Crystal Falls Location:
Tuesday 3:30-7:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00-6:30 PM
Thursday 3:30-7:00 PM
Iron River Location:
Monday 5:00-7:00 PM
By appointment only.
Gymnastics & Ninja Warrior
Crystal Falls, MI
Iron River, MI
Marla is business manager and oversees all locations
and staff at Inclusion Athletics (Inclusion Dance, and
Marla coached the Forest Park High School and
Middle School Dance Teams for 8 years. During that
time, the Dance Teams went to many competitions
and won many awards. Marla focuses on students’
abilities and the way each dancer fits into the team as
a whole. Each student’s special ability is emphasized
to show that every person has different strengths.
Marla believes it is very important that a team should
work together to help one another strive to make
each other better, not only as an athlete, but as a
person. Being on a team teaches children much more
than just the sport; it can also teach them to work
hard, be punctual, work well with others, and to
support their teammates.
These are the characteristics that will be found at
Inclusion Athletics. Marla wants to see everyone
included! Fairness isn’t giving everyone the same
thing. Fairness is giving everyone what they need
to succeed. Not everyone will be treated the same
because not everyone is the same. Treating
everyone fairly and including them is important at
2022-2023 is Marla’s Sixth season owning and
managing Inclusion Athletics.
Miranda teaches competition acro, dance technique,
and musical theater on Tuesdays in Crystal Falls.
Miranda is a senior at Northern Michigan University,
currently working towards a bachelor’s in Medicinal
Plant Chemistry. Miranda has been dancing since she
was about 8 years old, 10 years of which were spent
dancing in Ann Arbor. Six of those years included going
to competitions and performing at community
performances. Along with dance, she was also involved
in choir in high school, and was lead an a Capella group
as well. Though she loves all types of dance, hip hop and
jazz have always been her favorite.
Currently Miranda is the Co-Captain for the Hip Hop
Dance Crew at Northern Michigan University, along with
Match Secretary of the NMU Women’s Rugby Team.
When she doesn’t have her nose in a chemistry text
book, she spends her time with friends, watches Game
of Thrones, or takes naps with her cat.
2022-2023 is Miranda’s fourth year teaching at Inclusion
Rylee teaches dance and beginner acro in Iron River
and Crystal Falls.
Rylee started dance classes when she was three and
continued through her senior year of high school. She
was an assistant teacher at the studio she attended
through high school.
Rylee’s favorite styles of dance are jazz and lyrical.
Rylee graduated from Northern Michigan University
with her degree in Elementary Education, and has a
wide variety of experience working with children.
In her free time, Rylee likes to run, read books, and
2022-2023 is Rylee’s second year at Inclusion Athletics.
Krystal will be helping with special events at the studio!
In addition to running her plumbing business with her
husband, Krystal is a homeschooling mom of four kids.
She enjoys outdoor recreation with her family. Some
favorites are Great Lakes fishing, foraging, making
maple syrup, figure skating, skiing, and gardening.
Krystal has experience in marketing and early
childhood development. All four of her children have
been dedicated students at Inclusion Dance since it
2022-2023 is Krystal’s second year working at Inclusion
Amanda will be organizing Saturday Open Gyms,
coordinating fundraising, and helping with gymnastics
at the studio!
Amanda grew up in the Chicago suburbs where she
worked as a receptionist for a busy family-practice
doctor office before accepting a position in retail
management. After several years in management, and
having 2 daughters, Amanda and her husband
decided to move to the Upper Peninsula and focus on
raising their daughters. Amanda and her husband
started a trucking company a few years ago where
Amanda handles all of the day-to-day bookwork. They
have also just opened an RV Repair company in
2022-2023 is Amanda’s fourth year at Inclusion
Sophia Curtis, Class
Sophia assists in classes at the Crystal Falls studio!
Sophia has been dancing at Inclusion Dance since the
day it opened! She is currently on the Soaring Acro
Competition Team. She loves dancing, helping
students in their classes, and especially likes assistant
teaching the tiny dancers in the Dance 1 class. In her
free time, Sophia loves camping, swimming, and
hanging out with her friends.
2022-2023 is Sophia’s second year working at
Heather Cronkright is a happily married mother of two
energetic boys. She enjoys reading, working with the
schools in the area, and spending time with family.
Heather is currently working towards a degree in
elementary education and mathematics.
Ever since Heather was 3, she dreamt of being an
Olympic gymnast. Though she was never an Olympian,
her love of gymnastics remained strong. In high school,
she enjoyed being a member of the cheer squad and
dance team. Her fondest memory is the year the high
school dance team performed during the halftime show
at the Outback Bowl in Florida.
Heather enjoys sharing her passions with others and is
happy I get to do that being a part of Inclusion Dance.
Heather will be teaching gymnastics and Ninja Warrior in
all 3 locations!
2022-2023 is Heather’s second year working at Inclusion
Jordyn is Inclusion Fitness’ master personal trainer and
teaches an assortment of fitness classes. For Inclusion
Dance, Jordyn performs many administrative duties
such as coordinating memberships, helps with
delinquent accounts, new member on-boarding,
advertising, leads, and helps out at all events including
being MC at our recitals.
2022-2023 is Jordyn’s second year working at Inclusion