Tatiana Loukianenko is the Managing Director and Head Coach of Glen Iris Gymnastics. Tatiana has been Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach for 30 years. She has an international coaching experience and she was an Australian Olympic Team Coach (Atlanta, 1996). Tatiana is a former Victorian Rhythmic Gymnastics High Performance Centre Head Coach (1994-2002).
Tatiana Loukianenko arrived in Australia in 1992 and started to coach at Endeavour Hills Gymnastics Club. The club had only 10 gymnasts of National Levels program. In 1994, the program started by Tatiana became Rhythmic Gymnastics High Performance Centre. In 2000, Tatiana's program grew up to 20 international level gymnasts competing in Australia and overseas.
Currently, Tatiana enjoys her role as a head coach of her own club. Tatiana's new dream is to introduce quality gymnastics and professional coaching at all levels of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Display Gymnastics and Little Gymnastics.
Lena trained as Rhythmic Gymnast in Ukraine for 8 years, achieving "master of sport" level. Lena dips into her knowledge and understanding of body and mind coming from years of practicing and teaching Yoga and Oriental therapies. Lena has a passion for helping children to unfold their best qualities and has coached RG for the past 10 years.
Her goal is to assist children 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.
Zamira is an Expert guest Coach from Uzbekistan.
Her professional qualifications and experience include:
Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Republic of Uzbekistan
Coach of the First category of the Republic of Uzbekistan
International FIG judge category 4 for group and individual
Judge of the highest category of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Member of the national team of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Olga Bossert has a background in Rhythmic and Artistic gymnastics. Olga trained in Germany and Russia from the age of five years into her twenties, competing in national as well as international streams.
Having worked as a coach for the past 7 years Olga feels strongly connected to this sport and enjoys coaching young athletes of diverse ages. Seeing herself as a role model especially for very young gymnasts, Olga believes that promoting a team spirit and appreciation of the sport is the best motivation for children to engage and work hard.
Yulia, a professional ballet dancer, studied with the prestigious Moscow Ballet Academy for eight years, graduating in 1986. She then went on to work with the Moscow City Ballet company as a professional ballet dancer and toured the world.
Since moving to Australia in 1995, Yulia began working with the Victorian Rhythmic Gymnastics High Performance Centre as a ballet teacher. Later, she continued her teaching career in the Western Australia Rhythmic Gymnastics High Performance Centre and WAAPA (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts). Through ballet technique, Yulia empowers students to develop their muscle skills and coordination, helping them gain a better understanding of their body and the way it moves.
Samantha has worked with children and been around the gymnastics community for over 25 years as a gymnast, judge and coach.
Samantha loves working with children and driving a long lasting love of Rhythmic gymnastics into their lives.
Jane has worked with children and been around the gymnastics community for over 25 years as a gymnast, judge and coach.
Jane loves working with children and driving a long lasting love of Rhythmic gymnastics into their lives.
Julia began training at Glen Iris at 2 and half, and trained as an elite gymnast for around 8 years and overall has 15 years experience in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
She first began coaching at around 15 at Prahran Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre.
She is passionate about gymnastics and wishes to pass on her knowledge and love to younger aspiring gymnasts.
Amily has been coaching at Glen Iris for 4 years and has been working with beginner and level 1 groups as well some older gymnasts.
She trained herself until the age of 17 and has represented Victoria at Australian Championships.
Madeleine Tseitlin was a rhythmic gymnast for 12 years, starting from the age of 4. She represented Victoria at the Australian Gymnastics Championship in 2013, 2014 and international competitions. Madeleine started coaching in 2015. Since then she has coached girls at Recreational, Level 1, Level 3, Level 5 & 6 Junior. She has also choreographed a number of group performances for the end of year Christmas Show and Glen iris cup. Madeleine is a very enthusiastic coach and she is currently studying for her intermediate coaching course to further her expertise.