Our Coaches

Our dedicated team of coaches makes sure that our gymnasts
Learn, Grow, Achieve, Excel & Persevere.

California Rhythms Coaches

Tatyana Itkina - Head Coach

Tatyana Itkina


  • Over 18 years of experience coaching top level athletes.
  • USA National team Coach from 2001-2010, and 2012-Present.
  • Brevet level Judge.

Iryna Zhurenko

Iryna Zhurenko

  • Former Ukrainian National Team Member.
  • Fifteen (15) years coaching experience working with high level gymnasts in Ukraine. Coach of Ukrainian Group Bronze Medalists & Coach of gymnasts part of the in Ukrainian Group National Team.
  • Ten (10) years experience coaching at California Rhythms and preparing Regional & JO champions and National team members.

Julie Itkina

Julie Itkina

  • Fourteen (14) years Rhythmic Gymnastics experience.
  • Five (5) Years USA National Team Member; Elite Level Gymnast; Three Time Athlete of the Year; Participant and Champion of many International Competitions.
  • Over five (5) years experience coaching at California Rhythms and preparing Regional and Junior Olympic champions.

Bibi Iontchev

Biliana (Bibi) Iontchev

  • Former Bulgarian National Team Member.
  • One of the founding members of Club Iliana, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Columbia College Chicago.
  • Choreographs routines for all levels, in accordance with the JO Program. Collaborated with national and international coaches/choreographers to prepare routines for Elite gymnasts.

Natasha Kuznetz

Natasha Kuznetz

  • Former Ukranian Regional Team Member.
  • Ten (10) years coaching experience.
  • Over three (3) years judging experience.
  • Holds Bachelor in Psychology & Masters in Physical Education.

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