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.
JULIET HOLDEN Compulsory Girls Team Director, Levels 3-5
Julie is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Child Psychology. She is a
former gymnast at Salto. Julie has been an instructor at Salto since 1995, and
currently coaches the Mini-Tops and Girls teams 3 through 10. She is USAG
KRISTEN KREMER Girls Optional Head Coach, Levels 6-10
Kristen is a former elite gymnast, where she was a 5-time US Team member. She
received a 4 year scholarship to the University of Florida-Gainesville where she earned
a B.S. in Exercise & Sport Science with specialization in Sports Management. She was
the first Gator gymnast to score a perfect 10 on the beam in school history. She is
USAG Safety certified.
BRITTANY SOLBERG TOPS/HOPES Director
Brittany was a former Level 10 Salto gymnast. She was a Level 8 Regional Champion,
a Level 10 Regional Bar Champion, and a four-time Level 10 National Qualifier.
Brittany attended WCTC and graduated as a surgical technician. She currently
coaches our Pre Team through Team 10 and our TOPS and HOPES programs.She
is USAG safety certified.
NIKKI PAWLAK Girls Xcel Team Head Coach
Nikki started gymnastics at the age of 4 and spent the majority of her competition years
at Salto. After spending 11 years as a gymnast, she continued at Salto in the cheer/tumbling classes and joined her high school cheerleading team, where she was a member of the Varsity squad for 3 years. She is USAG safety certified, and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.