Ms. J, AKA Wei Jiang, envisioned a welcoming and inclusive gymnastics facility for ALL! As a former Olympic gymnast for China, she came from a grueling gymnastics environment and wished to create the contrary. In December 2004, her vision became a reality with the founding of Ms. J's Gymnastics & Dance! Ms. J's Gym operated in a 3,000 sq. ft. facility on Kent Avenue for ten years. After a decade, the gym relocated just a couple cartwheels away to South 1st Street. The gym more than tripled in size to 10,000 sq. ft. when it expanded to the building next door in October of 2017.
We wish to provide an environment that is safe and fun in order to best foster a love for gymnastics. We believe gymnastics is the best possible foundation in physical fitness and other sports. We emphasize the development of strength, flexibility and coordination, which are the basics in athleticism. At Ms. J’s we strive to develop self-confidence, self-discipline and enthusiasm in each of our students as they progress their skills. We make success attainable for every student! We share our passion for movement with our students. Our mission is to provide gymnastics for everyone.
Ms. J's Gym: Where structure meets fun!
Ms. J's History
Ms. J's Family is very excited to be in our 18th year of service to our community! Ms. J's programs are open to ALL. We offer gymnastics and dance with great glee, structure, and discipline.
Our programs include: gymnastics classes, dance classes, bouldering ninja classes, aerial silks classes, single day gymnastics camps, Kid's Night Out events on Saturday evenings, indoor play hour aka Family Fun, Pick Up & Play from various North Brooklyn Schools, birthday and holiday parties for playful celebrations, and so much more!
Ms. J's Present Day
Ms. J's Gym is coming up on its 18th anniversary! Currently, we have reached over 3k families on our parent portal, more than 75 weekly recreational gymnastics classes, pickup from multiple North Brooklyn schools, competitive teams that compete locally & nationally, and a variety of programs: ranging from Family Fun to Bouldering Ninja classes!
We have more in store for the future and we cannot wait to grow with you.
Meet Our Team
Wei and Jerry
Founders & Owners
(Ms. J & Mr. J)
Ms. J's founder, Wei Jiang, started her gymnastics career in 1974. Wei trained for many national and international competitions. From 8 to 19 years of age she trained in China's National Training Center and joined the Chinese Olympic Team as an alternate, representing China at the 1984 Olympic Games. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Iowa, has more than twenty five years of teaching experience, and is a member of the USA Gymnastics organization. Ms. J currently teaches gymnastics for grades K – 4 at The Spence School in Manhattan and has been there since 1997. Ms. J’s husband, Gerard Irving, is co owner of Ms. J’s Gymnastics and Dance. They have two daughters, Ginger and Ella, and the family of four live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Williamsburg Rec Director &
Lacee was born and raised in the desert of Arizona. She started dancing and tumbling at a local dance studio at the age of three and at the age of 15 decided to try out gymnastics and high school cheerleading. Lacee received her BFA from Arizona State University and during her time completed one season with their competitive cheer squad and danced under the direction of artists like Jessica Rajko, Kimberly Bartosik, Tentacle Tribe and Cruz Control Collective. She currently is a resident of Brooklyn and is a freelance movement artist while coaching your lovely children at Ms. J’s gymnastics.
Silks & Gymnastics Coach
Ruthie was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where she began ballet at 3 years old. At the age of 10, she joined the local circus troupe, Birds Eye View Circus, where she trained and performed Aerial silks, stilts, lyra, and Aerial yoga. She continued to train in Ohio before moving to New York in 2019 to attend New York University where she majored in Bilingual Multicultural Education earning her B.A. in December 2022. She has worked with kids in a multitude of capacities as a former nanny, mentor at Brooklyn International High School, tutor at Manhattan Village Academy, and of course as a circus and gymnastics coach! She’s very excited to extend knowledge of circus skills to the members of Ms. J’s gym and can’t wait to see the awesome sequences that are created together!
Gymnastics Coach, Greenpoint PUP/Camp Director,
& Ninja Coach
Robbie competed Level 10 in TnT gymnastics and now has been coaching for 6 years. He has extensive training in parkour, different martial arts, and multiple circus apparatus. He also works as an actor & professional wrestler. Robbie has coached at Ms. J's for about 2 years.
Ms. Jerlin grew up in Williamsburg and began dancing at age 3 in a mommy & me Ballet class. Her interest in gymnastics began in junior high. She continued working on her skills up until high school. While learning gymnastics, she discovered an artistic way to express herself through movement and hasn't ignored her talent since then. She studied Speech Pathology at St. Joseph's College. Jerlin loves working with children and puts her all into making sure that the children express themselves in a way that each child sees fit.
Khris grew up in Virginia. His personality and stature have always been larger than life. He has been and continues to be the tallest gymnast in the game: standing tall at 6'8. Khris has an extensive gymnastics and ballet background; he has held the head gymnastics coach position for a girl's high school team and coached Level 4-9 gymnasts. Coach Khris loves building the confidence in gymnasts and pushing their abilities to the next level.
Gymnastics Coach & PUP
Ms. Jayme grew up in Williamsburg and began working at Ms. J's after volunteering through NYC's Summer Youth Employment Program. Jayme has 5 years of experience working with children in various settings and enjoys creating an environment where her students are encouraged to be their best selves. Her interest in gymnastics began in high school, and she has worked to ensure her students' gymnastics experiences are both enjoyable and fulfilling. Jayme earned her BA in Human Biology at Hunter College and continues to enjoy making Ms. J's a safe and inviting space for all!
Assistant Manager /
Williamsburg PUP & Camp Director
Eliza was born and raised in Williamsburg and started ballet when she was 4 years old. Her interest in dance grew, so she began tap dance, hip hop, and ballroom dance when she was 9. She choreographed birthday celebrations and weddings! Eliza enjoys teaching her after-school kiddos in our PUP program. She began gymnastics in her freshman year of high school and continued for 2 years. Once she started gymnastics, her dance skills intertwined gracefully. She adores working with the children here at Ms. J's and always tries to teach them life lessons, how to have fun and to be true to themselves.
Gymnastics Coach, Team Coach
Acrobat Dominican Republic Robinson Tejeda Ferreira discovered gymnastics at age 14 while following his mother to her work at the gymnastics club. After 6 years of training, he became a gymnastics coach to share his passion with youngsters of his home town of Santo Domingo. A few years later, he started performing as an acrobat in the Caribbean Pirates show in Punta Cana. Pushing his personal boundaries and sharing his passion with the audience is what fuels him. Naturally joyful and outgoing, his motto is to enjoy life to the fullest every single day. TORUK – The First Flight is his first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.
Greenpoint Rec Director & Team Coach