• Instructors


    Owner & Dance Instructor

    Ms Erin has danced since the age of 5, having received advanced training in Chicago, New York, Hollywood, and Scottsdale. At the age of 19, Erin started dancing professionally with the Grounding Point Dance Company out of Scottsdale, Arizona. During her senior year at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Erin opened Center Stage Dance Academy of Poynette.


    Since then Ms. Erin has dedicated herself to teaching her students to succeed in dance and in life. For over 19 years, CSDA has taught hundreds of dancers the joy and craft of dancing while equipping their dancers with the confidence, grit, kindness and respect to fully maximize their opportunities in both dancing and life.


    Dance Instructor

    Jennifer has a combined total of over 20 years experience teaching dance. She has been dancing since the age of three and earned a Dance degree from the University of Iowa along with a Linguist degree in 1999. After serving in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, she returned to school to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma in 2005. Since then, she has worked as an educator - teaching physical education, health and dance in public school systems in Oklahoma & North Carolina. She puts her heart and soul into her choreography and into passing along her vast knowledge and passion of dance to her students. Jennifer has two boys of her own and is a dedicated volunteer in our community.

    Brianna Fisher

    Dance Instructor

    Miss Bri, has been dancing with CSDA for the past 11 years and a member of the EXCEL Convention team for 7. Her favorite genre of dance is contemporary. Brianna is a Junior at Pardeeville High School and plays the flute for their band. She loves spending time with her family and taking her 2 sweet dogs on walks. She enjoys hitting the snowy Montana slopes with her littler sister, Isabel. And her favorite food is ICE CREAM.

    Jocelynn Nehls

    Dance Instructor

    Miss Jocelynn is a Junior at Poynette High School. Jocelynn started dancing at CSDA when she was 4 years old. At 9 years she joined the EXCEL traveling convention team and has been anactive leader ever since. Her favorite genre of dance is Tap but loves any technique class that is offered.

    Something incredibly special about Jocelynn is she is an aspiring surgeon. She's already starting practicing blind suturing and watching organ transplants on YouTube. Adding to her fantastic reassume this past year was softball were she received a varsity letter. She is also an active member of the student council. On top of being very kind, Jocelynn is hard working, driven, relaiable, extremely funny and sarcastic. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. Jocelynn has a passion for anything challenging, including hunting and jigsaw puzzles. And lastly, she is a fantastic cook and likes to try new recipes.

    Maddie Lee

    Dance Instructor

    Miss Maddie is a Junior at Poynette High School. She took her first dance class at the age of TWO. Maddie joined CSDA's EXCEL traveling convention team in 4th grade.

    Maddie aspires to be a teacher in her post high school life. She has been actively working toward this goal by leading classes as a demonstrator, last year assistant teachering, and this year having her own classes.

    When Maddie is not dancing, you can find her staying busy as a religious educator for younger followers at her church, selling scones at the Madison's Farmers Markets, and assististing with customer service and vineyard maintenance at Poynette's local winery.

    Maddie has lettered in Cross Country and Track.

    One top of Maddie's incredible resume, she is a very kind, compassionate, and dedicated person. Always willing to help and give back to younger generations. She has a big passion for dance but loves the great outdoors, Culver's and her sweet fur family.