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 -

began dancing at age 3 and has never stopped. She trained competitively as a child and then danced at Brigham Young University. Katrina was recruited to dance and coach for a professional dance/cheer team in the German Football League in Saarbrucken, Germany called the Saarbrucken Hurricanes. There she performed for thousands of people on a regular basis and led her team to be recruited for many professional and corporate events around Germany. Upon her return to the United States, Katrina began teaching dance and coaching cheerleading. Katrina taught cheer at Cross Middle School, CDO High School, and Ironwood High School while teaching at Centre Stage Dance Studio. In 2006, Katrina took over Centre Stage Dance Studio and moved into the role as director and entrepreneur. Katrina has opened multiple locations in multiple states, including two locations in Tucson, one of which is a ground breaking aerial arts dance studio. Under her direction, Centre Stage has quadrupled in size and gone on to become a premier and respected professional and competitive dance training facility. Centre Stage has welcomed literally thousands of dancers through its doors. These dancers have gone on to win many awards at competitions (including many national and even world titles), they have danced on the world stage opening for greats such as Tim McGraw or at the opening event of Cars Land at California Adventure, and the studio has won best dance studio in Oro Valley. Katrina’s sound leadership mind and dedication to the industry has led her to become a sought after mentor and keynote speaker for other studio owner groups, including the Studio Owners’ Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada.  However, Katrina’s greatest joy and happiness still stems from seeing each dancer grow and blossom as they discover their own star potential from within.
Additional achievements- trained by The American Ballet Theater National Teachers Training Course. Certified CPR instructor. Certified in Zumba, aqua Zumba, and kids Zumba. Member of the US Pole Sports Federation Executive Committee. National Champion USPSF Doubles Pole Sport 2017. Delegate to the World Games for pole sport 2016. Lead Dance Director for the LDS Tucson Temple Cultural Celebration.
Katrina has five children, two grandchildren, and loves to travel with her husband.

Brianne "Bree" McClanahan -

was born with rhythm in her soul. As a child she trained classically in dance, competed as a pre-olympic gymnast, and headed an award-winning cheer team. Her star studded list of athletic and pole accomplishments is longer then she is tall!
But this feisty female is more then just a fantastic pole instructor.
Bree first came to Centre Stage while attending beauty school. The empowering vibe in the studio reminded her of the reason that she had been drawn to do hair and make help women feel confident and beautiful-a passion close to her heart!
Bree is also a wife and mom to two adorable little boys. When she's not competing in worldwide competitions or choreographing fierce routines, she enjoys spending time at the sand dunes 4 wheeling with her family and watching her boys play little league.
Bree is passionate and talented, and her knack for teaching has successfully taken many beginner students, to professional-level competitors. 
She believes in fostering an inclusive and positive environment, and truly works with each student on their individual goals. As our coach, leader and friend, Bree is a testament to the talent that is fostered here at Centre Stage! 

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 -

A fitness vixen to the core who piloted the pole conditioning arm of our program just after we opened in 2014. Since then, Sarah has jumping jacked, squatted, lunged, and push-uped countless women to their fitness goals. But don't be fooled by the hard work. Think of Sarah as a Sexy Drill Sargent. Her fitness classes are always fun and filled with dancing, music, and laughter. 
Of course, the Sexy Drill Sargent becomes mostly just sexy in her one of a kind "Floor Flow" class, which is always sure to please your softer, smoother side. 
And don't even think about trying to stop this woman. Working closely with her obstetrician, Sarah taught all the way until she delivered her third child. She was even upside down on the pole 2 days before she went into labor! If we were open on Sundays, it would've only been 1 day...
Don't miss your chance to party hard in class with this fitness pushing, floor flowing, furniture flipping, Emergency Nursing, life size Barbie Doll mom of 3--she'll change your world. 

Emily James -


Betsy Sigal-

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.


Harrison -

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.