Meet Our Coaching Team

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Kristy
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She started as a gymnast with this club under Barb Bishop in the 80s and went on to be a National level gymnast. She coached with the club from 2000-2006 and after a break for school,  travel, and work, returned to the club in 2015. Today she is the head coach working with all the coaches on planning and delivering programs and helping the board with projects such as our new facility. She is a Level 3 trained and certified coach by BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation. - Head Coach
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Anais
​​​​​​​Tanyer

She competed as a National level gymnast for almost 10 years. She had many awards in provincial, national, and international competitions. She has been coaching for 10 years and judging for 6 years both in recreational and competitive levels. She is a trained and certified coach in Level 2 and a Provincial Level judge certified by Turkish Gymnastics Federation. She is a Level 3 trained and Level 1 certified coach by BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation. She also has a Bachelor’s of Education Degree.- Competitive Coach

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Rachel Fetherstonhaugh

She started rhythmic gymnastics as soon as she could walk, around age 2-3. She trained and competed for 11 years. After ceasing her training, she started helping as an assistant coach, moving up to teach her own classes. She has had the privilege of teaching all ages groups during her nearly 10 years as a coach. She strives to create a fun yet challenging learning environment for her gymnasts. - Pre-Competitive Team Coach

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Carly
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She has been involved in rhythmic gymnastics since 1998, when she started in performance classes at the age of two. She competed until 2013 and began coaching in 2014. What Carly loves the most about coaching is being able to see the gymnasts achieve new skills and continue to improve. She is a Level 2 trained and Level 1 certified coach by BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation. - Pre-Competitive Team Coach
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Jinayah
Nelson

She has been a part of the club for 14 years. She started as a gymnast and competed for 6 years. She began coaching 2 years ago. Thanks to her background not only in rhythmics, but also in dance she has put in lots of effort in choreographing routines for our recreational and competitive gymnasts. She is a Level 2 trained coach by BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation.- Competitive Team Coach





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Julia
​​​​​​​Kipshidze

She has a background in the performance arts and elite level coaching in classical Russian ballet and rhythmic gymnastics. She took part in many performances at the Georgia Ballet Theater such as  Swan Lake, Don Quixoteâ, Nutcracker and many others. She received her diploma in 1992 as a Coach of Rhythmic Gymnastics and Teacher of Physical Culture. She had been the ballet coach of  Georgia, Czech Republic, and Canada’s national teams.- Ballet Coach




For more information about Julia Kipshidze please visit her website: https://vachtangovnaschoolofart.squarespace.com/about