The staff at the WHGF is everything!

The highly trained gymnastics instructors do so much more than teach great and safe gymnastics. They are dedicated to our mission and reflect the demographic of the youth that we serve. Most were competitive gymnasts, which meant they spent years developing their craft. The ability to teach gymnastics takes another level of commitment. Coaching and working at the WHGF also requires a level of sensitivity and awareness of the challenges that many of our students may be dealing with outside of gymnastics. Performance gymnastics is a hallmark of the WHGF, allowing our students to express themselves through music, dance, and gymnastics. The WHGF Alumni and current staff have performed on Broadway, Nationals Tours, renowned dance companies, Cirque de Sole, and in movies and television shows.


Wendy Hilliard –  Founder/CEO
Jocelyn Perusina – Administration Manager
Alexis Page  – Gymnastics Manager/Rhythmic Gymnastic Head Coach
LaTasha Washington – Detroit Program Manager

Janneh Wright – Finance
Pam Majumdar – Digital Marketing and Black Gymnasts In History
Nicholas and Lence – Public Relations
Osei Boateng – Grants

Peter Bertuglia – Accountant
Eric Bertuglia – Payroll
Somer Alston – Gym Administrative Assistant

Alexis Page

Jocelyn Perusina

LaTasha Washington


Dennis Rivera Lopez – TnT Head Coach, Choreographer
Karina Roudneva – Master Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach
Stacey Carlson – Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach
Aaron Murray – TnT Coach/Instructor
Laurent Williams – Grant Gymnastics Instructor/Asst. Coach

Mick Gorn – Master Coach/Instructor, Volunteer
Fritz Jean – Master Coach/Instructor, Volunteer
Leon James – Artistic Coach/Instructor
Antonio Perez – Gymnastics Instructor/ Asst. Coach
Carter Beckles – Junior Instructor

Kaya Beckles – Junior Instructor
Lila Gimble – Junior Instructor
Ida Lowe – Junior Instructor
Asta Lowe – Junior Instructor
Aries Wickham – Junior Instructor

Our head coaches, Alexis Page, and Dennis Rivera Lopez are former WHGF team members from Harlem that competed on the highest levels of the sport.

Dennis Rivera-Lopez


Dayna Davies – Gymnastics Instructor
Tyeisha Eason – Assistant Gymnastics Instructor

Sydney Kispert–Bostick – Gymnastics Instructor
Janiya Norman
– Gymnastics Junior Instructor

Ke-Nita Oneal – Program and Instructor Assistant
Sara Strzalkowski 
– Gymnastics Instructor and Manager

WHGF Detroit Staff