Elena Baltovick

EMC President

AGG National Team Coach

RG Ballet Teacher

Ballet Experience

She began studying classical ballet at age nine in her native Kiev, Ukraine. She studied at the National Choreographic Ballet School of Ukraine and danced with the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Ms. Tokareva came to the United States in 1992 to continue her study of the Vaganova Method with the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut graduating with honors in 1994. In 1998 Ms. Tokareva graduated cum laude from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music and Ballet Pedagogy. Her main coach was world famous Prima Ballerina Alla Osipenko from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Ballet Coaching
Achievements include:
  • 2011- YAGP San Diego/ Top 12 Pre-Competitive Contemporary (PCC)
  • 2012- Top 12 PCC, 3rd Place Ensemble
  • 2013- Top 12 PCC, 1st Place Junior Contemporary, Top 12 Ensemble
  • 2014- 1st PCC, 2nd Place Junior Contemporary, Top 12 Pre-Competitive Classical and Top 12 PCC
  • 2015- Outstanding Teacher, 3rd Place PCC, Top 12 Junior Contemporary, Top 12 Junior Classical and Top
    12 Pre-Competitive Junior Contemporary, Top 12 Ensembles
  • 2016-Top 12 PCC, Top 12 Junior Classical, 3rd Place Junior Contemporary, 3rd Place Junior Classical and
    Top 12 Junior Contemporary, 3rd Place Pre-Competitive Men’s Classical
  • 2017- 2nd Place PCC, Top 12 Pre-Competitive Classical, Top 12 Junior Contemporary, 1st Place Junior
    Contemporary, 1st Place PCC
  • 2018- 2nd Place Pre-Competitive Classical, 3rd Place Pre-Competitive Classical, Top 12 PCC, 1st Place
    Trio, 1st Place Ensemble, 2nd Place Pre-Competitive Contemporary, Top 12 Pre-Competitive Classical
  • YAGP Los Angeles: 1st Place PCC, Top 12 PCC, Top 12 Pre-Competitive Classical
  • 2019 – 12 NY Finalists for Youth America Grand Prix, Outstanding Teacher 2019 YAGP
  • 2020 – 6 finalists for Candian Grand Prix Niagara Falls, Outstanding Teacher Canadian Grand Prix
AGG Coaching Achievements include:
  • Gold medal United Cup 2017, Chicago, USA
    Gold medal Four Continents Cup 2017 Chicago, USA
    World Cup IV 2017, made finals, Chicago, USA
  • World Cup I 2018, made finals, Helsinki, Finland
  • Koop Cup, bronze medal, Montreal, Canada, 2018
  • World Championships 2018 , made finals, Budapesht, Hungary
  • Louvre Cup, Bronze Medal, Paris, France 2018
    Wold Cup III, made finals, 2018 Paris, France
  • PanAmerican Champions 2018 Santos, Brazil
    World Cup IV 2018, made finals, Santos, Brazil
  • Ranked #9 Team in the World (2018)
  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2018
  • Singapore Cup, bronze medalist, 2019 Singapore, Singapore
    World Cup I, made finals , 2019, Singapore, Singapore
  • World Championships, Made finals, 2019 Murcia, Spain
  • Gold Medal First Inaugural Aurora Games 2019 in Albany, USA
  • Bronze Medal Tallinn Trophy 2019 Tallinn, Estonia
    Wold Cup IV 2019, made finals, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Ranked #7 Team in the World (2019)
  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2019

Sveta Prokopova

Heach Coach

RG Level 8-10

Head Coach and current USA National Team coach Sveta started rhythmic gymnastics at age 5. She quickly progressed and was invited to train at the Derugina School, where she remained for the entirety of her professional career. She retired after a successful career and began coaching at the Derugina School.

Coach Sveta Prokopova has a sparkling athletic lineage.  She was a member of Ukraine’s 2012 London Olympic team and has participated in numerous World Cups and World Championships, including the 2013 World Championships.

Her accomplishments include:

  • 2013 Universiade bronze medalist in group
  • Silver medalist at Gimnasiada in Qatar
  • Participated in numerous World Cups in Moscow, Minsk, Italy, Israel, France , Portugal, Prague, Slovenia, Korea, Spain and more, from top 6 to gold medalists
  • 12-time Ukrainian Champion in Group competition
  • Bronze medalists at 2013 Rhythmic World Championships in ten clubs event
  • Placed 5th AA in finals at 2012 London Olympics

Transitioning to coaching after her retirement, she became the assistant coach of Ukraine’s Junior Group National Team, a post she left to join Emerald City.  A long-time athlete and coach at the Deriugina School in Kiev, Sveta brings expertise in world class, high-level training, competition and coaching to her role.

Dasha Baltovick

RG Level 4-10

San Diego native and recently retired USA National Team veteran Dasha Baltovick combines significant international competing experience with a love of teaching girls the wonders of rhythmic gymnastics, especially group.

Dasha began her rhythmic gymnastics training at the age of 6 in San Diego. In 2013, at age 8, she moved to Kiev, Ukraine to train at one of the most prestigious rhythmic training facilities in the world, The Derugina School (home gym of Head Coach Sveta).

Four years later, she moved to Chicago to train and  became an elite rhythmic gymnast (top 12 in the country), as a junior and kept her elite status as a senior. Dasha has been a medalist in numerous national and international competitions.

In 2016, she was selected to be part of the USA Senior National Team in Group Rhythmic Gymnastics, where she trained and competed from 2017-2019. Recent accomplishments are:

  • Gold Medalist in USA National Championships All Around in 2017 & 2018
  • Pan American Championship All Around Silver Medalist in Florida, USA 2017, as well as Gold Medalist in Five Hoops and Silver Medalist in Ropes and Balls
  • Pan American Championship All Around Silver Medalist in Lima, Peru 2018, as well as Silver Medalist in Ropes and Balls
  • Turin, Italy vs USA All Around Silver Medalist 2017
  • Portimao, Spain World Cup All Around Bronze medalist, and Silver Medalist in Ropes and Balls 2017
  • Grand Prix Thiais, France Silver Medalist 2017 in Five Hoops
  • Competed at 2017 World Championships in Pesaro, Italy and at 2018 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria

Currently Dasha has retired from the competitive world and is pursuing her passion in coaching. As a coach she is committed to sharing her passion, educating and training others in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Jenny and Monica Rokhman

RG Level 4-7

Twin sisters Monica and Jenny Rokhman started rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 7 in San Diego. At the age of 12, the girls moved to Northshore Rhythmics in Illinois to pursue their rhythmic careers. They qualified for the National Team in 2011 and began representing the USA internationally. Monica and Jenny later joined the USA Senior Group National Team where they participated in numerous World Cups and World Championships. They received gold and silver at the 2015 Pan American Games and proceeded to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games later that year. Monica and Jenny retired in 2016 after the Olympic Games and went on to perform in 38 cities across the country in the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. The girls continued their passion in health and fitness by finishing up their undergraduate degrees in Health Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Monica and Jenny have coached seasonally at EMC since 2016 and have a lifelong passion for the sport. They strive to create an inclusive environment for all girls in order to help young athletes reach their fullest potential and accomplish their personal goals.

Their accomplishments include:

  • National Team from 2011-2016
  • Competed at the 2013, 2014, and 2015 World Championships
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold and silver
  • Members of the team that gave the U.S. its first earned Olympic spot in the group competition at the 2015 World Championships
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Team Members

 

Ashley Ma

 RG Level 1-3

Ashley began rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 8 at Emerald City. She reached Level 7 before retiring and decided to help out at EMC as a junior coach. Two years ago, Ashley was promoted to a coaching position for beginner levels. Ashley genuinely loves working with younger children and is super excited to watch them take their first steps in rhythmic gymnastics. Ashley also takes USAG lectures to keep up with new developments in the sport for youth. We love watching Ashley coach and see the progress with our little ones!

Vianna Ngo

AGG

RG Level 3

Vianna Ngo started her rhythmic career when she was 10 years old. She had been dancing since she was three years old, and she transitioned to rhythmic gymnastics after falling in love with it after she watched the 2012 Olympics. Vianna’s rhythmic journey was a success; after much hard work and dedication, she became part of the USA Rhythmic Junior Group National Team. After completing a season with the junior group, she was invited to become a member of the USA National Team of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics at Emerald City.
Vianna easily transitioned from rhythmic to AGG due to her good work ethic.
The team had a very successful year under head coach, Elena Baltovick. They travelled around the world and made a name for themselves in the AGG international community.
AGG has offered many opportunities to Vianna, including intensive training, international competitions, experiencing different cultures, meeting foreign teams, but most importantly, it provided her a second family. Because she trained with the her teammates for long hours, she formed strong bonds with them, as well as with Coach Baltovick.
Vianna joined the team with an open mindset and strong work ethic. Her leadership skills shone through, and she soon became co-Team Captain with fellow teammate, Fernanda Gutierrez. In 2020, Vianna was invited by the AGG National Team Head Coach to coach AGG at Emerald City. Vianna’s experience working with National Team Groups, competing in international arenas, her compassion for AGG makes her a great asset to EMC. Ms. Ngo is excited to help AGG to grow in the United States and help young gymnasts experience AGG.

Vianna’s accomplishments:

  • Gold medal, USA NT Jr RG Group, Challenge 2018, Lake Placid, New York
  • Silver medal, USA NT Jr RG Group, Athens Cup 2018, Athens, Greece
  • Gold medal, USA NT Jr RG Group, Pacific Rim 2018, Medellin, Colombia
  • Silver medal, USA NT JR RG Group, Pan American Championships, Medellin, Colombia
  • Bronze medalist, AGG, Singapore Cup, Singapore, Singapore
    World Cup I, AGG, made finals, 2019 Singapore, Singapore
  • World Championships, AGG, Made finals, 2019 Murcia Spain
  • Gold Medal, AGG, First Inaugural Aurora Games 2019 in Albany, New York
  • Bronze medal, AGG, Tallinn Trophy, 2019, Tallinn, Estonia
    World Cup IV 2019, made finals, Tallinn Estonia
  • Ranked #7 AGG team in the world 2019
  • Ranked #1 AGG Team on American Continent 2019

Fernanda Gutierrez

AGG Coach

RG Beginner Munchkins

Fernanda Gutierrez started her rhythmic career at Emerald City when she was 10 years old. Her rhythmic journey was successful; however, after level 8, Fernanda decided to join an Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) team at Emerald City Rhythmics.

The team (Team Grace) was very new to the United States and to Emerald City Rhythmics. After a very successful year and lots of hard work under coach Elena Baltovick, at the end of the 2018 season, Team Grace became USA National Team of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics. This was the very first National Team in America of AGG. Fernanda was always a gymnast with leadership skills and for two years she was Team Captain.

AGG has brought her many opportunities, including intensive training and competitions, traveling around the world, meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and building strong friendships with her teammates.

Fernanda has a wide understanding and love for this sport. In 2020, Fernanda was invited by the National Team Head Coach to coach AGG at Emerald City. Ms. Gutierez would like to be able to educate girls and boys about this truly beautiful sport, so that it will grow and prosper in the United States. AGG does not have huge following right now, and Fernanda would like to continue building this sport in the USA. Aesthetic Group Gymnastics also brings a wonderful experience of competing in international arenas in a professional sport setting. AGG gives gymnasts an opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures.

Emerald City is very happy to have Fernanda on the coaching staff.

Fernanda’s accomplishments:

  • Gold medal United Cup 2017, Chicago, USA
    Gold medal Four Continents Cup 2017 Chicago, USA
    World Cup IV 2017, made finals, Chicago, USA
  • World Cup I 2018, made finals, Helsinki, Finland
  • Koop Cup, bronze medal, Montreal, Canada, 2018
  • World Championships 2018 , made finals, Budapesht, Hungary
  • Louvre Cup, Bronze Medal, Paris, France 2018
    Wold Cup III, made finals, 2018 Paris, France
  • PanAmerican Champions 2018 Santos, Brazil
    World Cup IV 2018, made finals, Santos, Brazil
  • Ranked #9 Team in the World (2018)
  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2018
  • Singapore Cup, bronze medalist, 2019 Singapore, Singapore
    World Cup I, made finals , 2019, Singapore, Singapore
  • World Championships, Made finals, 2019 Murcia, Spain
  • Gold Medal First Inaugural Aurora Games 2019 in Albany, USA
  • Bronze Medal Tallinn Trophy 2019 Tallinn, Estonia
    World Cup IV 2019, made finals, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Ranked #7 Team in the World (2019)
  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2019