Lindsay Packard- Dashew (Academy Director)
Miss Lindsay comes to Broadway Bound after 10 years of working as an actress/singer/dancer in NYC. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia, and a MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. She has worked in theaters all over this country as a member of regional theatre productions, national touring companies, and Off-Broadway shows! Some of her favorites include: Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" (Naples Theatre, FL), Shirley in "The Producers" (Westchester Broadway Theatre and Kansas City Startlight), Alice in "The Secret Garden" (Theatre By the Sea, RI)and Diana in "Next to Normal" (SLOC). She has also performed as a vocal soloist in concerts with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Since the summer of 1999 Miss Lindsay has been teaching Musical Theatre workshops to students grades k-12 in Rochester and now Albany, NY. Her model is also being used by fellow teachers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Brooklyn, NY!
Caley Alyce Lacey (Jazz for Musical Theatre) * through summer 2019*
Miss Caley is currently in school attending SCCC for music and theater, and has attended Skidmore College for dance. She has been dancing for many years and has been in 30+ productions around the area. Miss Caley served as has choreographer for local musicals (high school, college, and community theatre) and has created dances that have won first place at StarPower and Elite Dance Competitions. When not teaching dance in Capital District studios, Miss Caley can be found onstage herself. Some of her recent credits include: Be More Chill ( dance captain), In the Heights (dance captain), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, The Addams Family, Pippin, Seussical, and Legally Blonde!
Nicole Ravella (Jazz and Tap) **Beginning September 2019**
Miss Nicole has been teaching dance for more than 20 years, specializing in all forms of studio dance. She received her BA from Bentley University and is a member of the APO National Dramatic Society. Since college Miss Nicole has danced professionally for many sports teams such as The Albany Devils and at Boston Celtics games. Recent dance credits include performances at Jacob's Pillow with contemporary dance company La Compañia Sharon Friedman, and for Tina Baird's tap showcase Rhythm Rebound. Currently she is also a master teacher for Dance Master's of America Chapter 8. Her theatre credits include; Grease, Chicago, Singin' in the Rain, Bye Bye Birdie, George M., The Sound of Music, and Annie. She is excited to be a part of the family at Broadway Bound.
Miss Nina is the current voice instructor at Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy. Graduated from the College of Saint Rose with a Bachelors in Music Industry with a concentration in voice, she received training in both classical and contemporary styles singing. She has experience in performance, songwriting, music production and recording. As a performer she enjoys singing blues, contemporary jazz, show tunes and alternative pop. Along with being a private instructor Nina also works with Live Sound Inc. in live musical production.