Parent Testimonials

“When Emma first went to BAA summer program, she was only 10 years old and still very much a kid. By the end of the second session it was noticeable that she had matured into a young lady. Of course she grew as a performer and artist. This we expected because this is what you told us you would do for her. But more than that, due to her interactions with the other students, the staff and the program’s curriculum during those sessions, she grew in self-confidence and maturity…It was a life changing even that will have long-term beneficial effects for her both as an artist and as a person. Besides this, your mid-week primer with parents was instrumental in helping us to find a theatrical agent. We already had an agent, but since we live in Southern California, they were primarily focused on commercial, TV and film. But Emma’s passion was musical theater. By following your suggestions, we were able to sign her with Carson/Adler Agency. This led very quickly to auditions for Mary Poppins and Annie. The latter which led to Emma’s being one of the seven finalists considered for the lead role in this production. We love BAA!”
-Ted & Debbie Howard
*UPDATE: Emma Howard has since appeared in the original Broadway productions of Matilda and Violet!

“I wanted to just thank you and all of Deandre’s fantastic BAA family for the experience he had this past summer at your intensive session.  It really proved to be an experience that has set Deandre on the road to pursuing his dreams of being a professional actor and singer.  Deandre has been exposed to so many wonderful auditions and opportunities since his magical night during the Final Showcase of BAA’s 2nd session.  Since then Deandre has signed with Eddie Rabon of Take 3 Talent Agency and he is currently touring in Japan starring as little Michael Jackson in the London based show Thriller Live!  He has also been offered additional tour dates for this show that includes South East Asia, the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and Dubai! Words really cannot express how grateful I am to all of you for taking a special interest in Deandre. I am proud to say that we are apart of your BAA family and I look forward to many more great opportunities for Deandre thanks to BAA!”
-Latoya Kilgore

“Absolutely THE BEST!!! Can’t believe we waited so long to be part of BAA! This August, Shane Treloar attended the third summer session for the very first time. As a direct result of that session, he is currently packing his bags and getting ready to take on the role of “Michael” in the eastern route of Elf The Musical on Tour!!!!!!! Remarkable results and a testament to your win as the best acting class in NYC. Thank you so much BAA!!! :)”
-Kim Baldosky Treloar

“The BAA staff sets your Winter Workshop apart from other Musical Theatre programs, as well as the quality of the talent they bring in to work with the kids! It really is an amazing program and you can’t get any closer to Broadway than this. BAA works them hard, treats them ith love and respect and provides them a great environment to develop their talents!”
-Jerry and Beth Langlois

“Sage was thrilled to be with professionals who treated all the participants as professionals and challenged them to further their potential.”
-Cheryl Kelley

“Thank you so much for running this program.  You gave excellent advice and surrounded the students with well planned activities and an overall fabulous experience.”
-Susan Schindler

“She gave up performing on a cruise ship to do this workshop and every day came back to the hotel and said she definitely made the right choice!”
-Leslie Weintraub

“Regina has really blossomed and has become an even more confident performer. It was a supportive learning environment and I was impressed with the instructors. The staff is just lovely to deal with.”
-Carol Siegel

“Staff and guest artists seem to be very generous with their time and knowledge.  The showcase is a great opportunity to get feedback in an industry you usually don’t…Maggie had the best time.  She gained a lot of useful information and can’t wait to use what she has learned.  Thank you for having her.”
-Andrea Pecorino

“Kalina was very impressed with the level of training she received daily from the various instructors. She appreciated the comments, feedback and constructive criticism. She appreciated the coaching and mentoring provided. I would send our two daughters back again and recommend to a friend without hesitation!”
-Chris-Ann and Chandra Venugopal

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