Our coaches

Sima Studin - Executive Director and Club President
A former rhythmic gymnast and a Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics from Ukraine, Sima holds a degree in organization and business management. For a decade, she worked as a coach and a choreographer at the Gemini Gymnastics Club in Oshawa and the Winstonettes Gymnastics Club in Markham. When her daughters took up rhythmic gymnastics, she became a gymnastics mom. Combining these invaluable experiences with a desire to work with children, she decided to open a gymnastics centre in order to offer quality instructions to children of all ages and abilities. She strongly believes that through involvement in sports kids can become confident and active adults.
Toronto Aspirals is now the largest rhythmic gymnastic centre in the GTA and one of the very few in Ontario that has its own facility.

 

 

Anna DobrovolskyAnna Dobrovolsky - Executive Assistant & Director of Recreational Programs
since 2015

Anna is a former National Level gymnast in Ukraine and Italy. In Canada, she re-qualified as an artistic gymnastic coach. For many years, she has worked at the Gemini Gymnastics Club in Oshawa and Markham Gymnastics Club.

 

 

 

 

 

img_8121Alla Studin - Director of Competitive Programs
since 2016

Alla is a former National Level Rhythmic gymnast and an Ontario Provincial champion. She began her gymnastics career at the age of 5 in Moldova and coached at Toronto Aspirals for many years. Alla holds a degree in Kinesiology & Health Sciences as well as Education.

 

 

 

Lidiya Yavorskaya - Competitive coach
since 2005

Formerly from Kiev, Ukraine, Lidiya brings in a wealth of experience and fresh ideas. A talented coach and choreographer, for many years she worked at the world's famous Derugina school, where she overlooked individual and group training of the best gymnasts in the Country. She traveled the world with the Ukranian National Team and was a head team coach at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. At Toronto Aspirals, Lidiya works with senior provincial competitors as well as the development of younger gymnasts.

 

Alena Tupeika - Interclub and Competitive coach
since 2007

A recent addition to the Aspirals coaching team, Elena has been working with young athletes for almost two decades in her native Belarus. A former competitive gymnast at the international level, she holds a degree in physical education with a specialization in gymnastics training. She now coaches Elite Kids and provincial competitive athletes at the Concord Centre. Elena is also a judge for the Toronto Aspirals.

 

 

 

Victoria Mironenko- Recreational and Interclub  Coach
since 2006

As a rhythmic gymnast, Victoria earned the very prestigious title of Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Uzbekistan. She began coaching children in 1993, eventually training the Uzbekistan Women's Acrobatics and Tumbling National Team as they prepared for the World Championships and the Olympic Games. In 2005, she immigrated to Canada and began working at the Aspirals School of Rhythmic Gymnastics, where she coaches a variety of programs including toddlers, recreational and pre-competitive.

 

Tatyana Vdovkina - Interclub coach
since 2007

Tatiana has been coaching rhythmic gymnastics for over two decades. A graduate from a major university in her native Ukraine with a degree in coaching and physical education, she supervised the development of young athletes of the Olympic reserve. An innovative and creative teacher with an eye for detail, Tatiana brings out the individual character of every gymnast in her charge.

 

 

Natalia Lunova - Interclub coach
since 2007

Natalia practically grew up in the gym. She began training in rhythmic gymnastics at an early age, and has continued her involvement in gymnastics ever since. She competed in rhythmic gymnastics until the age of 20, and completed a university degree in physical education. For over 30 years, Natalia has been working with children of all ages. Back in Ukraine, she coached a National team, and her athletes have gone on to win national championships and receive the prestigious Master of Sports of Rhythmic Gymnastics titles. Natalia works with Elite Kids and pre-competitive programs at the Concord Centre.

 

Varia 2014Varia Alexandrova - Recreational coach
since 2011

Varia trained in rhythmic gymnastics for 12 years. She competed at the National Junior Level and represented Canada at many prestigious international competitions including those in Russia, Bulgaria and Spain.
Presently a high school student, Varia continue to stay active by participating in cheer leading and soccer activities. She loves working with children and teaching them her favorite sport.

 

 

 

 Elena Portnoi - Recreational coach
since 1996
A graduate from Moscow institute of Physical Culture, Helen is an excellent teacher and a wonderful, caring person who is loved and respected by her young charges and their parents alike. Besides coaching, Helen teaches lunch-time and after-school gymnastics programs at numerous local private schools.
Many of young girls who took their first steps in rhythmic gymnastics under Helen's guidance have become accomplished competitors. They always remember their first teacher with love and appreciation.

 

 

 

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Daria Yurova-Recreational & Interclub coach
Since 2013
Daria trained in Rhythmic gymnastics in Moscow where she attended a school of Olympic reserve. She continued her career in Canada, competing at a National Level. With team Canada she traveled all around Europe, including Spain, Bulgaria and Estonia, competing at various prestigious events, including World Championships. At TA Daria coaches recreational and Interclub gymnasts, judges at competitions and helps with club's special events.

 

 

 

Victoria Brezgin - Gymnastics and Judo coach, Black Belt, 2nd Dan
since 2008

Victoria has been professionally involved with martial art since 1989. A six-time National Champion and a member of the Ukrainian National team, she won numerous awards at European tournaments. These include, among others, 1st place at 1994 Sambo Team World Cup, 3rd place at 1998 Judo World Cup and 3rd place at 1998 Judo World Cup. She has taught judo in Ukraine, Israel and now in Canada. Victoria coaches co-ed classes in gymnastics, acrobatics and judo at the Concord gym.

 

 

Lilia Safiulina   - Recreational and Precompetitive coach
since 2012

Lilia holds a prestigious title of Master of Sport in Rhythmic Gymnastics. For several years she was a member of the Kirghiz National Team that competed at all grand tournaments of the former Soviet Union. A talented and dedicated coach, Lilia has been working with young gymnasts for over ten years. At Aspirals, Lilia coaches variety of programs including recreational and advanced groups such as Elite Kids and Interclub. competitive.

 

 

 

Kate Musin - Recreational coach and dance instructor
since 2011
Kate started her gymnastics career in Israel when she was 5. Later, she became a part of the National Junior Team of Israel and started competing internationally. At the age of 13, Katia came to Canada and continued competing at thevProvincial level for one year, winning the best overall all achievements. Soon, she began competing with the Canadian National Aesthetic Team. She has represented Canada in two World Cups, as well as World Championships in Bulgaria and Estonia. At Aspirals, Kate teaches gymnastics, dance and choreographs competitive routines.

 

 

Valentina Enikeeva - Ballet teacher
since 2012

Valentina is a graduate from Vaganova profes, Austria. From 2004 to 2008 she was a prima ballerina in the State Academy of Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg. She's a laureate of many European prestigious dance competitions. Since 2009, Valentina has been engaged in teaching young dancers in her native city of Ufa and then in Moscow. At Toronto Aspirals,  Valentina will be teaching competitive and interclub gymnasts as well Elite Kids programs.

 

 

 

photo2-1Yeva Movshovich - CIT and Birthday Party coordinator
since 2012
Yeva started training with Toronto Aspirals at the age of 4 and stayed with the club for 10 years. For 8 years, she trained with the provincial team finishing 2nd in Provincial Championships.  Being part of Toronto Aspirals has taught her a great deal. Besides learning gymnastics, she learned how to win and how to handle loosing. In the future, Yeva plans to work as a physiotherapist for a Canadian sports team.

 

 

 

 

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Victoria Reznik - Dance Instructor
since 2016

Victoria Reznik competed at the first ever Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore, various World Cups, World Championships and Pan American Games.  Victoria is currently studying politics and governance at Ryerson University. Her goals are to go to graduate school and work for the Canadian Olympic Committee to elevate Canada to a better position on the world stage in rhythmic gymnastics.

Victoria started her career at Toronto Aspirals back in 1998. Lidiya Yavoraksaya was her first coach.

 

Sabina 2Sabina Ushkatz - CIT
Sabina trained with TA for ten years, competing at the Interclub level. Upon retiring, she took up competitive dancing and coaching young gymnasts. She also runs birthday parties and helps with special events at the club. A high school student, Sabina plans to enroll into a University and then follow her dream to  become a teacher.