Salto Program Directors


VITALI RUDNITSKI                                  Girls Competitive Team Coach, Owner

Vitali was a member of the 1996 & 2000 Belarus Olympic Teams.  He also represented Belarus at 4 World Championships.  He has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education.  Vitali was an Assistant Coach of the Belarus Junior National Team before coming to the U.S.  He coaches our Girls JO teams, and previously coached our Boys Teams. He is USAG safety certified.


ALEXANDER BELANOVSKI                                 Boys Team Head Coach, Owner

Alexander was born in Minsk, Belarus.  He was a member of the Belarus National Team from 1990-1998.  Alexander participated in 2 World Championships 1994-1995. He graduated from the Academy of Physical Education and Sport of Belarus with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2012, Alexander won the Wisconsin Men’s Coach of the Year and the Men’s Artistic Junior Olympic Coach of the Year.  He is USAG Safety Certified.


ANDREI KAN                                          Boys Team Assistant Head Coach, Owner

Andrei was a member of the Soviet Union National Team from 1990-1992. He was a member of the National Team of Belarus from 1992-1998.  Andrei competed at 4 World Championships and the 1996 Olympic games. He coached Olympic Gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm from 1998-2003.  He also coached National Team member Marvin Kimble. In 2013 he won Men’s Artistic Junior Olympic Coach of the Year.


PEGGY STERGIADES                                                                 Tiny Tot Director

Peggy started working at Salto in 2008.  She attended UW-Milwaukee, and has been working with children her whole life.  In addition to teaching Tiny Tots classes, she is an instructor for the Salto Birthday parties, Salto Summer Camp and she works in the office.  Peggy and her husband, Nick, have 3 boys of their own.


TRAVIS LAFERNIER                                                     Developmental Director

Travis has coached both boys and girls gymnastics. He currently coaches all levels of the girls developmental classes. His daughter is currently a level 9 gymnast at Salto.  He is USAG Safety Certified.


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