Casey Passafaro

Casey Passafaro

Owner / Head Ninja Coach
Casey's Bio

  • NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Season 8 & 9 Competitor
  • CMT’s Broken Skull Challenge – 2016
  • Competitive Obstacle Course Racing
  • CrossFit Level 1 certified, CPR/AED certified, and a board certified Nurse Practitioner.

Casey Passafaro is a two-season veteran of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.  She has also competed on CMT’s Broken Skull Challenge.  She holds her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  In addition to owning NoVa Ninja & CrossFit Loudoun, she works full-time as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  

Joye Elsbury

Joye Elsbury

General Manager
Joye's Bio

Joye is the general manager of NoVa Ninja. She is responsible for all day to day operations of the gym. She is your go to person for any info about the classes, coaches, party packages, and more!

Dustin Ziska

Dustin Ziska

Ninja Coach / Course-setter
Dustin's Bio

Coach Dustin is our resident Adult/Teen Ninja Night coach. He is an experienced Ninja himself and an expert course setter. He placed first in “Goliathon”, and was awarded the coveted “David” status which is only shared with some of the most recognized faces in the American Ninja Warrior community. He enjoys training new ninja athletes just as much as experienced veterans.

Join him on Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:30pm for the Adult/Teen Ninja Night class!

Mike Dawkins

Mike Dawkins

Ninja Coach
Mike's Bio

Mike works with all ages to help teach and train the skills required to become a Ninja Warrior. You will see him running our Ninja Birthday Parties, Open Gym, Youth Ninja, Youth Competitive Team, and Ninja Nights.

Clayton Elsbury

Clayton Elsbury

Ninja Coach
Clayton's Bio

Clayton works with all ages to help teach and train the skills required to become a Ninja Warrior. You will see him running our Ninja Birthday Parties and Youth Ninja.

Taylor Hunter

Taylor Hunter

Ninja Coach
Taylor's Bio

Coach Taylor is a strong and determined ninja! She has made world’s for two different Ninja Leagues and finished at the top of her age group in both.

Vitalli Odnoiko

Vitalli Odnoiko

Ninja / OCR Coach
Vitalli's Bio

Coach Vitalli teaches all age groups in Ninja Warrior, Obstacle Course Racing, and more.