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 JUSTIN, TEAM COACH
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 MACKENZIE, BRONZE TEAM COACH
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!
Tanna has tumbled with Dreams in the past. She loves to share her knowledge with all kids at Dreams, especially preTeam groups. Tanna is currently on a Cheer Team both in club & high school level.
Coach Imani comes to Dreams from California. Back in California, she was a competitive gymnast, baby sat for friends and family during the summers and holidays. She also was a teaching assistant for her dance mentor at her Pea's Dance studio. Imani attends Warhill High School and is highly responsible and cares deeply for children. Her goal in life is to become a child therapist.
Taya is currently competing on Dreams Xcel RTeam. Prior to moving to Williamsburg, VA she resided in Suffolk, VA. She has been doing gymnastics for 5 years and has a love for gymnastics and wants to continue her journey once she gets into college. She attends Warhill High school and is excited to share her passion for gymnastics with our children.
JUNIOR COACH HAILLY
Hailly’ family has been involved with Dreams in the past 7 years. Her younger sister competes on Dreams Optional Team. Hailly did gymnastics for a couple years when she was young, currently is a competitive cheerleader. Hailly loves sharing her gymnastics experiences and teaching kids and she hopes is to help them learn, grow, and follow their Dreams.
JUNIOR COACH LISA
Lisa is a competitive gymnast at Dreams. She has been in gymnastics since she was two years old. If she is not in the gym, she is watching college gymnastics. Lisa aspires to be a college gymnast. In her free time, Lisa loves boating and anything outdoors.
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. Emilie is currently a senior at Jamestown High School. She is part of the sideline and competitive cheer teams and helped lead the team as captain to a 3rd place finish in the region this year! Emilie will be attending High Point University in the fall to cheer and study to become a Physical Therapist!
Desi, a Belmont Abbey College Graduate on a full Acro and Tumbling Scholarship! She is 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 Desi, Graduation year 2019 Desi graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from Belmont Abbey College this past May, 2022. She was on the Acro & Tumbling team which ended their season at the NCAA Nationals in Oregon! Now, Desi is living in St. Louis, Missouri and is pursuing a Master's in Public Health degree at Saint Louis University. She has a dual concentration in Global Health and Maternal & Child Health. Desi has also joined their D1 Track & Field team!
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.
Martin is a freshman at Hampden-Sydney College, studying Psychology! His hobbies include working out and photography!
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. Jordan is currently in her junior year at Ferrum College. She is on the Track and Field team and is double majoring in Psychology and Health and Human Performance!
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 Haven
Coach Haven is Dreams own former competitor.
Her love for Gymnastics began when I was 6 months old at MyGym. When she was 2 years old, her mom signed her for recreational classes. In 2012, at 4 years old she was invited to join the preteam. She continued onto the travel team with WISC for 6 years. Haven qualified for State, competed and medaled each year she competed at. In 2019 Haven joined Dreams Gymnastics center. Unfortunately, in 2020 she faced with some health issues and had to step away from the sport. Now, Haven comes back to share her love of the sport with the new generation.
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. Aletia, growing up in a military family, has lived on both coasts of the US but considers herself a VA native. She and her husband Chris are so grateful to have four awesome kiddos, three daughters and one son. Her twin daughters have been at Dreams since their family moved to Toano in 2022. She enjoys spending time with her family, searching for new things to include in their homeschool journey, and catching a nap when she can.
*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.