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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 more 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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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

 

Carolina Hernandez

Office 

Carolina has been with LA School of Gymnastics for 5 years. She is dedicated in working with children as a leader in LAUSD Special Education department for over 15 years, she brings a great amount of her expertise in a variety of areas of office management at LASG. She holds a Bachelor’s from Cal State Northridge in Liberal Arts and a current Master’s student at National University in Education. Carolina speaks English and Spanish helping our growing Hispanic population with excellent customer service and outstanding family/child support. Carolina has a 10 year girls and 5 year old son, combined with her experience as a loving mother and educator, we are honored to have Carolina celebrating her 6th year at LASG in 2018.

Erman Yumul

Social Media Manager

Origin: Philippines

 

Erman is a graduate at Arizona State University with a degree in Graphic Information Technology. He brings 8 years of combined experience in social media marketing, website/graphic design, email marketing and SEO. When not in the office, Erman loves to hike and explore the mountains of LA and Orange Counties.

Esmeralda Lopez

Office

Origin: Mexico

 

Esmeralda has been with LA School of Gymnastics for 4 years now and loves working with children and parents. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she has a strong connection with Angelenos. She brings great leadership to the office and enjoys working with other staff members. She speaks both Spanish and English fluent which helps her help both our Spanish speaking and non-Spanish speaking parents and students. For questions about our facility or our classes, email Esmeralda at esmeralda@lagymnastics.com.

   

Michelle Franco

Morning Shift Manager

Origin: Colombia

 

Michelle Franco has been with LA School of Gymnastics for over 3 years and serves as the Morning Shift Manager. She has a young daughter and extensive experience working with children. Michelle manages the Charter School programs exclusively help at LASG, home school groups classes and overall provides an excellent customer service experience for all of our client. Michelle is studying to be a licensed ultrasound technician outside of her time at LASG to further her experience helping mommies during their pregnancies. We are honored to have Michelle as a team member at LASG! For more questions, please contact Michelle Franco at Michelle@LAgymnastics.com Monday-Thursdays from 9am-3pm and Saturdays 8am-1pm.

Kennia Reyes

Office Secretary

Origin: Mexico

 

Kennia is currently attending West Los Angeles College and plans to transfer to a four-year university to obtain her degree. As a nursing student, she is passionate about working with kids. She works hard and encourages kids to do the same. She believes that every child can be a role model. She sets a great example for younger kids that is why everyone loves being around with her. She speaks both English and Spanish which helps her communicate effectively both our Spanish speaking and non-Spanish speaking audience. For questions, you can email Kennia at kennia@lagymnastics.com