IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST ~
YOU HAVE TO BE TRAINED BY THE BEST!
Dreams Gymnastics Center is thrilled to announce that Georgi & Sylvia Videnov, TWO Olympic & Elite ranked gymnastics coaches are
joining our staff in 2020!
COACH GALINA, 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. 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, 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 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).
COACH GEORGI VIDENOV, HEAD COACH
Georgi brings more than 35 years of coaching experience to the sport. His career began with coaching men’s gymnastics and continued with coaching women's gymnastics at the elite level, providing him extensive international experience. Georgi is a 3-time Olympic coach for Bulgaria.
In the past 7 years, Coach Georgi worked closely with Paul Hamm, 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion. Paul is the first American male to win an
Olympic All-Around gold medal; a three-time Olympic medalist, and the 2003 World All-Around champion.
COACH SILVIA VIDENOVA, HEAD COACH
Silvia was a nationally ranked Bulgarian gymnast who excelled at beam. She brings to the USA an immense passion for gymnastics, including progressions, perfect form, and technique improvement through conditioning and stretching. After leaving Myrtle Beach, SC in 2011, Georgi and Silvia moved to Salt Lake City and coached Level 8 female gymnasts. In only a short period of 6 months, their Level 8 girls began competing at the Junior Olympic Level 10 and two went on to qualify for the USA Gymnastics Elite Program and most of them continued in Colleges on Gymnastics scholarships.
While in Illinois, Coach Silvia leaded many girls to become State and Regional Champions on the floor and beam as well as achieved many team titles at all levels.
Coach Silvia's exclusive choreography made it to Nationals and her athlete, Maddie Diab, college student at Iowa State
University, competed for Premier Gymnastics, becoming 3-time IHSA All Around champion, Level 10 Junior
Olympic National qualifier in 2018; and placed 3rd on floor and 1st on vault.
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 is a senior in high school who 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 wants to provide the same leadership as a coach and help young gymnasts accomplish their dreams! Currently, Coach MacKenzie is a competitive cheerleader and still uses the skills she learned as a young gymnast.
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.
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 seniour, 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.
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!
Sydney and her family recently moved to Williamsburg from Spanish Fort, AL. She is attending Warhill High School and comes from a military family, but will be staying here until she graduates.
Sydney started gymnastics when she was 5 years old and has loved it ever since. Shortly after she started competition team, but an injury caused her to loose some of her flexibility, strength, and skills.
She wanted to find a way for gymnastics to be apart of her life again and is happy for the opportunity to share her patience of the sport with all of the Dreamers she teaches!
Sydney has lots of experience with kids of all ages. She has babysat since the age of 12 and it has been a very fun job to have!
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.
Desi is currently attending Belmont Abbey College on a full Acro and Tumbling Scholarship! She is ultimately interested in pursuing a 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.
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.
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!
JENNIFER WALK, OWNER
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 at Dreams.