Coach Dmitri Poliaroush


Dmitri Poliaroush is a six-time World Trampoline Champion, seven-time European Champion, and twenty-time World Cup winner. He competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, finishing fifth and fourth respectively. He was the first man to perform a “Double Full In – Double Full Out” on trampoline, known as the Poliaroush.


Poliaroush moved to the United States in 2005, to start his coaching career in Lafayette, Louisiana - a place known for producing world trampoline champions. He was recruited by Tara Guidry, local coach and gym owner of Trampoline and Tumbling Express. In just 3 years, It his first athletes qualified for the Olympic Games. He earns the distinction of being the only person who has been an active trampolinist and trampoline coach at an Olympic Games.


His interest doesn't stop at coaching. He also serves on the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) Trampoline Technical Committee. He has judged all over the world with his FIG Category 1 Brevet rating. He participates in competitions and clinics around the world, contributing to the growth of the sport.

Meet the OTA Team

Savannah Vinsant

Savannah, 2012 Olympian, is the first American to become an Trampoline Olympic finalist. As the youngest competitor in the event, she placed 6th among the elite group of gymnasts. 

Her successes are numerous. Other than an Olympic finalist, Savannah is also a World Championships finalist, World Cup Medalist, Youth Olympic Games finalist,  Aalsmeer Flower Cup Champion, winner and medalist in three World Age-Group Championships  and is the 2011-2012 US National Champion and medalist.

Savannah was born on June 25, 1993. After the 2012 Games, she took a break from competition to get married, finish her Associates Degree from UL Lafayette in general studies with an concentration in business and to establish her own trampoline and tumbling gym in Scott, LA. 

Now, she is making her competition comeback.

Aliaksei Shostak

Alaiksei was born in Minsk, Belarus. Both of his parent were Olympic athletes that moved to the New Orleans area to coach gymnastics.  Aliaksei showed talent at an early age for trampoline, so his parents made arrangements for him to move to Lafayette to train with the best. Since 2012, his achievements are many and include: 2012 Frivolton Cup Champion, 2014, 2015, 2017 World Championships and Finalist and Semi-finalist, 2014 3rd place at the Slavic Games, 2015 World Cup medalist, 2017 5th place at the World Games, 2014-2017 US National Champions and Medalist, 2012 to present, US National Team Member.

Alaiksie was born on February 8, 1995 and is a Junior at UL in Lafayette studying Polical Science. He love fitness and health, reading and hiking.

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Nicole Ahsinger

Nicole moved to Lafayette from San Diego, California to train with Dmitri at OTA. Her move paid off in 2016 when she earned a spot on the US Olympic Team for the Rio Olympics. In 2014, she was a finalist in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and she was a World Cup medalist in 2015. 

Her national achievements are vast. She has been US National Team member since 2015 and was the Women's US National Champion in 2017. Her success landed her a spot on the 2015 and 2017 US National Teams.

She was born on May 12, 1998 and she is a sophomore at UL where she is a Tri Delta sorority member.

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Sarah Webster

Originally from Rosemond, California, Sarah moved to Lafayette to train with Dmitri at OTA. She is currently a member of the 2017-2018 US National Trampoline and competed in the 2017 World Championships as a US Team member. For the past three competition cycles, 2015-2018, Sara was a finalist in every US National Championships, ending up with several medals. In 2015 she was also a member the World Age-Group Championships US Team Member.

Sarah was born on November 25, 1998 and is a Sophomore at UL in Lafayette.

Shea Silhan

Sarah moved to Lafayette to train at OTA from Littlefield, Texas and graduated from High School in 2018 from Keystone High. In 2017 Shea was a finalist in the US National Championships. That achievement helped her earn a spot in the US Trampoline Team for the World Age-Group Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.   

Her birthday is September 27, 1999 and she enjoys painting and drawing when not in the gym. 

Maleah Domengeaux

A resident of Youngsville, Maleah was born in Lafayette on July 2, 2004.  She is a Freshman at Ascension High School and has a promising future. In 2018, Maleah was the Level 10 Louisiana State Champion. In 2017, she was the Level 10 National Elite Challenge Champions and in 2016 she was the Level 9 Jr. Olympics National Champion.

It's a good thing she is loves trampoline, because it also gives her a chance to travel, which is one of her favorite hobbies.

Ellen Heinen

Ellen lives in Lafayette, but was born in Guatemala on September 11, 2002. From 2015-present, she has been on the US Jr. National Trampoline Team each year. Her  achievements include: 2015 World Age Group Silver Medalist, 1st place in the 2016 Coimbra Festial International competition, Youth Elite Champion at the 2016 US National Championships and in 2017 she placed 3rd in the Slavic Games.

Ellen in a homeschooled high school freshman and she loves cooking and baking.

Andrew Wise

Andrew was born in Little Rock, AR on July 5, 1995. He is a University Doctoral Fellow PhD Student in Computer Science at UL Lafayette.

Impressive as that is, Andrew is also the Elite Challenge Open Champion of 2018, silver medalist in the 2014 Slavic Games International, 2015 Level 10 US Junior Olympic National Champion, and placed 9th in the Coimbra Festival International. 

His loves computer programming, video games, camping and hiking.

Ashton Young

Lafayette born and raised, Ashton was born on February 18, 2003 as is a sophomore at Ascension High School. 

His competitive trampoline successes include 2016 Youth Elite US National Championships medalist, 2017 US Youth Elite National Champion, 2017 World Age-Group Games US Team member. From 2016-present, Andrew has been on the US Junior National Trampoline Team.

Andrew plays golf and video games whenever time allows.

Cecilia Cina

Born on July 14, 2004, Cecilia is a freshman at Lafayette Christian Academy in Lafayette. Since 2016, Cecilia has had successful competition seasons.

In 2016, Cecilia was a finalist in the Coimbra Festival International competition and was 3rd place  in the Level 10 US Gymnastics Junior Olympic Championships. She was a finalist in the 2017 Slavic Games. In 2018 she placed second int eh Elite Challenge for Level 10 Girls and was a Level 10 medalist in the southwest Regional Championships. 

She loves swimming, tennis, running and scrapbooking.