GYMNASTICS COACHES
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Vianna Ngo
AGG National Team Coach

Vianna Ngo started her rhythmic career when she was 10 years old. She had been dancing since she was three years old, and she transitioned to rhythmic gymnastics after falling in love with it after she watched the 2012 Olympics. Vianna’s rhythmic journey was a success; after much hard work and dedication, she became part of the USA Rhythmic Junior Group National Team. After completing a season with the junior group, she was invited to become a member of the USA National Team of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics at Emerald City. Vianna easily transitioned from rhythmic to AGG due to her good work ethic. The team had a very successful year under head coach, Elena Baltovick. They traveled around the world and made a name for themselves in the AGG international community. AGG has offered many opportunities to Vianna, including intensive training, international competitions, experiencing different cultures, meeting foreign teams, but most importantly, it provided her a second family. Because she trained with her teammates for long hours, she formed strong bonds with them, as well as with Coach Baltovick.


Vianna joined the team with an open mindset and a strong work ethic. Her leadership skills shone through, and she soon became co-Team Captain with fellow teammate, Fernanda Gutierrez. In 2020, Vianna was invited by the AGG National Team Head Coach to coach AGG at Emerald City. Vianna’s experience working with National Team Groups, competing in international arenas, her compassion for AGG makes her a great asset to EMC. Ms. Ngo is excited to help AGG to grow in the United States and help young gymnasts experience AGG.

 
Vianna’s accomplishments:​
  • Gold medal United Cup 2017, Chicago, USA

  • Gold medal Four Continents Cup 2017 Chicago, USA

  • World Cup IV 2017, made finals, Chicago, USA

  • World Cup I 2018, made finals, Helsinki, Finland

  • Koop Cup, bronze medal, Montreal, Canada, 2018

  • World Championships 2018 , made finals, Budapesht, Hungary

  • Louvre Cup, Bronze Medal, Paris, France 2018

  • Wold Cup III, made finals, 2018 Paris, France

  • PanAmerican Champions 2018 Santos, Brazil

  • World Cup IV 2018, made finals, Santos, Brazil

  • Ranked #9 Team in the World (2018)

  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2018

  • Singapore Cup, bronze medalist, 2019 Singapore, Singapore

  • World Cup I, made finals , 2019, Singapore, Singapore

  • World Championships, Made finals, 2019 Murcia, Spain

  • Gold Medal First Inaugural Aurora Games 2019 in Albany, USA

  • Bronze Medal Tallinn Trophy 2019 Tallinn, Estonia

  • World Cup IV 2019, made finals, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Ranked #7 Team in the World (2019)

  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2019

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Olga Bogdan
AGG Team Grace Coach 

For the first time, the USA was represented in the Children’s Division at the World Cup of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics in October in Tallinn, Estonia. This select group of girls from Cary, NC, competed at the highest level internationally at the Tallinn Trophy Competition on Oct 16th-19th. The North Carolina group, which is comprised of gymnasts ranging from ages eight through ten, is led by Russian native Olga Bogdan who founded the Grace Gymnastics Academy in Cary. These young athletes trained for two years, and placed 2nd in their first AGG competition as well as their first international start.

AGG or Aesthetic Group Gymnastics is a relatively new sport to the United States, however is quickly gaining popularity notably in Canada and Eastern ​Europe. As a native Russian, Coach Bogdan took her first gymnastics class at five and represented Russia in the National AGG Championships, and competed internationally. "The girls have exceeded anyone’s expectations and we were thrilled to have been invited to represent the USA for the first time ever,” said Bogdan.

In 2016 Coach Bogdan formed the first AGG/Aesthetic Group Gymnastics group in North Carolina. Bogdan and her specialized Grace Gymnastics Academy have quickly made a name for themselves.

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Fernanda Gutierrez
AGG Team Emerald Coach 

Fernanda Gutierrez started her rhythmic career at Emerald City when she was 10 years old. Her rhythmic journey was successful; however, after level 8, Fernanda decided to join an Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) team at Emerald City Rhythmics.

The team (Team Grace) was very new to the United States and to Emerald City Rhythmics. After a very successful year and lots of hard work under coach Elena Baltovick, at the end of the 2018 season, Team Grace became the USA National Team of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics. This was the very first National Team in America of AGG. Fernanda was always a gymnast with leadership skills and for two years she was Team Captain.

AGG has brought her many opportunities, including intensive training and competitions, traveling around the world, meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and building strong friendships with her teammates. Fernanda has a wide understanding and love for this sport. In 2020, Fernanda was invited by the National Team Head Coach to coach AGG at Emerald City. Ms. Gutierez would like to be able to educate girls and boys about this truly beautiful sport so that it will grow and prosper in the United States. AGG does not have a huge following right now, and Fernanda would like to continue building this sport in the USA. Aesthetic Group Gymnastics also brings a wonderful experience of competing in international arenas in a professional sports setting. AGG gives gymnasts an opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures.

 
Fernanda’s accomplishments:​​
  • Gold medal United Cup 2017, Chicago, USA

  • Gold medal Four Continents Cup 2017 Chicago, USA

  • World Cup IV 2017, made finals, Chicago, USA

  • World Cup I 2018, made finals, Helsinki, Finland

  • Koop Cup, bronze medal, Montreal, Canada, 2018

  • World Championships 2018, made finals, Budapesht, Hungary

  • Louvre Cup, Bronze Medal, Paris, France 2018

  • Wold Cup III, made finals, 2018 Paris, France

  • PanAmerican Champions 2018 Santos, Brazil

  • World Cup IV 2018, made finals, Santos, Brazil

  • Ranked #9 Team in the World (2018)

  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2018

  • Singapore Cup, bronze medalist, 2019 Singapore, Singapore

  • World Cup I, made finals, 2019, Singapore, Singapore

  • World Championships, Made finals, 2019 Murcia, Spain

  • Gold Medal First Inaugural Aurora Games 2019 in Albany, USA

  • Bronze Medal Tallinn Trophy 2019 Tallinn, Estonia

  • World Cup IV 2019, made finals, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Ranked #7 Team in the World (2019)

  • Ranked #1 Team on American Continent 2019