Faculty

 Varsha M. Upadhye
Founder, Chief Coach PRGA
International Judge & Coach


Sanjivani Purnapatre
PRGA Technical Director, International Judge.
PRGA Coach for Advanced Training

Sadichchha Kulkarni
PRGA Senior Coach, International Judge.
Former International Rhythmic Gymnast

Kshipra Joshi
PRGA Senior Coach, International Judge.
Former International Rhythmic Gymnast 

ABOUT VARSHA UPADHYE

Awards and Achievements

  • In the year 1989-90 honored with the most prestigious SHRI SHIV CHATRAPATI AWARD by State of Maharashtra.
  • Also awarded as “UTKRUSHTHA KRIDA MARGADARSHAK PURSKAR” for 2011-12 by State of Maharashtra

Achievements as Judge & Coach

Nominated to represent India as Judge in

  • Common Wealth Games 2006, Melbourne
  • Asian Games 2006, Doha
  • Children of Asia, 2007
  • World Cup Italy, 2008
  • Asian Championships 2009, Kazakistan
  • World Championship 2009, Japan
  • World Cup , Italy August 2010
  • World Championship Moscow, September 2010
  • Common Wealth Games at Delhi 2010
  • Asian Games , China , November 2010.

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

  • First Indian Lady to participate and successfully complete official certificate for Coaching conducted by Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG).
  • First Indian Lady to represent INDIA as Technical Committee Member on Asian Gymnastic Union
  • actively worked as a Conveyor for Gymnastic Federation of India (from 2005 – 2010)
ABOUT SANJIVANI PURNAPATRE

Mrs. Sanjivani Purnapatre 

  • FIG Level 1 Artistic Gymnastics Coach
  • International Artistic Gymnastics Judge from 1993
  • International Rhythmic Gymnastics Judge of 12th Cycle
  • Masters in Physical Education, NIS
  • Vast experience of coaching from grassroots level students to National Coaching Camp
  • Known for her passion & perseverance in Indian Gymnastics, she has taken an early retirement from Maharashtra State Sports Department as gymnastics coach and focus on training.
ABOUT SADICHCHHA KULKARNI

Ms. Sadichchha Kulkarni  is a former international player. She has participated in

  • 10th Junior Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship,Damascus ,Syria In 2007
  • 29th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, Mie, Japan In 2007
  • Doha Gymnasiade 2009, World School Games, Qatar
  • In 2010, Rhythmic Fig World Cup,Pesaro, Italy
  • Also was in the best 6 for 19th Commonwealth Games 2010

Awards & Achievements

She is a recipient of

  • Jilha Krida Puraskar
  • Shri Shiv Chatrapati Award for 2011

Achievements As Coach

Since last 3 years, she is coaching the gymnasts in various age groups viz under 8, under 10, under  12, under 16 and Above 16 for Individual exercises and Group exercises. She is  also working as coach at Bharatratna Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex, Dharavi, Mumbai.

Her expertise is in Group Exercise routines.

She has represented India as coach for the following competitions

  • 14th Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships, Astana – Kazakhstan , 2016
  • 8th Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships, Tashkent – Uzbekistan , 2016
  • Queens Cup 2016 (Invitational International Competition)

Achievements As Judge

  • Successfully completed and passed the International Judging Exam with Category IV for Individual Exercise.
  • Successfully completed and passed the National level judging Exam.
  • Also worked as Judge in various competitions at District, Zonal, State and National Level.
ABOUT KSHIPRA JOSHI

Ms. Kshipra Joshi  is a former international player. She has participated in

  • 10th Junior Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship,Damascus ,Syria In 2007.
  • 4th Children of Asia International Sports Games, Mirni, Yakutsk in 2008
  • Doha Gymnasiade 2009, World School Games, Qatar
  • In 2010, Rhythmic Fig World Cup, Belarus
  • 30th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship, Moscow, Russia in 2010
  • Captain for 19th Commonwealth Games 2010
  • 8th Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships, Tashkent – Uzbekistan , 2016

Awards & Achievements

She is a recipient of

  • Jilha Krida Puraskar
  • Shri Shiv Chatrapati Award for 2012

Achievements As Coach

  • Since last 3 years, she is coaching the gymnasts in various age groups viz under 8, under 10, under 12, under 16 and Above 16 for Individual exercises and Group exercises.
  • Her expertise is in Individual Exercise routines.
  • She has represented India as coach for Queens Cup 2016 (Invitational International Competition)
  • Presently she is training the gymnasts who are having first 5 ranks at National level and who are agewise eligible for the International Competitons like Commonwealth Games, World Gyp, World Championship etc.

Achievements As Judge

  • Successfully completed and passed the International Judging Exam with Category IV for Individual & Group Exercise.
  • She has successfully completed and passed the National level judging Exam.
  • Also worked as Judge in various competitions at District, Zonal, State and National Level.
Disha Nidre
PRGA Rhythmic & Ballet Coach, National Judge
International Rhythmic Gymnast

Aditee Dandekar
PRGA Coach – Junior Advance U/8 U/10, National Judge
International Rhythmic Gymnast

Janhavi Vartak
PRGA Coach – Junior Advance U/12, National Judge
International Rhythmic Gymnast

Radhika Dharap
PRGA Coach – Thane Centers, National Judge
International Rhythmic Gymnast

Nirja Chavan
PRGA Junior Coach – Basic Batch
International Rhythmic Gymnast

Divya Dave
PRGA Junior Coach – Basic Batch
International Rhythmic Gymnast

Vaibhavi Bapat
PRGA Junior Coach – Basic Batch
National Rhythmic Gymnast

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