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Eleonora Baio

Eleonora Baio

UKCC Level 3 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

Rhythmic Excellence Head Coach

Eleonora moved to London in 2014. Eleonora trained in Italy with Arianna Pittoni, Barbara Bernardo and Monica Visintin (former Italian National Gymnast). She also studied and refined her techniques attending a Slovenian school as part of the Squad team of Olga Pavletic and Branka Vajngerl (Olympic Slovenian Judge). She has also been trained on a number of courses by Maura Rota, Luca Zanforlini, Stefan Ivanov and Ruben Orihuela Gavilan and keep updated attending all the GBR national junior squad (since RE gymnast Saffron Severn has been selected) led by Maria Gateva (former Bulgarian champion) and ballet coach Suzanne Haslam.

Stefano Sirianni

Stefano Sirianni

Ballet Teacher

Dance Director

UKCC Level 2 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

Regional Judge

Fun and experienced ballet and modern dance teacher to students of all skill levels and ages. Versatile and ambitious in a variety of dance idioms as a teacher, performer and choreographer. Stefano studied with world-renowned masters such as: Marianna Benedetti, Sveva Berti, Silvia Chirico, Mauro Bigonzetti, Eugenio Scigliano, Simonetta Ginnassi, Eugenio Buratti, Deanna Losi. Six years working experience in London working as ballet teacher and choreographer for rhythmic gymnastic training. In 2013 Stefano qualified as a rhythmic gymnastic level 3 judge.

Francesca Fazzari

Francesca Fazzari

UKCC Level 2 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

Level 2 Judge

Francesca trained in Italy for ten years with Daniela Vergani and once senior she became part of her coaching team for 6 years.

She competed, as member of the Italian junior team at the European Championship in 2005 in Moscow and the “Irina Deleanu Cup” in Bucharest, trained by Laura Lazzaroni.

After finishing her university studies, Francesca moved to London in 2015.

Joanna (Asia) Chudzik

Joanna (Asia) Chudzik

UKCC Level 1 Coach

Level 2 judge

Asia started her adventure with Rhythmic Gymnastics at the age of 7. She trained under a watchful eye of Alicja Urbaniak in UKS Jantar in Gdynia, Poland where her biggest achievement was the 4th place in under 10 free routine on National Competition. At the age of 12 Asia had to resign from sport due to an illness.

Now she continues her passion for rhythmic gymnastics while coaching others and occasionally practicing on her own.

Francesca Cavallerio

Francesca Cavallerio

Sports Psychologist

UKCC Level 3 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

National Judge

Level 3 rhythmic gymnastics coach and national judge, Francesca started her career as a gymnast at 4 in her hometown in Italy. Although gymnastics was always her passion, it was when she started to assist her coach that she realised that what she loved the most was coaching rhythmic gymnastics and be able to pass on her love for the sport to younger girls. Francesca has been coaching since 2001 and in 2005 she opened her own gymnastics club in Italy, S.G. Concordia. After many years working as head coach and developing gymnasts who competed at a regional and national level, Francesca decided to expand her horizons and, following her studies in Psychology in Turin, moved to London to do an MSc in Sports Psychology. The MSc turned into a PhD, during which Francesca studied and observed the environment of rhythmic gymnastics from a more academic perspective. Having completed her PhD in 2016, Francesca currently is a lecturer in Sports Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University but continues to nurture her passion for gymnastics through her role as a national judge, occasionally coaching, and helping gymnasts develop their love and experience in gymnastics in a positive and healthy way as a sports psychologist.

Aikaterini-Paraskevi Karamanli (Evina)

Aikaterini-Paraskevi Karamanli (Evina)

RE volunteer

Currently taking her UKCC Level 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

Evina started ballet at the age of 4, reaching RAD Ballet Grade 2, and then trained for a couple of years as an artistic gymnast at first. After Greece got the bronze medal in the group all-around competition in the 2000 Olympic Games, she soon started training as a rhythmic gymnast. Her greatest inspiration is the Greek rhythmic gymnast and World and European Champion, Eirini Polydorou, who guided her in her first steps in the sport. After many years of training, she decided to quit the sport at the age of 16, due to injuries. A few years later, she rediscovered her love and passion for rhythmic gymnastics, when she started to work as a RG coach in her home country, Greece. She has just moved to London and has decided to take the UKCC Level 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Veronica Tamorri

Veronica Tamorri

UKCC Level 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

Level 1 judge

Veronica practiced rhythmic gymnastics since the age of six in Italy and took part in some competitions. When she moved to London she started to attend Rhythmic Excellence’s adult classes and she’s been with the club for three years. Her passion for this sport led her to become a Level 1 coach. She also recently became a Level 1 judge.

Jelena Tihonova

Jelena Tihonova

Welfare Officer