Coaching Staff

Danielle Le Ray - Owner and Head Coach - Le Ray Academy

With over 25 years’ experience comprising of training, competing, mentoring and coaching, Dani Le Ray has played a significant role in NSW and Australian Rhythmic Gymnastics history. 

As an athlete, Dani was Australia’s sole Rhythmic Gymnastics Representative at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and remains the highest ranked Australian RG competitor at an Olympic Games. Dani was also a member of the Bronze medal-winning Team, representing Australia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

As a High Performance coach, Dani has been the recipient of multiple ‘Coach of the Year’ awards across both the Levels and Elite streams in NSW and Australia. These awards are in recognition of Dani’s support and guidance provided to NSW High Performance athletes at major National and International events.

In 2012, Dani held the role of the Australian Rhythmic Gymnastics Team’s Head Coach at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and played a vital role in Naazmi Johnston’s success, including achieving Australian Team Gold, Individual All Round Gold as well as a further 2 Silver and 1 Gold medal in the Individual events.

Naazmi Johnson - High Performance Manager - Le Ray Gymnastics 

Naazmi Johnston is one of Australia's most decorated Rhythmic gymnasts having won six Commonwealth Games medals including three gold at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.
 
Naazmi also competed at four World Championships and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Working in sports management since retirement, Naazmi has a valuable and unique perspective of the world of rhythmic both on and off the floor.