Team Program Director
Vladimir Akhlatkin comes from Russia, having been in the United States since 1996. As a young man in the Soviet Union, Vladimir was on the Junior Elite National Gymnastics team. He also holds a degree from the University of Moscow in Sports and Physical Education. Vladimir has coached gymnastics in Russia, Las Vegas and New Hampshire. He was a business partner at Evergreen Gymnastics in NH and co-coached the 4-time undefeated St. Johnsbury Academy High School Gymnastics Team. After coming to the United States, he also became involved in circus work since his daughter was a Cirque Du Soleil performer in Las Vegas. Vladimir designed his own aerial act with chains and performed for Circus Royale for a few years. He has also coached numerous circus performers from around the world. Most recently, Vladimir coached an aerial act for KA, one of the Cirque shows in Vegas. He also coached the Level 4-10 girls gymnastics team at Vitaly Sherbo's School of Gymnastics in Vegas.
Class Program Director
Donna was a beginner adult gymnastics student in a St.Johnsbury, VT gym back in 1994. She was hooked and has since become an avid trapezist (working under the direction of Vladimir since 1995). She also does the aerial fabric. Donna has a B.S degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Lyndon State College and had a nationally accredited daycare for 18 years. She began coaching gymnastics full time at Evergreen Gymnastics in NH in 2004 and also taught Physical Education for 2 years at Good Shepard Catholic School in St. Johnsbury, VT. She coached the St. Johnsbury High School gymnastics team to runner-up State Champions in 2008-09. Donna is USAG Safety Certified and has recently become a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise.
Business Manager, Gymnastics Instructor
Amy started gymnastics lessons at age four and primarily stayed in the Class gymnastics program, although she competed USAG for one year, as well as four years of high school gymnastics. Amy competed for the St. Johnsbury Academy gymnastics team, which won the State Championships her freshman and sophomore years. Amy graduated from
Lyndon State College in May 2011 with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and a minor in marketing. Amy's business knowledge combined with her love for children and gymnastics, makes her a valuable part of Kingdom Gymnastics.