Emmalee Holland was a High performance rhythmic gymnast who competed for Canada for seven years. She participated in three Elite Canadas and four Canadian National championships. Emmalee also competed in many international competitions including Kalamata Greece, Nassau Bahamas, and Las Vegas Nevada. At her last National championships Emmalee finished top 15, making her 13th in Canada.
Abby began gymnastics when she was four years old in the recreational program at Oregon Gymnastics Academy. She transitioned to the rhythmic program after a year and joined the competitive team at age six. She has been a member of the Rose City Rhythmic family ever since. Her accomplishments include qualifying to National Championships nine years in a row and competing throughout the US and Canada. She competed at the National Qualification event at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. She also trained at the Tokyo Women’s College of Physical Education with Japanese National Team coaches. In September of 2018, Abby retired from competitive rhythmic gymnastics due to a back injury. Since then, she has moved on to coaching and is a certified Professional Coach through USA Gymnastics. She has coached athletes at Junior Olympic National Championships.
LIFE OUTSIDE OF GYMNASTICS
Abby is part of the class of 2021 at Southridge High School, and enjoys riding her horse, baking, and reading. She lives in Portland with her sister, parents, and cat.
Isabella Haldane is from British Columbia, Canada where she began training in rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 5 and progressed through the sport for 11 years. Isabella was trained by the Canadian Olympian Camille Martens of Atlanta 1996. Through Isabella’s career she was on the Junior and Senior Canadian National Team’s for 5 consecutive years ranking top 10 in the country and represented Canada worldwide. She competed/trained in several countries i.e., Spain, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Austria, Bahamas, USA, and Canada... where she was remembered for her flexibility and ability to create a deep connection with her audience. Isabella is now giving back to the RG community by coaching and passing her knowledge down to her athletes.
Ansa Capizzi is from Nagoya, Japan. She began training at age five, initially with Chika Goto Step Works Ballet, followed by San Francisco Ballet School. She joined OBT as an apprentice (2003), and was promoted to soloist (2007) and principal (2018). Among her favorite performances are: William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, George Balanchine’s Tarantella, Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, James Canfield’s Romeo & Juliet, Nacho Duato’s Por Vos Muero, Michel Fokine’s The Dying Swan, Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, and Jirí Kylián’s Falling Angels.
Scramble James started juggling in 2010 while attending Humboldt State University and has been performing ever since. In 2018 he won both Fire Entertainer of the Year, and the International Jugglers Association Teams Competition. Currently, Scramble James regularly performs as a solo artist, and as a collaborating artist in ensemble productions. You can find him performing with Circus Luminescence, MarchFourth, Rose City Circus, Flamebouyant Productions, Arc In Movement, and at events such as Portland Winter Lights, White Album XMAS, Moisture Festival, the Oregon Country Fair, and Rose Festival. Scramble specializes in spin control, throwing mechanics, ball rolling technique, and creative development for club combinations.
For more information please visit, www.scramblejames.com.
Dance and Conditioning Coach
Paulina was a competitive karate athlete and studied martial arts as a child. She later discovered her passion for dance and has performed and competed in dance for many years. Paulina discovered aerial in 2006 and has mastered multiple apparatuses (including some unique and invented ones) and has a strong sense for combining intentional movement and dance with high level technical skills. For over 10 years, she has worked as a professional aerialist performing internationally and has been featured on numerous music videos and tv shows including the CW network television show The Big Stage.
Achievements: Master of Sports of Russia in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Member of the Russian National Team of the Sverdlovsk region in the individual and group classification.
Champion of the Sverdlovsk region.
Champion of the Ural Federal District.
Winner of many national and international competitions.
I started my coaching career officially in 2014, Until that time, I was an active gymnast and often helped my trainer train other gymnasts and created a program with apparatus for other gymnasts.
Now I train professional gymnasts and amateurs.
In 2018, I opened my own studio of rhythmic gymnastics and stretching.
I have a pedagogical and economic education.