Freedom Academy was founded in 2015 by a former Ukrainian gymnast Lilly (Esipova) Downs.
-To unleash the potential of every child
-To help your children acquire necessary life skills such as discipline, dedication, perseverance, leadership, teamwork and time-management.
-To introduce a healthy lifestyle
-To teach how to set the right goals and how to achieve them
Is to provide a positive, educational, fun and safe environment for your children.
Some facts about us:
✔ We are members of USA Gymnastics since 2015 and AAU since 2018.
✔ We regularly attend USA Gymnastics, AAU and FIG webinars, attend coaches clinics and camps, take educational classes from world-class specialists.
✔ We cooperate with world-class athletes such as Aliaksandra Yakushava (2 Times World Champion, team Belarus)
✔ In house State, Regional and National medalists.
✔ In house certified FIG judge.
✔ We work with athletes and dancers from around the world including celebrities, national champions and world recognized athletes.
✔ We continue growing,educating ourselves and improving our services non-stop.
MEET OUR TEAM
FOUNDER AND HEAD-COACH
"Today I am doing something that is my life's purpose. I am a coach. It's my passion!
My definition of a coach is someone who inspires, challenges, encourages, supports, and who motivates action and belief within another person." - Lilly Downs
USA Gymnastics Member (USAG) and AAU Member
NJ STATE Levels 3-6 Representative by USAG
AAU Educational Director
National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine
Former Ukrainian Rhythmic Gymnast
Ukrainian National Cheerleading Team
8 years of coaching experience
ONLINE GUEST COACH
National Belarusian Team Member 2009-2013 of Rhythmic Gymnastics
2 Time World Champion
European Championship Bronze medalist
Multiply Champion of International Tournaments
5 Time National Champion
Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, Minsk
FIG Certified Judge
6 years of coaching experience
BALLET COACH AND CHOREOGRAPHER
Acting ballerina performing for NJBallet since 2015
Trained at the Armenian National Ballet School
Armenian National Ballet as a soloist in 2004.
In 2011, she joined the Israel Ballet company as a principal dancer. Ms. Ghazaryan is a laureate of the Grigorovich International Ballet competition in 2010.
Ballet coach with 8+ years of experience