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About Us

A Broadway Kids Company offers children 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 35 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 twelfth year and offers a variety of classes for kids ranging in age from 1.5 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.

Jody opened a second location of ABC in Framingham in 2020, bringing the ABC philosophy to other lucky students. Most recently, ABC has moved locations to offer a larger space for more private music students (voice and instruments), as well as opened the Allen Phillip Theatre where the ABC Players perform for in-house audiences. She produced ABC’s first production of Into the Woods, Jr. and is looking forward to the spring production of Willy Wonka, Jr.

In addition, she brings the love of theatre to local school districts as part of their curriculum, and for 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.  ABC is the proud recipient of  "The Best of the Northshore" (BONS Award) by Northshore Magazine, for 'Best Kids Program'. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023.

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 fourth year as the Director of A Broadway Kids Company ~ West (Framingham). She has been a part of the theatre community since she was four years old. She attended High Point University where she studied childhood education and family studies and was a part of Petal Points, all women acapella group. She studied acting, singing, dancing (ballet, tap, hip hop) in her earlier years. Her choreographer credits include lead choreographer for an art/dance camp for two years as well as for High School Musical, Alice in Wonderland and directed Beauty and the Beast. She choreographed Willy Wonka, Jr. for her elementary school’s fifth grade musical. For ABC, she is the Director for Willy Wonka, Jr., was the Assistant Director for Into the Woods, Jr., and is the lead make-up and hair stylist for ABC’s Headshot Extravaganza for the past four 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 is currently in the DCP program at Walt Disney World.
Wendy Kornbliet
Lead Teacher and Administrator

Wendy, a graduate of Simmons University, is a co-teacher at ABC-West (Framingham). A graphic designer by trade, for the past four years she designs and implements all arts and crafts throughout the year, creates all show playbills, assists in choreography and teaching. She studied dance from an early age, specializing in musical theater, tap, ballet, and hip hop. She 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 continue to grow!
Nick Principi
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Nick William Principi is a composer and actor out of the North Shore. He is incredibly excited to begin his career with the ABC Broadway family. Nick has a Bachelor of Fine Art’s Degree in Theater Performance from Salem State University (2021). Some of his noted acting credits include “Guy” - Once the Musical at the Firehouse Center for the Arts (2022), and “Benedick” - Much Ado About Nothing at Salem State University for which he received an “Irene Ryan” nomination as well as the 2020 Dembowski Gift. Nick is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist of over 10 years of experience. The recent years he has spent refining his orchestral composition skills and entered the world of film scoring. His mission as a teacher is to show budding musicians that there is no “one way” to learn the art form. It manifests in many forms, and it must always be fun and rewarding. Therefore, each student will have a lesson plan that is unique to their musical passions and skillsets.
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. Kay is thrilled to be back teaching for her fourth year.
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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.
Olivia Avery
Voice, Piano, and Acting

Olivia Avery is thrilled to be joining the ABC family as an acting, movement and voice coach.  Olivia is a Lynn native, and has been performing onstage since the age of 9.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance from Salem State University in 2020, and earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Merrimack College in 2022.  After the pandemic, she began teaching in public schools, and has continued to perform with local theatre companies in productions ever since!  Some of Olivia’s most recent credits include “Girl”- Once the Musical, “Claire Ganz”- Rumours; “Doris Walker”- Miracle on 34th St.; She also recently directed Spookley the Square Pumpkin at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, and has performed in their outdoor summer series shows, Godspell and All Shook Up!  Olivia is thrilled to be joining the team at ABC.
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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ABC Ambassador
Nate Sapienza
Guitar, Bass and Ukulele

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.
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