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 and Girls 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.

 

ANTHONY INGRELLI                                            Boys Team Head Coach

Anthony competed in the Men’s JO program from 1998-2007.  Anthony won several regional championships, and finished off his junior career with a ring title in the Junior Olympics.  He earned a scholarship to the University of Nebraska Lincoln. At UNL he continued to succeed in the sport, earning the NCAA Freshman Newcomer of the Year award, as well as an All-American title on rings.  In addition to his athletic achievements, Anthony received an award for his above and beyond involvement in the UNL’s life skills outreach program.  

 

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

Safety certified.

 

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.

 

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