Broadway Bound
Performing Arts Academy

Performing Arts Academy

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!


Nicole Ravella (Jazz and Tap)

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.

Nina Santana (Private Voice)
  Miss Nina has been with the Broadway Bound family for 5 years, teaching private voice lessons that encourage students to find their unique sound. Specializing in fundamental techniques, ear training, sight singing and developing improvisation skills. Nina is an experienced studio artist, live performer, songwriter, and audio engineer. Educated in both classical and contemporary vocal techniques, she incorporates various teaching methods to strengthen each student’s personal style.