Katerina has been involved in rhythmic gymnastics for over 16 years as a gymnast, coach and judge. Katerina began at the age of 4 and has competed internationally as well as within the United States for over 12 years, qualifying for the United States Elite Team in 2010. Since then, she has been coaching State and Regional champions for over six years. While running her gym, she attended college full time and received her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington. Under Katerina's coaching, Nova has had gymnasts consecutively qualify to the USA Gymnastics National Championship the past 4 years. Katerina is currently certified as a level 3-8 judge and loves coaching all ages of rhythmic gymnasts. Katerina has been named USA Gymnastics Region 2 Coach of the Year in 2015.
Irina Biryukova has has over 20 years of experience in rhythmic gymnastics. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Irina trained as a gymnast and was given the Master of Sport honor. She has worked with girls of all levels, and is currently working with our pre-team and level 3 and 4 gymnasts. Irina is enthusiastic about coaching gymnastics and loves passing along her knowledge and love of the sport to a new generation of gymnasts.
Nadia Voronenko recently moved here from Mykolaiv, Ukraine with her family. She specializes in children ages 3-8 years old, and absolutely loves to work with younger gymnasts. With a background in ballet and dance, she focuses her classes on coordination, and developing the essential skills necessary for rhythmic gymnastics. Nadia worked as a choreographer in Ukraine, and continues to volunteer with us because of her love for choreography. She assists in choreographing dances for girls of all ages at Nova, from preschool to our competitive FIG levels.
Stevie Reiff grew up on Mercer Island and began dancing at the age of 2. She pursued a dance career intensively at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and continued her training at Cornish College of the Arts. After graduating from Cornish in 2016 with a BFA, Stevie became a certified Pilates instructor and began teaching private Pilates lessons almost immediately. In addition, In January of 2016, Stevie began teaching adult ballet and pointe classes as a substitute for Deena Dunning. Before Deena, an irreplaceable and incredible teacher, passed away, she passed her ballet program on to Stevie to continue. Stevie is currently running the ballet program and continuing Deena’s legacy. Sharing her love and passion for teaching ballet and Pilates brings Stevie immense joy, and assuring that every student leaves feeling accomplished, challenged, and encouraged, is her top priority.