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
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 thirteen 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 seventh 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.
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.
Voice 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 second year.
Media Studies and Film Production
Jill earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from Bridgewater State University with a concentration in Radio/Television, and Media Studies. These served her well as she gained experience at her college radio station as a news writer, disc jockey and mentor. While also earning a Minor in Dance from BSU, she spent 4 years participating in Winter Dance and Dance Kaleidoscope. Students acted as choreographers, dancers and crew and immersed themselves in Dance Production Theory and Techniques. Jill spent 10 plus years working as a teacher and choreographer for children ages 3 - 18 years old in many facets of dance. She utilized her communication degree in the corporate sector as well while working in the Health Insurance industry. Jill believes that the competent ability to speak, write, listen and visually communicate are the key to successful relationships. She also received her M.S. in Management from Lesley University.
Nicole earned a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Regis College where she studied voice, piano, flute, and theatre. Nicole also took two intensive Theatre courses in London where she learned about the fundamentals of both acting and stage production while viewing various styles of live shows.
Nicole has been teaching voice, piano, and flute since 2010. She is also a certified Kindermusik Educator and teaches classes for children as young as infants. She believes that when words fail, music speaks, and that every student has the power to be a great musician and artist as long as they come to lessons with an open mind, determination, and positive attitude.