Janika Mölder is our head coach and the founder of the Glimmer club. Janika has been involved in gymnastics for many years, initially as a gymnast and later as a seasoned sports professional. She is a former European and World Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Janika is the founder and chief organizer of the renowned Miss Valentine International Gymnastics Competition in Estonia and of the annual Slonny Cup competition in Toronto. She is a dedicated sports professional with over 25 years of experience in international sports event management, including World Cup events. Janika is a highly qualified expert in Rhythmic Gymnastics and is a Level 7 international coach, qualified to prepare gymnasts for all international competitions including Olympic Games. She is a Level 3 FIG licensed international judge, qualified to judge all international competitions up to World Championships. JANIKA'S SPORTS CAREER: • 2003 World Championships bronze medalist in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG), Graz, Austria. • 1989 World Championships gold and silver medalist in Rhythmic Gymnastics group, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. • 1988 European Championship gold and silver medalist in Rhythmic Gymnastics group, Helsinki, Finland. • 1987 World Championships silver and bronze medalist in Rhythmic Gymnastics group, Varna, Bulgaria. • 1986 European Championship silver medalist in Rhythmic Gymnastics group, Firenze, Italy. • 1982-1992 Multiple Estonian Championship medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
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Tatiana Shmagun is our ballet teacher. Tatiana is a highly skilled specialist in classical, folk and modern choreography. She is an expert educator in choreographic art and stage. She is a seasoned dancer with world-wide touring experience. Education: • 1989-1993 Kiev National Choreographic college, classical dance department (Kiev, Ukraine) • 1994 Graduated from Folk Dance Studio of Virskiy National Academic Ensemble (2-year course) • 2005-2012 Graduated from National Pedagogical University with Bachelor degree in Directing Modern and Folk Choreography (Kiev, Ukraine)) Work Experience: • Kiev Ballet and Opera Theater (Ukraine) • Moscow Folk Show Ensemble “Mazury” (Russia) • Show-ballet (2 years) (Turkey) • Ensemble of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (touring in Canada and US) • 1999-2003 worked at Virskiy National Academic Ensemble as primary category dancer, touring Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, US, Canada, France, Hungary • 2002-2003 ballet dancer at Krone Circus (Munich, Germany) • 2003 ballet dancer with “Minsk Aircraft Carrier World” (China) • 2004 worked as Organizing director and choreographer ballet-show “Funny Guys” and “Global Village” (United Arab Emirates) • Educator and choreographer for Model Agency “Vivat” (Kiev, Ukraine) • 2005-2012 ballet dancer at Ensemble of the Armed Forces of Ukraine • Educator and choreographer in “Release Dance Complex” School of Dance
Carmel Kallemaa is our program coordinator and one of our coaches. Carmel has been a gymnast for 20 years. She is Estonian champion and multiple international tournament medalist. After moving to Toronto with her family Carmel continues to pursue high performance gymnastics, currently as a member of the Canadian National Senior Group. She was only 2 years old when she started gymnastics and she is still in love with the beautiful sport. Competitions that Carmel has competed in include: • 2019 Pan American Games, World Championships and World Cup events • 2018 World Challenge Cup and Canadian Championships • 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade • 2016 Rio Olympic Games Test Event • 2016 World Cup Final • 2015 World Championships • 2014 World Championships • 2013 World Games • 2012 European Championships. As Carmel likes to say, “Never lose faith, never say you can't, because you can, just believe, everything is possible”.
Gail Walter is our coach. She holds her Bachelors & Master’s degree in Physical Education from Canisius College, Buffalo New York. COACHING: • Canadian National Rhythmic Team Coach 2019 & 2018 • USA National Rhythmic Team Coach 2010, 2011, & 2012(USA Olympic Team) Personal Background/Experience: • Special Training Camps at all 3 USA Olympic Trainings Centers • Founder/ Owner(Former)- Gymnastics Sports Academy, Lancaster and Southtowns Gymnastics & • Rhythmic Gymnastics & Fitness Center New York • Coach Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics: New York , Texas, & Stutgart, Germany • Division 1 Collegiate Gymnastic Scholarship Recipient University of Texas Austin, Baylor University • Texas, Canisius College Division 1 Athletics • Extensive Dance , Choreography and Acrobatic/Contortion Training, Ballet( Vaganova & Cecchetti • Methods), Bernadine DeMike & Charles Kelley Broadway Dance Center, New York City. • Performer cast member with the Royale Dance Academy with Patrick Swayze from “Dirty Dancing” • NFL Cheerleader Buffalo Bills