Center Stage Dance Academy Staff

Tiffany Prout-Leitao
Owner & Director
Tiffany is the Owner and Artistic Director of Center Stage and founder of the Company and Outreach Team.  A native of Plymouth, she began dancing here as a child and continued her education throughout Boston, New York and California, studying extensively at Harvard University and San Jose State University.  She 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 a Company Member of Impulse Dance Company for fourteen years, and served as Rehearsal Director for the company.  She is a former Company Member of Rainbow Tribe Dance Company, has created works on the company, and is Chairman of The Board of Directors. Tiffany is on the Board of Directors for the Hoxie Center, an Arts, Education, Science and Cultural Center in Sagamore Beach and is the Producer of "Dancing With The Angels." She is and advocate and the Massachusetts Ambassador for Y.P.A.D. (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) an organization dedicated to stop the exploitation of our youth in the performing arts. Tiffany has been newly appointed to the Y.P.A.D. Advisory Panel to help create standards, recommendations, tools & certifications for dance educators. She is a Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Certified instructor whose goal is to ensure that dance is accessible to everyone. 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 teach and pass on her passion for dance and life to the students of Center Stage.
Jade Mulligan
Outreach Team Assistant 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. Jade is a certified “Acrobatic Arts” instructor who runs the acro program at Center Stage and is also the Assistant Director of the Center Stage Outreach team, whose choreography has received National Scholarships and invitations to National Teams.
Julia Amaral
Julia began dancing at Center Stage at the age of nine. She studied all types of dance, including ballet, modern, tap, lyrical, and jazz. Spending lots of time at the studio assistant teaching, she became Dance Captain, and co-choreographed a piece with the Boston - based dance company Rainbow Tribe. After high school, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s 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 is an independent choreographer and guest Artist for several local arts organizations and dance teams.
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.
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.
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. We are so proud to have Miss Sam back at her Center Stage home 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!
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 10 years, and is a master of teaching young children. She is a married mother of four all of which she has schooled at home. Diana teaches the preschool and kinder 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 is excited to be back with her Center Stage Family!
Jacob Sharp
Jacob has been at CSDA for 15 years. He entered our Teacher Training program 6 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 continuing his training with master classes and workshops and teaches our boys classes fostering a positive learning environment for male dancers.
Amanda Tanis
Amanda Tanis graduated from Roger Williams University in 2013 with a duel-degree in Dance and Psychology. She has worked closely with world-renowned artists such as Sean Curran and members from his New York City Company as well as Jason Aryea from Nigeria. Amanda also 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 was this past seasons coach for Plymouth South's High School Varsity Dance Team. Amanda has a passion for helping others and attended the Mark Morris Dance for Parkinson's Disease Workshop in New York City and hopes to get her own Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes started.
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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