Jennifer Walk, Director of Public Relations
Known by most around the gym as Ms. Jen, she was an avid athlete in her youth and lettered in five sports in high school: field hockey, soccer, indoor track, softball and gymnastics. Ms. Jen went on to become a collegiate diver at JMU, using her gymnastics training as a foundation. Once graduating, she pursued a graduate degree from W&M in mental health counseling with a two-year post-grad residency program to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Ms. Jen then put her career on hold to enjoy staying at home as a full-time mom. A few year later, she transitioned back into the working world part-time as a LPC in private practice. Ms. Jen has four children, two girls and two boys. Both girls are competitive gymnasts, trained under Coach Galina and Coach Pavlin their entire “gymnastics career.” Ms. Jen is excited to be back in the gym!
Coach Galina, 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 30 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. In addition to coaching, she enjoys 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, Head Coach
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 sending six gymnasts to the T&T National Championship Meet in Reno, Nevada, and bringing home three gold medalists and one bronze medalist! As Head 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).
Irina is a former competitive rhythmic gymnast for 6 years during her childhood. She returned to the gymnastics world in 2015 as a coach and was trained by Galina and Pavlin Yordanov. She holds all of the required USAG qualifications and has coached Xcel Bronze and Xcel Silver for two seasons. She has two gymnast daughters that compete in T&T and in artistic gymnastics. Coach Irina believes that gymnastics helps children learn about fitness and good health, teamwork, determination, coping with failure and many more useful tools that will be helpful throughout life.
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!
Coach Kelley moved to Virginia during the summer of 2018. She grew up competing in gymnastics and finished her career as a Level 9 USAG gymnast. Kelley continued her athletic career as a DI track & field athlete, competing in pole vault. She got her bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry with a minor in Exercise Sports Science. Kelley has two young children, a girl and a boy. Kelley is a Certified Personal Trainer and is CPR/AED certified. She believes gymnastics can benefit children in so many way - coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, resilience - and teach lasting, lifelong skills!
Allie began gymnastics at the age of four, competing for five years up to USAG Level 4. She then developed an interest in cheerleading and went on to cheer for her middle and high school, in addition to competing for an all-start cheerleading team. Allie comes to Dreams with previous gymnastics coaching experience and loves to work with all ages. Of most importance to her is teaching children to believe in themselves while having fun in the gym. She also likes to emphasize the power of teamwork! Coach Allie recently became a mother for the first time to a beautiful baby girl and looks forward to introducing gymnastics to her when she is old enough.
Ro is a graduate of Middlesex High School where she dabbled in color guard for two years. She has a younger sister who is currently an Xcel Gold gymnast at Dreams. Ro spent some brief time as a gymnast and ballerina in her childhood. She now likes helping young children persevere to achieve their hopes and dreams. Ro has the ambition to go to college and earn a degree in Computer Science & Art as coding and drawing are two things that bring her the most enjoyment.
Junior Coach Desislava
Desi is currently a Level 10 J.O. competitive gymnast as well as a 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. Desi is a Warhill High School senior, committed early to Belmont Abbey College on a full Acro and Tumbling Scholarship! She is ultimately interested in pursuing a medical career.
Junior Coach Jordan
Jordan is a current Xcel Gold gymnast for Dreams Gymnastics Center. She is a USAG Instructor Member and enjoys watching the younger ones smile and have fun! Jordan is a freshman at West Point High School and loves to learn about Greek Mythology.
Sharonda, Accounting Assistant
Sharonda holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting & Finance as well as a master's degree in Accounting. She meticulously handles Dreams’ monthly bookkeeping process and has been a wonderful asset to the gym’s office. She is also currently studying to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Sharonda plans to introduce her daughters soon to the fun and exciting sport of gymnastics!
Danielle, Office Assistant
Danielle is the mother of 2 pre-team gymnasts at Dreams. She is also the Troop leader for both of their Girl Scout troops. Danielle is a nurse by trade but is taking this time to focus on furthering her education as well as raising her girls. She has both CPR and First Aid training. Danielle is new to the gymnastics world, but is eager to learn and is looking forward to this new journey both her and her girls are embarking on!