Our Gymnastics Coaches

The instructors at Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer have coached athletes who participated in World Competition Level gymnastics. These experienced coaches keep our students training for and learning up-to-date tricks and techniques. Our school welcomes a diversity of people and maintains a non-smoking and alcohol/drug free environment.

Career Opportunities - Positions Available

  • Cheerleading Team Coach
  • Cheerleading Tumbling Instructor
  • Acro Gymnastics Coach
  • Tumbling and Trampoline Coach

Please contact us for further details. Thank you!

Rauf Ibatulin - Westminster School of Gymnastics - Coach and OwnerRauf Ibatulin

Gym Owner & Head Coach

Rauf is a professional acrobat, tumbler, and gymnast, who spent decades inside the world of gymnastics as a student, worker, and advisor to younger generations. During his career as a coach, Rauf prepared highly skilled and elite level gymnasts who are currently members of regional and/or national teams and performers of Cirque Du Soleil. Before immigrating to the United States, Rauf coached the Junior National Team, Azerbaijan (former USSR). His coaching career in Maryland began in 1995. Rauf has played a big role in developing and establishing gymnastics programs such as acrobatics and tumbling, at various gymnastics clubs in Maryland.

Rauf's career as a gymnast began when he was only 6 years old. He successfully graduated from the Sport Academy of Olympic Reserve in Baku City, Azerbaijan (former USSR) as a National Team member. Rauf has been awarded numerous certificates, diplomas, and medals for his gymnastics abilities.

Rauf never stopped educating himself after graduating from University of Physical Education and Individual Sports, Baku city, Azerbaijan (former USSR) in 1993. He has two USA degrees from Towson University B.S., Business Administration, Concentration in Finance in 2003 and University of Phoenix, M.S. of Accountancy in 2011.

NAME - Westminster School of GymnasticsJennifer Singer

Acro Dance & Cheerleading Coach

Jennifer Singer has been a dedicated dancer and cheerleader for many years. She has coached cheerleading for 19 years, tumbling/acro for 16 years, dance for 14 years and a choreographer for different styles of dance now for 10 years. She has been both nationally ranked in the all-star and in high school competitive cheerleading industry several times in both NM and PA. She has worked at various gymnastics and all-star cheer gyms during her career, as a program director and assistant director since 2009. She is an ASEP, UCA, and NCA certified coach. Jennifer has vast professional experience and multiple certifications in different areas of dance, cheerleading, coaching, athletic training, care and prevention of athletic injuries, sports first aid, and other specialties. She teaches the following dance styles: hip hop, contemporary, basic ballet, and improvisational dance technique. She is a graduate from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. She also has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, grades 7-12 and has spent many years working as a teacher in several capacities in the public school system, teaching art, dance, and music, and working as a private tutor.

NAME - Westminster School of GymnasticsCourtney Colonese

Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Courtney was a competitive artistic gymnast for twelve years in Connecticut and travelled across the country for various competitions during that time. Courtney is a member of USA Gymnastics and is a certified gymnastics judge. Courtney is a coach of Artistic Gymnastics at WSGC, and she looks forward to continuing to pass along her passion for gymnastics to her students.

NAME - Westminster School of GymnasticsAlexia Gonzalez

Trampoline & Tumbling Coach

Alexia Gonzalez has been a part of the competitive trampoline & tumbling program since 2008. She was a competitive athlete and is now a coach here at Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer. Alexia has competed and placed in State, Regional and National competitions. Alexia coaches recreational classes as well as the competitive trampoline and tumbling team.

Kahlyn Eckles - Westminster School of GymnasticsKahlyn Eckles

Recreational Gymnastics Instructor & Acro Team Coach Assistant.

Kahlyn Eckles has been with Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer since the gym’s foundation 2012. She was in 6th grade, when she joined the Westminster School of Gymnastics Acro team. Kahlyn reached Level 9 and successfully competed in MD State, Regional and National competitions. Currently Kahlyn coaches recreational gymnastics classes and assists head coach with acro team beginners members. She enjoys coaching young kids and shares their excitement each time they accomplish a new skill.

Giselle Gonzalez - Westminster School of GymnasticsGiselle Gonzalez

Tumbling & Trampoline Team / Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Giselle Gonzalez was a competitive trampoline member for 10 years. She has competed at state, regional and national level in the sport of trampoline and has won at these different levels as well. She has been part of Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer since the beginning of 2016 working with the recreational classes as well as the trampoline competitive team.


Fall Session - 9/10/18
Winter Session - 1/23/18
Spring Session - 3/4/19
Summer Session - 5/27/19

Program Brochures 2018-2019

Cheer & Dance Semester Brochure (PDF)

Competitive Semester Brochure (PDF)

Recreational Brochure (PDF)


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Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer
USA Gymnastics166 Airport Drive, Unit 10
Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: 410-751-3751