Meet our coaches

Batbagana Buyantsogt

batbagana buyantsogt

owner & head coach

Owner & Head Coach of Empress – Batbagana was a member of the Mongolian Rhythmic Gymnastics National team. She also was in the Aerobic team after she retired from Rhythmic gymnastics, having represented her National country in a few international Competitions. Batbagana is a multi winning medalist, with multi accolades. She also has experience in Taekwondo and worked for the Gold Reef City Circus Shows. She has done Entertainment and event promotional work for corporations. She is qualified as a Rhythmic coach and has attained her SAGF level 1 and her first aid certificate. She is also a qualified Rhythmic level 3 Judge. Batbagana is a South African permanent resident and continues to grow from strength to strength in her skill and quallifications

Shirley Watson

shirley watson

strength training coach

Owner of Gymkidz and president of Gauteng gymnastic association. Shirley has represented South Africa at the highest level in Artistic and Trampoline gymnastics at World Championships, African Championships, World Cups, Youth Olympic Games and Youth Commonwealth Games. Shirley’s gymnasts were medalists in most of the above mentioned events. She was also a Brevet judge and is currently serving on the South African gymnastics federations executive committee. Shirley is involved in the conditioning and strength program, and skill acquisitions of the Empress High Level and development groups. Her experience and expertise will certainly add value to the athletes, as well as her competition preparation program


candice blandford

dance coach

Candice is a Modern and Hip-Hop dance instructor and dance has been apart of her life from a very young age. Candice participated in many SABOD (South African Body of Dance) Competitions growing up and decided later on in life to persue her passion and her career in dance and become a dance instructor. It is Candice’s mission to provide and encourage her students to be the best they can be, and always reach for the stars. Candice’s role at Empress is to work on the confidence and competitive spirit to be accomplished performers.

Baganaa & Mitch

mitchell oliver

club admin

Partnering with his wife, Batbagana Buyantsogt – Mitchell brings his skills to the club through his background and experience in the Dance, Corporate, and the Event Entertainment management industry.

Our TRAINING sessions

Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 3pm – 6pm



1 hr 30 mins

Monday & Wednesday

2 Coaches



3 hrs

Monday – Thursday

2+ Coaches