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
Coach Hannah began gymnastics at the age of five, competing for three years up to Level 5 in Florida. Utilizing
her gymnastics training, she developed an interest in Horse Vaulting and went onto cheerleading at her High
School. Coach Hannah has a five year old daughter who has begun gymnastics at Dreams. She believes gymnastics is
a great benefit for all children in developing many lifelong skills such as strength, hand-eye coordination and
balance. As well as, the meaning of dedication, teamwork and to always never give up.
Michaela tumbled and cheered competitively in Virginia as a child and is excited to share those experiences now,
coaching at Dreams Gymnastics Center. She is a USA Gymnastics certified instructor and is also CPR certified.
She volunteered as a coach in the past and loves to watch children become excited and work hard toward achieving
goals. Coach Michaela has two young children, Amelia and Wyatt, and Amelia has already begun her gymnastics
career at Dreams! In her spare time, Coach Michaela’s hobbies include photography, drawing and writing.
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
Stephanie, along with her younger sister, participated in recreational gymnastics beginning at the age of 7 thru
the age of 13. She reached level four skills before injuring herself and needing to take a step back. In the
spring of 2019 her younger sister joined the competitive team here at Dreams. A second younger sister has
started in recreational classes at Dreams too. When her younger sisters joined, Stephanie realized how much she
loved and missed gymnastics and decided to pursue coaching. She has few years of experience been babysitting and
loves working with young children. Working as a recreational gymnastics coach is a perfect fit! She loves to
watch kids’ excitement as they learn new skills. Stephanie is Homeschooled and is currently a sophomore. She
also loves music, sings in her church choir and plays the piano.
Desi is currently attending Belmont Abbey College on a full Acro and Tumbling Scholarship! She is ultimately
interested in pursuing a medical 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.
JUNIOR COACH EMILIE
She is a sophomore at 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. Junior Coach Madison
JUNIOR COACH MADI
Madison is a freshman at 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!
JUNIOR 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 sophomore at West Point High School and loves
to learn about Greek Mythology.
JUNIOR 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 sophomore, enjoying
playing soccer on Legacy travel team as well as JV. Martin likes art and especially graphic. In 2019, he
received High school Oscar for his shell drawing.
JUNIOR COACH CARRINGTON
Carrington is a freshman 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!
JUNIOR COACH CAITLIN
Junior Coach Caitlin is 15 years old and is one of ten children! She has been involved in gymnastics since she
was six years old. Caitlin first came to Dreams as a gymnast and competed for the Xcel Gold division for a year.
She is now interested in using everything she learned as a gymnast to help teach others! In her spare time,
Coach Caitlin loves baking and cooking.
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.