About Us

At Synergy Gymnastics Academy, we provide a unique, professional and nurturing environment for gymnasts from a recreational to elite level.

At Synergy Gymnastics Academy, we cater for ALL gymnasts aged 4 and over. We have a very long history (20yrs+) in the Chatswood, Roseville, Lane Cove and North Ryde area. We can cater for recreational, levels and high-performance athletes.

Promoting FUN, FITNESS & FRIENDSHIPS… Synergy Gymnastics Academy provides basic and essential strength, flexibility and stamina for girls aged 4 and above. Introducing hand held apparatus (Rope, Hoop, Ball, Clubs & Ribbon) this Olympic sport encourages body basics for the development of young bodies into ANY other sporting future.

Our coaches include our super friendly previous gymnasts, who have themselves competed in State and National high-level competitions and have been students with us for an average of 10 years. 🙂

We love the fun and creativity they bring to our littles, using their own expertise in the gym.

These recreational and levels coaches are overseen by our Senior coach, and Director, who both have High Performance accreditation with Gymnastics Australia.

Our High-Performance coaches have combined European & Australian experiences including World Championship coaching for Australia, Commonwealth Games medallists and 21 consecutive years representing NSW at The Australian National Championships.

ALL our coaches and support staff are accredited with NSW Gymnastics & Gymnastics Australia.

Contact us now for any of your needs as we love to cater for each athlete individually.

We are raising champions for life!

“Both my girls have been doing rhythmic gymnastics for a few years here. The coach is incredible and creates an amazing environment for my girls. Such an incredible role model and very encouraging for her students. Anyone looking for something different this is worth a try. Just such a supporter of this club”.

Jill (2020)


Marianna Lendvai

Director/Head Coach/Head Judge

Marianna began her rhythmic gymnastics training at the age of 5 at a highly recognised club in Budapest, Hungary.

She was also an International Elite Rhythmic gymnast; representing Hungary at numerous international competitions including the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in 2003, as well as being offered an Olympic contract in 2004. Marianna competed in both team and individual events for 12 years.

Marianna moved to Australia at age of 18, then she furthered her studies by attending Australian College of Physical Education. In 2014, Marianna then completed her Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Administration, where she has since been lecturing for the past 7 years. Since the start of her professional career, Marianna has had the chance to work with gymnasts from all over Australia, including State, National and International gymnasts.

Marianna is an enthusiastic and caring High Performance teacher, who has a genuine passion and love towards the sport, to give to her students. She encourages her students to train to their full potential by using their determination and love for the sport in a creative, safe and encouraging environment.

Her motto: “Greatness isn’t born, it’s nurtured.”


  • Federation of International Gymnastics- Level 3 Coaching accreditation
  • High Performance Coaching Accreditation in Australia
  • NSW Level 3 (Advance Silver) Gymnastics Judging Accreditation, Canberra, 2018
  • ACPE Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration, 2014
  • Strength and Conditioning Certificate, Australian College of Physical Education,2012
  • After School Program Certificate, Australian College of Physical Education,2012
  • Pilates Instructor Certificate, Pilates Institute of Austrasia, 2011
  • Diploma of Business, Bridge Business College, Sydney, 2010
  • Child Protection Certificate

Nicole Higham (Van Gestel)

Senior Coach

Nicole’s passion for Rhythmic Gymnastics spans 4 decades in Australia and overseas. As a Junior National Champion, and 5-time Australian gymnast of the year, Nicole was one of our countries original National and International competitors.

With a focus on technique and competitive gymnasts, Nicole brings a wealth of experience from her time as a club owner, school co-ordinator and her various National and State administration/committee roles with NSW Gymnastics & Gymnastics Australia.

Always looking to the current and future directions of our sport, Nicole is passionate about bringing out the best of each and every student, no matter the level at which they want to participate. Travelling with her sport has been the most enjoyable and exciting part of life in the gym for Nicole.


  • World Championship Team member 1985& 1987, Junior National Champion 1985
  • National Coach (SEA Games) Malaysia 1989
  • World Championship Head Coach – Australia 2005, 2007
  • Commonwealth Games Coach 2006
  • Pacific Rim Head Coach Australia 2008
  • Member NSW State Team Coaching staff 21yrs consecutively to date with HP accreditation
  • Holds currently & in the past Gymnastic Australia course presenter accreditation – coaching

Alyssa Brown

Assistant Coach

Alyssa Brown is an enthusiastic assistant gymnastics coach with a long-standing passion for Rhythmic Gymnastics.

She was first introduced to rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 5 and has fallen in love with this world of challenges, discipline, creativity and expressive movement.

Alyssa is still involved in the sport as an elite athlete as well as an outstanding coach. Alyssa represented Australia in the BPIC Singapore Gymnastics Competition in 2023.

Alyssa is excited to share her knowledge and heart with her students.