About Us

A Broadway Kids Company offers children from ages 1.5 - 19 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 a non - competitive atmosphere, where they can express themselves freely.  Our motto is "A place where every kid 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 14 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 eighth year and offers a variety of classes for kids ranging in ages from 1.5 to 19 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.

Ashley Skomurski
On-Camera Acting Teacher
Ashley Skomurski comes to A Broadway Kids Company after spending the past fifteen years in the film & television industry in Boston.  Ashley is a red head whose special skills include marathon running, paddle boarding, and yoga.  But casting tops her list of expertise!  Working in the casting industry in Boston since 2008, Ashley's credits include a long list of feature films, commercials, industrials and real people casting.  She has worked with a number of clients on commercial projects such as Pinnacle Golf, LL Bean, Hasbro, Toyota, T.J. Maxx, Norfolk Kitchen and Bath, EverSource, and many more.  Ashley's film and television credits include casting associate for many films in the Boston area. 
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Madi Kornbliet
Director of ABC West/Teacher
 Madi Kornbliet is so excited to be joining the ABC family as the Director of A Broadway Kids Company West. 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.  
We are so excited for her journey as the Director in our newest ABC location in Wayland, MA.
Carli Hamilton  
Music Director of ABC North
Voice, Piano and Acting Teacher
Carli Hamilton is an actress and singer, originally from Plaistow, NH. She grew up performing and attended Marymount Manhattan College. While in New York, Carli performed in an off-broadway workshop production of "Beautiful Dreamer" as Lara LaRouge. Carli currently study's Vocal Performance and Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music. Carli has been heavily involved in the audition process, and some of her recent productions include: Jo March in "Little Women the Musical,” Veronica Sawyer in "Heathers," and the Baker’s Wife in "Into the Woods," alongside local performances as a vocalist. Carli is thrilled to be back for her fifth year.
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Lauren Busa
Voice, Piano and Musical Director
Lauren is a classically trained Soprano and has been a private singing instructor for over five years teaching in the classical, musical theatre and contemporary techniques. She is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell where she gained a BM in Music Business and Vocal Performance. She then graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with an
MA in Administration and Cultural Policy. Outside of private teaching, Lauren enjoys music directing, conducting and performing. Lauren is excited to share her passion of music with her students and to inspire developing musicians. Lauren is excited to join our ABC Family.
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Zoe Armstrong
Lead Assistant/Teacher
Zoe is an actor, dancer and singer from Belmont, MA. She's been singing and playing music her entire life and later discovered her love of choreography. She is going into her third year at Clark University in Worcester where she is studying to become an elementary school teacher. She has a passion for working with children and making everyone feel accepted and heard. Zoe knows what it's like to be constantly seeking out that spotlight and can't wait to help young actors and actresses find their moment in the sun. She is excited to work together with Madi Kornbliet this summer at ABC West.
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Marissa Scarpa
Lead Assistant/Teacher
Marissa is a professionally trained singer living in North Andover, MA. She has had a love for the entertainment industry ever since she can remember. She's performed in numerous voice recitals and theater productions all over the Merrimack Valley. Marissa currently attends Merrimack College majoring in Theater Arts with a  minor in Film Studies. Marissa has created her own YouTube channel where she records songs from popular artists. In addition to performing, she continues to write and produce her own songs. Helping children become more confident performing on the stage is one of many goals she has while teaching at ABC. Marissa is thrilled to back for her second year!