Coaching Staff

Anna

Anna started pre-school ballet at the age of 3. She competed gymnastics for 7 years and eventually started coaching.  Anna has been coaching for Dana Mannix Gymnastics since April of 2012. She is attending IUPUI where she is involved in a student run dance club on campus. Anna also keeps up with dance by attending dance clinics. Anna loves dance and gymnastics and loves the idea of helping kids explore the way they can move their bodies through dance and gymnastics. She hopes to emphasize proper technique for any skill to be performed in the gym.

*USAG Safety Certified

Caitlyn

Caitlyn has been coaching for 4 years and has been a part of the Dana Mannix coaching staff since June of 2014.  She is the Recreational Team director, works the front desk and coaches recreational classes.  Caitlyn is married and lives in Fishers with her wonderful husband Nathan.  Caitlyn graduated from IU.  In her spare time  she likes to volunteer, travel and spend time with family and friends.

*USAG Safety Certified

Chris

Chris has always loved and had a passion for working with kids and athletics. He has developed and coached a sports ministry program and summer camps at his church. His coaching experience also includes wrestling and little league baseball.  He has followed God's call and path into the world of gymnastics and tumbling.   Chris  started coaching at DMGC January 2013.  Chris is certified in safety and risk management by USA Gymnastics and is the Safety Manager at DMG.  Chris is married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa, and has two of the most amazing kids ever, Ava & James.

Claire

Claire has been involved with gymnastics and Dana Mannix for ten years, and of those ten years, she has been a tumbler for 6. She loves being involved with school activities such as track, drama, and show choir.   Claire has been coaching at DMGC since August of 2015.  She is currently attending Fishers High School. She is very excited to be working at Dana Mannix, and she looks forward to helping kids learn gymnastics and having fun in the process

*USAG Safety Certified

Courtney C.

Courtney attends Warren Central High School and will graduate 2021. She started gymnastics at the age of 6 years old and continued until she was 13. After realizing how much she missed DMGC, Courtney started coaching for DMGC. She also coaches cheer at her old middle school. Courtney is in show choir, student council, and drama.

Courtney G.

Courtney started gymnastics at age 3 and followed by competing on team for 7 years.  Courtney  started coaching for DMGC January of 2013.  She has been coaching pre-school thru intermediate levels.  She is thrilled to have th0 opportunity to help0 children develop long lasting life skills.

Dana

Dana opened DMGC in March of 1993, which at that time was a 4000 sq ft space off SR37 & 71st with less than 70 students. Over the past 20 years she has had the privilege to work with thousands of families and students. Her favorite part as owner is working with all the wonderful people everyday! Dana views her business as a ministry that God has called her to do. Watching the students grow in their abilities both socially and in skill, is the most rewarding part of what she does.

*USAG Safety Certified

David

David has been doing gymnastics since we was 4 yrs old. He started coaching for DMGC at age 14 in October 2014.   He also practices parkour and is a 2nd degree black belt in tae kwon do.  He currently attends Carmel High school and will graduate 2018.  He plans on continuing his education at IU.  David coaches a wide variety of levels at Dana Mannix Gymnastics. He currently coaches pre-school, boys, beginner-intermediate levels.

*USAG Safety Certified

Dawn

Dawn graduated from U of I with a degree in Business Administration. She has been involved in gymnastics and cheerleading since the age of 5. Dawn competed gymnastics for Warren Central in the 70”s and was also a cheerleader. She has been with DMGC as Office Manager  since November 2010.  Dawn also provides private lessons for children with special needs and subs for the coaching staff. Dawn loves watching the development of children and the smiles of their faces when a skill is accomplished. Dawn also works full time at Tieline Technology as VP of US Operations.

*USAG Safety Certified

Diane

Diane has been with Dana Mannix as office staff since May of 2015. She is currently the Competitive Team office Director. She has twin daughters that are College competitive gymnasts.

Erin

Erin is a wife and mother of a boy and a girl and 2 dogs.  She attended John Herron School of Art.  Erin started gymnatics at the age of 2 and competed through level 9. Beam was her favorite event!  Erin has coached preschool, recreational, and team for over 14 years. She loves combining her art with gymnastics.  Children are visual so if you see a goofy face of chalk drawing it was likely her.  The best part of coaching for Erin is knowing that no matter what kind of day you are having you can come in and kids put big smiles on your face!

Faith

Faith has been in gymnastics since she was 4 years old. At the age of 10 she started competitive gymnastics and is currently still competing. Faith will be graduating from Horizon Christian in 2021. She also plays softball for her school. Faith started coaching as an assistant at DMGC at the age of 13. Faith loves the world of gymnastics and is thrilled to be coaching.

Jessica

Jessica has coached  turbo tots,  pre-school age and beginners at DMGC since April of 2007 and the director of the Little Stars pre-school program.  Jessica has a college degree in Child Development.  She has 4 children (14 girl, who is a coach-in-training, 13 girl & 7 yr old boy twins). Jessica loves the encouragement that is given to our staff by Dana Mannix.

*USAG Safety Certified

Katie

Katie has been tumbling at Dana Mannix Gymnastics for about 9 years.  She is a student at HSE  graduating in 2017 and is a part of the varsity/competitive cheer squad.  Katie started coaching at DMGC in 2014. Katie has grown up in the gym and feels at home at DMGC.  She  loves coaching and helping her students learn gymnastics and grow into the best they can be while maintaining a fun atmosphere.

*USAG Safety Certified

Kelly

Kelly has a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a Master’s degree in Special Education. Kelly enjoys the DMGC environment where kids are playing hard as well as learning new skills that improve the overall wellness of the child. Since retiring as a Preschool teacher, Kelly works evenings at the front desk at DMGC and helps the coaching staff. Kelly also works part-time at a kiosk at the Castleton Square Mall.

Lina

Lina will be graduating from Lawrence North High School in 2018. She started gymnastics at the age of 2 and competed until she was 16. During her gymnastics career, she won state competition 2 years in a row for level 7 and level 8. She was a level 9 qualifier for Eastern Nationals where she placed 5th on bars. When she left the competitive world of gymnastics she starting coaching at DMGC in 2016. Lina is thrilled to have the opportunity to coach and help others develop the same passion for gymnastics as she has.

*USAG Safety Certified

Madelyn

Madelyn is the youngest of Dana's children. She started coaching in 2017, but has been in the gym her entire life. She grew up as a gymnast but switched to competitive cheerleading. Madelyn is currently a student at IUPUI and loves it. Madelyn loves to work out and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen. Madleyn has a passion for children and challenges them to be best gymnast and person they can be!

Marsha

Marsha began gymnastics at the age of 8 and competed until the age of 18 as a level 9. She attended Warren Central where she competed gymnastics for 4 years. Marsha owned her own Mobile Gymnastics company from 2003-2016. She began coaching at DMGC in 2009, left in 2010 to care for her elderly mother and returned in 2016. Marsha also works for Community Hospital North Maternity Dept. as birth certificate and newborn screen coordinator, as well as OB technician role. She serves in a ministry for children with special needs. She is the mother of 3 adult children, 2 who were involved in gymnastics, and 2 children.

*USAG Safety Certified

Melanie

Melanie is the preschool gymnastics director for DMGC. She started coaching at DMGC in January 2012.  Since then she has also become the summer and day camps director.  Melanie has three daughters who keep her very busy with dance, cheer, and gymnastics. She loves teaching gymnastics to young children and helping them develop a love and understanding for the sport.

*USAG Safety Certified

Morgan

Morgan has been in the gym her entire left. She is an experienced gymnast and competitive cheerleader. Morgan has over 15 years of coaching experience in gymnastics and cheer. She believes encouragement and positivity is the best teaching environment. She is extremely passionate about her role in helping young athletes develop and grow.

Sophia

Sophia currently attends Hamilton Southeastern High School graduating in 2018.  She competed for DMGC gymnastics team for 6 years and is now tumbling.  Sophia started coaching preschool classes at Dana Mannix in November of 2015.  She is excited about learning the coaching side of gymnastics.

Sue

Sue has been coaching gymnastics for 19 years.  She has been with Dana Mannix since September 2009. She has had many roles in gymnastics, rec coach, tumbling coach, pre-school coach, Rec Director, office staff, pre team coach and Rec coach.  Currently at DMGC Sue is the Recreational program director, Rec and tumbling coach and rec team coach.  Sue also spends time volunteering at IDES, as a youth coach for High school students at church and is involved in Mission trips.  She has been on missions to Africa, Haiti, Honduras, Barbados and several locations in the US.  Sue loves working the kids to fulfil more than they think they can do.  She has been married for 23 yrs, has 3 boys and 3 granddaughters.

*USAG Safety Certified

Tarasae

Tarasae started gymnastics at the age of 3.  She competed for 5 years through level 7.  Throughout high school she coached recreational gymnastics during the summer months and was also a competitive cheerleader at Cathedral High School.  Tarasae went on to cheer for the co-ed team at Ball State University.  She graduated in 2015 with a degree is exercise science.  Tarasae started coaching at Dana Mannix Gymnastics May of 2015.

*USAG Safety Certified

Wendy

Wendy is currently attending IUPUI in pre-nursing with the desire to continue on to nursing school. She has been tumbling at Dana Mannix Gymnastics Center for the past 4 yrs. Prior to that she was a gymnast at GSA. Wendy has been coaching at DMGC since September 2014.  She has 2 nephews and loves helping the children here to achieve their goals.

*USAG Safety Certified