Meet our Coaches
Rhythmic gymnastics is our passion. Our goal is to show the charm of this sport to every girl.
  • Olga Kofman
    Director and Coach
    Olga began training in Russia at the age of 5 and competed for 12 years. Olga earned the title of "Master of Sport "and won numerous titles and awards in regional, national and international competitions. She was also nominated as an Honorary citizen of her home town for her accomplishments in the sport. She previously headed the Children's Educational Camps and Programs in Saint-Petersburg beginning her work with children in 2004. Olga graduated with a degree in Law and Philology from the University of Saint-Petersburg, and is a member of USA Gymnastics.

    Olga has completed the following certifications: USA Gymnastics University: Instructor, Safety & Risk Management, USOC SafeSport, CPR.

    Olga has been coaching Rhythmic Gymnastics Since 2011. She works with all levels of gymnasts and trained regional and state champions who have gone on to compete at the national level. Olga has been awarded Coach of the Year for Region 1 (Arizona, CA, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah) 6 times.

  • Marina Ebrahimi
    Coach and Ballet Instructor
    Marina has performed professionally with Irina Smirnova Collective, Victoria Dance Company, Sergey Suncov Collective, Seventh Sense Ballet Company, performing various classical (Vaganova School of Ballet technique), jazz/modern, historical, and character roles. In 2003, Marina graduated from the College of Culture and Art, in Novosibirsk, Russia, with a degree in Choreography as a Ballet Master. Marina graduated with honors and awards.

    Marina began rhythmic gymnastics training when she was four and began dancing at the age of 6. With six years of competition experience, Marina was a medalist in many Russian gymnastics championships. From the age of nine years old, she has concentrated and dedicated her life to dancing.

    Marina is certified by USA Gymnastics in gymnastics instruction, safety and risk management, and SafeSport policies. Marina has experience instructing students of all ages in classical ballet, character and contemporary dance, and gymnastics and is extremely passionate about her work. Outside of coaching rhythmic and teaching ballet Marina loves hot yoga practice and staying home with her family.
  • Dasha Farshbafshakhriiari
    Dasha is a former member of the Azerbaijan National Team from 2014 to 2018, where she held the title of Azerbaijan National Champion multiple times. Dasha was also a member of the 2021 Turkey Group National Team where she was appointed the team captain. She was a finalist and champion in numerous international tournaments throughout her career. Dasha is certified by USA Gymnastics in gymnastics instruction, safety and risk management, and SafeSport policies.
  • Katya Konovalova
    Katya trained in Russia for 15 years and is a former member of the Russian National Team. She is a three time champion of Moscow in 1995, 1996 and 1998. Katya holds a degree in Sport Education with a focus in rhythmic gymnasts, as well as a degree in Business Management. She has been coaching for over 5 years, working with both younger and elite level gymnasts.

  • Anastasiya Kornyenko
    Anastasiya has been coaching at Bravo since 2018. Before Bravo she was the director of the rhythmic gymnastics program at Gold Star from 2004 to 2018. She has been awarded Region 1 Coach of the Year 6 times. Anastasiya is certified by USA Gymnastics in gymnastics instruction, safety and risk management, and SafeSport policies.
  • Anfisa Kupriyanova
    Office and Marketing Manager
    Anfisa trained as a rhythmic gymnast for 12 years, competed at an elite level for 4 years and finished her career as a member of the USA National Team in 2016. She is very passionate about sports and has also competed in collegiate powerlifting and swimming. She is now studying philosophy as San Jose State University and practices art in San Fransisco.
  • Kaho Terry
    Team Manager
    Kaho serves as a Team Manager, managing operations for the competitive team members and providing administrative support to Bravo RG. She takes an active role as a liaison between the club administration and the parents, as well as between the club and USA Gymnastics. Her marketing and IT background has been helping our club grow into a well-organized and effective training environment for our gymnasts. Kaho is a professional member of USA Gymnastics and certified with Safety & Risk Management and USOC SafeSport.
  • Alina Krayzbukh
    Junior Coach
    Alina is currently a level 9 junior at Bravo. In her free time she enjoys crocheting, sewing, reading, baking, drawing, and spending time with family and friends. Alina is a sophomore at Summit Prep High School and aspires to start her own business one day. She is excited to work with all of the young gymnasts at Bravo.
  • Danica Novotny
    Junior Coach
    Danica started rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 6 and has been competing for 9 years; she is currently a level 9 senior. Not only is she passionate about competing and coaching, but she has also passed the level 3-5 judging exam, and plans to officially become a judge in the following years. Danica is a junior at Monta Vista High School and she also enjoys reading books and listening to music.
  • Dafne Zhu
    Junior Coach
    Daphne started dance at the age of 3, has been a rhythmic gymnast for over 8 years, and is now a Level 9 Senior. She’s also a junior at Lynbrook High School, and she’s passionate about environmental preservation. In her free time, you can find her going hiking with friends or reading one of her favorite books. She loves working — and making friends — with gymnasts of all ages at Bravo.
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