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Private Lessons

Ages 8 - Adult. Appointments pending instructor's schedule. Please call 954.344.5991 to set up a lesson with one of our talented instructors. 

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Private Voice

Hour & ½ hour Classes

Private voice is a strong one on one study of the performer’s vocal technique.  It is a necessary class for those interested in developing the skills to improve voice and professional expertise.  This class is recommended for anyone who is interested in singing. Private Vocal studies can also include preparation for Thespian competitions, either individual or group pieces.  Private Lessons are an excellent opportunity to prepare for College and professional theatre auditions. 

Private Acting

Hour & ½ hour Classes

Everything an actor needs to develop the skills necessary to succeed. You’ll be prepared for anything from school auditions, districts, college interviews or agency calls.  If you’re ready for a career, private acting will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the industry. Private acting also includes preparation for Thespian competitions, either individual or group pieces

Private Dance

Hour & ½ hour Classes

The wide range of dance styles (Tap, Ballet, Jazz) can be covered allowing students the opportunity to connect technique with proper terminology. These techniques are an essential part of the Musical Theatre Industry and the student will achieve a higher level of knowledge that is required for professional theatre and college auditions.  Suitable dancewear and proper dance shoes are necessary.

Meet The Staff

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Our talented and compassionate staff hails from such reputable institutions as AADA, AMDA, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University and are National Board Certified Adjudicators. Thier performance credits include Broadway, national tours, Disney, film & television and the Joffrey Ballet. Our staff has trained with the best: Baryshnikov, Meisner, Morris, Shurtleff, and more!

Raquel Montesino - Music/Acting Instructor

NSBstaff3.jpgRaquel Montesino has been teaching at Next Stop Broadway and the Academy since 2008, and performing since before she can remember! During her time at The University of Central Florida, she performed professionally at Walt Disney World in Orlando in such productions as High School Musical, Finding Nemo, and the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review.

In addition to performing for various local theater's, Raquel has also utilized her talents as the resident Cabaret singer for The Center's Level 3 lounge. Raquel serves as one of Next Stop Broadway's musical directors in addition to teaching acting and voice techniques. 

Taryn Bagdasarian - Acting/Music Instructor

NSBstaff5.jpgTaryn Bagdasarian graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of West Florida where she thaught fitness and dance. Taryn then made her way to directing, writing, teaching voice and modeling. Soon after college she taught musical theatre and directed children to adults throughout South Florida, Texas, and Los Angeles. Taryn found her home, here at Next Stop Broadway where she began as choreographer and acting/improv instructor. She has also directed our productions of Mulan, School of Rock, & Aladdin.

Taryn also performs on the stage for professional theatre companies across South Florida. Some of her favorite characters she has played on stage are Elizabeth Benning in Young Frankenstein, Red Girl in SHOUT! and Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra. She can be seen in commercials, music videos, and on TV!

Alix Roberts - Dance Instructor

NSBstaff4.jpgAlix has had a passion for dance and performing since the age of 2. She trained with Emmy Award nominated choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard in the Untouchables Dance Company, giving her the opportunity to travel and perform at events throughout Florida.

She received a Masters degree in Education from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing her love for teaching kids dance at Next Stop Broadway. In addition, she dances and choreographs professionally for the Delray Beach Open VolleyGirls.

Joey De La Rua - Acting Instructor

NSBstaff9.jpgJoey De La Rua is a BFA candidate in theatre performance at Florida Atlantic University.  At FAU, he has been trained in Michael Chekhov, directed and acted in numerous productions, and taught improv classes there for 2 years.

A working actor as well, he was recently seen in New City Players’ production of Art as Yvan, as well as Outrè's productions of Reservoir Dolls as The Cop and 1984 as Parsons.  While attending Florida Atlantic University he's played roles from Sigmund Freud in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot to Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit.  He's directed Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka and assistant directed South Pacific: Live in Concert. 

Michael Scott Ross - Music/Acting Instructor

NSBstaff14.jpgMichael is thrilled to be joining the team at Next Stop Broadway! He moved to South Florida in 2015 from Las Vegas where he was the lead vocalist in Donn Arden’s Jubilee! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Michael has been performing professionally for 15+ years in regional theatre, national tours and on luxury cruise lines. He has created his own cabaret My Broadway: The Roles I Could Play and portrays Dick Van Dyke in Practically Perfect: The Music of Julie Andrews.

Michael continues to work professionally throughout South Florida. You might have seen him recently in I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change (Man 2) and Avenue Q (Rod) at The Kravis Center. Michael is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Wagner College Alum and native New Yorker! It’s time to prepare the next generations of talent to grace the theatres of the world!

Dawn Ketz - Dance Instructor

NSBstaff8.jpgDawn has been the resident choreographer at Next Stop Broadway for 15 years. She is a graduate of the prestigious High School of Performing Arts in New York City, popularly known as the Fame school. Dawn continued her pursuit in the arts and went on to perform with the American Ballet Theater, Joffery Ballet, and the New York City Ballet. Additionally, Dawn was an original cast member of the Broadway production of 42nd Steet.

Dawn continues her love for the performing arts as an instructor with Next Stop Broadway. She enjoys instructing students for their college auditions and choreographing numerous productions. 

Melanie Perkins - Music Instructor

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Melanie Leibner Perkins earned her Masters in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has distinguished herself as an actress, singer, director, and teacher with her work in theaters in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and South Florida. Favorite roles include Bare (Ivy), The Last Five Years (Cathy), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Fiddler on The Roof (Hodel), Triumph of Love (Princess Leonide), Once Upon A Mattress (Winnifred), and The Comedy of Errors (Luciana). She originated the role of Jenny Jenkins in Lisa Loeb’s world premiere musical Camp Kappawanna with City Theatre.

She has been a professional acting and voice teacher for over ten years and is a member of NATS. Melanie has directed and music directed over thirty productions and presented workshops on audition technique and acting the song to students of all ages.

Abby Nigro - Acting Instructor

nsbstaff11.jpgAbby Nigro graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BFA in theatre performance, having received training there in techniques like Chekhov, Stanislavski, and Fitzmaurice Voicework.

Her favorite credits include playing the Fool in King Lear, Mary Warren in The Crucible, and directing a production of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. She was also assistant instructor for Acting & Improv classes during Next Stop Broadway's Summer Camp 2018.