Staff

Elizabeth Tolis, Studio Director
Elizabeth began her dance training at age 5 and has not stopped since. Her training in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical and modern quickly became intense. She has studied with The Pennsylvania Ballet, Princeton Ballet, and in New York City with various staff members of the Broadway Dance Center and Steps. Her teaching career began at age 14 when she was given her own classes, and it has continued for over 16 years. A mother of 3, Elizabeth provides a nurturing but structured environment at CSDA. Her choreography has been seen in Elementary through High School musical productions and has won various top awards on the competition circuit. Elizabeth is also a trained vocalist, actress and model , who’s face has been seen on the cover of Newsweek; she has been seen performing lead roles in many regional theater productions. Elizabeth’s dance performances include live industrial work for McNeil, Dance Captain for the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant, Basin Street Follies at the Showboat Casino & Hotel, and the world famous “Legends in Concert” to name a few. Elizabeth is proud to share her love of dance with the community of Hatboro and its surrounding areas.
Allison Finnegan
Allison began her dance training at the young age of two, and fell in love with it from the very start. Continuing through college, she graduated with a BA in dance performance with a minor in health from Hofstra University. In the summer of 2006, was accepted into the American Ballet Theater's collegic program. Through out her 4 years of dance she was able to choreograph for the student run club Danceworks for 6 semesters. While at Hofstra she was able to work with well known choreographers from the new york area such as, Amy Marshall, Nathan Trice, Robin Becker, Karla Wolfangle, and many more. Allison is excited to work with young and eager talent and plans to help them grow as both artists and technicians while instilling her passion for dance and movement.
Justina Leavesley
Justina's love for dance started when she was 5 years old. Her 13 years experience in ballet, tap, and jazz have translated beautifully into the Irish Dance form. Aside from annual recitals, Justina competed on the regional and state level, and performed regularly on The Chief Halftown television program. In October of 2011, Justina began her Irish Dance career and became 2012 and 2013 National Champion with the North American Irish Dance Federation. Justina has advanced through the Preliminary Champion level and is currently a certified instructor with the organization Rince Tuatha Nua.
Alyssa Corrigan
Alyssa Corrigan began her dance journey began at age 6 and has not stopped since! After high school, Alyssa attended Montclair State University and graduated with a BA in Dance Education. Alyssa’s favorite dance styles are Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary. Her favorite thing about dance is being able to share her passion through expression and movement with others. Performance credits include: Works A Foot, Dance Collage, Danceworks, New Jersey Emeralds Dance Team, Canvas Shoe Ballet, LeFusion Dance Company, Just Dance Team and The American College Dance Festival. Mrs. Corrigan has spent the last 12 years teaching dance at a variety of studios, recreation centers, public schools, after school programs, dance companies, college dance teams and more. Teaching experience includes: Perth Amboy Public Schools (NJ), Pitt County Public Schools (NC), Broadway Performing Arts, Gateway to the Arts, Dance Innovations, West Hudson Council for the Arts, Stars Dance Center and Shippensburg Dance Team. While teaching in public schools, Alyssa expanded her skills outside the classroom by becoming a member on the school-wide Leadership Team and the Intramurals Committee Chairperson. This past summer, Mrs. Corrigan was the Camp Director at White Manor Country Club. Recently after two years in North Carolina, Alyssa moved back to PA to raise a family and continue inspiring through dance. Mrs. Corrigan lives in Roxborough with her husband, son Declan and dog Tyson. “Being a dancer is an extension of being a human being”.  
Jackie Donohue
Miss Jackie got her start as a young girl in her local gymnastics school and later moved on to join an All Star competitive cheer program to focus primarily on floor exercise and tumbling skills. Jackie cheered competitively thought out middle school and high school . Post graduation, she has choreographed for various high school cheer teams as well as All Star teams at High Performance located in Chalfont. She joins the staff of Center Stage with 14 years of teaching experience. Her focus on strong technique, proper progression of skills and most importantly safety are just a few of Miss Jackie’s strengths as an instructor. She is a former coach at Central Bucks Gymnastics and is currently on the staff of Studios on The Main. Her focus in class is on positive reinforcement. Building students’ self esteem allows her to build a solid relationship, based on trust, that is necessary when introducing new skills. Outside of teaching, Miss Jackie is a wife and mother of two young children.  
Colleen Rafferty
Makenzie Crane - Guest Teacher/Choreographer
Makenzie is a third generation dancer and teacher, and is proud to keep the tradition of a family of dancers alive into the 21st century. Makenzie trained at her mother’s dance studio in Pennsylvania as well as North Carolina School of the Arts,Interlochen Arts Center in Michigan, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, River North Chicago andBroadway Dance Center in New York City, where she was on full scholarship. Performance credits include: Jammin’ Gold Dancer, Tap Team II, ASH Contemporary Dance, DRA’s Remember Project, “The Best of...” and Broadway Dance Center’s Performance Outlets. While living in New York, Makenzie served as a sound technician and lighting designer for various performances throughout the city. Makenzie has taught and choreographed for numerous schools and companies, and taught for the children’s program at Broadway Dance Center. Makenzie’s students have won both regional and national competition titles, as well as college dance scholarships. Makenzie holds a degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University.
Additional Staff
George Tolis, Office Manager
Sara Ketler
Brianna Weber
Olivia
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