Tatiana became a "Master of Sport" at the young age of 14 years old, was a member of the National Ukrainian team and has been teaching rhythmic gymnastics for 42 years. She worked in a sports school for 15 years in Kiev. During that time, some of her gymnasts became members of the Ukrainian team.
Tatiana moved to Australia in 1992. She started coaching at Endeavour Hills Gymnastics Club and held the role of Victorian Rhythmic Gymnastics High Performance Centre Head Coach from 1994-2002. She became an Australian Olympic Team Coach in 1996 (Atlanta Games).
During that time, Tatiana also set up her own Club to further develop the sport in Melbourne for gymnasts of all levels: initially known as “Melbourne School of Rhythmic Gymnastics”, it got renamed Glen iris Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. The Club has had gymnasts compete nationally and internationally now for over 20 years.
Tatiana is a FIG rhythmic gymnastics judge. She regularly judges at competitions including the Australian Gymnastics Championships or Pacific Rim/International qualification competitions.
Tatiana is a passionate and experienced Head Coach with extensive international reach. She shares her wisdom, knowledge and skills with all her gymnasts and students. She runs the Victorian Rhythmic Gymnastics squad on a quarterly basis designed to develop athletes in level 4-6 and runs masterclasses at the Club for gymnasts from all around Victoria.
Lena trained as a rhythmic gymnast in Ukraine for 8 years, achieving "Master of Sport" level and has coached rhythmic gymnastics for the past 20 years.
When coaching, Lena utilises her vast knowledge and understanding of body/mind connection, which comes from years of practising and teaching Yoga and Oriental therapies.
Her gymnasts have taken part into international competitions overseas and obtained medals in the Victorian and Australian Gymnastics Championships.
Lena has a passion for helping children to discover and expand their best qualities. Lena's goal is to assist her students in improving their confidence and body coordination through rhythmic gymnastics. She believes that children's self-esteem plays an important role in many areas of their lives, including academic performance.
Lena is also passionate about helping children and families develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime! She regularly runs Healthy Eating Food workshops for her gymnasts to discover the pleasure of cooking and eating wholesome & nutritious food.
Julia began training at Glen Iris Rhythmic Gymnastics Club at the lovely age of 2 years old. She trained as an elite gymnast for 8 years - a total of 15 years as a Rhythmic Gymnast.
Julia began her coaching career at 15 years old for Prahran Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre then returned to her original Club as Coach in 2017.
Julia is passionate about gymnastics and wishes to pass on her knowledge and love of the sport to younger aspiring gymnasts. Julia has great interpersonal skills and is able to work with gymnasts of very different ages, from the 6 year-old Stages to Senior International gymnasts.
Amily was a rhythmic gymnast until the age of 17. She represented Victoria at the Australian Championships.
Amily has been coaching at Glen Iris Rhythmic Gymnastics Club for 6 years. She has been working with beginner and Level 1-4 groups, as well as older gymnasts.
She has a fun and gently style that many of our young gymnast love. When working with very young gymnasts (as young as 3 years old!), Amily has a unique ability to use creative ways to teach them gymnastics fundamentals through play.