Welcome to Aspire

Our vision is to be a respected, inspiring and preeminent gymnastics club that encourages participation for all. 

The ASPIRE Philosophy

Start here, go anywhere!

Our vision is to be a respected, inspiring and preeminent gymnastics club that encourages participation for all. Aspire Gymnastics Academy strives to encourage, support and develop athletes of all ages and abilities so they can reach their full potential. Our values are reflected in three key words: educate, encourage and excel. By providing superior education and continuous encouragement we can give our athletes the opportunity to excel in their goals and dreams. We endeavor to create a sense of community based on mutual respect and the philosophy of one for all, and all for one.

Meet The Team

Anya Tabolkina

Director/Head Coach/Judge

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Qualifications Within Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics Australia Advanced Silver Rhythmic Gymnastics coach

  • International Judge - Brevet Cat. 4 Individuals and Cat. 3 Group

  • Gymnastics Australia and Gymnastics Queensland Coaching and Judging Course Presenter and Assessor

Tertiary Education
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology with Honours Class 1 
(University of Queensland)

Other Roles

  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School Rhythmic Gymnastics Head Coach 2014-present

  • Queensland State Rhythmic Gymnastics Head Coach 2016

  • Queensland Judging Coordinator 2017-2018


A little bit about me
I was born in Ukraine, moved to New Zealand when I was 10 for 6 years and now call Australia home. I fell in love with Rhythmic Gymnastics at the age of 8 and immediately transitioned from ballroom dancing. In my experience I have competed at 7 New Zealand National Championships and represented New Zealand once, 6 Australian National Championships and represented Australia once also. My most successful competition was the 2010 NZ Championships during which I was representing Australia - I won 5 (out of 5 possible) gold medals! I started coaching when I was 14 and never looked back. As a 14-year-old I came home after my first coaching session and I said "coaching is amazing and one day, I'll have my own club!"... 9 years later my dream has come true! I have coached in both New Zealand and Australia, and in various recreational and competition oriented clubs.

Favourite Quote
Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.

Motto
Practice like you've never won. Perform like you've never lost.

Iuliia Iakovleva

Senior Coach

Qualifications Within Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics Australia Advanced Rhythmic Gymnastics coach

Other Roles

  • Queensland State Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach 2015-2016

  • Queensland Judge at Australian National Championships  2017

 

Tertiary Education

Doctor of Medicine, Specialist in a Clinical Psychiatry. Over 9 years experience

(University of Karelia,

Russian Federation, 2013)

A little bit about me

I am passionate about rhythmic gymnastics and supporting elite athletes to achieve their goals.

Favourite Quote

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge

Kylie Learmont

Club Administrator/Coach/Judge

Qualifications Within Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics Australia Advanced Rhythmic Gymnastics coach

  • National Advanced Silver Judge 

 

Other Roles

  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach 2017-present

  • Queensland State Rhythmic Gymnastics Chaperone 2015-2016

  • Queensland Judge at Australian National Championships  2017

 

A little bit about me

I started off as a mum sitting on the side lines. Soon after got involved in judging and coaching and haven't looked back since.

 

Favourite Quote

Stars can't shine without darkness.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

 

Motto

Take a chance, you never know what might happen.

Emma Goldsworthy

Advanced Coach/Judge

Qualifications Within Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics Australia Advanced Rhythmic Gymnastics coach

  • National Intermediate Judge 

 

Other Roles

  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach 2015-present

  • Judge at various state competititons

Other Achievements

Bachelor of International Studies

(University of Queensland)

UQ Employability Award

C2 Spanish Fluency

Volunteer work with at risk children 2015-present

 

A little bit about me

I am passionate about education and the role of sport in the development of children and young adults.

 

 

Favourite Quote

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.

 

Motto

Try, try, try again.

Marsha Senkevitch

Intermediate Coach

Caitlin Bowie

Intermediate Coach

Kalea Teixeira

Beginner Coach/Ballet Teacher

Qualifications Within Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics Australia Intermediate Rhythmic Gymnastics coach

Other Achievements

Graduated high school in 2017 with an OP6.

 

A little bit about me

I have a dog called Max.​​

I love maths and science.

In 2018 I will be studying to become an engineer.

 

Favourite Quote

You can't stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.

Motto

Live life to the fullest.

Qualifications Within Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics Australia Intermediate Rhythmic Gymnastics coach

Qualifications Within Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics Australia Advanced Rhythmic Gymnastics coach

  • National Intermediate Judge 

 

Other Achievements

  • Winner of AICD competition

  • Worked at Houston Ballet on a full scholarship.

  • Level 7 Rhythmic Gymnastics Australian National Champion 2015 

 

A little bit about me

I am currently training to become a hand balancer and trapeze/ lyra artist.

I was born into the circus lifestyle and have family still currently performing in the circus.

Wanting to travel the world someday.

 

Favourite Quote

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Motto

No pain no gain.