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 in the USA and internationally. We put an emphasis on teaching life lessons as well as quality gymnastics.

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

Jamie Winkler
 Owner/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.

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

Director of Compulsory

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. 

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.

Siarhei Vaitsenak

Siarhei was born in Minsk, Belarus. He was a member of th natioanl team of Belarus. He has a degree from the sports academy of Belarus. He also has his Masters degree in Physical Education. From 1992-1996 he was the tumbling coach of the National team in Belarus. He came to the United States in 1997 and has worked as a team coach ever since.

Josh DeMichele

Optional Team Coach

Shannon Berrigan

Compulsory Coach

Jayni Wynne

Head XCEL Coach

Danielle Mercado

Xcel Coach

Lexi Calandra

Compulsory Coach