MHG Rhythmic Head Team Coach
Marina holds multiple awards as a former Soviet Union Rhythmic Gymnast from the 1970’s, but also as an outstanding coach and judge. As one of the top gymnasts in the former Soviet Union she participated in more than 100 national and international competitions and won several gold medals, including the European Championships in 1978. She brought her valuable technical skills and choreography talents to the young American children in 1991.
Marina has been the moving force behind the growth of technically excellent competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics in the Twin Cities and around the United States. Marina is passionate about coaching and is dedicated to providing a fair and healthy environment, where all athletes can reach their gymnastics potential recreationally or competitively. Her talent and skill in coaching rhythm, ballet, hand eye coordination, flexibility and dance skills started at MHG in January 2011.
Marina is a USAG professional member; completed the CDC’s concussion training; has attended numerous State, Regional and National congress educational courses. She has built state and national champions and qualified many kids to USAG talent recognition program, Future Stars.
Marina’s hobbies include cooking, and following her very talented daughter, Angelika’s piano and acting career.