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Eleonora Baio

UKCC Level 3 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

Rhythmic Excellence Head Coach

Eleonora moved to London in 2014 after having concluded her job as head coach at the club Gruppo Coreografico Stelline that she started as an assistant in 2008. As a gymnast she trained in Italy with Arianna Pittoni, Barbara Bernardo and Monica Visintin (former Italian National Team gymnast) at the club Societa' ginnastica Triestina (one of the most prestigious multi sports society with more than 100 years of activity). At the age of 11, Eleonora entered a Slovenian school as part of the Squad team of Olga Pavletic and Branka Vajngerl (Olympic Slovenian Brevet Judge). As a coach, she has attended countless courses, workshops and masterclasses, having the privilege to be taught by Maura Rota, Luca Zanforlini, Stefan Ivanov and Ruben Orihuela Gavilan and now she keeps up to date by attending all the GBR and English national squad training camps led by Maria Gateva (former Bulgarian champion) and ballet coach Suzanne Haslam. Eleonora is currently part of the GBR academy coaching team.

Stefano Sirianni

Ballet Teacher

UKCC Level 2 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

National Judge

British Gymnastics Technical committee Member

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. Stefano is currently attending the UKCC level 3 coaching course.

Rebecca Bunce

Group Program Coach

UKCC Level 4 Coach

Brevet Judge

Rebecca started gymnastics at the age of 3 in a local sports hall. She was then recommended to join a professional club as she showed potential for artistic gymnastics. At the age of 10 she moved over to rhythmic and found this was where her passion lied. Rebecca originally coached individuals where she had 2 gymnasts qualify for GBR squad. Many years later she started a group program at her previous club where within 5 years she has had 2 groups (espoir and senior) qualify for GBR squad and junior British champions in 2016. Rebecca also is a brevet judge who regularly travels abroad to judge for GBR, with her most prestigious competition being the 1st Junior World Championships.

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. Asia is currently attending the UKCC Level 2 Coaching course.

Simona Martini

Qualified Ballet Coach

Qualified Fitness Instructor

Former Royal Ballet dancer

Simona comes from a classical ballet background and studied at the Teatro dell’opera in Rome and Royal ballet school in London. She’s also a method actor. She loves rhythmic gymnastics training and she brings her stage experience into her classes.

Madison Kennelly

UKCC Level 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

UKCC Level 0 General Gymnastics Coach

Ex-elite rhythmic gymnast who represented GB in 2017 in Estonia Miss Valentine and Greece . British champions in 2018 and English Champions 2018. Training as an Osteopath, Maddy wants to go down the route of becoming an osteopath specialised in professional sports players in gymnastics, and dancing sports. Madison started when she was 5 years old, and competed as an elite group gymnast for 13 years. She tells: I have always had RG a part of my life, and once I quit, it was like something was missing. When I moved to London, I was looking for a job whilst in university and applied to Rhythmic Excellence. Once i started coaching, I knew I never wanted to leave RG again. I love seeing the gymnasts' faces when they have done something well. Coaching has helped me personally, professionally and mentally; the team is so lovely and coaching is always a laugh.

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.

Jelena Tihonova

Welfare Officer

All our staff members are DBS checked and are currently registered to the BG.


Inna Yilmaz

Welfare Officer All our staff members are DBS checked and are currently registered to the BG.