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Our Story

Maya and Giorgia would like to present MG Rhythmic Academy, a Rhythmic Gymnastics training program that offers recreational up through elite training opportunities for talented girls. Born from the passion of their two disciplines, the two young entrepreneurs decided to team up to give your daughters the best training experience. Having a strong background in both ballet and rhythmic gymnastics has helped the coaches to develop a program with all the requirements needed for the gymnast to become successful. They are very excited to share their knowledge and experience with you.

Our Mission

MG Rhythmic Academy wants to continue to build the sport they love so much and be able to provide the best environment for your child to grow. Using a combination of Giorgia’s ballet and Maya’s rhythmic backgrounds, athletes will learn to become graceful and coordinated. This program will shape young girls into strong, passionate, confident women by teaching them self-discipline, time management skills, team and leadership skills as well as good health habits. We also will help give the opportunity to every girl to reach her goals and potential in this sport.

Meet our Coaches

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Giorgia Nobili

Owner and Head Coach for Lower Levels and Group

Giorgia Nobili, born in Rome, Italy, fell in love with dance before she was born. She began ballet classes at the age of 2, despite being the youngest in the class by two years! Her passion at a young age kept her at the top of her class at Teatro Greco where she scored top marks on her exams year after year. In 2002 she was one of 9 students selected out of 200 to attend the world renown Teatro Dell'Opera di Roma.

After moving to the US at the age of 10 she attended many ballet schools all over MA including the Boston Ballet School and various private coaches, sometimes driving close to two hours (one way) in search of best quality training. Giorgia trained rigorously 25+ hours weekly, gaining knowledge in all aspects of dance technique, performance, choreography and production throughout her student career. She also has been selected to dance for several junior and professional companies such as: The Great Moscow Ballet Nutcracker, Commonwealth Ballet Company, Tony Williams Dance Company, Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble, and many more. During this time she also expanded her training to include the circus arts, with a focus on contortion and aerial arts.

Her teaching career began at age 12. At the age of 14 she began teacher training, working with her own teachers to understand how to properly develop young athletes both physically and mentally. At 16 she began teaching her own ballet and acro classes.

In 2012 Giorgia began teaching young rhythmic gymnasts ballet- a fundamental part of this sport. Using her circus and ballet training in tandem, she learned all about this amazing sport and fell in love. Soon after working alongside current business partner Mayya Mashatina, she began teaching her own Junior Olympic group who went on to win silver medals at the USAG Open Championships.

Since then, she has opened MG Rhythmic Academy where she is head coach for the Lower Levels (JO pre-team and levels 3-6) and groups. In this time she has coached girls who have gone on to win State, Regional and National titles as well as countless medals both nationally and internationally.

Giorgia also has additional knowledge in injury prevention, child development, music theory, choreography, traditional, character and Latin dances, acrobatics and lifts and clothing/costume design and production!

Her goal is to raise well-rounded, self-sufficient and confident young women, all the while teaching them the beautiful discipline that is Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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Maya Mashatina

Owner and Head Coach for Upper Levels

Born in Moscow, Russia Mayya Mashatina earned her Master of Sport (level 10) in Rhythmic Gymnastics. She trained for 15 years in one of the largest clubs in Moscow: CSKA. Mayya has represented her club and her country at both national and international competitions all over the World. After finishing her athletic career at the age of 17, she was invited to coach in Boston.

She started her coaching carrier upon moving to the United States  in 2010.

In 2017 along with her now partner, Giorgia and after gaining experience and knowledge in coaching young athletes, she decided it was time to take the next step and open MG Rhythmic Academy, where she is the Upper Level (7-10) head coach for the USAG Junior Olympic Program.

Her dedication and ability to learn quickly brought many of her students to State , Regional and even National Championship titles. Mayya's students have been invited to many USA gymnastics camps such as Future Stars, Young Squad, Squad Camp, Elite and National Elite camp at the prestigious Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY.

Additionally, her students have also traveled internationally to competitions and training in Moscow and Canada where her students have met and trained with World class and Olympic level coaches and gymnasts.

Mayya Mashatina has been coaching for over 10 years and during this time more than 14 of her students have become National champions. She loves this sport and her dream is to represent the USA at the Olympic Games with her gymnasts!

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Yudit Bolotovsky

XCEL D
Advanced Recreational

Yudit Bolotovsky was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and moved to Boston when she was 2. She is fluent in English, Russian, and Hebrew. She started doing Rhythmic Gymnastics at 5 and continued until she was was 16. Yudit competed from levels 5-9 and participated in International, National, Junior Olympic competitions, both individually and in group. After retiring doing gymnastics competitively, she began assistant coaching and running Rhythmic Gymnastic Themed birthday parties. Yudit attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from 2011-2015, and received her Bachelors Degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Psychology and Education. From 2015-2017 she studied at Northeastern University and received her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology. During her time in graduate school, Yudit continued coaching Rhythmic Gymnastics to recreational, preschool groups, and adult groups. She choreographed numerous individual, group, and exhibition routines with girls ages 4-12. In 2017, Yudit moved to Sderot, Israel, a small city in Southern Israel located on the Gaza Border. There she worked with children suffering from PTSD as a Manager and English teacher at a small non-profit children’s community center. During her time in Israel, Yudit also worked with Atena, a large non-profit Women’s Sports Organization promoting female sports in Israel. Atena oversaw and subsidized Yudit’s small gymnastics center, giving the young girls in Sderot a very unique opportunity to try rhythmic gymnastics. From 2018-2020, Yudit ran and coached over 70 girls in groups of 10-15. She coached the girls in Hebrew and organized shows, performances, and competitions. Today, Yudit is back in Boston and working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in an Elementary School. She works at MG Rhythmic as the XCEL D coach, where the girls work on flexibility, conditioning, coordination, apparatus handling, and routines. She is very excited and happy to be back coaching in her home city, with an amazing staff and team of girls around.

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Greta Bonfatti

XCEL C
Intermediate Recreational

Greta Bonfatti was born in Bologna, Italy where she started doing rhythmic gymnastics at age 6. She continued until she was 21 when she did her last international competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. She speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish and is learning Portuguese. Greta competed in Italy in the “3rd category", and was the 2010 ribbon Italian champion. She won her first national gold medal when she was 11. She participated in national and international competitions both individually and in group. She retired when she moved to Paris to study abroad for six months, but once she went back to Italy she started coaching for her old school. She coached recreational groups ages 4-10 and competitive groups ages 10-16. She has her Bachelor’s degree in foreign Languages and Literature (French and Spanish) from University of Bologna and a Master’s degree in Italian as a Second Language. Currently she’s doing a Masters Program in Italian Studies at Boston College, where she also teaches Italian and French. She loves traveling and shares one of her best experiences from her trip to India, where she taught Italian to primary school children. She first moved to the US two and a half years ago, in Connecticut, where she studied and taught Italian for one year at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Greta moved to Boston last year and has had the chance to find MG Rhythmic, an amazing rhythmic gymnastics school where she has the chance to speak Italian! She’s now coaches the XCEL C Team and works on both floor and ball routines. She’s excited to work with these amazing kids and coaches!.

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Natalia Odikadze

XCEL A/B
Beginner Recreational

Natalia started doing Rhythmic Gymnastics at age 5. At 6 I traveled to my first USSR Championship in Voronezh. She was a member of the Georgian National Team. At 16 she was a part of team match and became champions of USSR. When she was 17 she was given the title “Master of Sport”. Natalia finished school in an institute for Academy of Sport and continued working as a head coach at a children sports school. "I have always loved to work with kids, and watch them grow as sportsmen and see how they change."

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Makayla Garrett

Ballet & Dance
Adult Yoga/Pilates

Makayla Garrett, born in New York, has been dancing for over fifteen years and holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in Pedagogy. She is primarily trained in Classical Ballet and Modern, with principal, soloist and corps de ballet performance credits in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Wizard of Oz with the Company of Dance Arts in New Jersey. She has completed various dance intensives, receiving coaching from various prestigious mentors, including principal dancers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She has been a successful candidate of the Royal Academy of Dance examinations, receiving distinction on all exams taken. While studying in college, Makayla was invited to study dance in London, England at the University of Roehampton, where she developed her capstone project, a thirty-minute choreographic work exploring dance theory. She recently relocated to Boston, where she has completed her Yoga Teacher Training Certification at the 200-hour level and has been freelance teaching various dance fundamentals. Makayla is excited to share her experience and passion with her students at MGRA!

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Lyudmila (Mila) Teshler MS., OTR/L

Injury Prevention Program

Mila is a pediatric Occupational Therapist with seventeen years of experience working with infants, children and adolescents in diverse settings. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Health Sciences, and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Touro College School of Health Sciences. While completing graduate school studies Mila received a scholarship from NYC Department of Education. There she worked as an occupational therapist, an evaluator and a lecturer. In 2009, she co-founded a successful pediatric practice in Brooklyn, NY. Since moving to Massachusetts, Mila worked in a variety of settings including outpatient sensory integration clinic, public and private schools. Mila has the following certifications and training: Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) Administration and Sensory Integration TreatmentMotor Learning and ControlIntegrated Listening Systems (iLS)Visual Vestibular Assessment and TreatmentVision Rehabilitation for PediatricsFunctional Assessment and Remediation of Tethered Oral TissueInfant MassageYoga for Special ChildPediatric Early Intervention TreatmentNeuro-developmental Treatment for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs.

Mila is the head of MG's Injury Prevention Program for dancers and gymnasts. The Injury Prevention Program evaluates and treats athletes to ensure a long career and healthy life.

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Ally Chen

Kinder Kids

Ally Chen was born in 2007 and has been doing rhythmic gymnastics since around 2013 and loves it! Ally has been part of group with coach Giorgia since 2015 and has also been training individually since 2017 with both Giorgia and Maya. Her goal is to qualify for Nationals and try her hardest to make top 5 at all of her competitions. Her overall goal for her Rhythmic Gymnastics career is to first become part of the US National team and then to participate in the Olympics. "I love going to the gym almost everyday and being able to train and work with my amazing coaches and teammates. I am excited and can’t wait to learn even more this season!"

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Liza Trutayeva

Preschool

Yelizaveta (Liza) Trutayeva was born in Ukraine on December 27th 2007. She moved to America in 2016 and started training right away with coach Maya. She is very happy to have this opportunity to train in this sport she loves so much on the elite track at MG. She has Olympic Champion goals. She reached one of her goals of being selected for the prestigious Future Stars Camp in 2018, but she says she couldn’t have done it without her amazing coaches: Maya and Giorgia. "I am very happy to train at MGRA."

Liza speaks and coaches in both Russian and English and demonstrates a huge passion for teaching!

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Laura Feng

Tiny Tots

Laura is 12 years old and has been studying gymnastics for 7 years now. Her goal for this year is to make it to nationals and her ultimate goal is to make it to the national team. She is a level 8 and FIG group member and has attended open camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid NY 3 years in a row. Outside of gymnastics, she also plays the violin.

She has assisted her coaches with the younger kids for a few years now and wanted to share her love and knowledge with the next generation. "I appreciate everything that Maya and Giorgia do for me and I cannot wait for this season."

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