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.
Tatiana Kozadaeva is a former Russian National Team member with 20 years of experience as a High Performance coach. She has been awarded Master of Sport in Rhythmic Gymnastics along with two degrees in Sports Science and Teaching at the Olympic College.
Tatiana has extensive coaching experience in 28 countries, including being the Head Coach of 7 National Teams. She has coached at Asian and World Championships and prepared gymnasts to win 9 Commonwealth Games medals.
Tatiana is passionate about coaching all levels and enabling gymnasts to fulfil their potential and dreams through open communication, care, and support.
She is the mum of a young gymnast and is very caring in her understanding of the girls’ commitment. Beginners and all levels interested in improving would benefit from being guided by her and her team.
Tatiana has an excellent reputation and, along with a large coaching team, is committed to maintaining the great name of Glen Iris Rhythmic Gymnastics.