Mubarak Abdullah-Simmons, also known as Midknight Robin, cofounder of GymCrew, LLC, and a former stuntman at Walt Disney World’s Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Show. He has over 20 years of experience in the gymnastics and acrobatics industry, including the ability to foster relationships that lead to long-term solutions and success.
After a few years training under the USA Men’s Olympic Team Head Coach (2004, 2008, 2012), Kevin Mazeika, Mubarak received a full athletic NCAA gymnastics scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. Mubarak capped off his competitive gymnastics career by winning the 2005 NCAA Team Championships with his younger brother Taqiy, and was subsequently honored at the White House on “Champions Day” by President Bush.
Mubarak received his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. It was there that he developed his passion for understanding governments around the globe. He used that passion and began to look at how it affects people’s daily lives, specifically within public administration, public relations, and statistical analysis.
After graduation, he founded GymCrew, LLC, an acrobatics company that seeks to elevate the publics’ interest in the sport, the desire to train, and ensures accessibility of the sport for everyone, everywhere. Throughout his 7-year tenure with GymCrew, he has built a reputation for developing quality youth fitness programs with local government recreation centers, health care companies, and gymnastic clubs that educate on the importance of living a healthy life-style.
From 2011-2014 Mubarak began serving on the AAU Gymnastics Executive Committee as the chair of Freestyle Acrobatics. He was responsible for the development, overall management, and strategic planning for the program. Mubarak also directed the live entertainment for the 2010, 2013, and 2014 Age Group National Championships Parade of Champions that featured performers from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and Cirque Du Soleil. Throughout his term as Freestyle Chair, Mubarak consistently met or exceeded freestyle membership growth goals. Currenlty, Mubarak is the Executive Producer of a new uplifting show experience that combines theatre, acrobatics, and dance called Rise.