OUR TEAM

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EVA SOKOL

Founder

Eva has over 30 years of coaching experience, from recreational to high performance programs. She is a former rhythmic gymnast for Czechoslovakia, and has trained gymnasts on provincial and national teams, the Canada Winter Games, the Western Canada Summer Games, and the Canadian teams for the World Gymnaestradas. Eva founded Pirouette RG Club in 1996. She is a certified NCCP Level 3 coach as well as an AGG judge. In 2017 she was recognized for an award presented to an individual for outstanding volunteer service to the sport of gymnastics in Ontario, in the area of coaching, judging or administration for a period of 10 years or more.

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VENDULA "WENDY" SEARY

National & Provincial Coach

Vendula was a former gymnast of the Czech national team in rhythmic gymnastics for 6 years. She has participated in several European and World Championships. Vendula started her coaching career in 2012 as an assistant coach in Czech for the novice national team. For the 2015/2016 season, Vendula coached the Czech senior national team. Vendula coached for Pirouette RG Club in 2013/2014 and returned to Pirouette in July 2016. She is currently a NCCP level 3 trained coach and National level judge.

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KAITLYN KLEPSCH

Pre-Comp, Inter-Club, AGG & Gymnaestrada Coach

Kaitlyn has been competing with Pirouette since the age of 8. She has competed provincially in Individual and AGG. She has attended many competitions like Ontario Provincial Qualifiers/Championships, Salut Cup International as well as Eastern Championships. She has also taken part in three Canadian Gymneastradas. Kaitlyn graduated college for Health and Fitness Promotion in 2020. She hopes to bring success to the future rhythmic generations to come! Kaitlyn is currently a NCCP level 2 trained coach.

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CASSIDY KLEPSCH

Inter-Club, AGG & Gymnaestrada Coach

Cassidy was a former competitive gymnast with Pirouette for many years. Since graduating University she has continued her passion of the sport by coaching. Cassidy has competed in many Ontario AGG and RG Individual competitions. She has also participated in the Winnipeg 2010 and Calgary 2014 national Gymnaestrada’s. Cassidy coached Pirouettes Canadian Gymnaestrada teams in 2018 and again in 2022. She currently coaches our oldest Inter-club athletes and Provincial AGG teams. Cassidy is currently an NCCP level 2 trained coach.

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IRINA SHIVRINA

Ballet Teacher and Choreographer

Irina is originally from Russia where she graduated from Arts University with a Bachelors degree in Choreography. She has spent years performing professionally in dance groups. From 2000 until 2008 Irina shared her time between leading the kids fitness programs at Planet Fitness in Russia while at the same time she continued increasing her experience as a choreographer. Irina also worked in Italy as a ballet teacher before moving to Canada. Irina is Pirouette RG clubs ballet coach for all of our competitive gymnasts and consults our individual gymnasts with their choreography.

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LAURA VANDENBERGHE

Pre-Comp Coach

Laura was a former gymnast at Pirouette for many years. She started in the recreational level and worked her way up to the competitive streams in RG and AGG. She is now currently coaching our recreational and pre-competitive gymnasts while also studying at University. She is currently an NCCP competition 1 trained coach.

 

Recreational Coaches: Valerie Han, Emily Lazebnik, Caroline Wang, Claire Yu, Angelina Liu, Megan Jia, Alina Zheng.