July 17, 2015


Dianne McMillan

Gymnastics Lessons from Expert Gym Instructors - Auckland

Dianne trained in RAD, ISTD ballet and NZAMD jazz from age 5. She began teaching and choreographing at 15. Dianne has danced in theatre performances including extras in the Royal NZ Ballet and Northern Ballet Company.

Dianne studied Sports Science and Coaching in 2000 then went on to study Sports Massage. She has taught at the FIG Aerobic Gymnastic Coaching Academies and was awarded her coaching Brevet for her expertise in the Sport. This is the highest qualification possible within Aerobic Gymnastics and she is the only coach in NZ along with her sister to be awarded this prestigious Brevet.

Dianne was her sister’s gym instructor for many years and was instrumental in her success winning the 2004 World Aerobic Championships. In 2009 Dianne was invited to be the National Coach for Vietnam so moved to Ho Chi Minh while still coaching NZ’s International Athletes from afar.

Dianne moved back to NZ in 2010 to begin her nursing career. However due to the overwhelming support and pressure to start a club back in East Auckland where she became an instructor in 2004 Dianne decided to set up Soul 2 Sole Movement Studio alongside her studies.

Charlotte Bass

Charlotte Bass is adding coaching to her athlete role. Charlotte is well known on the World stage with many International medals throughout the Junior categories and recently placed 5th at her first Senior International event. She has been coached by Dianne and Angela McMillan for the past 7 years. Charlotte has so much to offer athletes both as a gymnastics instructor and the mentorship she provides.

What is the most exciting part of aerobics? Well there are so many exciting things because each stage of training and competing has its own goal and reward. Starting a new routine is a big highlight of the year, but then when you master a new element or winning another gold medal is out of this world exciting!

Vilmos Danyi

Vilmos Danyi is originally from Hungary where he started off learning ballet then moved to Vietnam where he was hand-picked and placed into the National Aerobics Team. Under Dianne’s coaching Vilmos was placed 5th at the Indoor Asian Games 2009 in his first International event. Vilmos has guided and mentored the Ho Chi Minh team and choreographed for Cambodia’s National Team. Vilmos is continuing his training and coaching in Auckland and is trained by Dianne. He also regularly attends classes inspiring all.

What are your aspirations you have for your competitive career?
I am aiming to represent NZ and place in the top 10 at World Championships which will give me an opportunity to attend World Games as Angela McMillan has achieved.

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