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UNLEASHING YOUR POTENTIAL WITH THE POWER OF RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS.

BY OUR FOUNDERS.

In our Academy we believe that how we shape the young age will stay for life. It is not just about the Sports. Qualities such as diligence, devotion, respect, loyalty, friendships, and gratitude are very important, and we try to educate the young gymnasts through the training process.

Bianka Panova – BPA Co-Founder & Head Coach,

9-time Rhythmic Gymnastics World Champion

Bianka Panova

A word from Bianka

BY OUR FOUNDERS.

We feel like a big warm family living in a very inspirational environment while having the privilege to be trained by a world champion with a very unique personality. We believe every child is different and need a different approach to learn new skills. We also encourage friendships and mutual assistance between the gymnasts, which plays a role in enhancing their social skills.

Daniela Michaely – BPA Founder and Director

Daniela Michaely

A word from Daniela
we believe

We Believe

We firmly believe that by teaching the youth principles of Rhythmic Gymnastics, not only can they unlock their true potential but also be provided with a powerful foundation of sports and motion arts which will help foster positive education and habits that will aid in their long-term growth.

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Our Mission

With Rhythmic Gymnastics, we are committed to unleashing each child's highest potential by developing their physical, mental, and emotional strengths through sports and motion arts. We believe that the unique principles of Rhythmic Gymnastics can help foster great educational qualities and habits in children that can become integral to their future growth.

OUR PROGRAMS

FOSTERING EXCELLENCE, AND YET ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE.

We provide all-day sport and motion art activities for youth aged between 4-18 years old, with a clear focus on a strong Rhythmic Gymnastics foundation. Our Academy focuses on both nurturing excellence, as well as making the unique values of Rhythmic Gymnastics accessible to everyone.


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Foundation Program

This category is for girls in the ages between 4 to 12 years old with no prior training or experiences in gymnastics/ballet.

Character Development:
Learning to overcome challenges and establishing an attitude of persistence.
Building mental resilience when encountering obstacles.
Encouraging independence and self-discipline during training.

 

Mental & Physical Development:
Exploring and developing their bodies for gymnastic potential.
Training muscles for natural execution of gymnastic movements.
Cognitive memory development through manipulation of the apparatus.

 

Social Skills Development:
Encouraging collaboration through group exercises.
Developing listening skills for rhythm, musicality, and performing arts.
Forming friendships with other students.

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Intensive Intermediate Level

This category is for girls aged between 6 to 10 years old who have received basic training in rhythmic gymnastics according to the Bianka Panova system.

There will be 3 sessions a week. Longer training hours are required to hone skills further for competitive preparation.

Gymnasts will be able to proceed to the next training level once they are able to execute the required skills, according to the coaches’ recommendations.

 

Character Development:
Developing the values of good sportsmanship.
Encouraging support and unity between gymnasts.
Establishing good habits for diligence and consistency.

 

Mental & Physical Development:
Learning advanced motion qualities.
In-depth study of basic body difficulties in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Mastering basic apparatus techniques for apparatus such as clubs, rope, ball, ribbon and hoop.

 

Social Skills Development:
Promoting good communication skills between gymnasts & coaches.
Emphasis on teamwork for group presentations and routines.

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Advanced Level

This category is for girls aged 8 and above who have trained several years at BPA and who have the determination to further develop their skills and talents in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

This is the first competitive group whose gymnasts will be eligible to represent Singapore in various national competitions. As such, the training commitment will increase per the competitive requirements to maintain and further improve skills.

The girls will be eligible to join the Elite group once they show enough progress and receive the recommendation from their coaches.

 

Character Development:
Developing confidence and persistence.
Encouraging support and unity between gymnasts.
Building further critical thinking skills for self-improvement.
Focus on managing competition stress.

 

Mental & Physical Development:
Learning advanced motion qualities.
In-depth study of advanced body difficulties in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Mastering advanced apparatus techniques for apparatus such as clubs, rope, ball, ribbon and hoop.

 

Social Skills Development:
Enhancing communication skills between gymnasts & coaches.
Emphasis on leadership within the group for training sessions.

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Elite Level

This category is for girls aged 10 and above who are well-trained and have fully developed their skills in Rhythmic Gymnastics with the Bianka Panova System.

The girls in this group will be eligible to represent Singapore in various national and international Rhythmic Gymnastics events. According to their competitive eligibility, greater commitment to training and holistic fitness and health will be required.

 

Character Development:
Developing a growth mindset.
Encouraging teamwork and support between gymnasts.
Building further critical thinking skills for independent training.
Focus on managing competition stress.

 

Mental & Physical Development:
Learning higher level motion qualities.
In-depth study of higher level body difficulties in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Mastering higher level apparatus techniques for apparatus such as clubs, rope, ball, ribbon and hoop.
Classical ballet, gymnastics, rhythm, musicality, expression, and physical conditioning.
Focus on a healthy diet and lifestyle.

 

Social Skills Development:
Enhancing communication skills between gymnasts & coaches.
Emphasis on leadership within the group for training sessions.
Gaining cross-cultural experience from international events.

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High Performance Level

This category is for girls aged 10 and above who are fully dedicated to develop their skills in competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics, by invitation only. The girls in this group will be eligible to compete locally and overseas.

In SG: In and from categories “Stage 2” and “Stage 3” and above, under Singapore RG rules.

Overseas: Our program is aligned with FIG rules/CoP (Code of Points). The gymnasts can participate in any international RG tournament all over the world.

Upon reaching 13 years of age, and subject to qualifying for the National Squad (top-6 ranked on NC), the gymnasts will be able to represent Singapore on the World Stage of RG – such as SEA Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Championships, and more.

This group can take advantage of unlimited training hours during gym opening times. According to their high competitive requirements, greater commitment to training and holistic fitness and health will be required.

 

Character Development:

Developing responsibility and initiative for personal training.

Encouraging mentorships between gymnasts.

Building further critical thinking skills for independent training.

Focus on managing competition stress and self-care.

 

Mental & Physical Development:

Personalized preparation for the competition.

In-depth study of higher level body difficulties in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Building natural apparatus techniques for apparatus such as clubs, rope, ball, ribbon and hoop.

Classical ballet, gymnastics, rhythm, musicality, expression, and physical conditioning.

Focus on a healthy diet and lifestyle.

 

Social Skills Development:

Enhancing communication skills between gymnasts & coaches.

Emphasis on leadership within the group for training sessions.

Gaining cross-cultural experience from international events.

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Performing Groups (Juniors & Seniors)

This category is for girls aged 10 and above who have achieved the foundational requirements according to the Bianka Panova system for Rhythmic Gymnastics and represent the senior gymnastic demographic of the Academy.

Gymnasts in this program will receive sports enhanced training to further enhance their current physical skills and handling of apparatus as well as intensive training in the performing arts such as dance, expression, and acting.

These skills develop multiple important skills and competencies that are valuable to the artist- gymnasts in school, future work, and other endeavors they may choose to pursue in the future.

There will be a minimum of 2 sessions a week. Training may increase depending on the current requirements for each project and/or performance.

 

Character Development:

Developing responsibility and initiative for personal training.

Encouraging mentorships between gymnasts.

Building further critical thinking skills for independent training & performance.

Further development of confidence and independence.

 

Mental & Physical Development:

Preparation for group routines and in-house competitions.

In-depth study of advanced body difficulties in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Building natural apparatus techniques for apparatus such as clubs, rope, ball, ribbon and hoop.

Classical ballet, gymnastics, rhythm, musicality, expression, and physical conditioning.

Focus on a healthy diet, lifestyle, and self-care.

 

Social Skills Development:.

Emphasis on collaboration, empathy, and public speaking skills.

Gaining professional experience from performances and events.

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Rhythmic Gymnastics Performing with Ball Apparatus

Empowering The Youth

Rhythmic Gymnastics is…

Sport - Empowerment - Disciplined - Motion Arts - Sport - Empowerment - Disciplined - Motion Arts -

Strong-willed - Foundational - Life Skills - Dance - Strong-willed - Foundational - Life Skills - Dance -

OUR TEAM

SHOOT FOR THE STARS. OUR TEAM WILL HELP YOU GET THERE.

Bianka Panova

MS. BIANKA PANOVA

BPA Co-Founder & Head Coach

Bianka has been living and working in five different European countries before finally settling in Singapore. Her professional experience ranges from being a Head Coach of RG clubs in Italy and Belgium, to the National Coach and Consultant for RG teams in Switzerland, Spain and UK. She was also selected as an International Judge for FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) between the years of 1996 and 2000. In 2015, Bianka relocated to Singapore and together with Ms. Daniela co-founded the Academy with the shared vision of developing RG world-class platform in Singapore for young and upcoming gymnast talents.

Her other hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, and dancing. In 2013, Bianka published her first book “In The Name Of The Great Goal – Behind the Scenes” which is a book based on her fascinating life story as a young gymnast celebrating few euphoric moments as well as facing an incredibly challenging growing pains. It was definitely not an easy journey but as Bianka always says: “I’m grateful from the bottom of my heart for everything that happened to me.”

Daniela Michaely

MS. DANIELA MICHAELY

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Daniela was born in Bulgaria and at the age of 13 she moved with her family to Israel. In 2014 she relocated to Singapore due to her husband’s business. Daniela was searching for a gymnastics club for her young daughter and she was not able to find what she was looking for. So she decided to open her own place and she is now the Managing Director of Bianka Panova Academy which has been operating since 2015 and has a clear vision to become the premier world-class academy in the Asia Pacific region.

Her prior work experience ranges from marketing manager roles to organizing high-end events for corporate clients. She holds a B.A of Business Administration as well as Marketing and Social Media diplomas.

Daniela is extremely passionate about dancing – she used to be a Ballroom and Latin dancer and an amateur actress. Her other interests include reading books and watching theatre. She genuinely believes that everybody has a huge potential to succeed in life if they do exactly what they love and passionate about. Her moto is to always dream big and follow-through in order to create and achieve incredible things.

The Diamonds

Olympic Gold Medalists

Guest Advisors

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Bulgaria has produced its first ever gold medallists in history. Fittingly named "The Diamonds", the RG group consists of Simona Dyankova, Stefani Kiryakova, Madlen Radukanova, Laura Traets, and Erika Zafirova.

In an interview with The Straits Times, the group mentions that if winning the Olympic gold was the goal back then, inspiring others is the goal now because they all remember when they were kids and didn't have a lot of seniors to look up to. Hence, the Bianka Panova Academy has excitedly given The Diamonds a place and platform that they can use to teach young talents of Singapore all of the benefits of rhythmic gymnastics.

Now collaborating with BPA as Guest Advisors, the quintet is proud to set successful examples to young gymnasts.

An-jian Ong Garcia

MS. AN-JIAN ONG GARCIA

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXECUTIVE

An-Jian is a Singaporean by birth, and since then has lived and traveled to Mexico and the United States of America to collect experiences by providing her services to reception and administration segments of educational institutions in the abovementioned countries, armed with her Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Theology and Practical Ministry.

While working as a part-time Teacher's Assistant for Kindergarteners, An-jian has developed an interest in childhood education. Her passion lies in education and how it impacts children's development, knowledge, and most importantly character.

She is very excited to join our team at the Bianka Panova Academy because she wants to be a part of a community that believes in developing students' physical and mental abilities without forgetting about character formation and wellbeing.

When An-Jian is not doing customer service work, she's reading, hiking, or enjoying nature. She even dances as a part of a Mexican Folkore group in her spare time. Being half-Chinese and half-Mexican, she also loves learning different countries, cultures, and their history.

Leong Wen-jin

MR. LEONG WEN JIN

FINANCE MANAGER

Wen Jin is a Singaporean local through and through. One of his many achievements is holding a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance, the industry he is currently pursuing an ACCA certification for.

He started his finance journey working in various finance departments in multiple industries such as hospitality, banking and a SME start-up. Through the years in the said industries, he has experienced wearing multiple hats and experienced different roles such as HR and Operations. His passion for joining SME-cultured businesses stems from the idea of being with a team that is like-minded and shares a vision for the company's growth and success, something that he found when he joined the BPA Team.

One of his main passions is being a cultural traveler where he is able to live and experience life there as a local. Some of his best memories include eating delicious street food at the heart of Thailand and living in a cabin in the Swiss alps.

Sawako Enami

MS. SAWAKO ENAMI

SENIOR COACH HIGH PERFORMANCE

Sawako was born in Japan, but in 2009 she relocated to Singapore to further her career. She carried with her a degree in Physical Education from Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education, Japan. She is also certified as a national-level judge under Singapore Gymnastics.

Sawako has 10 years of experience working internationally as a Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach in
several gymnastics companies and schools. When she found out that Bianka Panova, her youth idol, chose to open a gymnastics school in Singapore, she was genuinely excited.

In the beginning, she was hesitant to approach Bianka, but after meeting her in person, she was even more eager to join the Academy with a clear purpose to learn and work alongside Bianka.

In her free time, Sawako enjoys watching movies, reading books, visiting the zoo, and watching circus, ballet and musicals.

MS. MIHO HARADA

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACH

Coach Miho Harada is from Japan and has lived in Malaysia for a couple of years before recently moving to Singapore.

Back home, she studied Physical Education at Tokyo Women's College, and she went on to become an Assistant Coach at her alma matter's Junior Youth Rhythmic Gymnastics Club Team for three years. This experience opened the door for her to go abroad to Malaysia as a Coach at Rhythmic Excellence Unity Academy for four years. In 2016, Miho attended a seminar hosted by Bianka Panova which impressed her and impacted her coaching philosophy.

She looks forward to sharing her experience as a coach with our gymnasts in Singapore, as well as improving her coaching techniques through Bianka’s expertise. On top of this, she was also attracted by the coaches and staff's great teamwork, warm atmosphere, and cheerful students.

In her free time, Miho likes to travel, learn different languages, and unwind in a sauna.

Yuvaraj Turiahdassu

MR. YUVARAJ TURIAHDASSU

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR

Yuvaraj Turiahdassu has been part of the team at Bianka Panova Academy as Strength and Conditioning Instructor since July 2018. With more than 10 years of experience in the field, having worked with children, sedentary individuals and the elderly, Yuvaraj has also coached elite athletes to perform their best at races they compete in.

He specializes in sports performance and injury rehabilitation, and has worked with world-class athletes in endurance sports. Yuvaraj is also adept at conducting health and fitness workshops for the public, media, and even companies for team-building activities.

Sharing the Academy’s vision of creating world-class rhythmic gymnasts and putting them on the international stage, Yuvaraj believes his expertise complements that vision, and can make it a reality in the near future. To achieve that, he is designing workouts and training programs to enhance the athletes’ potential, strengthening their weaknesses, and optimizing their strengths, while ensuring the athletes are having fun as well.

Having lived in Singapore since birth, Yuvaraj used to be a Captain with the Singapore Armed Forces before leaving the regiment to pursue his passion in sports performance. A certified clinical orthopedic manual therapist, and certified functional trainer and master rehabilitation specialist, Yuvaraj believes constant learning is key to personal development.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Sciences, as well as a Post-Grad Diploma in Sports Science, and a Diploma in Biotechnology.

When he’s not training his athletes, Yuvaraj, who is an animal lover and a vegetarian, is a competitive triathlete and a Latin dancer.

Justin Zee

MR. JUSTIN ZEE

GUEST BALLET CHOREOGRAPHER

Justin was born in Victoria Australia, but has lived in Romania, Czech Republic, and Singapore since then. He has completed his Advanced Diploma in Arts (Classical Dance) at the National Theatre Ballet School in Australia.

Justin’s impressive work experience includes working with a variety of Ballet Companies around the world, including Melbourne City Ballet (Australia), Teatrul De Balet Sibiu (Romania), Národní Moravskoslezské Divadlo (Czech Republic), and currently dancing with Singapore Dance Theatre (Singapore).

Justin is enthusiastic about joining the Academy because working alongside inspiring, dedicated, and like-minded people drives him to be better. In fact, he is already a certified coach under Bianka Panova Academy’s own RG coaching program—which is designed to consistently deliver world class standards—and he is excited to be able to share his knowledge with the girls of the Academy.

Aside from his obvious passion for ballet and dance, Justin enjoys yoga, pilates, traveling the world, and café exploring. On his days off, he likes spending time alone but the day must be full of some activities!

Ms. Christina Nyanamani

Client Relations Manager

Christina was born and raised in Singapore where she earned a Diploma in Missions from Tung Ling Bible College, an LCCI Diploma in Marketing, a Certificate in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, and an Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment.

With all these accomplishments, she has been in a plethora of industries including but not limited to Events, Education, Travel, and Retail. Most notably, she has 15-year experience in Tourism & Attractions specializing in Frontline Ops, Guest Experience, and Training.

Christina is excited to join the Academy because she has been inspired by Bianka's holistic principles and methodologies.

In her free time, she enjoys walking in nature, hiking, and baking.

MR. Samuel Tang Teck Ern

Sales & Events Executive

Samuel is a local Singaporean that has travelled to Beijing and Australia for two months each as a part of an exchange program.

He holds a Pharmaceutical Science Diploma, and is Certified in Teaching and Learning.

He proudly carries these education around as he dabbles in finance, education, consulting, and automobile. Despite these industries, however, Samuel's strong suits are business development, content creation, sales, operation, and training.

Samuel is a person who always seek for constant growth, loves to try something new, and is a strong proponent of giving back to the next generation. Joining the Academy aligns with these principles, so he's very excited to be a part of a platform that provides the youths a chance to pursue their passions and dreams.

Samuel's hobbies include badminton, singing, and songwriting as he used to be a part of a band that performed in various places.

MR. Abel Ong Garcia

Sales & Admin Executive

Abel is a natural born Singaporean that has lived in El Salvador and Vietnam for short periods of time.

He has an International High School Diploma and three years of experience with customer service in the Food & Beverage industry. More recently, he was the General Manager of a hypertension clinic in El Salvador.

By joining the Academy, Abel is aiming to gain more experience in an administrative role while also improving his customer service skills.

Abel enjoys cooking and learning new recipes in his free time, especially Italian cuisine.

Kevyn Vejerano

MS. KEVYN VEJERANO

MARKETING MANAGER

Kevyn is a born Filipino and continues working offshore there as the Marketing Manager for the Academy. Her degree in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and passion for writing in school newspapers brought her to the Academy as a writer at first, and then eventually evolved into the marketing department.

Joining fresh out of college with an IT degree and armed with a Journalist of the Year award, she was determined to put her skills of web development and experience of article writing to use. The Academy has since invested in her further to make her knowledgeable in SEO and digital marketing as well which are all the things she loves doing now. She may not have had a strong background in sports, but she was able to easily join the team through the passion the Academy has for rhythmic gymnastics and in encouraging creativity in everyone.

Aside from technical stuff, Kevyn enjoys editing videos and drawing fan art of her favorite shows and groups. Clay sculpting, reading, and fiction writing are also some of her favorite outlets.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

2021

Competitive Club of the Year (RG)

#1

Gymnastic School

In SG 2022

Bianka Panova

2021 Service Award for Education

2021

Community Engagement Award

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TESTIMONIALS

"Outstanding Academy with world class coaches. I am honoured that my daughter is able to train in this Academy."

Yvonne Kan

"I'm very positive that their thoughtfully-curated training program will groom my little girl to be a great gymnast in the future!"

Leonard Lim

"BPA is sincere in enhancing my capacity to provide support in my daughter’s RG journey by organizing insightful workshops for gym parents."

Diana Lim

"We were impressed by the reliability, quality of trust, & expertise demonstrated by the Academy."

Becky Lee

"They teach the girls to build each other up and not to tear each other down."

Joycelyn Au

"Bianka has cultivated a very supportive, loving environment where the coaches and girls cheer one another on and are a close-knit gymnastics family."

MEI HSIEN TAN

"Passionate and dedicated coaches who go the extra miles to help your child succeed in the RG arena."

SY FAMILY

"The head coach is a multiple world champion, and Guinness World Record holder. She coaches world class young athletes with lots of love and devotion."

MILENA NIKOLOVA

"Outstanding academy with hands-on coaching led by one of the world's greatest ever and a team who are really passionate about this beautiful sport."

REM MEYRO

"Bianka is a professional academy and we feel safe, we know our children are well-taken care of by qualified professionals."

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