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About Us

A Broadway Kids Company offers children from ages 3+ an opportunity to expand their knowledge of music, dance, acting and theater.  In addition, we also offer private audition prep, on-camera acting workshops and classes, etiquette classes, private music lessons, girl scout badge classes, vacation days, birthday parties, and summer workshops.
I believe children learn best in an atmosphere where they can express themselves freely.  Our motto is "A place where everyone shines like a star!" If they aren't having fun while learning, then I am not doing my job!


Meet Our Teachers

Jody Nichols

Founder, Owner and Teacher


Jody attended both the University of Massachusetts and Boston Conservatory as a dance major.  She has been teaching dance and acting to children, as well as adults, at various dance companies for the past 30 years. She has choreographed major productions for local theater companies such as Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well, as local high school productions such as Grease, and Anything Goes. Jody helped cast and choreograph a national commercial for Shiki Emoji wrist bands.  Many of Jody's students have been cast in local and national commercials and movies.

Jody created the Broadway Kids program 16 years ago to introduce young students to singing, acting, dance, improvisation, as well as getting them comfortable performing on stage. 

Currently, A Broadway Kids Company (ABC) is in its eleventh year and offers a variety of classes for kids ranging in ages from 3 to 21 years, with no experience necessary.  At ABC students learn about music, dance, and acting, in a fun and nurturing environment. ABC is a well-rounded educational center for the arts. Along with weekly classes, we bring in guest teachers from all over New England, and New York, giving students an opportunity to take classes with professional industry teachers.

In addition, for the past five years, Jody has been the lead dance instructor for the Gym Momentum Gymnastics Camp, teaching dance to hundreds of gymnasts from all over the world.

Carli Hamilton - Music Director North Andover
Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Improv and Acting 

Carli Elise Hamilton is a New England based performer, director, playwright, and educator. After attending Marymount Manhattan College to study Musical Theatre, Carli spent time performing and teaching in NYC, including an award winning performance as "Lara LaRouge" in the Midtown Manhattan Theatre Festival original production, "Beautiful Dreamer". Carli then attended Berklee College of Music to pursue music therapy and vocal performance. She continues to perform in regional productions, as well as touring as lead vocalist in Boston's #1 Rock Band, "Hot Mess". Carli loves being a music and arts educator, and believes in developing the right environment for each and every child, so that they may learn comfortably and with love, at their pace.  Carli is thrilled to be back for her seventh year.
Madi Kornbliet -Director of ABC Framingham
Voice, Improv, Acting

Madi Kornbliet is in her third year as the Director of A Broadway Kids Company Framingham. She has been a part of the theatre community since she was 4 years old. She loves singing, dancing, acting, and especially teaching. Madi attended High Point University for childhood education and will be attending Framingham State University to finish her degree in Child and Family Studies. She has taught acting, dance, and musical theatre to a wide range of students for the past five years. Madi was on a traveling performing group called The Friends of Broadway at the Performing Arts Connection for five years, studied dance ranging from Ballet to Hip Hop, as well as performed in several acapella groups. She was the lead choreographer for an art/dance camp and most recently was the choreographer for High School Musical, Alice in Wonderland, as well as directed Beauty and the Beast. In addition to teaching theater, Madi has been the lead make-up and hair stylist for ABC’s Headshot Extravaganza's for past three years.  
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Olivia Allyn Nichols
Voice, Acting, Improv, On-Camera

Olivia currently holds a degree from Salem State University with a  Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Olivia has been an extra in blockbuster movies, and can be seen in commercials, and local print work. Olivia has studied with the top vocal coaches in NYC taking with voice teachers who also teach pop stars such as Sara Bareilles, Broadway musical directors, as well as the coaches to the current leading ladies on Broadway. Olivia hopes to bring her years of knowledge from the professional world of coaching to Middleton before she herself heads to NYC!
Wendy Kornbliet
Lead Teacher and Administrator

Wendy, graduate of Simmons University, is a co-teacher at ABC-Framingham. A graphic designer by trade, she designs and implements all arts and crafts throughout the year, creates all show playbills, assists in choreography and teaching. Wendy studied dance from an early age, specializing in musical theater, tap, ballet, and hip hop. Wendy has been Involved in many theater productions, helping with choreography, as well as scene development. Throughout her adulthood, she taught dance and creative movement. Wendy loves being  a part of the “family” business and is thankful to help the ABC Framingham Family grow!
Nate Sapienza
Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Improv

Nate, lifelong native of Massachusetts, is beyond excited to be teaching strings at A Broadway Kids Company. Be it guitar, bass, ukulele, or banjo, you’ll be thrilled with your experience learning with Nate. His professional experience began in 2007 in bass and guitar, through multiple styles of bands, and no shortage of professional education. Nate focuses not only on artistic style and music theory, but an appreciation for music as an entity. He makes a point of cultivating a loving and passionate environment for musicians of all ages. We know you will be more than satisfied with your education when learning with Nate, our resident guitar hero.
Kay Abbs
Voice, Piano, Guitar and Acting

Kay is thrilled to be teaching at A Broadway Kids Company. Her expertise in piano, voice and guitar has allowed her to have a fulfilling career prior to choosing a career as a private educator. While her specialties musically in Jazz and Musical Theatre preceded her, Kay is also an accomplished makeup and special effects artist, including working alongside Gwen Stefani’s personal makeup artist and features in Vogue. She offers a kind and compassionate learning environment for students of any age, leading lessons through an understanding of classical fundamentals of singing and music theory alongside a love of learning and performing.
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Zoe Armstrong - Music Director ABC Framingham

Zoe holds a BA from Clark University and is currently completing her Masters of Arts in teaching. She has studied voice, dance, acting, and music theory since a very early age, while taking piano lessons for 16 years. She has a passion for working with children and making everyone feel accepted, supported. Zoe joined our ABC West family in 2021.
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ABC Ambassador

Hannah Rowe 
Voice, Piano, and Acting

Hannah is excited to be joining our family at A Broadway Kids Company, North Andover. Hannah performed in her first show when she was five, and began taking private voice and piano lessons at the age of twelve. Hannah continued her training throughout college where she studied music with a concentration in vocal performance at Hofstra University. She continues to study music in her free time,  performs in plays and musicals, and has been part of the creative team for several shows (including an associate position working on music in film) As a teacher, Hannah works to create a welcoming and safe environment for her students to learn and grow. She strives to share her love of music with those she teaches. Everyone is welcome in her classroom. Hannah can’t wait to meet you!
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