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

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5741 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704

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