OUR TEAM 

East Gymnastics has a fabulous team of qualified coaches who are all passionate about gymnastics, coaching, children and having fun. Between us we have vast experience in gymnastics (of course), dance, cheerleading, acrobatics, ballet, circus, aerials and trampolining.

All coaches have passed their NSW working with children check.


ANTHONY KHOURY
Manager. Recreation, Development and Adults coach

Anthony joined East Gymnastics as our new Manager in 2017. After a break from gymnastics to run his family’s restaurant, he is excited to be back in the sporting world where can use his technical gymnastics knowledge combined with his managerial experience. In his youth he was a Level 9 National gymnastics champion and was also on the National diving team. He has many years of experience coaching gymnastics, acrobatics, strength and conditioning, and has completed various Sports and Management Degrees and Diplomas.

TERRI VANDARAKIS
Manager, Recreation and Kindergym coach

Terri has joined us in 2022 as a Co-Manager with Anthony. Terri was a national gymnast since age 10 and represented NSW competitively up to level 9. She naturally transitioned to gymnastics coaching and has been in the industry for many years, both in coaching and administrative capacities. Her involvement in gymnastics established a passion for fitness and training which has also led her into a career of personal training with her own business.

COURTNEY PARK
Recreation, Kindergym and Development coach (on maternity leave)

Courtney has been involved in gymnastics since she was 5 years old. She represented Queensland and Australia as a national levels gymnast before she finished competing at Level 9 and became a coach. Courtney is passionate about gymnastics as well as working with children! She has worked across a range of different programs over the last twelve years including Kindergym, Recreational, Development and Competitive Gymnastics and holds an Advanced coaching accreditation with Gymnastics Australia.

NATALIE PAVER
Program Manager. Recreation, Kindergym, Development and Adults coach

Natalie is originally from England in the United Kingdom and has always had an active part in gymnastics since she started toddler classes at the age of 3. She has been coaching for the past 14 years with both recreation and competitive gymnasts and joined East Gymnastics in October 2015. She is currently an accredited coach in both the UK and Australia.

LILIAN HOLANDA
Recreation and Kindergym coach

Lilian is a qualified PE Teacher and has been working in sports-related roles since 2004. Her experience covers teaching gymnastics in schools and not for profit organisations. Lilian is originally from Brazil and her love of sports began when she was 13 years old doing Capoeira and dance classes. She holds a current accreditation with Gymnastics NSW as well as Certificates and Diplomas in Sports Coaching.

ANNALIESE CHENERY
Kindergym, Recreation, and Development coach (on maternity leave)

Commencing dance training from a young age, Annaliese has since gone on to complete full-time Classical Ballet training and a Bachelor of Dance Education. Annaliese has taught as a school and ballet teacher across Sydney and Central Coast areas. Annaliese became involved with Gymnastics through her studies and has coached in both recreational and competitive gymnastics for four years, before coming to East Gymnastics in 2019. Annaliese holds a current NSW advanced coach and judge accreditation.

IVA HORVATIC
Recreation and Kindergym coach 

Iva participated in school gymnastics throughout her childhood in Croatia/Germany. In the past 10 years she has been coaching gymnastics to children of all ages. She is an accredited coach through Gymnastics NSW.

Amongst other things her coaching style is influenced by over 10 years of professional dancing and teaching dance classes. Iva likes to focus on the technique of the students whilst keeping the classes engaging and fun.

ZANCHUP (ZAN) LAMA
Recreation, Kindergym and Adults coach

Originally from Nepal, Zan joins us as a student studying a Bachelors degree in leadership and management. Zan has always been athletic, with an interest in parkour and soccer, and represented Nepal on the national soccer team. He has been coaching gymnastics for over 3 years in Sydney and holds a current accreditation from Gymnastics NSW. Zan’s playful personality and energy make him very popular with the children!

SIGNE LINDHAL
Birthday Party Leader

Signe has been involved in gymnastics, cheerleading and dance since the age of 5. She competed in a national cheerleading competition in Sweden in 2010. Since the age of 14 she has been coaching gymnastics in both Sweden and Australia. Signe is also an accomplished musician and a trained sommelier!

THEO WOODARD
Recreation coach

Theo was a gymnast for 14 years and competed up to level 7. He has coached gymnastics for 6 years and is passionate about teaching kids at all different ages and skill levels. He only recently retired from competitive gymnastics and is now focusing on coaching, with a Gymnastics NSW accreditation. As a gymnast his favourite apparatus were the rings and floor. In his spare time he enjoys skateboarding and surfing.

MARIA ARGYROUS
Recreation, Kindergym and Aerials coach

Maria was a gymnast for 6 years including 4 years at East Gymnastics. Maria also has a keen interest in circus and has an accreditation in circus training for children including acrobatics, aerial silks, trapeze and lyra. In August 2020, Maria started training as a coach with us and has wowed us with her professionalism and coaching ability. She loves working with kids of all ages and finding new and unique ways of teaching that are also fun and engaging. She has just finished her HSC and is taking a year off to work at East Gymnastics before starting uni in 2023.

TINA CANO
Recreation coach

Tina has always been passionate about movement. She started gymnastics at the age of 8 and participated in competitions until her first years of uni. She also still participates in circus disciplines such as silk, flying trapeze and acro partner.  With a degree in communication and media, Tina set aside her career in 2020 to focus full time on coaching children and adults. She has since completed certifications in Yoga, Animal Flow and Gymnastics in Australia and in her home country of Argentina.

RUTH MONIZ DA SILVA
Kindergym coach

Ruth has been involved in elite gymnastics since the age of 5, and represented Australia in various international competitions including the 1994 Commonwealth Games and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. She is so excited to be back in the world of gymnastics and pass on her experiences and passion for the sport to aspiring kids. When not in the gym, she is busy with her two young boys and the corporate legal world alongside completing her Gymnastics accreditation.

NATALIE HUNTER
Director

Natalie was a gymnast from age 5-16 and spent her childhood upside down. When she wanted to send her own children (now age 17 and 15) to gymnastics classes she realised there was a gap in the Eastern Suburbs for high quality recreational gymnastics. She quickly left her career in Management Consulting/Marketing Strategy and launched East Gymnastics! Natalie became an accredited gymnastics coach but mostly stays behind the scenes supporting her wonderful team.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are always interested in hearing from great coaches. Please send your CV to info@eastgymnastics.com.au or phone us on 0431 640 480.