NataliyaNataliya has been coaching at Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics since 2010. Nataliya’s athletes have won numerous titles and medals in local, state, regional and national competitions. She was the 2012 Level 4 rhythmic coach of Region 1 and the coach of the Level 4 2012 regional champion. Nataliya graduated with Honors from the University of California, San Diego with a major in Human Biology.

Nataliya joined a rhythmic gymnastics team when she was four years old and began competing the following year. She was trained by award winning Russian rhythmic gymnastics coach, dance choreographer and ballet teacher Olga Morozova. Along with rhythmic gymnastics, Nataliya was heavily involved in ballet, contemporary dance and Ukrainian folk dance throughout her childhood. She began coaching rhythmic gymnasts in early high school while still competing. Her other job was tutoring peers at her high school in various subjects including mathematics, economics, science and physics. Nataliya loves working with children and guiding them to build confidence, strengths and resilience.

Nataliya is a Safety and Instructor certified professional member of United States Gymnastics Association.