Freedom Academy was founded in 2015 by former Ukrainian gymnast Lilly (Esipova) Downs
OUR MISSION
-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
OUR GOAL
 
Is to provide a positive, educational, fun and safe environment for your children.
 
 
 

Our BIGGEST DREAM  for all our students to become healthy in body and healthy in mind successful human beings  and achieve their biggest goals and their biggest dreams.  
 
 
And  WE BEILIEVE that every child is unique and deserves only the best in their life.

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), ballet instructor Marina Bogdanova (Honored Artist of the Russian Federation)

✔ 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 are keep growing, keep educating ourselves and improving our services non-stop.

A total of 

363 

Medals since 2015

134 gold, 137 silver and 92 bronze

A total of 

8

States

visited for competitions since 2015 (NY, PA, MN, MA, IN, TX, DC, MD)

A total of 

29

Competitions

attended since 2015

Over

2500

Students

took our rhythmic gymnastics and flexibility classes

35+

Workshops

was held since 2015

From

12

different countries around the world we teach students on every week basis

OUR TEAM
LILIYA DOWNS
FOUNDER AND THE 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.
 
  • 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
ALIAKSANDRA YAKUSHAVA
ONLINE GUEST COACH
  • National Belarussian Team Member 2009-2013 of Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • 2 Times World Champion
  • Bronze Champion of European Championship
  • Multiply Champion of International Tournaments
  • 5 Times National Champion
  • Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, Minsk
  • FIG Certified Judge
  • 6 years of coaching experience
HANNA AKYN
COACH OF LEVELS 3-5 
  • Former Belarusian Gymnast
  • National Champion of Belarus 
  • Ringling Brothers Circus Performer 2011-2013
  • Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, Minsk
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach at Princes of Sport, Minsk 2013-2020
  • 15 years of coaching experience
ANASTASIA DEKANTIOS
RECREATIONAL COACH
  • USA Gymnastics Member
  • Former Ukrainian Gymnast
  • 5 years of coaching experience
MARINA BOGDANOVA
GUEST BALLET TEACHER
  • Honored Artist of The Russian Federation
  • Artist of Mariinskiy Theater in Moscow
  • 25+ years of coaching experience
  • New Jersey School of Ballet and Joffrey Ballet school
CONTACT US:
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900 American Rd, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 

347-966-7211 | FreedomRGacademy@gmail.com | www. Freedomrgacademy.com