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About

WHY CHOOSE BROADWAY BOUND

 

Broadway Bound was established in 1994 by Nikki Tuller-McKenzie to bring excellence in dance instruction and performance to her hometown of New Albany, Ohio. Her dream was to help young people realize their potential by celebrating the joy of life through dance. In 2001, her sister Chrissy Danflous joined her as a partner in BBDC to grow it to over 700 students that it is today. “We believe dance at BBDC helps individuals learn life lessons–whether they ever dance again or not. It’s what people do with what they learn that matters,” they say. Learning discipline and hard work is just part of what we do but the most memorable part is when goals are met and friendships are made that last a lifetime. Not everyone’s goal is to pursue a career in dance when they walk through the doors of BBDC. The lessons our dancers learn about themselves are monumental to what they pursue in life. We have something for everyone here…from toddler age to a senior in high school…we are the most positive dance experience your child will find in this area.

 

Enriching our families through the arts has not only inspired our dancers but inspires us as educators to provide the very best in dance instruction we can. We are passionate here about what we do and we feel that our dancers celebrate that same philosophy. Many think of BBDC as their “second home” and we love that about our students and parents. Broadway Bound has had thousands of students dance through our doors in the past 22 years and we are so proud of the young adults they have all become. Many still come back to visit and now bring their children here for dance instruction, which is the best compliment a former dancer can give us. We all want the best for our children and our former students appreciated their training enough to bring their sons and daughters…starting a new generation of BBDC students.

Dancing with us is more than a recital performance or a costume…it’s an experience. If your child loves to dance, they will love it here at BBDC.

  • Broadway Bound was started in 1994 and was the first dance centre in New Albany.  We have a state of the art facility that is the largest in the area.
  • Only 10% of our enrollment competes and you are not required to compete for us when enrolling.  Most of our students here are taking class for the enjoyment of dancing!
  • Trimester newsletters to keep our families informed of what’s happening at BBDC
  • All recital tickets are $10.00
  • Active in New Albany schools  theatre department since 2011
  • Our summer sessions are not required for dancers to be a part of our shows.  Enjoy your summer with 2 mini optional sessions
  • Our dancers go on to major and minor in dance all over the country.  We promote love of dancing at BBDC that continues long after high school graduation!
  • BBDC continues to be the area leader in the community service by participating in giving back through Service Events, Annual Fundraisers and Charitable Benefits.
  • First area studio to make your recital day more enjoyable with 3 mini shows!

  • Nationally recognized competition team with title award winners
  • Limited class sizes to ensure equal attention to all students.
  • We offer a variety of flexible payment plans including discounts for full year pre-payment.  Discounts are also available for families enrolling their child(ren) in more than one class.
  • Exclusive Online Registration is available for your convenience.
  • BBDC helps guide your child through their dance year after year with Teacher Recommendation Forms and Student Evaluations.
  • Large, comfortable lobby with TV monitors for entire family viewing.
  • 5 spacious classrooms featuring StageStep professional dance floor and Computerized Sound Systems.
  • Recreational and competitive classes available.
  • Age appropriate costuming, choreography and music is ALWAYS in place at BBDC.
  • We don’t cater to just someone…we cater to everyone!

STUDENT HANDBOOK

OUR OUTSTANDING DANCE INSTRUCTORS

Nikki Tuller – McKenzie

E-mail: nikki@bbdc-dance.com
Classes Taught: Jazz, Lyrical & Competition Team

Nikki is the original owner of BBDC, which started in 1994. She has a degree in communications with a minor in dance from Otterbein College. She is a member of Dance Masters Of America as well as Professional Dance Teachers of America. Nikki has studied across the United States and brings back all of the latest styles and curriculums to her students. Some of Nikki’s credits include industrial shows for Bath & Body Works and also Banc One and Nationwide Insurance. She lives in New Albany where she continues her work to bring arts to the community and in 2006 served on the committee for the Opening Of The McCoy Center For The Arts. She has lead BBDC to performances at Walt Disney World & Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in addition to winning choreography awards for the past decade of competition seasons. Her choreography has been featured on Miss Indiana where her dancer won the talent portion. Some of her favorite recent work has been with New Albany High School as she and co-owner Chrissy have been selected for the past 5 seasons of choreography on the fall musicals. She is finishing her 37th year of dancing and her 26th year of teaching.

Chrissy Danflous

E-mail: chrissy@bbdc-dance.com
Classes Taught: Jazz & Competition Team

Chrissy is a Co-Owner of BBDC.  She has a BA degree in both Dance Education and Dance Performance as well as Business Organizational Communications from Otterbein College and has been teaching tap, jazz, ballet, baton, lyrical and tumbling for over 25 years. She was Dance Captain at theme parks as well as for Dolphin and Carnival Cruise Lines. Chrissy has also performed with such greats as Chubby Checker, Beach Boys and Sheena Easton. She has choreographed the following N.A. Middle School Broadway Jr. productions:  Bugsy Malone, Jr.; Guys and Dolls, Jr.; Music Man, Jr., Once on This Island, Jr. and Annie, Jr.  She also choreographed Wizard Of Oz for MTV Arts in Mt. Vernon. Most recently, she and Nikki have choreographed Hairspray, Chicago, Legally Blonde, 42nd Street and Urinetown for New Albany High School.

Chelsea Doersam

E-mail: chelseadoersam@bbdc-dance.com
Classes Taught: Tumbling

Chelsea Meredith-Doersam has a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Retail Merchandising from The Ohio State University. She began dancing at the age of 3 training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, pom and gymnastics. Throughout the years, she held many regional and national titles. Some of her numbers could be seen on national television competing with Showstoppers National Talent Competition. Chelsea competed and trained at national conventions including NYCDA, LADF, and Tremaine. Chelsea cheered for New Albany High School and also competed in all-star cheerleading where her team was awarded a worlds bid to compete in Florida against the best teams across the world. She has trained with many cheer programs including AmeriCheer, COA, and NCA where she earned two all American titles at the Varsity level. Chelsea has gone on to coach, choreograph and judge the youth, middle and high school levels. She is an Associate Buyer at DSW and resides in Blacklick with her husband Matt and has 3 dogs. Chelsea is excited to start her seventh year at BBDC!

Paige Hanshaw

E-mail: paigehanshaw@bbdc-dance.com
Classes Taught: Ballet

Paige is a native of Coshocton, Ohio where she first started her dance training at Miss Jennifer’s Dance Studio at the age of 8. She started competing with MJDS when she was 12 years old on the competition team, Elite Dance Force. She also went to the Richard Early Dance Studio to focus on her ballet training and had the opportunity to perform in the Nutcracker and Dracula. She then continued her dance training and education at the University of Akron where she worked with various faculty members with extensive dance backgrounds and education excellence. This is where she got her BA in Dance with a Buisness Cognate. She had the opportunity to work with renowned dance companies, i.e. Paul Taylor Dance Company, Hubbard Street, Momix Dance Company and other companies from around the world, along with performing with them on stage during her time at UA. She also was apart of the UA Dance Company for 4 years, along with participating/choreographing in student workshops. In 2012, she danced with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for a season and performed at various events, schools and showcases. After her year with the company, she decided to take a break from performing to get back to her true passion of teaching dance. Paige is excited to be welcomed into the BBDC family!

Abbie Keller

E-mail: abbiekeller@bbdc-dance.com
Classes Taught: Jazz, Toddler Pre-Dance, Hip Hop and Competition Team

Abbie is a well accomplished performer in all facets of dance. Starting her career with Broadway Bound at the age of 6 and her assistant teaching 1999. She has been trained in tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, ballet & pointe. Abbie’s accomplishments include Top Solo, Duet and Group Awards in competition and she has won thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships during her competition career. Her training extends past BBDC, as she has also for trained multiple summer seasons at the EDGE Performing Arts Center is Los Angeles, California. Abbie has assisted for such dance names as Michael Metts of Drury Design Productions, Tony Awards Performer, Michael Lee Scott, “The Producers” Dance Captain, Pam Bradley and Past National DMA President, Eleanore Ryder.

Kirsten Thomas

Kirsten has over 5 years experience teaching dance in various styles for all age levels. She began dancing at the age of 3 and has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. Kirsten cheered for New Albany High School and participated in the musicals West Side Story and Hairspray where she was dance captain. She danced competitively and won numerous awards and titles at the regional and national level. She also completed short term courses and intensives with renowned artists at programs including NYCDA, Jump, The Pulse, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway. She continued her studies at Ohio University and later The Ohio State University where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Arts Management with a minor in Dance. While at OSU, Kirsten served as Vice President of Education for Dance Connection, a student-run performance and outreach organization. In her role, she not only choreographed and performed with the group, but also coordinated their master classes and weekly hip-hop program with the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus. She recently moved back to her hometown of New Albany and is so excited to join the BBDC family!

Kendra Swick

Kendra trained with Broadway Bound from age 6 to 18 and assisted classes starting at age 13. During her competition career, Kendra won many awards and accolades. She has also trained in Chicago and spent many summers at Edge Performing Arts Center in LA. Kendra’s background is in all forms of dance such as Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Modern and Tap. We welcome Kendra back for her 4th year of teaching at BBDC!

Sydney Hoy

E-mail: sydneyhoy@bbdc-dance.com
Classes Taught: Tumbling

Sydney started dancing at the age of 3 and joined Broadway Bound as a student when she was 10.  While dancing with BBDC she has enjoyed studying choreography during various workshops/camps and also traveled to Los Angeles with BBDC to take classes at The Edge Dance Center.  Also, while on the competition team, she collected many awards such at top group, top duet/trio and top solo.  While studying for her undergrad at Ohio University, she continued to study dance through history and movement classes.