Since the age of five gymnastics has been a major part of Gabby’s life. For eight years she trained and competed as a competitive gymnast. Her extensive background in gymnastics made the transition into competitive dance an easy step for her. Gabby’s dance education includes; Jazz, Acro, Ballet, Modern, Hip-hop, and Lyrical. As a dancer Gabby specialized in Acro. Acro gave her the opportunity to utilize her gymnastics experience. As a dancer she attended several dance competitions were she exceeded expectations and as a result was offered the opportunity to work as an Acro instructor at Abbotsford Dance Center. Other dance performances include the Children’s Variety Show in 2007, the Vancouver Children’s Festival in 2009, and Run for the Cure in 2009. In addition to her dance performances Gabby has done commercial work as a child as well as working as an actress in the movie Dog Training a Guide to Lasting Relationships in 2004 by Lamppost Productions. Gabby’s experience as a performer is varied and continues to grow. Other Athletic experiences include participating in her high school dance team, soccer, and basketball. Recently, Gabby graduated with distinction from Simon Fraser University. Gabby graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology as well as a minor in human development and counselling.
Gabby began teaching gymnastics in 2007 at Twisters Gymnastics in Abbotsford. It was her love for the sport that made it an easy decision to become a coach. Gabby remained teaching at Twisters for five years. Teaching both competitive and recreational gymnastics. It was at Twisters that Gabby had the opportunity to work alongside the Twister’s competitive coaches. This helped Gabby to grow as a coach. Now, Gabby is working at Club Aviva Gymnastics in Coquitlam, where she continues to share her passion for gymnastics. Gabby is a level 2 certified gymnastics coach and has her level 1 in trampoline. She has also completed her Acrobatique junior level and is currently working on the Acrobatique Intermediate level. She has completed her Respect in Sport and her Making Ethical Decision courses.
Gabby believes in being a positive role model to all her students. She loves teaching and aspires to pass on her love for gymnastics and dance to everyone that she teaches. She also has private classes with her students were she can work one on one to improve their skills.
“You haven’t lived until you’ve flipped.”
“Life is better upside down.”