San Diego Rhythms
Natalie Test - our ballet teacher.
Natalie has danced professionally
for many years with such ballet
companies
as Colorado Ballet, and
City Ballet of San Diego. Natalie  
enjoys working with children of all
levels  and abilities. She has a lot of
experience teaching classical ballet,
contemporary and modern dance,
and Jazz. She has a strong
knowledge of rhythmic gymnastics.
At San Diego Rhythms Natalie is
working with competitive team

and also is teaching beginner and
intermediate level classes.

She  focuses on teaching solid
performance.  Natalie has been
teaching at our school since 2011.  
Nicole Minevich
Our visiting coach and choreographer
Nicole took responsibility of San Diego Rhythms Head Coach's position when she was just 17 years old after
retiring from competitions as Level 10 gymnast. She built this school, and now she is pursuing her career in
Law, attending Michigan School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan
. Nicole is working with us when she is
visiting San Diego.
Sofia Minevich -
Program Director and Head Coach, USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Region 1 Administrative Chair.
Rhythmic  Xcel Commitee member.
She is a former  rhythmic and artistic gymnast  and a  figure skater. She was competing in artistic and
rhythmic  gymnastics for her college in Russia and was teaching rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, dance, and
sports aerobics to children and adults. In 1987 Sofia got her credentials in teaching rhythmic gymnastics from
Moscow Sports Committee. She also worked as a preschool teacher for many years. Sofia has professional
dance and ballet training. Many of her students were members of Children National Team - Future Stars, and  
members of Youth Squad.  She is  USA Gymnastics professional member, graduate of the USA Gymnastics
National Safety Certification Program, KAT program, and is CPR and First Aid Certified,
and completed USA
gymnastics university Safe Sport Program course. Sofia was awarded a title of Region 1 coach of the Year
multiple times
SAN DIEGO RHYTHMS COACHES
Anastasia Proshkina -Competitive team
and Xcel team
coach.
Stacey is San Diego Rhythms former
student. She graduated from UCSD, and
is teaching our very young students, as
well as team level athletes.  Stacey
is  
USA Gymnastics professional member,
graduate of the USA Gymnastics National
Safety Certification Program,  and is
CPR and First Aid Certified,
and
completed USA gymnastics university
Safe Sport Program course.
Marina Kukhta  -Competitive Team Head Coach.
Marina is one of the most respected and well known coaches in the country. She has 32 years of coaching
experience. She is former Russian rhythmic gymnast and a coach, who received extensive training in rhythmic
gymnastics and ballet. She has Master's degree in Physical Education from the University of Physical Education
in Lvov, Ukraine.
Marina has been USA Rhythmic National Team coach since 2012.  
Her gymnast Brigita Budginas has been  a National team member for 5 years, representing our country at many
international competitions, including World Cup. Marina was first primary coach of Natalie McGiffert, who
represented our country at Olympic Games in Rio as a group member.
Marina was awarded a title of Region 1 coach of the Year multiple times. In 2014, Marina received the highest
level of coaching distinction by the USA gymnastics - Master of Sports .
Marina is USA gymnastics professional member, Safety Certified,
and is CPR and First Aid Certified, and
completed  USA Gymnastics university Safe Sport Program course.
Madelyn Hirsch - Competitive team  
and Beginner classes coachcoach .  
She graduated from UCSD and is
teaching SDR levels 3 and 4 pre team,
Beginner and Xcel classes, as well as
assisting with coaching level 5 and 6  
gymnasts. Madelyn
is  USA
Gymnastics professional member,
graduate of the USA Gymnastics
National Safety Certification Program,  
and is CPR and First Aid Certified,
and
completed USA gymnastics university
Safe Sport Program course.
Chloe Ling Li Chung -Competitive team coach. She is former Malaysia National Team member,  who  competed
internationally for many years. After retiring from competitive sport as a gymnast, Chloe was working with Malaysia's
National Team,  coaching individual gymnasts and  Junior and Senior groups.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from San Diego State University .
Chloe
 is  USA Gymnastics professional member, graduate of the USA Gymnastics National Safety Certification
Program,  and is CPR and First Aid Certified,
and completed USA gymnastics university Safe Sport Program course.
Emilia Montenegro - Competitive team  
coach .  She is former San Diego Rhythms
student who competed in rhythmic
gymnastics for 10 years. Emilia was
Argentinian Junior  National Team
Member, and after retiring from
competitive sport, she started to coach at
her home school. Emilia has a unique
ability to work with very young kids and to
transform learning into a fun game,  and
she also
is a favorite teacher of our Xcel
gymnasts.  Emilia
 is  USA Gymnastics
professional member, graduate of the USA
Gymnastics National Safety Certification
Program
Phone: (858) 945 - 4114
Email:   info@sdrhythms.com