Irina was the Founder and Head coach of RhythMix with 35+ years of coaching experience. Originally from Ukraine, she was the first coach of world-famous Olympians Tamara Yerofeyeva and Olga Andreyeva. Irina moved to Chicago with her family in 1995 and continued her coaching career. Her students competed at State, Regional, National and International competitions. In 2003, Irina earned her Physical Therapy and Sport Medicine degree. In 2006, Irina opened the doors of RhythMix, with just 5 girls in a small hallway, and with her passion and care for the sport and the girls she trained, she had made RhythMix into one of the largest RG schools in the country.