Industry Testimonials

“I was really amazed at the level of talent and training I experienced with the students in the master class. It is a great credit to the Broadway Artists Alliance program.”
~ Stephen Schwartz, Composer, Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife, Children of Eden

“Broadway Artists Alliance provides a myriad of amazing opportunities for young people interested in the performing arts. Their staff, along with the guest artists that they bring in to work with students on their acting and singing, provide such unique opportunities for growth and I’m always impressed with the level of professionalism of everyone involved in their education process. The caliber of talent exhibited by their students is truly remarkable and it’s a privilege to be involved with their programs.”
~ Patrick Goodwin, Casting Director at Telsey + Company

“Widely regarded as the top destination for Broadway-bound youngsters, BAA benefits from not only a proximity to the Great White Way itself but many of theater’s most accomplished artists stop by to impart wisdom on any given day.”, Performance Periodical

“I would have been so grateful if Broadway Artist Alliance had been available when I was a budding artist!  Confidence……practice…FUN….being in NYC….priceless!  I love being with the students and they teach me as much as I teach them!”
~ Beth Leavel, Tony® Award winner

“I am deeply proud to have taught for BAA for several years now.  I continue to learn so much from the incredible staff and amazing students!”
~ Jenn Collela, If/Then, Chaplin, High Fidelity, etc.

“I have had the pleasure of working with the exceptional students at Broadway Artists Alliance for over 7 years.  Jennifer and Michelle consistently find the most passionate, dedicated, and talented young performers to bring to NYC. Their dedication to providing one on one experiences with top casting directors, agents, actors, and theater professionals of the highest caliber is unmatched for young performers in New York. BAA offers access to Broadway like no other program I know.”
~ Megan Larche, CSA – Casting Director,

“BAA has proved itself to be an inspiring forum for growth and discovery – both for my students and for me.  The staff is fantastic; I always have a great time and look forward to working with new and returning artists!”
~ Adam Kantor, Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Next to Normal, etc.

“BAA is a wonderful program exposing the young artists to industry, and exposing the industry to the young artists. It is through BAA that I discovered the star of my musical Chasing Rainbows, The Road To Oz. Without Jennifer Johns Grasso’s knowledge of my show, and knowledge of her own students, I may not have met Ruby Rakos. She made sure that happened.”
~ Tina Marie Casamento, Casting Director, Creator of Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz

“I love Broadway Artists Alliance because students are given the opportunity to not just meet, but work one-on-one with some of Broadway’s finest talent.  As an instructor, I pull from my experience on Broadway to teach students up-to-date technique, as well as simple and useful tricks-of-the-trade.  I am always thrilled with the level of talent from the BAA students, and it’s phenomenal how this program makes them even better!”
~ Kyle Dean Massey, Broadway’s Wicked, Next to Normal, etc.

“BAA is an exciting program filled with love. passion and excellent training. Whether your child is looking for summer fun with like minded young theater lovers, or seriously interested in pursuing a career in musical theater….BAA Summer Intensive is the place to be!  As a teaching artist I am totally inspired by their students!”
~ Randy Graff, Original Fantine in Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, etc.

“I truly believe BAA is one of the highest quality programs for young artists around. BAA focuses on the students in a way that is the perfect combination of nurturing and intensity.  I know that when I’m called to teach a BAA class that I am going into a classroom of equipped and forward thinking artists ready to pushed to their wildest potential.  You come to BAA to WORK!”
~ Robert Hartwell, Cinderella, Motown, etc.

“I am amazingly impressed with this program. It is executed with style, professionalism and a sense of care. Every student seemed to matter. I most loved the concept that many styles were being ‘passed on’ to our future performers. BRAVO to this amazing artistic team!”
~ Donna Drake, Director/Choreographer, A Chorus Line Broadway Original Cast

“I have been an instructor at BAA for over a decade, and I’ve seen numerous students that I have taught go on to be performing on Broadway, TV and Film, and commercially.  BAA is an experience that students return multiple years for because of the relationships they create not only with other students, but with casting directors, broadway performers and numerous agents and managers.  It is the ultimate pre-professional preparation for the world of theatrical entertainment.  I wish I had BAA when I was growing up!”
~ Heather Parcells, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, A Chorus Line, Wonderland, etc.

“The performances by your students were by far the best showcase that I have seen to date. All of the performers were well prepared, poised and Broadway ready. It was an absolute pleasure to be introduced to so many new and well-trained young people. I especially appreciated the positive feeling that was in the room. All of the kids were supportive of one another and it resonated throughout the studio…we have signed several BAA actors who have been attending your showcases and classes.”
~ Jody Prusan, Connecting Talent Company

“I’ve found BAA students to be talented, motivated and passionate about performing.  They’re a joy to work with!”
~ Brad Ross, Music Director/Composer

“BAA offers students a unique opportunity to be immersed not just in the study of musical theater, but the world of Broadway itself– students are guaranteed an experience unlike any other. I love the passion of the attendees and the incredible staff of BAA. I am honored to return as a teacher whenever they will have me.”
~ Adam Cates, Associate choreographer for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderAnastasia, etc.

“Very well organized and student centered program. The students are treated with respect.”
~ Michelle Federer, Original Nessarose in Wicked

“There are many programs out there… but NONE like Broadway Artists Alliance. Quality, Integrity, Real and Totally Inspirational”
~ Celeste Simone, Top NYC Voice Teacher

“I look forward to teaching at BAA every year! Such a wonderful organization with wonderful up and coming talent and fantastic teachers.  There is no better way to learn than from the people who are currently working or creating in our NYC theater community.”
~ Cameron Adams, She Loves Me, Gigi, Sound of Music LIVE!, Nice Work if you Can Get It, etc.

“Broadway Artists Alliance offers an enormous scope of approaches, techniques and classes.  It is one of the best training programs I’ve seen in New York City for young performers.”
~ Justin Boccitto, Choreographer

“BAA students are a pleasure to work with! They are talented, prepared, and eager to learn. They not only inspire each other, but their teacher as well.”
~ Crista Moore, Gypsy, Big, Radio City Spring Spectacular, etc.

“Had a blast teaching with BAA! Can’t wait to do it again!”
~ Drew Gaspirini, Composer/Lyricist

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