Tatsiana Shpilevaya’s professional career in Rhythmic Gymnastics is full of achievements and enormous satisfactions both as a gymnast and as a coach. As an Athlete she joined the Belarusian national team achieving the title of national champion as individual and for teams, she also won a Russian championship for teams.
Just after leaving the role of gymnast, TS graduated first in Economics and later got a Bachelor degree in Sports from the Physical Education Academy in Minsk, the Belarus capital
Her vocation remained Rhythmic Gymnastics; she never abandoned this activity, jumping from competing to coaching. She joined the Belarusian rhythmic gymnastics federation and covered many position, eventually achieving the title “Coach of Honour” of Belarus National Team and International judge.
TS coaching career has reached its top with Tatiana Ogrisko, European and World Champion of Rhythmic Gymnastics. Thanks to the results she achieved, in 1994 Mr. Bruno Grandi, the unforgotten President of Italian Gymnastic Federation, invited her in Italy where she joined the rhythmic gymnastics national team as head coach for the individualists. That choice was made to improve the gymnastic team ranking and try to reach the Olympic qualification.
– Since 1995, TS has established her coaching base in Italy starting from Castellanza(VA). Later she moved to Arezzo (AR) where she coached at the national training centre of Rhythmic Gymnastics.
– In 1995, TS led the National Team to the European Championships in Prague (Czech Republic) and to the World Championships in Wien (Austria), qualifying for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta with two Individualists.
– In 1996, TS took part to the European Championships in Asker (Norway), the World Championships in Budapest (Hungary) and the Olympic Games in Atlanta with Irene Germini and Katia Pietrosanti reaching the 13th and 14th place respectively in the final rank.
– In 1997, TS led the National Team to the European Championships in Patras (Greece) and to the World Championships in Berlin (Germany) where she achieved the 6th place overall together with her gymnasts Arianna Rusca, Susanna Marchesi and Laura Zacchilli.
– In 1998, TS led the Italian Team to the European Championships in Porto (Portugal); soon after that experience, she ended her cooperation with the Italian Gymnastic Federation. She later started a series of masterclasses and partnerships with several sport associations around Italy.
Starting in January 1999 till December 2000, she worked at “Ginnastica Pavese” in Pavia as head coach of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Division. From 1st January 2001 up to end of 2012, she worked as head coach for “Pietro Micca” sport association in Biella, leading the Rhythmic Gymnastics as well. In 2013 and 2014, TS co-operated with “Eurogymnica Torino” sport Association.
– Since January 2015, she has been managing the Rhythmic Gymnastics School in Candelo (Biella).
Among the results achieved during her sport career for different Italian sports Associations, we point out the National Titles won by the gymnasts she trained:
– 2003: De Palo Giulia, National Championship per Class.
– 2004: Perona Margherita, National Championship, C league (together with Catto Francesca and Bracco Sarah)
– 2005: B League (Bricarello Vittoria, Tento Sonia, Levis Marta, Sarritzu Silvia), promotion in A2 League.
– 2006: Levis Marta, National Championship apparatus “Ball”, 2nd place in A2 League (Bricarello Vittoria, Tento Sonia, Levis Marta, Sarritzu Silvia, Kurilskaya Valerya), promotion in A1 League.
– 2007: Levis Marta National Championship apparatus “Ball” – 4th place in A1 League (Bricarello Vittoria, Tento Sonia, Levis Marta, Sarritzu Silvia, Charkashyna Liubou), best ever result gained by a team from Piedmont region.
– 2008: Levis Marta National Championship apparatus “Ball” and “Clubs” – Tento Sonia National Championship apparatus “Rope” – Prete Arianna National Championship apparatus “Ribbon”– Broglia Martina National Championship apparatus “Hoop”.
– 2009: Prete Arianna National Championship apparatus “Ribbon”
– 2010: Cianferoni Chiara National Championship apparatus “Ball”
– 2011: Prete Arianna National Championship apparatus “Clubs”
– 2012: Perona Margherita National Championship apparatus “Rope” and “Hoop”
– 2013: Di Siena Rebecca national Championship apparatus “Rope” – Lideo Giada National Championship apparatus “Ribbon”
– 2014: Di Siena Rebecca National Championship apparatus “Rope” and “Clubs”
– 2015: Di Siena Rebecca National Championship apparatus “Clubs” – Pellegrini Anna National Championship apparatus “Ball”
– 2016: Lideo Giada National Championship apparatus “Clubs” – Larice Arianna Pre-Junior League apparatus “Ribbon”– “Ensemble Open” Championship and “Sacco Gotta” Trophy (the only team from Piedmont honoured by the Trophy over thirty editions) with Di Siena Rebecca, Alberti Letizia, Pellegrini Anna, Lideo Giada, Berruti Cristiana, Larice Arianna). 2nd place B League Championship (Rossi Ilaria, Di Siena Rebecca, Lideo Giada, Alberti Letizia, Pellegrini Anna, Berruti Cristiana, Grassi Giorgia) – promotion in A2 League.
– 2017: Alberti Letizia National Championship apparatus “Ribbon” – National A2 League Championship (Alessia Leone, Greta Ricciardi, Gaia Garoffolo, Rebecca Di Siena, Anna Pellegrini, Giada Lideo, Ana Luiza Filiorianu) – promotion in A1 League (sport title given for free to “Eurogymnica Torino” due to unavailability to compete in the top National League)
– 2019: Larice Arianna Silver LD J3 National Championship apparatus Individual “Rope” – Sapino Giulia Silver LD A2 National Championship Individual “Hoop”
Sapino Giulia, Silver LE A3 National Championship Individual “Clubs” and “All round”
Bravaccino Ginevra, Silver LE A1 National Championship Individual “Ball” and “All round”
Bragante Emma, Silver LE A1 National Championship Individual “Hoop”
Pavanetto Elena, Silver LD A1 National Championship Individual “Ball”
Antorra Beatrice, Bocci Giulia, Di Palma Nadia, Botto Steglia Alessia, “Ensemble” Silver LC
Mello Grand Giada, Silver LC J2 National Championship Individual “Hoop”, “Ribbon” and “All round”
Vitale Giada, Silver LC J2 National Championship Individual “Ball” and “Clubs”
Ramella Pezza Gaia, Silver LB J3 National Championship Individual “Free Hand” and “All round”
In addition to 27 Gold and 17 Silver National titles we need to include many podium, silver and bronze medals, with both Individualist and teams, from local gymnasts trained by Tatsiana Shpilevaya. It is also important to remind the admission among the gymnasts of the Italian National Team “Farfalle” (butterflies) of Tento Sonia from 2004 to 2006.
Nowadays Tatsiana Shpilevaya is also an International Judge and National Coach. In 2019 she was appointed National Tutor by Emanuela Maccarani, the National Head Coach and Managing Director of the Italian National Team of Rhythmic Gymnastics; TS also is co-operating with different Sports Associations all over Italy with a focus on the technical skills and sport growth of the new gymnasts’ generation.