We Offer: The best Developmental Gymnastics and Circus Classes in Brooklyn! Additionally, we host awesome birthday parties, holiday and summer gym intensives, Cartwheel and HandStand Clinics
Mission Statement: To teach and encourage confidence in children in a fun and safe environment while creating a relationship with the entire family.
Guarantee: We guarantee fitness-based lessons in the friendliest environment or your money back.
Lead Instructor, Founder & Owner
Aimee German has taught Gymnastics and Circus to over 10,000 children for over 20 years. She performs as a physical comedienne and clown at many NYC venues. She studied dance and movement at the American Academy of Dance & Stanley Holden's in Los Angeles, then moved to London to complete her graduate degree in classical theatre.
She performed the award-winning Bouffon version of Tennessee Williams’ "The Glass Menagerie" in the US and internationally. After co-writing Canarsie Suite, she wrote and created The Keebles with her mother (Brenda, aka Grandma!) and toured the show in New Orleans, Prague and England!
Lead Instructor, Instructor Trainer, Circus Specialist
Ekaterina Sknarina was born in Pyatigorsk in the Southern Federal District of Russia. She trained as a rhythmic gymnast and became a member of the Russian national team, competing successfully in numerous international championships.
After retiring from competition, she moved to Washington, DC to teach rhythmic gymnastics at the "Rhythmic World" Club. Later she joined the New York-based troupe Anti-Gravity. In addition to her repertoire she has starred in the off Broadway show Maximum Risk, in which the performers sought to break a world record in each performance. Ekaterina's recent projects include obtaining an MA in Art from prestigious Central St. Martins College (London) and appearance in ongoing Matthew Barney's new project 'Guardian of the Veil'.
Lead Instructor, Competition Team Leader, Dance Specialist
Nedra Ward is an extraordinary performing artist, visual artist, and teacher. She trained in ballet, jazz, modern, dancehall and hip-hop. Nedra just recently moved back to New York in 2015 and works with Gymstars Brooklyn.
Nedra studied dance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has trained and participated in numerous programs, studios, and workshops such as Hyde Park School of Dance, Endure Productions, Gallery 37 Joffrey Ballet, Rush studio of dance, Fiyah Fit and more. Nedra has performed in multiple Chicago NBA Bulls halftime performances, for the Mayor of Chicago, The Today's Show NBC, New York Fashion Week and many more!
Lead Instructor, Afterschool Supervisor
Keila is a Professional Dancer currently based in NYC. As an Orange County native, Keila is an alumna of the Commercial Dance Department of the Orange County High School of the Arts as well as Chapman University, where she earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree with Cum Laude Latin Honors in Educational Studies and Dance. During her time in Southern California, she has performed for Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, and Disney Cruise Line. Her passion for performing inspired a cross-country move to the city in January 2018 and since then, Keila has had the opportunity to become a member of the Actors' Equity Association and perform in the Broadway National Tour of Miss Saigon. She has been teaching dance and movement for 12 years and her experience with children shows in her energetic teaching style. Keila truly loves working with kids and is delighted to be a part of the Gymstars family.
Lead Instructor, Gymnastics Specialist, Competition Coach
Alexandra is a highly skilled teacher who helps students achieve their potential. She received a Bachelors degree in Dance Performance, Teaching and Choreography from Belarusian State University as well as an Associates degree as an Organizer of Leisure Activity and Dance Teaching from the Folk Dance Department at Minsk College of Arts. She is well versed in Developmental Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. She has worked for Gymstars, Midwood Martial Arts Gymnastics Program, Nova Gymnastics and as a teaching artist for various schools through out NYC. Other interests include Contact (Dance) Improv, Acro-Yoga, Puppeteering, Clowning and being Adventurous!
Lead Instructor, Advanced Gymnastics, Competition Coach
Ngozi competed competitive gymnastics for 14 years, winning 4 regionals and competing at nationals for region 6. Soon after, she began coaching gymnastics at Chelsea piers, with the addition of trampoline and rock climbing. She is a experienced instructor and coach, having worked with children in a variety of settings ranging from after school programs to competitive gymnastics teams.
Lead Instructor, Gymnastics/Dance Specialist
Gina Mayers started her early training in Ballet and Jazz at The Dance Place Barbados under the tutelage of Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey and Mrs. Adonia Evelyn. She completed her BFA in Dance and Film with Honors at The University of the West Indies Barbados, where she studied Caribbean Contemporary, Dunham, Modern and Ballet and performed with The EBCCI Dance Ensemble. In 2011, she attended The Official School of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. Gina is also an accomplished teacher in dance, having tutored Modern Dance at The University of the West Indies Barbados. She was a Teaching Assistant at The Ailey School in New York and a Dance Specialist with South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) program. Gina is the recipient of the US Embassy’s Cultural Visitor Exchange program and has won many awards including The Royal Academy of Dance advanced graded examinations in Ballet with Distinctions. Gina teaches Ballet, Hip-Hop and Gymnastics at Gymstars!
Lead Instructor, Gymnastics and Movement Specialist
Elizabeth Wellman is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Wright State University. She has 6 years experience in dance education in New York, specializing in early childhood. Beyond learning skills her teaching focus is in artistic and emotional expression through movement. She is thrilled to be part of the Gymstars team!
Lead Instructor, Dance and Ballroom Specialist
JESSICA JANETTE SILVA began ballet and tap training at age 3, at the Brooklyn Dance Center in NY. By age 6, she had years of experience performing on stage. As one of David A. Body Junior High School’s first Dance Magnet students, under the direction of Ms. Jan Ford, she was introduced to African and modern dance, along with being taught exclusively by the New York City Ballet as part of the Magnet’s “Ballet Bridges” program. Her passion for dance continued to grow as she gained the skills and techniques essential for refinement in dance and movement throughout the years. In late March of 2016, Jessica joined Balmir’s dance team under the instruction of Anya Katsevman. In 2017, she competed in a Pro-Am Bachata Heats division, with Theo Pippins, at the World Salsa Summit, assisting him win 1st place. Currently, Jessica is a USA Gymnastics Member & Instructor, teaches dance, and continues to train, choreograph, and perform for events nationally and internationally.
Lead Instructor, Gymnastics Specialist
Ella Wasserman-Smith is a dancer, choreographer, arts administrator, and instructor based in Brooklyn. She graduated from the New School, Eugene Lang College with a major in Dance and a minor in Philosophy. Her life long love of movement was sparked by her early experience with competitive gymnastics. She competed through Level 5 at Classic City Gymnastics Academy in Athens, Georgia (Go Gymdogs!). She has taught at Little Gym of Brooklyn Heights and Chelsea Piers Field House. She is excited to be on the GymStars team!
Lead Instructor, Dance and Parkour Specialist
Patrick Pride Jr. is an expressive and dependable young man who discovered his love for dance at the ripe age of sixteen. Starting out in musical theatre, he performed in many shows like Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, and Fiddler on the Roof for community theater and high school. As college began, he explored the dance styles of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and improvisation, loving every second of it, while performing in musicals. He choreographed a duet, Boundaries, which was chosen to be performed for the faculty dance concert, and later the 2017 South Region American College Dance Association. Since then Patrick has performed in regional theaters and was a prominent instructor for a performing arts academy in TN! Now he has moved to NYC to make his dreams come true and become a successful performer! Pride always believes that it's important to stay "young at heart" and "when there's an opportunity, take it". Due to these philosophies of his, Pride is deemed as a talented young leader and professional with a moderate amount of sass, who always gets the job done! He is delighted to start his NYC journey with Gymstars Brooklyn and promises to make sure that all of his classes are fun and rewarding!!
Lead Instructor, Advanced Gymnastics
Born in Yerevan, Armenia, and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Coach Martuni is a passionate instructor with 3 years of gymnastics instructional experience and more than a year of children’s instruction. He has history as a NYC PSAL gymnastics competitor and individual finalist in the floor, vault, and high-bar events. He was the captain of the Stuyvesant boy’s gymnastics team, where he helped develop the skills of his peers and a sense of camaraderie through coaching. He immensely enjoys instructing for Gymstars and continues to pursue self-improvement through noble movement arts such as gymnastics and kick-boxing.
Assistant Instructor, Gymnastics and Tumble Tots
Tillie hails from Sea Cliff, Long Island before moving to the city for her first year of college at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising. She took Gymnastics as a teenager and ran track! She is designing fashions and a wonderful addition to our team!