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Our Staff
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Tatiana Loukianenko

Head Coach

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.

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Lena Frolov

Senior Coach

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.

Elena Zedebko

Senior Coach

Elena was born in Ukraine and trained rhythmic gymnastics from early childhood and obtained a Master of Sport level.

She was coaching rhythmic gymnastics in Iran for 10 years. During that time, her gymnasts received many medals at the National Championship. Elena was awarded Best Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach 9 years in a row in Iran.

Elena migrated to Australia in 2018 and was coaching in Perth at RGA for 2 years. Her gymnasts achieved excellent results at the WA State Championship. Elena moved to Melbourne in 2020.

Elena is a strong believer that with hard work and enjoyment for the sport, girls can achieve outstanding results.