About Us

Welcome to Arizona’s premiere dance studio for dedicated and passionate dancers. We do things a little differently here.

That’s because we are on a mission to revolutionize dance education, create a brighter future, and change the world. We are shaping the future by teaching our dancers to strive for excellence, be all that they can be, and make the world a better place to be. If you feel your child is destined for greatness, you are in the right place.

We teach important life lesson skills like dedication, persistence and excellence. Your dancer will grow each day as he/she learns to work hard towards something they love. Your child will have the opportunity to learn and test specific skills and master new levels within the star Academies. They will realize how much they are capable of achieving. This confidence will help them to shine both on and off the stage.

Meet the Director

Tylene Nichols has been the owner and director of Centre Stage since 2021. She trained in gymnastics from the time she was 3 and transitioned to dance at the age of 12. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, contemporary, modern, and more during this time building a solid foundation of dance education in a variety of styles.

Tylene continued on to work in the medical field for 6 years while completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Marriage and Family Studies. Though she became involved in many other things, dance and teaching continued to be a consistent part of her life. She created multiple small dance programs to accomodate graduate students families and low income-communities.

Soon after moving to Tucson in 2019, Tylene became involved with Centre Stage Dance Studio and quickly fell in love with the program and the dancers. Tylene became the new owner in Summer of 2021 and has been applying her knowledge of childhood development and physical health into the studio. She is determined to create a comfortable and supportive environment to all who walk though the door of the studio.

Tylene and her husband have two children and a dog named Padfoot. She loves italian food, breakfast sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, Disney, and Harry Potter.