Kate Johnson Aelita RG coach
Kate started her coaching career by helping out at her local club at age 13. She was a rhythmic gymnast from the age of 6 who competed at state and national level. The height of Kate’s coaching career leads her to be the Head Coach of the Gymnastics SA High Rhythmic Performance Program; she has also been awarded the Gymnastics SA Coach of the Year award on numerous occasions and is a Gymnastics SA Life Member. Kate was the founding coach at Venia GymSports and during her time at Venia coached rhythmic, cheerleading at Kindergym. Throughout that time Kate attended international tours with gymnasts competing both for Australia or the club. Kate has worked with high level gymnasts for over 10 years and look forward to doing so in the future at Aelita Rhythmic Gymnastics. Kate is also a qualified gymnastics judge and spends her daytimes working as a Junior Primary School Teaсher.
Lera Nazarenko Level 3-4 coach
Beginning her career as a rhythmic gymnast, Lera graduated from the Vladivostok school of sport in Russia. She has also been actively involved in the show-ballet "Turbulence". Currently, an active member of Aelita Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, she is dedicated to providing young gymnasts with the opportunity to develop musicality, elegance and flexibility - all skills that can be gained through participating in the sport!
Britt is currently a level 10 gymnast, Advance Silver coach, Advance Judge and accredited Kindergym Leader. She has competed in both the elite and national streams, having competed at the last 14 consecutive National Championships.
Britt was awarded Gymnastics South Australia Volunteer of the Year in 2014 and Judge of the Year in 2015 for her work creating and maintaining the scoring program used at all SA RG competitions.
My name is Olivia Watts and I am originally from New Zealand. I trained in Rhythmic gymnastics at Olympia in Christchurch New Zealand and finished my gymnastics career in 2007, as a senior gymnast in group, after competing for New Zealand in world cups around the world. I have since moved into circus performing and coaching. I completed a bachelor of circus arts in Melbourne recently while coaching RG at Prahran Rhythmic gymnastics centre where I was a coach for 6 years. I am an advanced accredited level coach and an intermediate bronze level judge. I have recently moved to Adelaide and am excited to work with the lovely gymnasts at Aelita.
Tatiana Bailes Ballet Teacher
Tatiana was born in Moscow and studied classical dance and folk dance with the famous Moscow based Pyatnitsky Ensemble.
Tatiana qualified with distinction for her Diploma of Dancing and became a full time professional dancer with the Ensemble.
As a professional dancer Tatiana toured around the world. Since her arrival in Australia Tatiana has been a dance teacher.
At the present time Tatiana is involved with the Aelita Rhythmic Gymnastic Club as a classical ballet teacher.
Tatiana would like to pass on her professional knowledge to her talented ,young students to become successful gymnasts.