Our Staff

Our 30+ professional and recreational coaches are very passionate about the work they do. You will feel this every step of the way and in all your interactions with us! Our proprietary training system ensures that everyone is prepared to deliver high quality and value to our students. Below you can find the profiles of our main staff (click on the name for details).

Management

Smaranda Albeck

Founder and Executive Director

I love watching our coaches gently mold the character of our students,  guiding them and empowering them to reach beyond what they think is possible.

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Ada Salie 

Programs and Development

I love creating new programs, helping our staff be the best coaches possible, and re-defining the limits of what’s possible in our sport and schools.

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Corina Palermo

Customer Relations

I truly believe we are making the world a better place with our work. These kids grow up to be better people, with stronger character, be better parents.

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Victor Moisescu

Operations and Technology

I believe it is critical to continue innovating at every level of our organization so that we can provide the best experience possible for our staff, our students, their parents and our fans.

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Mariya Venkova

Marketing

My goal is to introduce Rhythmic Gymnastics to as many people as possible to and show them what a beautiful and graceful sport it is.

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Head Coaches

Ionela Bobrischew

Head Coach

There is never a dull moment in rhythmic, and the fact that we can always improve and learn something new everyday makes it really different from other careers.

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Ada Salie

Head Coach

Gymnastics for me is a way to teach much more than body skills – it’s about discovering the ability to overcome obstacles- both physical, and mental.

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Iliana Milanova

Head Coach

I chose to be a coach because I love it and I want to pass on my experiences to the younger generation, and help them fulfill their dreams the way I did mine.

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Senior Coaches

Zilola Ashurova

Rising Stars Coach

Being a coach allows me to create different funny and athletic activities that keep kids engaged and having fun.

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Masha Kozhushko

Xcel Team Coach

Seeing my girls’ excitement when they reach new skills, their love of the sport, the connections they have inside the team is what I love most about being a coach.

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Victor Moisescu

Boys Program Coach

My first and foremost goal as a coach is to develop a can-do attitude in each of my students. With the right mindset, anything is possible!

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Vlada Severchenko

Xcel Team Coach

I love what I do. It makes me happy when kids show results. I want every child to love sports as I do.

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Kyla Sullivan

Rising Stars Coach

I love incorporating an element of fun, and giving the option of a challenge during my classes so my students are aware there is something for everyone while in class.

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Rachel Vasilyev

Xcel Team Coach

Gymnastics was an integral part of my young life, and I wish to share my passion for the sport with as many young girls as possible.

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Lydia Roy

JO Team Coach

My goal is to make kids strive in the sport of gymnastics, overcoming all the physical and mental obstacles. I believe that experience can not only increase confidence and help in achieving their life goals, but also instill the same love for the sport and dedication to try to be your best, as it had in me.

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Michelle Wojtach

JO Team Coach

I love coaching and supporting gymnasts of all different levels and potentials. I strive to help my gymnasts reach their rhythmic aspirations through cultivating an environment of positivity, creativity, and respect. 

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Cindy Lu

JO Team Coach

I find coaching, teaching and mentoring so rewarding. I love making my little gymnasts smile, helping them reach their goals, breaking things down step-by-step, and problem-solving. 

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Leila Smith

Rising Stars Coach

I bring a ‘high-vibe’ energy to everything I do, including coaching people of all ages. I love seeing my students, big or small, succeed through working hard, and having fun! 

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Junior Coaches

Natalia Tam

Rising Stars Coach

I love bringing positive energy to my classes, while also helping the girls learn proper technique. 

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Alice Kosterin

Xcel Team and Rising Stars Coach

I want to continue to promote this sport and everything that comes with gymnastics: hard work, perseverance, and of course fun!

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Jasmine Wong

Rising Stars Coach

It brings me absolute joy to spread my experience and knowledge with my students in a fun and encouraging setting!

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Sophie Gu

Rising Stars Coach

Coaching allows me to give back to a community that has shaped my life in a very positive way.

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Nastya Tolstoy

Rising Stars Coach

I am very proud to see the progress of the kids I coach, but the best feeling is to see their pride when they see and feel the progress themselves!

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Ana Matei-Zsok

Rising Stars Coach

Rhythmic gymnastics and dance complement each other and I love to share my love for both these art forms with my students

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Guest Instructors

Kseniya Melyukhina

JO and Elite Team Ballet Instructor

Hard work is paying back and dreams do come true 🙂

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Liza Surik

Circus Arts and Dubstep

My students will be able to freestyle and become part of something really special – gain confidence and find their own voice and creativity through my classes.

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Rie Ichikawa

Ballet Instructor

I am very excited about teaching ballet to rhythmic gymnasts. They all need a strong ballet foundation in order to understand movement, develop balance, gain strength, and use their feet to enhance the line and show musicality.

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