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 ninth 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 

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.
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Olivia Allyn Nichols
Voice, Acting, Improv


Olivia is currently a junior at Salem State University earning her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She has been a lead assistant teacher for five years, and a lead teacher for the past two years.  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!
Carli Hamilton  
Music Director, Voice, Piano 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 sixth year.
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Elijah McTiernan
Voice, Piano and Musical Director

Elijah McTiernan is an actor and singer, trained classically and theatrically. Absorbed into the artistic world in middle school, he has since graduated from the University of Maine with a B.M in Music Education and a Theater Minor. Acting credits include roles such as Jack in "Into the Woods", John Brooke in "Little Women", and Christopher Boone in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime". Elijah is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who believes in diversifying one's resume beyond any individual title. He currently teaches middle school choir and general music at Dedham Country Day School, and is thrilled to be joining the team at ABC.
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Marissa Scarpa
Acting, Improv, Voice

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 The Berklee School of Music on-line program majoring in voice. 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 third year!
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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.