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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.
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Stefano Sirianni

Ballet Teacher

Dance Director

UKCC Level 2 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

National 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. Stefano is currently attending the GB National Judging course.
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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. Francesca is the main coach of RE advance, pre-squad and adult groups, she also coach the squad group and is responsible of the coaches teaching R1 and R2 groups.
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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.
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Stephani Sherlock

Coach of highest sports performance (RG)

Department of Theory and Methodology of Gymnastics

Stephani Sherlock started Rhythmic Gymnastics at 10 years old in Moscow. 3,5 years later Stephani became a member of British National Team in 2011 and has since represented Great Britain and England at international events such as two Commonwealth Games (2014, 2018), two World Championships (2014, 2015), two European Championships (2015, 2017) and two World University Games (2015, 2017). Stephani is a multiple time British and English Champion and Medalist and 2016 All-Around British Senior Champion.
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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.
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Francesca Majer

Assistant Coach

Former Italian National Team Gymnast. Francesca started rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 9 at "San Giorgio '79 Desio" in Milan. She competed at national and international level; at the age of 14 Francesca entered the national team as an individual gymnast. In 2017 she's been selected as part of the ensamble National Team led by Emanuela Maccarani where she trained for 3 years. Francesca started to collaborate with Rhythmic Excellence in 2019 and now teaches in the team alongside her studies of sports psychology at the University of London.
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Lauriane Pradeau

Assistant Coach

UKCC Level 1 Coach

Lauriane discovered rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 13 when she lived in France. At 15 she moved to the closest city to be able to train more. She integrated a “sports class” in high school and competed at regional level in both individual and group routines. In 2010 she went to the Eurogym in Denmark with her club to represent France. She moved to London in 2016 and alongside coaching she continues to train as a contortionist.
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Jelena Tihonova

Welfare Officer

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Helpers

Our lovely assistants Inna, Jelena and Renie are always there to help you and answer your questions. They take orders (apparatus and equipment), help with leotard measurements, explain everything about events and competitions and if you are new, they'll introduce you to our school, they'll explain our philosophy and all the things you need to know about us. All our helpers are DBS checked and are currently registered to the BG.
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