"I wanted to create an academy where I could teach the Russian style of rhythmic gymnastics, one that would attract the most talented coaches from Russia and work with young, talented coaches here in Singapore to offer programs for recreational and competitive gymnasts in a fun but structured way.
Singapore is bursting with talent, it just needs the right guidance to shine at the Olympic levels."
Victoria began gymnastics at the age of four in Kruliya Sovetov, one of Russia's leading rhythmic gymnastics academies where she fell in love with the sport. She began her competitive career at age seven where she quickly established herself as one of Russia's leading rhythmic gymnasts.
At the age of eleven Victoria was asked to join the Russian national team before becoming champion of Russia for the first time at the age of thirteen and again at the age of sixteen. She was awarded Master of Sport International Class shortly after, the highest sport accolade awarded to Russian athletes.
At the age of seventeen, Victoria graduated to the coaching staff of Kruliya Sovetov and oversaw pupils who subsequently became national, European, Youth Olympic champions and World Cup winners. In 2009, Victoria began her international coaching career in the USA where she helped coach one athlete to become national champion and qualify for the London Olympic games.
In 2013, Victoria coached members of the Spanish national team representing Spain in national and European championship while guiding pupils through World cup and Olympics preparations. In 2014, she came to Singapore to coach the junior national team before leaving to set up KGA in 2015 with the mission of raising the standards of rhythmic gymnastics in the country.
KGA specialises in competitive and recreational rhythmic gymnastics for girls with deep stretching classes for ladies. Our competitive team competes in national and international competitions representing KGA and Singapore while our recreational programs are less intense with lower levels of attendance required.
All classes offer a structured framework that include quarterly reports with feedback to parents, regular assessment of progress and internal competition where the girls get the chance to build character and perform in front of a small audience.
To start, we want everyone to have fun and enjoy the classes. Letting the girls experience the beautiful sport that our coaches and I fell in love with from a young age in a structured but fun filled environment gives everyone the chance to enjoy themselves.
Those who enjoy the sport are those who start to take it seriously and eventually become champions. We believe there is a massive talent pool in Singapore and since our first day have committed to raising the standards of rhythmic gymnastics in Singapore.
We are implementing standards and structures to allow our competitive girls compete at the highest of levels with a view to one day challenging for SEA Games, World Championships and Olympic Games honours.