Boryana is a Compulsory Team Coach. She has over 25 years experience as an international competitive gymnast and coach. She was a member of the Bulgarian National Women's Gymnastics Team from 1981 to 1988. She was the 1983 World Champion on the vault and represented Bulgaria at the 1984 Friendship Games (Oloumouc) and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. She was also a member of the 1985 and 1987 teams that competed at the World Championships. From 1986 to 2013, she worked as a school teacher and coach in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a Bachelor's degree from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism and an MS in Physical Culture and Education from Georgi Dimitrov Higher Institute of Sports.
Erika is a Recreational Gymnastics and Cheer Coach. A gymnast since the age of 5, she participated in gymnastics in several states up to USAG Level 7 as the child of a military family. She competed for four years with Battlefield High School, where the team went to states each year. She was a sideline cheerleader through high school and college. A graduate of James Madison University, her cheer squad competed nationally twice in the Small Coed 1A Division, placing in the top four each time. She was an instructor during several JMU cheer clinics. She has a BA in Communications with a Minor in Spanish. She enjoys travelling during her free time.
Sarah is a Recreational Cheer Coach. A former JOP Level 6 Gymnast in northern Virginia, she has been an all-star cheerleader for the past five years. Her cheer team has competed at Cheerleading Worlds each year and were Bronze medalists in 2017. When she graduates from high school, she would like to study Sports Medicine at a University with a top level competitive cheer program.
Amy is a BRAG's front desk staffer. She is the parent of two of BRAG's optional gymnasts. She received a BA in Communications from Seton Hall University. She was member of the university's cheer squad for three years and was a sideline cheerleader for the basketball team during the NCAA tournament.
Mallorie is BRAG's Recreational Program Director and Head Compulsory Team Coach. A gymnast since the age of 5, she participated in gymnastics for 9 years and competed up to Optional Level 9 in Virginia. She started coaching with the opening of BRAG, coaching everything from Parent and Tot to now leading BRAG's Compulsory Gymnastics teams. She received her Health and Fitness Certification from NOVA. When not working at BRAG, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Jesse is a Recreational Gymnastics Coach and front desk staffer. She is a former recreational gymnast and participated in numerous other sports activities before and during college. Before coming to BRAG, she had experience
coaching/training swimming, volleyball, lacrosse, and equestrian activities. She is a graduate of James Madison University where she received a BS in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. In her free time, she enjoys running, watersports, and horseback riding.
Hannah is a Recreational Gymnastics Coach. She is a former competitive gymnast who qualified up to optional Level 8. She is a member of her high school gymnastics team and varsity cheer squad. Both of which have been State and/or Regional qualifiers during her tenure. She enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family.
Margaret is BRAG's Office Manager. She spent several years running her own business before coming to BRAG. She has a BA in Communication from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. When not spending time with her family, she enjoys visiting Virginia wineries and playing tennis and golf.
Developmental and Recreational Instructors
Rachel is a Recreational Gymnastics Coach. A gymnast since the age of 3, she worked her way up to Optional Level 7. At Level 6, she was a Virginia state champion on Uneven Bars. At Level 7, she placed 4th All-Around at the Virginia State Championships. She is currently a member of BRAG's Competitive Power Tumbling Team and placed 2nd at Regionals in 2017. She is on her school high school's competitive cheer squad and was awarded the MVP honor in 2017. During her free time she enjoys hiking and shopping with her friends.
Mary is a former optional level gymnast, power tumbler, and cheerleader who competed at the national level in power tumbling and cheerleading. She is the daughter of two YMCA directors and has several years experience participating in numerous athletic programs. She began coaching while in college and held her first program director position immediately after graduating from the University of Kentucky. She is a USAG certified National Coach and former Junior Olympic Program Level 10 judge. She has produced numerous state champions and collegiate gymnasts while coaching in California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. She is an avid fan of University of Kentucky basketball and the Kentucky Derby.
Drew is BRAG's Business Manager. He gained his entrepreneur experience as a small business owner in Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks. After which, he served in the US Army for 23 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. During Drew and Mary’s numerous assignments across the United States and other countries, he grew to appreciate Mary’s passion for gymnastics. Drawing from their experiences at the different gyms Mary worked, together they created the business model under which Bull Run Academy of Gymnastics operates. He has a BS in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a MS in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Missouri football and basketball programs.
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Competitive Team Coaches
Madison is BRAG's Xcel Bronze Team Coach. She is a former USAG compulsory and VHSL gymnast. A few years ago she began coaching recreational gymnastics at a local Virginia facility. Since starting with BRAG, she has worked her way up to coaching a variety of advanced gymnastics classes and the Xcel Bronze Team. Throughout school she studied music and it continues to be one of her passions during her free time.
Coach Leigh Anne:
Leigh Anne is BRAG's Cheer Program Director. She is a former school and club competitive cheerleader with her club team placing at several UCA and NCA Regional competitions. She is a graduate of Christopher Newport University where she was a member of the co-ed cheerleading squad. After graduating from CNU, she began coaching recreational cheer and competitive cheerleading. She went on to head a competitive cheerleading program working with Junior Level 2 and Senior Level 4 teams. Her teams had numerous top 3 finishes and won the "National Championship" title at a JamFest competition. When not working at BRAG, Leigh Anne teaches special needs children in a local public school system.
Quianna is BRAG's Head Xcel Team Coach. She started training in gymnastics at the age of 7 and competed up to Optional Level 8 in New York. While in high school, she competed on her school's gymnastics team and also coached at her home gym, Elite Gymnastics. She continued to coach gymnastics part-time at another gym while attending college and returned to coach full time at Elite Gymnastics after receiving her degree. In 2012, she started a gymnastics program for a Boys and Girls Club and in 2013 she became the Director of the USAIGC program at Elite Gymnastics. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury where she received a BA in Public Health. She loves spending time with her daughter and niece, taking them to dance classes, swimming, girl scouts, and of course gymnastics.
Kristen is a Developmental and Recreational Gymnastics Coach. A gymnast since the age of 3, Kristen was trained by 1996 Olympic U.S. women's gold medal gymnastics team member, Jaycee Phelps, for two years. Kristen competed for several years as a Compulsory and Optional gymnast. At Level 9, she placed 1st All Around at the Colorado State Championships and qualified for the Region 3 Championships and Western Nationals.
Wayne is BRAG's Competitive Gymnastics Program Director, Power Tumbling Program Director, and Head Optional Team Coach. He has almost four decades of experience as a competitive athlete in the U.S. and as a coach in both the U.S. and internationally. An USAG certified National Coach, Wayne has coached at clubs in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia. Also, he was an Assistant Women's Gymnastics Coach at Penn State University. Internationally, he coached at clubs in Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore. He was an Artistic Gymnastics National Team Coach in New Zealand and Singapore and Head National Team Coach for Power Tumbling in New Zealand. Wayne enjoys playing golf when not working at BRAG.