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MEET OUR COACHES

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OWNER & HEAD COACH OF ACRO TEAM

Tanya was born in Bulgaria where she started training Acrobatic Gymnastics at the age of five. She graduated from the world renowned “T. Kableschkov” sport school where she was 5 times Acrobatic National Champion and 4 times Trampoline National Champion. Her love for sports as well as her talents gave her the opportunity to travel around the world and perform. Upon retiring from competition, Tanya focused her expertise on coaching both acrobatics and trampoline. Tanya has been the head coach of Acro for the last several years and has coached athletes to be State, Regional, and National Champions, even taking her men's pair to the World Championships two years in a row (and counting).

TANYA STOYANOVA

HEAD COACH OF GIRLS' OPTIONALS TEAM

Elena began gymnastics when she was 6 years old and by age 9 she was competing for the Bulgarian National Team. She won the Bulgarian National All Around title 2 times. She competed in many international competitions representing Bulgaria and competed in the 93 European Championships earning a 6th Place prize. Elena also competed in the 95 World Championships where she earned her quota for the Olympic Team in 96, competing in Atlanta.
She has been coaching for 12 years and is confident in her system. Coaching in the United States has been an awesome journey for her, she has had State Champions every year from all ages and all levels. She has also been a part of the TOPS Program and has had many Athletes qualify to the National Testing

in Houston TX. 

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ELENA TODOROVA

GIRLS JO COMPULSORY (LEVELS 3-5) TEAM COACH

Bio coming soon.

MICHELLE SECEANSCHI

JO COMPULSORY LEVEL 2 & RECREATIONAL COACH

Bio coming soon....

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Acro Program Director, Coach & Choreographer

In 2002, Ross won Silver at the World Cup final for Great Britain specializing in tumbling, achieving. During his time in England Ross partnered with the renowned acro club Spelthorne Gymnastics, training, coaching and choreographing on a global scale. Transitioning in 2004 by joining the prestigious Cirque Du Soleil, Ross took on pivotal roles in various shows, such as Kooza and Love, but it was his portrayal of the beloved character "Red Bird" in Mystere that truly made him a household name. Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, Ross reignited his passion for coaching and is now an integral part of our team.

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ROSS GIBSON

ACRO TEAM COACH

Marina was born in Russia and started Acro at the age of five. Being part of a National Team she competed in many International competitions and became a World Champion with 4 gold medals. She graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. She moved to the United States and worked for Cirque du Soleil for 18 years as a performer in the “O” show. After retiring from her cirque career, she became a Gymnastics and Acro coach. Marina coaches Team Acro at AGC.

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MARINA SHABELNAYA

ACRO TEAM COACH

I was born in Russia, when I was 5 years old my family moved to the Ukraine, that's where my mother took me to try Acrobatics. I fell in love with this sport. When I turned 16 I was chosen to be on National Team for Ukraine. In 1995 I won my 1st Gold medal in World ChampionShip (Wroclaw ,Poland) in women's trio and we took Silver Overall in European Championships same year. In 1997 we won European Championships in Germany. In September 1997 I signed a contract with Cirque "Du Soleil" to be a performer in " O" show. A few years later I become acrobatic coach in "O" show. Currently I'm still performing and coaching at "O" show.

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TATYANA MIRONOVICH
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