Ksenia Leonova
Ksenia Leonova
Is currently the head coach and coordinator of Aelita RG club with an Advanced Silver coach and judge accreditation. She has received several awards the highlight being the 2014 National Levels coach of year. Ksenia started her gymnastics career in Russia, as a gymnast and has taken a great love to the sport ever since. Prepared State champions: 2017 (Senior, Pre-Junior, Level 7, Level 5 Senior, Level 5 Junior); 2016 (Senior, Level 9, Level 7, Level 8 junior ); 2015 (Level 10, 8, 6 and 4); 2014 (Level 9, 8, 7); 2013 (Level 8, 7 and 6); National Champions and medallists: 2017 Senior; 2016 Level 9 and 7; 2015 Level 10 and 8; 2014 Level 9, 8 and 7; 2013 Level 8 and 7; New Zealand champions and medalists 2014 Level 7, 8, 9

Kira Millikan
Kira Millikan
Level 2-4 coach
Kira has been involved in the rhythmic community for more than 10 years, as both a gymnast and a coach. Having successfully represented both South Australia and Australia in rhythmic gymnastics, Kira loves being able to pass on her love and knowledge of the beautiful sport to young aspiring gymnasts.
Irina Yatskova
Irina Yatskova
Level 0-1 coach
Irina is an international dance instructor and choreographer from Moscow, Russia. Retired in 2016.
Elda Bassett
Elda Bassett
Ballet and Body work teacher
Elda has been a dance teacher and Rhythmic gymnastic coach for over 12 years. She has a love and passion for the performing arts and teaching children. Some of Elda's performance history is being a dancer with the Tasmanian Classical Ballet Company, dancing for Ding Productions, being a back up dancer for David Campbell, Wink and Smile shows and in 2010 Elda was in the top 100 of Australia's 'So You Think You Can Dance'.
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Maria Klimenchuk Level 0-1 coach

Maria has studied rhythmic gymnastics in her early childhood. While living in Moscow she has studied different dancing styles including folk dancing, social dancing and ballet; and performed in multiple ballroom dancing championships. At Aelita gymnastics club Maria enjoys working with children and love to see how quickly they improve their skills. Maria has a small daughter who is currently an active young gymnast with Aelita.

Persia Janzen
Persia Janzen
Ballet and Body work teacher
Persia Janzen has studied jazz, tap, ballet and contemporary since she was two years old. She is also currently very involved in the circus arts with an emphasis on Hooping and aerial silks. Persia has travelled to Asia to perform in the ‘Young Stars Circus’, starred in several Adelaide Fringe shows with CircoBats and Vertical Insanity Circus, is a junior member of the Australian Dance Theatre and has danced in the ‘Post Cards’ extravaganza at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show. Persia completed her year 12 SACE Dance in year 10 receiving an ‘A’ and has also completed her Certificate 3 in Dance. Persia has a strong passion for teaching and passing on her knowledge and strives herself in assisting her students to achieve their goals.
Lera Nazarenko Level 3-4 coach

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.

Brittany Law

Aelita Judge

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.