Natasha came to Gold Star in 2009 after coaching throughout the Bay Area since 1999. She started gymnastics in the Ukraine at the age of six, and became an internationally acclaimed gymnast and former member of the all but undefeatable Soviet team from 1989 to 1992, and a member of the Ukrainian team from 1992 to 1995. She was one of the first women to compete a double layout on floor, and in 1990 during the Goodwill Games, she earned a perfect 10.0 on Floor with this as her opening tumbling run.