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Administration

LA School of Gymnastics draws on a distinguished and diverse group of nationally and internationally trained coaches from over 14 countries. All coaches are required to complete the USA Gymnastics (national governing body of gymnastics in the United States ) and OSHA Infant & CPR certification courses. Ten LASG coaches have Master’s Degree in Physical Education, Anatomy and Physiology, or are former professional athletes. Together, its 27 coaches have over 120 years of combined coaching experience.

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Alla Svirsky

Executive Director

Alla Svirsky is a three time Olympic coach, seven times USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year, USA Olympic Judge and and Inductee to the Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Alla holds two Masters degrees in Anatomy and Physiology and Physical Education. She has been with the school from the beginning and continues to take an active role in both domestic and international gymnastics. She represents USA Gymnastics on all Continents as Head Coach. She has placed two gymnasts on USA Olympic Teams and has coached 15 USA National Champions. She was a USC Artistic Gymnastics Head Coach for seven years. In addition, for eight years, she served on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors.

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Elena Bokova

Operations Manager / Rhythmic Elite Coach

Elena is a former competitive gymnast, a representative of the famous Russian School of Rhythmic Gymnastics with than 10 years of national and international coaching experience. Elena is Russian Federation Master of Sport Gymnast ( the award for the outstanding achievements in sport, which is one of the highest honors a Russian athlete can achieve. She is the winner and medalist of national and international competitions in Rhythmic Gymnastics, and a graduate of Olympic Reserve Sport School in Samara ( RUS) Elena holds two degrees: Master in Business Administration from University of Missouri – Columbia, and a Specialist in Teaching from Samara State Pedagogical University, Russia. She is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified. In recognition of high scholastic achievement she has been selected for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business. Elena is a Professional USA gymnastic member and USA Gymnastic Safety and Instructor certified.

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Nelli Sarad

Accounting

Nelli is the Controller with 15 years of accounting experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Auditing and currently working towards CPA designations. She is managing all aspects of accounting for our gymnastics school.

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Michelle

Office Secretary

Office Secretary of LASG.

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Chell Le Jones

Social Media

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Tanya Berenson

General Manager

In 1995 Tanya Berenson found an interest in a position at a non-profit organization at the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics (www.lagymnastics.com). Since this time, she has founded a program for Special Education for Gymnastics and started programs including the LA Lights Tournament of Champions (www.lalightsmeet.com). The LA Lights Meet Tournament has is the FIRST FIG (www.fig-gymnastics.com) competition that has ever been sanctioned in the United States.

She has also served as a consultant to USA Gymnastics and help co-found Cheer4uAthletics which is the FIRST All-Star competitive Cheerleading Team in Los Angeles (www.cheer4uathletics.com). She has come from an All-Star gymnastics background and her mother is Alla Svirsky who is a 3-time USA Olympic Judge, USA Inductee to the Gymnastics Hall of Fame and founded Los Angeles School of Gymnastics (www.lagymnastics.com). She currently resides in Beverly hills, California (www.beverlyhills.com) and serves as a Board Member for the Hampton’s Homeowner’s Association (www.hamptonshoa.com).

  • USA Gymnastics Judge
  • USA Gymnastics Coach
  • Former Junior Olympic Gymnast – Rhythmic Gymnastics, Class IV
  • 2nd Generation of International Caliber Member of World-Class Gymnastics Family
  • Event Producer of largest Rhythmic Gymnastics Event in the World
  • 20 years of Experience Running the Largest Gymnastics School in Southern California
  • Pioneer in Special Needs for Gymnastics and Special Olympics (Gymnastics Event)
  • One of the leading authorities of Gymnastics in the United States
  • Consultant to Major Studios (CBS, NBC, MTV, E!Networks, etc.)
  • Web Content Manager for www.lagymnastics.com, www.lalightsmeet.com, www.pkcali.com, www.creationstations.com, www.cheer4uathletics.com.
  • Program Innovation for Multi-Sports Complex Facility for USA clubs
  • Program Advisor to USA Gymnastics
  • Clinician for USA Gymnastics
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • OSHA Infant & CPR certified
  • Meet Director Certified
  • Live Scan & Fingerprint – Local and Federal Clearance both DOC and FBI
  • Foreign Delegation Liaison for International Tournaments
  • Meet Director for State, Regional and Junior Olympic qualification events
  • Team Manager for United States National Team Member’s) – Delaney Lonergan/Rachel Girma
  • Founder of Svetlana Krasteva Memorial Fund, Former National Gymnastics Team Member of Bulgaria – Financial Aid for Gymnastics in Los Angeles
  • Member of USA Gymnastics Celebrity Poster Program
  • Program Director for USA National Gymnastics Day for Children’s Miracle Network
  • Special Events Coordinator/Community Services Director
  • Grant Writer/Grant Research Director for Los Angeles School of Gymnastics Foundation
  • Parent Club/Booster Director for Men’s, Rhythmic, Artistic Gymnastics Teams
  • Public Outreach and Marketing Director for Los Angeles School of Gymnastics (3 locations)
  • Program Director for Dance, Special Needs, Parkour, Ballet, All-Star Cheerleading, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Men’s Gymnastics, Adult Gymnastics, Parent & Me-Competitive Level Programs.
  • Event Ticket Sales and Product Sales Manager
  • Multi-Lingual in Russian English and Proficient in Spanish
  • Meet Announcer – {1997 USA National Championships, 2001-2002 Scherba Sports Invitational, 1997-2007 LA Lights Tournament of Champions)
  • Meet Director to the ONLY FIG sanctioned Rhythmic Gymnastics Event in the United States
  • 2012 Head Judge, Special Olympics, Southern California – Long Beach
  • 2013 World Maccabi Games Rhythmic Gymnastics Head of USA Delegation, Head Coach and Judge – Tel Aviv, Israel
  • USA Gymnastics Meet Director Certified
  • USA Gymnastics U100 Certified