The Centre Stage Staff is made up of dedicated, talented, and qualified dance professionals who love to dance and it shows! We will love your children and help them to unlock their potential as they discover the star within!
Tylene Nichols– Owner, Director, Visionary
Tylene Nichols has a personal mission: to impact the world for good. Tylene has dedicated her life to serving those around her and creating memorable experiences. She believes excellence is a worthy pursuit and hopes to inspire all those around her to truly be all the they can be. She hopes that by living her dreams, she will empower all who know her to live their dreams also.
Tylene began dancing as a young teenager and was immediately addicted. She trained in various styles of dance and began to choeograph and teach while still in school. Tylene has spent countless hours performing for others and using her creativity to motivate and inspire others.
She continued her personal education by receiving her Bachelors degree in Marriage and Family Studies and continued on to a Master’s Program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Tylene’s passion for the field of sociology inspires her to build community resources to strengthen families and individuals for the better.
Tylene started teaching at Centre Stage Dance Studio in 2020 and soon after was approached to continue at the studio as owner. She accepted the role and has moved into the role as Director and Visionary .
Since opening, Centre Stage has quadrupled in size and gone on to become a premier and respected pre-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.
Tylene’s greatest joy and happiness stems from seeing each dancer grow and blossom as they discover their own star potential from within.
Tylene has two children, a dog named Padfoot, and loves to be silly and creative with her husband, Reggie Nichols.
Aubrey Zimmerman– Instructor
Aubrey Zimmerman has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She has trained at studios in both Tucson and Tempe and studied under numerous amazing teachers from all over the United States. She attended two summer intensives at Houston Ballet and one at Austin Ballet. She has also participated in summer workshops at MODAS in New Mexico, and Steps on Broadway, Peridance Capezio Center, and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Most recently, Aubrey was invited, on scholarship, to attend Perry Mansfield and work with artistic director Banning Bouldin and the company members of New Dialect.
Aubrey Loves to perform. She has taken every opportunity she has been given to perform via competitions, recitals, and now professional shows and programs. In the summer of 2016, she went on a performing tour of Europe, performing in Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland. She has won multiple regional titles in competitions and was a Junior national champion at the age of 10.
During high school she was an honor student at a college preparatory school while commuting from Tucson to Tempe 4-5 days a week to continue her training in dance. Aubrey has a tremendous dedication to dance education and loves to support every dancer around her.
Aubrey is a well rounded dancer trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, and Hip hop.
She is currently dancing on scholarship of the University of Arizona School of Dance. She loves teaching as much as she loves to dance!
Miranda has a long history of dance study, performance, and teaching. She is a well rounded dancer excellent in every discipline and with real world experience in dance. She has been employed to dance with Princess Cruise lines, Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World, Dick Clark Productions and more. She is great resource for our students who wish to continue dancing after high school and can help them to see, find, and get all the possibilities that await.
Miranda brings the professionalism of performance to the studio through her dedication to help the students succeed.
Miranda is trained in ballet, Cecchetti, burlesque, gymanstics, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe, tap, aerial. Competition dancer affiliated with the American Dance Awards, Dance Masters of America, and Pennsylvania Dance Masters.
Miranda has a bachelor’s degree in business and loves playing sports in her free time.