CULVER CITY, Calif., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and its top athletes will repeat history as its Executive Director, Mrs. Alla Svirsky who led the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics Team in 1984 at the Opening Ceremonies of the Games of the XXIII Olympiad will re-visit this historic moment as the Leadership of the LA School of Gymnastics team to re-create a theatrical performance to launch the Opening Performance of the World Olympic Games in conjunction with Emmy-winning Choreographer Debbie Allen. "We are honored to be part of this event and as long standing supporters of the Special Olympics, revisiting the home of the 1984 Olympic Games," says Berenson, a former USA Junior Olympian and USA Maccabi World Team Coach.
"I recall walking into the very same stadium in 1984 leading the 1st Rhythmic Gymnastics Team for the United States as it was inducted into the Olympics that year, and my team performing at the Coliseum almost 30 years later with such fanfare is really exciting," says Svirsky, a USA Olympic Coach, Olympic Judge and Inductee to the Sports Hall of Fame.
Home to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, LA School of Gymnastics Executive Director, Mrs. Alla Svirsky was inducted as the 1st Olympic Coach for the sport of rhythmic gymnastics, led the 1984 USA Team to a historical win, still holding to this very day, the highest ranked US Rhythmic gymnast in Olympic history.
"The World is coming to Los Angeles, but we are bringing to the world LA's 'Dream Team' collaboration of Award-winning choreographer, Debbie Allen and Olympic history changing Coach, Mrs. Alla Svirsky together for another historic performance, combined with the world's leading performers, comedians, and spokespersons.
"At LASG we recognize we have a responsibility to continue to provide a full scale Special Education program, while promoting health and wellness to the community using gymnastics as a tool for rehabilitation along with physical and social development," explains Tanya Berenson, the School's General Manager.
About Los Angeles School of Gymnastics
Named by Los Angeles Magazine as the "best gymnastics center in LA," the LASG is a nonprofit Olympic-quality gymnastics training center. It is considered among the top facilities in the country, which has been training Los Angeles youth since 1975. Led by Alla Svirsky, LASG has provided thousands of young athletes with quality gymnastics instruction and produced several Olympians and internationally-ranked athletes.
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