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Gay Lindsay

Owner, Team &
Recreational Coach

  Gay Lindsay grew up in Lakewood, CO where she attended Lakewood High School and Idaho Springs High School.  She trained on both high school teams and was also a cheerleader her senior year.  She then attended Brigham Young University on an academic and gymnastics scholarships and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from BYU. She taught in the public schools for three years, teaching P.E., the gymnastics team, and the drill team.

In 1990, Gay bought her first gym in Aiken, S.C. where she had been teaching gymnastics for the past four years and in 1992 she moved here to Denver, CO where she founded Gymnastika.  She has taught all ages and levels from the young preschooler to the Level 10 gymnast training for Regionals and Nationals.  Gay has had over 38 years of experience in the sport of gymnastics as a coach, judge and gym owner. She has trained numerous state and regional champions from Level 5 to Level 10 and is also USAG safety certified.

 

Julie Blackburn

Team &
Recreational Coach

  Julie Blackburn grew up in Golden, CO and was a gymnast herself for 17 years.  She competed as a Level 10 gymnast and placed Regionally.   Julie graduated from Green Mountain High School and then went on to attend Regis University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Julie has been teaching gymnastics for over 14 years and has taught the preschool age child up to the optional competitive level.  She currently teaches the theragym classes and is USAG safety certified.

 

LeAnne Laitinen

Team & Recreational
Coach, Team Choreographer

  LeAnne Laitinen grew up in Golden, CO and was a gymnast herself for 13 years.  She competed as a Level 10 gymnast and then went on to attend Brigham Young University on a gymnastics scholarship. Due to health problems, she had to stop competing gymnastics and became interested in dance.  She performed with the BYU ballroom dance team and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance.

LeAnne has taught from the preschool age child through the team level and is our dance and choreographer instructor.  She enjoys a variety of dance styles, however her favorite is ballroom, preferably the Latin.

 

 

Kelly Butler

Team Coach

  Kelly (Eaton) Butler was born into a family of gymnasts including her grandparents, uncles, and mother. Kelly was a gymnast herself and starting taking dance classes to help her with gymnastics. She studied dance at Texas Tech and Southwest Ballet (TWC) as well as jazz and musical theater. Kelly has coached for over 16 years and has numerous accomplishments including 11 National Team Members and over 50 college scholarships. She coached the 1992 Olympian Betty Okino from the start of her career at age 9 to 15 years of age. She has been awarded the Choreographer of the Year from the U.S. Elite Coaches Association. She has produced and choreographed for several corporate events including Macy’s Gaylord Hotels, and Six Flags Over Texas to name a few. Several of Kelly’s students have gone on to perform in Broadway shows, on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and several other Ballets. We are so grateful to have Kelly on our staff.
 

Alex Moauro

Recreational
Coach

  Alex Moauro grew up in Golden, CO and has a love for the sport of gymnastics. She has been a gymnast herself and competed as a Level 8 gymnast and as a high school gymnast for Lakewood High School. She recently graduated from Golden High School
and is now currently attending Regis University.
 

Tamas Prileszky

Recreational
Coach

 

Tamas Prileszky attends the Colorado School of Mines and currently teaches our boys recreational classes. He was a gymnast himself
and attended Sundance Dance and Gymnastics in Monument, CO where he competed in the Men's USAG program.