Meet Our Talented Staff
All of our team members are talented and highly qualified. Each one has undergone specialized training and certifying in order to ensure that our students; as well as our elite competition teams, receive the best and most accurate up to date instruction possible.
Katrina Wyckoff -
Brianne "Bree" McClanahan -
Michelle Jones -
is one of Centre Stage's MVP's. The day she took the plunge and bought a groupon for 3 pole classes on a whim was a fateful day indeed! This single mom of two started as a beginner and has worked her way up to a professional competitor, a certified pole and aerial silks instructor, and our studio manager! Michelle has been an integral part of growing our Centre Stage family into the large and diversified group it is today!
When she's not working hands-on with her students, she is busy working behind the scenes. Michelle pours her soul into our studio. From developing curriculum to administrative tasks and everything in between, her hard work ethic inspires us all. Michelle is always friendly, motivated, and willing to help anyone out at a moments notice. Her problem solving attitude and sparkling personality are contagious! She is invaluable to our community as a leader, confidante, and friend.
Sarah Samuelson -
Emily James -
Betsy takes the idea of pole dance being therapeutic to the next level. As a medical doctor and psychiatrist, this mama of two knows that the key to a great life is taking care of our minds and bodies.
From classical ballet training as a child, to dancing in music videos as a young adult, to serving as a field surgeon in the military, Betsy has dedicated years to studying movement and the human body.
But don't let her long list of prestigious accomplishments fool you-Betsy really knows how to let lose! Once she hangs up her stethoscope and slips on her heels, her high energy, booty-poppin' dancer side emerges! Her classes will have you twerkin' and twistin' your way to a toned body!
Rori Chacon -
Rori's love of fitness came at an early age. From doing Richard Simmons videos and "Sweatin' to the oldies" with her mom, to rock climbing, cycling, surfing and competitive swimming, finding new and exciting ways to stay active has always been a big part of her identity. This busy mama of two runs a food truck, an aspiring craft business, and still manages to keep the good vibes flowing at Centre Stage! Part instructor, part graphic designer, and part social media manager, if you could wear hats while hanging upside down, Rori would be wearing them all! Knowledgeable, personable, and full of energy, Rori has a passion for helping people to realize their goals and stay optimistic despite any obstacles that may come their way. When she's not spotting a student, creating a campaign, or helping our wonderful clients, you can find her crafting magical creations, watching her husband and son on the baseball field, or choreographing cool pole routines with her daughter.
is a traveling nomad, who enjoys spending most of his time upside, researching and exploring the limits and connectivity of his own body. He is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, CA and has worked as a circus artist for the past 5 years, teaching and performing aerial silks, trapeze, lyra and partner acrobatics. He majored in Theatre and Cognitive Science, with an emphasis on playwriting, musical theatre performance and modern dance choreography, and the ways in which motor expertise changes neural wiring and perception. This past year as a Watson Fellow, he studied dance, theatre, somatic techniques and puppetry across India, Southeast Asia and Europe. He also gained his teaching certifications in Ashtanga and Aerial Yoga as well as Ayurveda Massage. He has performed and taught at circuses in Africa, Europe and South America, as well across the United States.
Victor Nguyen -
fell in love with aerial circus 15 years ago from a picture his jazz teacher showed him, doing a perfect split on the silk. Ever then he’s been hooked. He has also been dancing in conjunction to aerial, including tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theater. He was recently in a show in Seattle that gave him the chance to perform every weekends for the past 8 years. When you take his aerial class, you’re not only learning tricks. You’ll learn good techniques, styles, and how to perform with a story.