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 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 & 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 LAUREN, ASSISTANT HEAD COACH
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
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 their dreams!
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
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 is a Warhill High School senior, enjoying
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.
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.
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.
MRS. VICTORIA, DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Victoria is married with 3 children. She is originally from Austin Texas and started dancing at age 3 after
winning a Shirley Temple look alike 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. Josie, Aerial Silk Instructor
Mrs. Josie started dancing ballet — both classical and jazz -- at the early age of four. Eager for another
challenge, she took those dancing abilities to the pool and became a national level synchronized swimmer! Years
later, she made the decision to start on a career.
Synchronized swimming took a back seat to college, as she worked towards a degree in nursing. After graduation
she spent nine years working as a registered nurse. Josie could not shake the desire to perform.
She eventually started training for aerial silk stunts as a hobby, but it quickly turned into much more than
that. The passion she feels for performing has not only turned aerial movements into a career, but has led her
on a quest to master it!
Mrs. Josie is a yoga teacher and certified aerial circus instructor with the National circus school of Montreal.
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.
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.
Confidence, grace, and stage presence. She believes everyone can walk out on that floor and shine like a star.
Madi is attending Lafayette High School. She was enrolled in her first recreational gymnastics class at 18 months
old. Very quickly, Madi found her passion, and by age six began competing in USA Gymnastics’ Junior Olympic
Program. In her young career, Madi has qualified for and competed in the Virginia State Artistic Championship
Meet every season. During her J.O. Level 7 season, she made the “Top 100 Gymnasts of America” list!
Additionally, she is very proud to have also qualified for and competed in two National Trampoline & Tumbling
Championship Meets! A natural born leader and performer, Madi also loves to sing and act. She has auditioned for
three plays and earned the lead female role in each: Aladdin Jr., The Adaams Family, and The Lion, The Witch and
The Wardrobe. Madi loves working with children and is excited to be able to coach and share her love and
knowledge of the sport!
Jordan is a current Xcel Platinum gymnast for Dreams Gymnastics Center. She is a USAG Instructor Member and
enjoys watching the younger ones smile and have fun! Jordan is a senior at West Point High School and loves to
learn about Greek Mythology.
JUNIOR COACH CARRINGTON
Carrington is attending at New Kent High School. She was first enrolled in gymnastics classes at 18-months old
and and quickly progressed to acceptance on the pre-team. By age seven, she began competing for USA Gymnastic’s
Junior Olympic program, advancing as high as Level 7. Carrington then took a year off from gymnastics to be able
to cheerlead for her middle school. She is thrilled to now be back in the gym, competing for the XCel Platinum
division and coaching. From early on, Carrington loved to tumble and is excited to share that passion with other
young budding gymnasts!
JUNIOR COACH SAGE
Sage is 12 years old and a seventh grader at New Kent Middle School. She currently practices gymnastics five days
a week and competes Level 6 for Dreams. Sage has been a gymnast for as long as she remembers. Aside from loving
the sport, she likes to work hard in the gym and likes to be part of a team. Sage also enjoys working with young
children and is excited to bring that into the gym as a Junior Coach!
MS. AMELIA, ADMINISTRATIVE AND OFFICE ASSISTANT
Ms. Amelia is a native to Hampton Road, being born and raised in Newport News. After living out of Virginia for
13 years she returned to Williamsburg with her husband and three children. Amelia holds a bachelor’s degree in
Elementary Education and has spent 13 years in the field of education working with students from kindergarten to
fourth grade. She had two sons, Caleb and Logan, and a daughter, Alexis. Amelia has been a parent in the world
of gymnastics since Alexis was a year and a half old. Alexis is now a competitive gymnast training with Dreams.
MS. WANDA, OFFICE STAFF
Ms. Wanda is a Kind- Hearted and sometimes wear her heart on her sleeve.
She is a Dreamer who dreams of sunsets, laughter and fun and she never back down to a challenge. She thinks it
though, then react and makes it happen. Ms. Wanda loves everything to be neat and tidy and she is a big help
keep the Dreams’ office clean.
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 has her daughters at Dreams with
the fun and exciting sport of gymnastics!