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 teamwork!


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

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


COACH MARTIN

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.


COACH SHAWN

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.


COACH DESISLAVA

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.


COACH EMILIE

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.


COACH MADISON

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!


COACH JORDAN

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!