Center Stage Dance Academy Staff

Tiffany Prout-Leitao
Owner & Director
Tiffany has been the Owner and Artistic Director of Center Stage Dance Academy for 20 years. Center Stage is a proud YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) Parent Plus Certified Studio. She is the founder of The Center Stage Outreach Team Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with dancers ranging from ages 5 to adult, dedicated to bringing their passion for dance and life to the community of all ages through performance and education. She is on The Board of Directors for Youth Protection Advocates in Dance and serves on the Advisory Panel. Tiffany has contributed to articles in Dance Informa Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Spirit magazine and has written a blog for Curtain Call entitled “Beauty is not a measurement: your guide to costume measuring”. Tiffany is the Resident Choreographer for Creative Resources Group, a multimedia, commercial and film Production Company. Her show “Destinations” was the recipient of a Telly Award for live events. Tiffany was the choreographer for America’s Hometown Productions and co-produced the International Showcase of Nations. She is an award-winning jazz choreographer who has done numerous industrials, commercials, television shows and has worked with several national recording artists. Tiffany has taught and performed throughout the United States, Europe and China. She was Principal Dancer and Company Member of Impulse Dance Company for fourteen years and served as Rehearsal Director for the company. Tiffany is a former Company Member of Rainbow Tribe Dance Company, has created works on the company, is Chairman of The Board of Directors, and acts as Production and Stage Manager. She was a member of The Board of Directors of The Hoxie Center, An Arts, Education, Science and Cultural Center in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts and acted as the Entertainment Coordinator for the organization. A dance educator for over 20 years, her students have performed nationally and internationally, are regional and national champions, been accepted into the leading fine arts high schools and colleges, perform professionally, and are dance educators themselves. Tiffany’s mission is to create a positive, inclusive, safe, and healthy environment for all dancers of any age, background or ability.

”I am in the business of creating good people and the fact that they learn how to dance along the way is a bonus.”
Jade Mulligan
Assistant Outreach Team Director
Jade Mulligan started her gymnastics training at Walker’s Gym at two and her dance training at Broadway Dance Academy at the age of three. She attended both centers until she began at Center Stage Dance Academy when she was ten and was a student there for the next eight years. During her time at Center Stage she joined the dance teacher training program. She was a member of Plymouth South High School’s Dance Team, took dance class at Cape Cod Community College, and was a member of both the Competition Team and Outreach Team at Center Stage. Upon graduation Jade enrolled at Dean College in Franklin, MA where she studied as a Dance Major and had intensive training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Choreography. She is a YPAD Certified Instructor and is a certified “Acrobatic Arts” instructor who runs the acro program at Center Stage and is the Assistant Director of the Outreach Team. Her choreography has received national scholarships and invitations to national teams.
Julia Amaral
Julia began dancing at Center Stage at the age of nine. She was part of the Outreach Team, graduated from the Teacher Training Program and was Dance Captain. After high school, she went on to earn her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in dance from Long Island University. In New York she had the opportunity to learn and perform choreography by various world-renowned choreographers, including Ron K. Brown, Bill T. Jones, Alvin Ailey, Jennifer Muller, Donald Byrd, and Twyla Tharp, among others. In the summer of 2014, she joined the dance team for the Mets Affiliated baseball team, The Brooklyn Cyclones. Julia teaches for the DEA Youth Dance Program that provides free after school dance classes to provide safe alternatives to youth. She is an independent choreographer and guest Artist for several local arts organizations and dance teams. Julia is a YPAD Certified Dance Educator, a former company member of Tribe Dance Company, Embrace Dance Company, Mystic Illusions Dance theater and a current member of Project 31 Dance Company. Julia has recently performed for world renowned choreographer Adrienne Hawkins, was a featured artist for the RAW Artists Boston show and is in her first season with Bosoma Dance Company.
Cameron Buckley
Cameron Buckley has been dancing since the age of ten.  He grew up dancing at his mothers dance studio and has studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop.  Cameron has participated in numerous master classes, workshops and conventions throughout the Northeast.  He was a scholarship recipient  from "The Pulse" and "Nuvo" conventions and received the "It Factor" award from Tyce Diorio.  Cameron is an award winning soloist and was a back up performer for recording artist Michael Affrick at the 2011 Boston's "Kiss 108" Concert.  He is a former member of Boston's Crew Street HYpe under Unyted Stylz Productions and a back up dancer for pop-sensation Lynda-Rose. Cam is a YPAD Certified Dance Educator and performs with Boston based Northern Lights Entertainment. He just completed his first semester at Bay State College and is transferring to Quincy College pursuing his degree as a physical therapy assistant.
Jen Caron, Fitness Instructor
Jenn started out in the fitness world in 2010 for a way to relieve stress and lose the baby weight she gained after her first child. Her journey began teaching Zumba classes and that progressed to her getting her AFAA certification. Her love for fitness over the years has grown and she recently received her Balance Point Barre certification. Jen has her own fitness following with her Tone It Out Fitness, and teaches in several facilities in the Plymouth and Kingston area. No matter what level of fitness you are she promises you get a great workout and a smile.
Stefany Cobb
Stefany began her dance training at the age of 3. During her time in studios she studied contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and hip-hop. Throughout her training, she attended three seasons of Bates Dance Festival, 2014 Archcore40, as well as performing at Preulde Boston and The Pulse where she received scholarships from both Mia Michaels and Desmond Richardson. After graduation from high school Stefany began performing contemporary and hip hop professionally throughout Boston. Her history of dance companies includes JSXtension, Unyted Stylz, Contemporarily Out of Order and Boston Dance Productions. Currently she is a company member of Dance Prism, Project 31 and The Expressive Movement. Most recently she has concluded her 2018 tour,” Within a Dancer’s Mind”, with The Expressive Movement that travelled throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Montreal. Currently extending her concentration of training into temphopical, popping and tutting with various artists throughout New England. Alongside her dancing, Stefany is a Licensed Massage Therapist in MA. Most recently she has completed Spiraldynamik® Lehrgang Basic as a Spiraldynamik® Fachkraft Level Basic which she is able to incorporate into her teaching and massage to improve body movement and awareness. We are excited to have Stefany part of the CSDA teaching staff this season.
Samantha Dean
Samantha Dean was a student at Center Stage for 15 years. She was Dance Captain, part of the Company and Outreach Team and graduated from the Teacher training program. Samantha received her Masters in Science with an Occupational Therapy degree and focus in pediatrics from Quinnipiac University. She choreographed for and was on the committee hosting an annual dance marathon benefiting the Children's Hospital of Connecticut. Samantha has worked closely with the Girl Scouts of America, and spent part of Graduate School helping adults rehabilitate brain and motor skills after stroke through dancing. She is currently an Occupational Therapist at the Kennedy Donovan Center treating Newborns to 3 year olds with developmental delays. Samantha is a certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance instructor who is helping us make sure that dance is accessible to everyone!
Christine Flannery, Fitness Instructor
Christine Flannery is a licensed Zumba and Aerobic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified group exercise instructor. She has been teaching since 2005. Along with teaching classes at Center Stage, Christine’s “Flannery Fitness” performs workshops and teaches at various fitness studios locally. Christine donates her time to promote children and women’s wellness at several events across the South Shore and Cape Cod. Her classes are inspiring, uplifting and are for everyone. Christine’s goal is to make exercise fun so students will look forward to, rather than dread working out. She believes keeping fit should be a fun lifestyle choice not a chore!
Emily Gillis
Emily started dancing at the age of 7 training in all styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. She was part of the Dance Company, Outreach Team, and completed the teacher training program here at Center Stage. Emily has her Masters of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College and is working towards getting her BCBA. She currently works as a behavior counselor in the intensive behavior core at the May Institute working with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities who have severe and challenging behaviors. We are so happy Emily is joining our team this year teaching alongside Miss Sam making sure dance is for everyBODY!  
Jacqui Holmes
Jacqui Holmes has been at Center Stage for 17 years. She began assisting classes 6 years ago and graduated from the Center Stage Teacher Training Program.  Jacqui was part of the CSDA Outreach Team, Senior Company, was Dance Captain and is an award winning soloist. She was the Captain of the Plymouth North Dance Team helping her team to become Regional champions and representing New England at the National Dance Team Championships in Disney World. Jacqui received the All American Award from (UDA) Universal Dance Association and was asked to be on staff. Jacqui is a YPAD Certified Dance Educator, is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance at Dean College and is interning as a Creative Movement Instructor at The Boston Ballet School.
Mary Mazzulli
A native Bostonian and former scholarship student with the Boston Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools, Mary received her BFA with a major in Theatre/Jazz Dance and minor in Dance Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she was presented with the “Outstanding Jazz Dance Performance” Award in her senior year. Mary was The Executive Artistic Director and President of Rainbow Tribe, Inc for 15 years and is known for her innovative and original choreography which has been showcased at diverse venues throughout the East Coast. She was the a recipient of a choreographer’s grant for the 1999 “Boston Moves” sponsored by Dance Umbrella and was honored to be guest speaker at the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) Conference “Pathways to Success in the Arts”. Mary was appointed to the Executive Committee of The Boston Dance Alliance in March 2006 and passionately served until December 2010. Mary is on the faculty of Northeast Youth Ballet and is a freelance choreographer for Lynnfield High School, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Winton Club Winchester and City Year to name a few.
Diana Mulligan
Diana Mulligan began her dance training at age 4. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement extensively. Diana received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Fitchburg State College. She was the founding member of the Fitchburg State Dance Team and performed with them for 4 years. Diana has been teaching at Center Stage for 14 years and is a master of teaching young children. She is a YPAD Certified Dance Educator and creates early childhood dance curriculum. Diana is a married mother of four all of which she has schooled at home. She teaches our preschool and elementary classes helping to build a good solid stepping stone for the future.
Rebecca McCall
Rebecca McCall is thrilled to have moved back to MA! Her husband, who is in the United States Coast Guard, was transferred to Texas 4 years ago causing her to move and leave Center Stage. Now he has been stationed on the Cape, and Rebecca has returned! She has been dancing for over 25 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in Performance & Choreography. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. While in college she served as co-president for Meredith Dance Theatre and was the administrative assistant to the director of dance. She has performed and attended classes, intensives, workshops, and festivals along the east coast. Rebecca has won awards for her choreography and leadership in dance. She will be pursuing her YPAD Teacher Certification this fall!
Jacob Sharp
Jacob has been at CSDA for 17 years. He entered our Teacher Training program 8 years ago and instantly had a passion for teaching. Jacob’s leadership skills have been evident in everything he does. He was the Skills USA region 1 Vice President & Cross Country Captain for Plymouth South High School and was the Plymouth South Panther and the Plymouth Pilgrims Mascot. He is a former hockey player and serves as an umpire for Plymouth Youth Baseball. Jacob is very involved in his church and helps with the CCD program. He was an honor roll student who received the American Society Welder of the Year Award in 2015. Jacob is a YPAD Certified Dance Educator, is continuing his training with master classes and workshops and works closely with his mentor John Comix Barrella of ReDEF Movement.  Jacob teaches our boys classes fostering a positive learning environment for male dancers.
Amanda Buker
Amanda Buker graduated from Roger Williams University in 2013 with a duel-degree in Dance and Psychology. She has worked closely with world-renowned artist Sean Curran and members from his New York City Company as well as Jason Aryea from Nigeria. Amanda choreographed a duet titled “Ambiguous Journey” and a solo titled “Changing Perspectives” featured at Roger Williams. She attended the American College Dance Festivals at Connecticut College and University Massachusetts Amherst. Amanda has been dancing at Center Stage Dance Academy all of her life and has completed the Teacher Training Program. She is the former coach for Plymouth South's High School Varsity Dance Team and is a YPAD certified dance educator. Amanda attended the Mark Morris Dance for Parkinson's Disease Workshop in New York City and is starting her own Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes in the winter. She is a licensed esthetician and has her own product line called “Tipsy Scrubs”.
Paul Russell Wybieracki
Paul Russell Wybieracki has over 25 years of experience teaching ballroom & Latin dance. In addition to teaching for the Arthur Murray & Fred Astaire Dance Studio chains, He is the former owner of In Step Dance Center of Quincy & Hingham. Paul has danced professionally at major competitions across the Unites States as well as competing with his students in pro/am categories where they received many top student awards. In addition to teaching Ballroom, he is certified through the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in group exercise and is a licensed ZUMBA instructor. He is the owner/broker of The PRW Group, a real estate company offering residential & commercial brokerage services from Boston to the Cape & Southeastern Mass.

Dona Silver, Studio Manager

Aymee Levis, Administrative Assistant

Heide Halnen, Secretary

Norman Silver, Consultant


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