Gemini Gymnastics was founded in 1985 and provides high quality gymnastics and dance education to the Pittsburgh area.
Our classes are taught by qualified instructors that regularly attend continuing education workshops.
Our award winning competitive team is only part of what we do at Gemini. We have classes for all ages and abilities including gymnastics, tumbling, dance, and Special Needs classes.
Our pre-school and school-age programs focus on gross and fine motor skills, activities for school readiness, and basic gymnastics or dance skills during fun, themed lessons.
When you choose a gymnastics school it is important to look for a safe environment with coaches that you know and trust. At Gemini our coaches are well educated professional ADULTS who are concerned about the gymnastics education of your gymnasts.
All staff members are USAG Safety Certified (United States Association of Gymnastics). We never allow a student to perform a skill before it is safe for her to do so. We use training aids, proper progressions and hands on spotting to assure every skill is learned correctly.
When you visit your daughter’s class you will also see that we have student assistants that help the Coaches by demonstrating skills for the students, setting up stations and keeping the gymnasts moving between stations. These girls are team members who love gymnastics, like to help out in their spare time and hope to become gymnastics coaches when they are older.
You can be assured that at Gemini Gymnastics of Pittsburgh a qualified adult coach is instructing your child.
Kayla Kabus - Competitive Team Head Coach
Miss Kayla began her gymnastics career at Gemini when she was just 3 years old and worked her way through the program as a member of the competitive team, competing through Level 9 in our USAG program. She began teaching as assistant as a teen and took over as the competitive team head coach in 2010. Miss Kayla coaches all ages / levels of our recreational and competitive programs, pre-school through USAG Level 10. She has coached her competitive team gymnasts at many State, Regional and National USAG meets. She treats each gymnast as her own and strives to make a positive impact in the lives of all the kids she coaches. Miss Kayla has dedicated more than 15 years to the Gemini Gymnastics program giving children of all ages and abilities a positive gymnastics experience.
Molly Kelly - Coach
Miss Molly started her gymnastics career at Gemini at the age of 8, participating on the competitive team and reaching USAG Level 9 by age 11. She was also a competitive dancer for many years. She joined the Gemini coaching staff after graduating college in 2015. Her background and knowledge of both gymnastics and dance has immensely helped in the development of our program. Miss Molly is responsible for all team choreography. Her upbeat and encouraging attitude is what every girl desires when they walk into class. Miss Molly coaches gymnasts in the recreational and team programs, pre-school through USAG Level 10.
Jill Lazzini – Artistic Director of Dance
Miss Jill is excited to direct the dance programs at Gemini. Jill Randolph-Lazzini has been on the faculty at Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, PA, for eight years. During this time she has taught Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap, Dance History as well as being a choreographer and rehearsal director and developing the Nutrition and Conditioning course for the Conservatory of Performing Arts.
Jill graduated from Point Park University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in jazz dance. After graduation, Jill choreographed and performed in numerous commercials, industrials and cabarets before touring the United States, Canada and Mexico with Sesame Street Live. Jill most recently is very proud to have graduated with a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park University.
Jill currently sits on the faculty of the Groove Dance Competitions and Conventions as a Judge and Master Teacher.
Miss Jill holds certifications as a Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer and as a Nutrition Consultant.
Through her time as a performer, Jill was honored to work with great artists such as Johnny Dean Harvey, Patti Obey, Doug Bentz, Sam Waterson and Ron Tassone.
Mackenzie Miller - Dance Instructor
Grandmaster Patricio Saavedra – Martial Arts Director / Head Instructor / Kwan Ja Nim
Grandmaster Patricio Saavedra has more than 40 years of experience teaching and training in martial arts.
He received his 8th Dan in Tang Soo Do in Seoul, Korea, from the World Tang Soo Do General Federation, for which he now serves as Latin America Director.
He holds black belts in Shotokan, Kobujitsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is a certified personal trainer.
A martial arts weapons instructor, demo team coach, and national coach of Chile's Tang Soo Do Karate Team, he was inducted into the World Tang Soo Do General Federation Hall of Fame in Seoul, Korea in 2021 and the American Federation of Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016.
Grandmaster Saavedra has conducted martial arts seminars in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Uruguay.
"I am very happy to be part of this project. I can assure you that you will learn many fun and interesting things with me. I always tell my students if I can do it, you can do it, too.
I hope to see you soon!"
Master Patricio Saavedra
8th Dan Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan