Alex is beyond excited to join the Broadway Bodies team! A Connecticut native, she received her BFA in Dance, with a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship from THE Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!). At OSU she had the honor of working with Bebe Miller, Susan Hadley, and Victoria Uris, to name a few. Alex is currently an advertising executive – close to Madison Avenue. She cannot wait to share all the energy that builds up at her desk during the day!
Alistair Williams is the executive director of Broadway Bodies NYC, and director of musical theater for the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division at Rutgers University. Alistair is a performing arts professional with over ten years of experience. He has been fortunate to perform, choreograph and direct at various venues throughout the tri-state area such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Papermill Playhouse. Alistair is incredibly excited to be on the Broadway Bodies team, and looks forward to magnifying the mission of one of New York's iconic dance fitness programs.
Bonnie Kelly is a Broadway Bodies instructor, and a native of Cherry Hill, NJ. She is thrilled to be on the staff at Broadway Bodies! She earned her BFA in Musical Theater from Montclair State University in 2011 and has gone on to tour the country 3 times leaving only 2 states untouched with the National Tours of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line. Bonnie loves the high energy, judgement-free environment that Broadway Bodies gives and is excited to share her love of fitness and dance with all of our clients!
Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Brett Cook has been a hip-hop dancer since he was 10 years old. He has danced for Planet Funk Entertainment, the Houston Rockets and Comets, Britney Spears Kiss FM, Javante Smith, Mary Mary, and BeBe & CeCe Winans. While living in Chicago, Brett choreographed for various high school & collegiate cheerleading and dance teams, the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and taught music video hip hop classes for Crunch Gym and Xsport Fitness. In addition, he has had the pleasure of choreographing flash mobs for Gap Inc’s global conferences and various campaigns. Brett has always been inspired by artists and choreographers in the industry, mostly influenced by Janet Jackson and her iconic choreography, music, and precise dance steps. Taking class again has inspired Brett to dust off his sneakers and share his passion for dance with the Broadway Bodies family!
Diane is super pumped to be a part of the Broadway Bodies community. Originally from upstate NY, Diane received her BFA in Dance from Hunter College and was able to work on choreography with Twyla Tharp, which was an amazing opportunity. She was part of the professional program at Broadway Dance Center and also studied at Alvin Ailey throughout college. She has performed all over the country doing musical theatre, her favorites include: Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Little Mermaid, Funny Girl and The Secret Garden. Diane has a lot of energy and isn't afraid to laugh at herself and make a fool of herself, and hopes that she can encourage everyone to just be that open, because that's where all the magic happens.
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A Lexington, Kentucky native, Jenn graduated from the University of Mississippi in May with a B.A. in History and Public Policy. Moving to New York just weeks after graduation, she immediately fell in love with the high-energy classes and shame-free community Broadway Bodies offers. Dancing and performing as long as she can remember, Jenn is thrilled dance will remain a major part of her life in the city. She can’t wait to let loose and slay. all. day. with her fellow BB superstars!
Though Jevne "JR" Sweeney became an unofficial New Yorker years ago, Columbia, MD is the hometown she claims. Born and raised in the dirty south before that (Louisiana and North Carolina respectively), she has been a lover of dance and all things that light people up her entire life. She performed and toured with her HS Dance Company which included a showcase at Disney World; and was a Dance Minor at Radford University where she earned her BA in Media. She devoted the majority of her time here in NYC to her other passion, soccer, where she played for the New York Athletic Club's Nationally ranked Semi-Pro team. Having recently left the Hedge Fund world, Jevne is now ready to devote more time into her FIRST love, and she has never been more thankful to have all of her passions collide at a place where dance is the excuse, shame-free is the belief, and FTC is the way of life!
Justina is originally from Philadelphia and received her BA in Theatre from Temple University. She is a resident choreographer and tap instructor for Riverdale Children's Theatre, which was named one of the Top 10 Children's Theatre Programs by Backstage. Regionally, she has choreographed for theaters such as The Eagle Theatre (Heathers; Urinetown; My Way), Lake Dillon Theatre Company (Cloak & Dagger; The Red Coat), and Mainstage Center for the Arts (13.) In addition to choreographing regionally, Justina has traveled the country performing in productions such as Sweet Charity, Cats, and Hairspray. She is thrilled to join the Broadway Bodies team and share her love of judgment free classes!
Kasey hails from Carmel, IN and attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. She was last seen on stage touring North America with the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Other favorite credits include: Legally Blonde national tour, Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde (Ogunquit Playhouse), Orchid, a burlesque cabaret (Miami), 42nd Street, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Who's Tommy (all at Lyric Theatre OKC) In addition, she also teaches ballet, tap, and musical theatre to children in TriBeCa. Kasey is thrilled to be part of the Broadway Bodies family and can't wait for you to join us in this fun-loving, shame-free environment!
Kayla is a Broadway Bodies swing. You’ll see her as a Dance Captain for any class from Showtunes to Beyonce, truly living everyday as a Shame-Free Superstar! Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Kayla moved to NYC in 2016 securing her first job in the city just three days after her arrival with the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES. From there, she has gone on to join the Korean International tour of DREAMGIRLS. In her free time, keep an eye out for her hiding in plain sight beside you as a student in class. Outside of the literal happy hour at BB, you can catch her at your typical NYC happy hour. Bottoms up… literally.
Laura is ecstatic to be an instructor at Broadway Bodies! She is a native San Franciscan and received a BS in Finance and Marketing from the D'Amore-McKim Business School at Northeastern University. Alongside working in Finance, she is an energetic fitness enthusiast and passionate about dancing! Laura got her dancing start and inspiration from her high school dance teacher and continued throughout college as the captain of Northeastern's Latin Dance team and choreographer/dancer in Northeastern's Dance Company. Laura is an aficionado of pop, hip-hop, house, dancehall and Latin music and infuses all of these styles into her choreography. She couldn't be more excited to make her teaching debut in New York City and join the Broadway Bodies Community!
Leon, a Florida native, has been performing since before birth and has no plans on quitting any time soon! After attending New World School of the Arts for his Undergrad in Theatre, he decided it was time to make the leap of faith and move to New York to make his dreams come true. Leon caught the teaching bug when he started as a Director, Acting and Musical Theatre Teacher at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, putting on productions such as Where's Charley?, Shrek, Peter Pan and The Drowsy Chaperone to name a few. Once leaving French Woods, he took a different direction and went into the administrative realm at Long Lake Camp for the Performing Arts where he became a Unit Leader (General Counselor) and ultimately an administrative assistant, though still assisting in various dance productions (Romeo & Juliet, Bitten! and Snow White, etc.).
Leon is currently teaching dance and musical theatre at Applause New York, on the UES, to eager and hungry young minds. A few of his favorite credits to date include: A Chorus Line (Richie), SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney (Male Principal Dancer) and Kiss Me, Kate (Paul). Leon is stoked to be a part of this brilliant Broadway Bodies Family and cannot wait to inspire and be inspired.
"With every broken bone, I swear I lived." - One Republic
Megan Bowen is dedicated performer, choreographer, and teacher who has been dancing for the past 19 years. She is a recent and very proud alumna from the University of California, Irvine with a BFA in Dance Performance and BFA in Dance Choreography. Megan shimmied on into her first dance class at the age of 3 and has not been able to stop moving since! Decked out in rhinestones and hairspray, Megan trained and danced competitively in Southern California for the majority of her early studies in dance. She has also studied singing and acting through her competition, concert, and theater background.
While at UC Irvine, Megan trained intensively in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz under faculty mentors Sheron Wray, Tong Wang, Diane Diefenderfer, Shaun Boyle, Molly Lynch, Charlotte Griffin, Loretta Livingston, and Chad Michael Hall. Megan was awarded “Excellence in Dance Performance 2016” for her graduating class and will continue to challenge and educate herself in all aspects of art.
Megan recently left her home in Southern California and is now establishing her life in New York City where she will continue to explore, create, and express herself in all forms of dance and performance! She is SO excited to join the Broadway Bodies Community and can’t wait for the year to come!
Michelle recently completed a 9 year run in the Musical CHICAGO on Broadway as Go-to Hell Kitty and the understudy for Roxie Hart. She was also chosen to work side by side with Ann Reinking as the Dance Captain for CHICAGO the MUSICAL. For over 15 years Michelle has danced professionally in Musical theater in such productions as CRAZY FOR YOU - International tour ,THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES - National tour, CHICAGO- National tour as well as Dancing in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-Walt Disney World and the STEPFORD WIVES movie and television commercials. Currently, Michelle is teaching dance in the NYC Public school system through THE NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE under the direction of the Legendary Jacques d'Amboise.
Molly Tynes has performed extensively both on Broadway and throughout North America. She spent nearly two years in the revival cast of Pippin on Broadway (Original Cast and u/s Leading Player, Catherine, Fastrada) and then completed a brief stint on the 1st National Tour of Pippin as Fastrada. Other recent credits include: Olga in Bells Are Ringing (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde (Arvada Center), Apache Specialty Dancer in Can-Can (Paper Mill Playhouse), Lola Touche in the Developmental Production of Chix 6 (The Queens Theatre), u/s for the Baroness in the 1st National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, “Manson Trio” in the Goodspeed National Tour of Pippin, and many other regional credits. Next up she will be playing Cassie in A Chorus Line (Ordway Theatre). Molly has been a part of the Broadway Bodies family for many years and looks forward to many more!
Natalie is a director, choreographer, independent producer, event planner and teaching artist living in New York City. Natalie assisted Susan Stroman on the NYC Workshop of Little Dancer after serving as the SDC Observer on The Dancer Project at Lincoln Center Theatre. Recently, she worked as the associate at Pioneer Theatre Company with Director/ Choreographer Karen Azenberg on Sweet Charity. In Orlando at the Abbey theatre, she served as the Associate Director/ Choreographer on the regional premiere of Spank: The 50 Shades Parody (Big League Productions). Other NY credits include Arnie The Doughnut (Associate Dir/ Choreo. NYMF), Feather (Associate Choreo NYMF), and America's Breath of Fresh Air (Choreographer- Fringe). Regional artistic work includes productions at the Papermill Playhouse, Janesville Armory, Wagon Wheel Theatre and The Bailiwick in Chicago. Natalie currently serves as the resident Director/Choreographer for the Nickelodeon Program on board Norwegian Cruise Lines and teaches at Broadway Dance Center, Plymouth State University, and Queensborough College. Natalie holds a degree from the University of Michigan and has worked as a producer at N+N Productions, at MTCA, and also at Clear Talent Group in the dance, commercial and choreography departments.
Phoebe is a New York native and received her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth College. Phoebe began dancing at a very young age and was trained at Coupe Dance Theatre Studio. At Dartmouth College Phoebe served as Co-Director for Dartmouth College’s Sugarplum Dance Group. Phoebe also plays the piano and the drums. During the day Phoebe works at a marketing agency, but after hours she spends her time “unleashing her inner super star” at Broadway Bodies. Broadway Bodies has successfully brought dance back into Phoebe’s NYC life, and she is thrilled to be apart of a one-of-kind dance community that she is proud to call a family!
Rebecca is program administrator and a Broadway Bodies choreographer. She recently moved to New York from Chicago and is loving it! She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Columbia College Chicago and performed in several Joseph Jefferson Award nominated shows at theatres in the Chicagoland area (Drury Lane Theatre: Young Frankenstein, Sleeping Beauty; Theatre at the Center: 42nd St, A Christmas Carol; FWD Theatre Project). In addition to performing, Rebecca teaches dance at various studios and is a certified Pilates instructor. She is super excited to be a part of Broadway Bodies and can't wait to dance with you!
Samantha was born and raised in NYC and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. She has always had a passion for dance and has been involved in swing choirs, competition teams and cheer teams her entire life. She has performed on the Disney World and Disney Land stages, which was a dream come true for her. Samantha graduated from FIT and received a degree in Fashion Merchandising, where she now puts into good use by directing photoshoots. Samantha is pumped to join the Broadway Bodies team and dance all her troubles away with such an awesome community.
Sarah is thrilled to be a member of the Broadway Bodies team! Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Sarah received her BS in Dance and Psychology from Skidmore College. She moved to NYC just a week after graduating to participate in the Broadway Dance Center Summer Professional Semester. Most recently she was seen in Carousel at the Reagle Music Theatre in Boston, MA. Other credits: Rock N' Roll Debauchery, Legally Blonde, Busch Gardens, and Sea Legs Dance Company's Sri Lanka Tour. Sarah promotes a fun, positive environment and encourages all her Broadway Bodies superstars to let go and perform their hearts out in class!
Shaun is from Florence, Alabama, and an Alumni of Allegro Dance Arts and The University of Alabama. In the summer of 2014, he was awarded a scholarship to Broadway Dance Center’s Summer Professional Semester where he worked with numerous choreographers and interned at The Pulse on Tour in NYC. He has recently finished an one year contract with Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America and Regent Seven Seas Navigator where he performed as a production dancer. After his contract, he moved to New York and began instructing at IMNY. His life mission is to change the face of the dance world and make a beautiful impression on every one he encounters.