COACH GALINA, FOUNDER, OWNER & PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Galina is a former artistic gymnast from Bulgaria where she trained with world renowned coaches and competed
alongside Olympians and world champions for over eight years. Being a former Elite gymnast, a gymnastics coach
for USAG’s pre competitive levels up to JO Level 10, and a parent of two gymnasts herself has given Coach Galina
over 40 years of experience in the sport. Many of her gymnasts have held all around champion meet titles, state
champion titles, and have also become Regional qualifiers & National Champions. She also enjoys choreographing
award winning routines on floor and balance beam. In addition to coaching, she is sharing her passion for
gymnastics by training junior coaches to become the best they can be. Coach Galina designed and directs Dreams'
Recreational Program and works tirelessly to also direct the Dreams Competitive Program.
COACH PAVLIN, FOUNDER, OWNER & TEAM DIRECTOR
Pavlin was a long time acrobatic athlete and folk dancer in his homeland of Bulgaria. He has over 15 years of
experience coaching all levels and events of artistic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling. Several of Coach
Pavlin’s gymnasts have earned all around champion meet titles, state champion titles and have become regional
qualifiers. His most recent accomplishment includes 2018 & 2019 T&T National Champions! As Team Director, Coach
Pavlin leads training in a safe, fun, and rewarding environment. He shares his passion for the sport with his
gymnasts and modifies his coaching techniques to fit each athlete’s need. Coach Pavlin is most proud being the
father of his two greatest accomplishments, Desislava (2001) and Martin (2004).
COACH MACKENZIE, PreTeam Coordinator and Recreational Program Assistant
Coach MacKenzie fell in love with the sport of gymnastics when she was a small child. In her final year as a
competitive gymnast, Coach MacKenzie set personal goals during the season and pushed herself to achieve them.
With a lot of hard work, she placed first all-around in the state meet and also individually won first place on
floor and vault. As a young gymnast, MacKenzie remembers looking up to older teammates. Now she uses the skills
she learned as a young gymnast to provide the same leadership as a coach and help young gymnasts accomplish
Coach Justin is coming to Dreams after retiring from the United States Air Force. He spent 22-years serving in
the Air Force in multiple specialties, but the most enjoyable aspect of his career was being able to continue
his love of competing in competitive athletics, a love that started with gymnastics. Justin started in
gymnastics at age 4 and was hooked immediately to anything that kept him moving. He spent every day either in
the gym or competing with his god-brother at what they had just learned. Unfortunately, for Justin’s gymnastics
career, in elementary school his family moved to a town 45 minutes away from
Victoria is married with 3 children. She is originally from Austin Texas and started dancing at age 3 after
winning a Shirley Temple lookalike contest. She trained for the next 8 years at Mrs. Jane school of dance and
Austin dance works. During high school Mrs. Victoria was part of a national winning team the Leander Blue Belles
while still training at Austin Dance Works and Ballet Austin also teaching 2 dance classes for her school. She
has danced in New York and taken classes with world famous choreographers at the Broadway Dance Center. In 2001
she danced on Good Morning America and moved to Virginia in 2003. She is trained in ballet, tap, lyrical, and
jazz. She believes that great technique is essential for every sport. By improving simple things like posture,
toe pointe, and flexibility students will naturally improve confidence, grace, and stage presence. She believes
everyone can walk out on that floor and shine like a star.
MRS. JASMINE, INSTRUCTOR
Mr.s Jasmine was born in New Orleans, LA but has lived in Virginia for many years. She attended college at West Virginia State University and is married with 3 children, one being a current Dreams Competitive gymnast. She is the owner of a successful small business and has a passion for lending a helping hand.
She is attending Jamestown high school. Coach Emilie did gymnastics for few years before switched to cheer. She has been cheering for six years and now she is on the competition cheer team and varsity for football and basketball cheer for her high school. Her Team placed fourth at Regionals this past season. Emilie enjoys watching the younger ones learn new skills and grow as a gymnast and athletes.
Desi, a Belmont Abbey College Graduate on a full Acro and Tumbling Scholarship! She is ultimately interested in pursuing a Master & Global health career. Former Level 10 J.O. competitive gymnast as well as two times national medalist T&T competitor for Dreams Gymnastics Center. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the sport and her experiences with young athletes. Coach Desi is a USAG Instructor Member as well as CPR and First Aid certified, currently helping Dreams with social media.
Martin is two times National Trampoline and Tumbling Champion for Dreams.
In 2018, he received gold medal on trampoline at Stars and Stripes Championship in Reno Nevada; 2019 he received his second gold on Double Mini Trampoline at Stars and Stripes Championship in West Palm Beach, FL.
Martin likes working with younger one and shares his passion. He graduated Warhill High School, enjoyed playing soccer on Legacy travel team as well as Varsity. Martin likes art and especially graphic. In 2019, he received High school Oscar for his shell drawing.
Coach Lauren moved to Virginia in the summer of 2017. Her gymnastics career spanned 15 years while growing up in Colorado, training under husband-wife Russian coaches. She is a former level 9 USAG gymnast. Coach Lauren has three children; two girls whom have begun their gymnastics career at Dreams and one little boy who is a “Future Dreamer.” Her undergraduate degree is in exercise science with a minor in nutrition. Coach Lauren is a Certified Personal Trainer, American Heart Association CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified and is an avid fitness and health enthusiast herself. She believes gymnastics is beneficial to children of all ages because it helps with coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, stability and it instills perseverance, patience, dedication and teamwork!
Jordan is a USAG Instructor Member and enjoys watching the younger ones smile and have fun! Jordan graduated from West Point High School and loves to learn about Greek Mythology.
Shawn grew up in West Virginia and was a competitive gymnast in middle school. Gymnastics provided a foundation in strength, flexibility, and mental toughness that helped him excel in other sports including wrestling, track, and rugby. Shawn started coaching men’s gymnastics in high school, as a volunteer junior coach, and continued through college, eventually taking over as the head men’s coach until he moved to VA for work with the Army. During his nine years as a coach, Shawn had the incredible opportunity to periodically work with elite coaches from across the USA including the WV University gymnastics' coaching staff as well as several Olympians based in Colorado Springs. While the Army and Dad-life currently keep him task saturated, he is still passionate about gymnastics and is extremely blessed to see his own kids excited and eager participate at Dreams.
Junior Coach Tanna
bio coming soon
Administrative and Office staff
Mrs. Keisha is married with five children and two granddaughters. Her family also has a dog and two cats. She has experiences with customer service, working in different industries and companies. Her long term Office manager position is with a construction company. She enjoys working in the office setting, meeting new people and learning new things. Mrs. Keisha and family like to take short vacations and spend time on beach or at the pool. She enjoys time with family, playing family games or movie nights. Keisha has been a Dreams parent in the past five years and now she is joining our dedicated staff being office/admin assistant in addition to a PreTeam parent.
Mrs. Megan is a native of California, being born and raised in French Camp. After living in Germany and North Dakota she settled in Gloucester Point with her husband and three children last year. She has a son and two daughters, the oldest being on Dreams preTeam. She has been a parent in the world of gymnastics since 2020. In her spare time she likes doing genealogy research.
*In addition, our all coaches & staff members hold a minimum level of Instructor Certified within USA Gymnastics University and are required to abide by the Code of Ethical Conduct and adhere to the Safe Sport Program. In keeping with the standards set by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, as well as many youth sports organizations, schools and recreational programs in America today, Dreams requires criminal background check screening to help ensure a safe and secure environment for our members and additional gymnastics participants.
Dreams Gymnastics Center mandates & maintains criminal background screening on all non-athlete members and volunteers that help with any inside or outside events, over the age of 18.