Our Staff

Instructional staff with experience, a friendly yet firm attitude and a love of children and gymnastics is what separates our gymnastics program from the rest. Many of our coaches have been together for years but all of them bring a wide range of experience from coaching, teaching, and competing here and internationally.

Their experiences allow us to offer safe and well supervised programs in this exciting sport.

Jamie Winkler
 Head Team Coach

Jamie holds a degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education from Ithaca College and has coached gymnastics for over 25 years. She has coached many State, Regional and National USAG champions, and New York State high school varsity champions. Jamie was named Region 6 Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2010, and currently serves as USA Gymnastics Region 6 Junior Olympic Committee Chairman 

Alexander (Sasha) Miretsky
Head Recreation Coach

Sasha, known for his patience with the little ones, and his demand for best effort with the older gymnasts, has over 40 years experience as an elite, club, high school varsity and recreational gymnastics coach.
Sasha is an honored coach of the former Soviet Union where he was a National Coach and trained and developed Olympic and World Champion gymnasts.

Sergei Petrouniak
Sergei holds a degree in Physical Education and was an Honored Coach of Ukraine.  A Galaxy Gymnastics coach since his arrival in the United States in 1994, Sergei's breadth of experience, knowledge of gymnastics, and his enthusiasm for the sport and the team have helped produce State, Regional and National champions. He is Safety Certified and a professional member of USA Gymnastics. Sergei was named 2008, Region 6 Coach of the Year.

Galina Petrouniak
Galina, a former elite gymnast, holds college degrees in Physical Education and Engineering. She too was an Honored Coach of the Ukraine and in addition to being a fabulously talented beam coach, Galina is a Brevet Judge. Her great experience and caring personality, combined with her no-nonsense training techniques were key in being named 2008 Region 6 Coach of the Year.

Kearstin Ross
Kearstin holds degrees in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. A competitive gymnast at Galaxy for 10 years, she has taken her experience from competing at Galaxy and used that to influence her coaching. She has been coaching at Galaxy since 2010. Kearstin is Safety Certified and a professional member of USA Gymnastics.

Tanya Sheremeta
Tanya has been coaching gymnastics for 30 years. She holds college degrees in Physical Education and Biology. Tanya is a former elite gymnast and is safety certified. She has coached State and Regional Champions at all levels. Tanya's great attention to technique and detail has proved to be a great asset to our team.