Where Victory lies in the Heart

Our gymnastic programs are proudly provided by Aura Rhythmic Gymnastics.
For program information or to receive registration materials, and general inquiries, please call:

Diana Coop Nerman
Parent Liaison, International Brevet Judge (FIG)
Phone: (604) 671 7577

For program information, registration or to inquire about auditions, please call:
Kamena Petkova, Head Coach
Phone: (604) 274 7547

Gina Mikhlin, Assistant Coach
Phone: (604) 279 4279 & (778) 898-8570

For information in Mandarin please call:
Yimei Wu, Assistant Head Coach
Phone: (604) 233 0538

Coaches Bios

Gina Mikhlin

Gina has coached rhythmic gymnastics for 20 years in the Ukraine, Israel and Canada. She has 14 years experience as a rhythmic gymnast, and is a Gold medal champion from the Ukraine/Russia. Gina is a resident of Richmond, and has been the founder of several recreational programs in the Richmond area over the past 10 years. Gina holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education and is a certified NCCP Coach. She is a member of the Aura Rhythmics coaching staff, and is responsible for the successful recreational and pre competitive program at the club.

Demetra Mantcheva

Demi is a former Canadian National Team Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion. Demetra won a Silver Medal in the team event at Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi. She was a ranked member of the Canadian National team for 7 consecutive years, and proudly represented Canada at World Championships in Japan and Moscow. Demetra has been attending university and coaching athletes of all levels since her retirement in 2011, and is a certified NCCP coach. She is also a member of the Aura Rhythmics coaching staff, and is currently working with the provincial and national stream competitive athletes.