Experienced Teachers Who Love Teaching
"Our daughter LOVES her teacher! She’s so excited to take class. She is totally pumped!"
"My 13-year-old daughter loves her classes and adores here teachers here. Highly recommend BAS!”
"She had a rough transition from a competitive dancer to a non-competitive dancer and finding your studio was a huge win for us. She is excited about every class, even ballet, and that has not been the case for the 2 years before we found you. The teachers are tough, but kind, and praise all of her progress. The fact that you do voice lessons and musical production was just icing on the cake and she loves those too!
- BAS PARENTS
We are passionate about teaching but we are more passionate about developing our students.
Our teachers have extensive experience in Dance, Broadway, TV, and Voice Overs. who are certified or have college degrees.
Darcie Roberts Magino,
Award-Winning Broadway Actress and Touring Artist
Renowned Regional Theatre Actress
Troy Magino, co-Founder
Point Park University
BFA Dance Scholarship Recipient
Broadway and TV Experienced Actor
Award Winning Director/Choreographer
Creative Concept Director
Adjunct Professor UCI Musical Theatre, USC Theatre (Director, Choreographer)
BFA, Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Acting, Musical Theatre Dance, Jazz, Acting, Improv
Minor in Dance
Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Adult
Award-Winning Costume Designer
B'way Les Miz, Wicked
Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade
Acting, Improv, Voice Over, Shakespeare, Song Study
Certified Pilates Instructor
Jazz, Musical Theatre Acting, Musical Theatre Dance
Pursuing BFA in Choreography
Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contempory
Staff and Guest Teachers Bios
Darcie Roberts, Founder/Director
12 Broadway Productions (NY & Tours)
Wife and Mom of 4
A legitimate triple-threat, Variety describes the “leggy” Ms. Roberts’ talents as “vulnerable” and “earnest”, able to make a “potent impression” with “superior comic skills.”
The Hollywood Reporter calls her “wonderful” and “versatile”.
The Houston Chronicle, calls her “warmhearted” and “instinctive”.
While her comic turns have been compared to Buster Keaton, Lucille Ball, and Carol Burnett.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says, “Darcie has a winning freshness, and an uncommonly intelligent way with a lyric”
Theatre Week says her "voice is limpid as a church bell echoing through an unpopulated landscape."
4 Tony Award winning productions
Best Ensemble Award
Helen Hayes Awards
Best Actress Nomination
National Touring Awards
Best Actress Nomination
Best Actress Nomination
Best Actress Nomination
Best Actress Award
Broadway: Curtains (Roberta), Aida (Amneris stand-by), Dream, Crazy For You (Polly, Irene, Tess stand-by). Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Barry Manilow's Copacabana (Lola), Busker Alley (co-starring opposite of Tommy Tune) Aspects of Love, 42nd Street (Peggy). For Los Angeles Center Theatre Group: Leap of Faith (Rita), Curtains (Roberta), 50th Anniversary Gala, Enter Laughing- A Tribute to Carl Reiner.
Darcie has appeared with Sutton Foster and composer Jeanine Tesori in the American Songbook Series concerts- live at Lincoln Center. Other New York credits include On A Clear Day… (Encores), The Bubbly Black Girl… (Scarlett – Playwrights Horizons).
Regional: Evita (Eva), Funny Girl (Fanny), Cabaret (Sally), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Ragtime (Mother), Damn Yankees (Lola), Smokey Joe’s Café, among several others.
Other L.A.: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou – Musical Theatre West; Laguna Playhouse, Cabrillo Music Theatre), The Pajama Game (Babe-MTWest), Silk Stockings (Janice-MTWest), The Andrews Brothers (Peggy-Ovation Award, MTWest and Cabrillo Music Theatre). Film: Every Little Step. Television: All My Children.
Troy Magino, Co-Founder
Point Park University, BFA Dance Program
Award Winning Director/Choreographer
Troy began acting at the age of 15 starring in high school productions and commercials. Since then he appeared in over 40 productions with Disney, 10 years dancing with the Rockettes at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, over 20 regional theatre productions, 3 Broadway First National Tours, numerous appearances in commercials, on TV, and in music videos.
Troy served as a Creative Concept Development Director for Disneyland, conceiving and helping the development of a number of productions.
Troy’s work as a Director/Choreographer includes ALTAR BOYZ (Regional Premiere), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Regional Premiere), GUYS AND DOLLS, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, and more. His work as a Choreographer: GIGI, as well as, work in TV, Commercials, Music Videos He has worked with LL COOL J, 98 DEGREES, MARTINA MCBRIDE, MARY J BLIGE and more.
His work has been described as:
"Under the guidance of Troy Magino, instills an infectious vitality into the proceedings"
VARIETY - Julio Martinez
"The incomparable efforts of director-choreographer Troy Magino make for a cornucopia of delights..." - BACKSTAGE, By Les Spindle
“The show's creators obviously did their homework- thanks to Troy Magino’s breezy staging.” - LA TIMES - Philip Brandes
He has helped to raise over $500,000 dollars as a Director for BC/EFA events including ABC’s DAYTIME SALUTES BROADWAY CARES.
He has been an Adjunct Professor at UCI (Musical Theatre Dance), University of Southern California (Musical Theatre Director/Choreographer), Musical Theatre West Youth Conservatory (Director/Choreographer) and at various colleges and intensives as a guest teacher.
2012 NAACP Best Director
2010, 2009 Outstanding Achievement, Stage Scene LA
2010, 2009 Director, Stage Scene LA
2009, 2007, 2006 LA Times Reader’s 4 Stars, Critic’s Choice Production
2009,2007,2006 Critic’s Pick, BackstageWest
2006 IRNE (Boston Area) Best Director
2007 Director of The Year, Stage Scene LA
2007 Best Musical (runner up), Stage Scene LA
2006 The Best of LA Theatre Top 10 List, In Magazine
2012 NAACP Best Choreographer (Nomination)
2010, 2009 Choreographer of The Year, Stage Scene LA
2010 National Theatre Awards, Outstanding Choreography
2007 LA Drama Critic’s Circle, Best Choreography Nominee
2006 IRNE (Boston Area) Best Director Award
2007 Choreographer of The Year (runner up),
2006 The Best of LA Theatre Top 10 List, In Magazine
Mackenzie, Teaching Artist
BA Poly Sci
Mackenzie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications with a Minor in Dance from James Madison University and is a Cecchetti certified ballet instructor.
As an instructor, she has developed and provided onsite dance education for elementary and middle schools and has taught multiple levels and genres throughout the country. She has served as the Company Director of Rhythmix, JOMDC’s youth hip hop company under the H.Y.P.E. Program.
Her love of dance started at a young age when she began performing in dance competitions across Southern California, frequently placing in first in multiple genres. Through the years she has trained with and performed with a number of acclaimed LA/Hollywood choreographers.
As a professional dancer she has performed at The Kennedy Center, The White House, The Verizon Center, Disneyland and in concerts in NYC, NJ, and PA.
Mackenzie has always felt passionate about how dance helps her students grow. Her goal is to develop their well-round technique while expanding their love for dance.
Pre-K Program Director/Costume Director
Experienced Dance Educator
Renowned Costume Designer
Ms. Debbie has served in the industry for decades. She grew up dancing in her mother's dance studio in Chino, CA. She received her BFA in Ballet from Friends University. Over the years she has transitioned her skills to costuming, serving for over a decade at the acclaimed Music Theatre of Wichita as a costume designer/costume shop manager and costume coordinator. Here she worked several Broadway actors and influenced many aspiring collegiate actors before they became Broadway stars. For over 10 years, Debbie also served as a star dresser at Radio City Music Hall in the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes.
We are honored that Ms. Debbie lends talents BAS to heading up our Pre-K dance program and pre-Ballet program, along with our resident costume designer/coordinator.
Ashley, Teaching Artist
Broadway Experience: Wicked, Les Miserables
Improv: Upright Citizens Brigade, Groundlings
Ashley holds a from BFA from The Boston Conservatory and has taught Master Classes all across the US and Canada. She studied Improv and Sketch Comedy with UCB (NYC & Los Angeles), Groundlings and Second City. She serves as Chair of Education and Outreach for the Musical Theatre Guild and is a Teaching Artist with Disney Musicals in Schools, building sustainable theater programs in under-resourced public elementary schools.
Broadway National Tours: Wicked, Les Miserables [Cosette with Hugh Jackman for MPTF]. Regional: Matilda (Moonlight Amphitheatre), Born for This (The Broad), Young Frankenstein (3-D Theatricals), The Return to the Forbidden Planet, Sylvia, The Last 5 Years (Rubicon), Sunset Boulevard, S’Wonderful, Little Me, How to Succeed in Business…, Carnival (MTW), Honeymoon in Vegas, Bonnie & Clyde, The Sweet Smell of Success, City of Angels, Death Takes a Holiday (MTG), The Most Ridiculous Thing… (Urban Stages), Scandalous Behavior (York Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Cygnet), Baby (South Coast Rep), Call Me Madam (Goodspeed), A Chorus Line, Titanic (Seacoast Rep). TV/Film: “White Collar,” “Pokemon,” “Have Dreams, Will Travel.” Her voice can be heard on numerous commercials, jingles and games.
Her children’s holiday book “Cherry Lane” was published this past Christmas and is now available in Amazon. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Variety Artists, Musical Theatre Guild, Society of Composers and Lyricists, Teaching Artists Guild & ASCAP. Solo Album: “First Real Love.” Ashley has been a contributing songwriter for over a decade on “Holiday Magic,” benefitting Children’s Hospitals.
Tayler, Teaching Artist
BFA Musical Theatre
Accomplished Actress & Teacher
Ms. Tayler is a Musical Theatre Actor/Singer/Dancer/Voice Over artist. She has been performing for as long as she has been breathing and loves the art of storytelling! She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Elon University, NC and also attended the well known Orange County School of the Arts. She has performed with Tony Award Winners Lindsay Mendez and Alice Ripley, Tony Award Nominee Susan Egan, as well as Broadway's Eden Espinosa and James Snyder (to name a few).
Voice Over: Various commercials and her voice can be heard on audible.com for the book Just A Name by Becky Monson. You can also hear her on the recordings for "Singing In the Rain Jr." as well as various original children's musicals by Beat by Beat Press.
Disneyland Resort: Princess Jasmine in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular, Pocahontas in Mickey and the Magical Map, Princess Elena in Princess Elena's Musical Grand Arrival, and as a swing in Frozen: Live at the Hyperion (directed by Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy).
CA Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey-Candlelight Pavilion); Crazy for You (Polly-SDMT); 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Olive-PVPA); Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl-McCoy Rigby); The Little Mermaid (Atina-MTW); Singing In the Rain (Ensemble-directed and choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance’s Spencer Liff); Principal vocalist for the South Coast Symphony.
Madison, Teaching Artist
BA in English, Language and Literature
Experienced Youth Teacher
Certified Pilates Instructor
Ms. Madison is elated to be joining the Broadway Arts Studio team for many reasons, especially since she first met and worked with Broadway Arts Studio's co-Founder, Troy Magino when she was 15 years old in Musical Theatre West’s Youth production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
She received her Bachelor of Arts in English, Language and Literature, from Southern New Hampshire University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has vocally trained with Jill Grande Goodsell for the past 15 years, has coached with the Patrick Page Acting Studio in NYC, and has been trained in dance in various studios in NYC and the OC, including Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Madison is currently working toward becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor through Club Pilates.
Madison began teaching dance when she was 16, and has taught both dance and acting at various times since then while pursuing her career. She is grateful to continually teach and share with her students what she has learned in her two decades of experience in the performance arts industry. Specifically, as someone who has experienced and recovered from various physical injuries through dance and performance, she is passionate about helping students understand their bodies and how to best take care of themselves for the longevity of their careers and health! Madison is a storyteller at heart, and she hopes that her students know that they always have the ability to access that part of themselves, whether in her class, on stage, or anywhere through their artistic medium of choice.
Madison has been performing onstage since she was seven years old! She grew up pursuing theater, as well as Television/ Film in Los Angeles, being represented by the KSA Young Artists’ Division. At the age of 17, she made her professional debut as Demeter in the National Tour of CATS. In 2016, she was humbled to make her Broadway Debut as an Original Cast Member in the Broadway Revival of CATS helmed by Tony-Award Winning Director, Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) and Tony-Award Winning Choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights). She has performed regionally across Southern California and New York for the past several years in productions such as Les Miserables (McCoy-Rigby Entertainment), The Light in the Piazza (South Coast Repertory), Catch Me if You Can (Moonlight Amphitheater), and Nice Work if You Can Get It (Gateway/ Ogunquit Playhouse). Madison was last seen touring the country with the CATS Revival production, understudying Grizabella.
Miriya, Teaching Artist
Pursuing BFA in Choreography at UCI
For 14 years, Miriya has trained in all styles including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, modern, and tap. She has trained at multiple studios including Westside Dance Project, Dmitri Kulev’s Classical Ballet Academy, and Southland Ballet. She graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts High School and is now attending The University of California, Irvine pursuing a BFA in choreography. Mis Miriya is known for her creative choreography, technique, and love of KPOP.
Armi, Guest Teaching Artist
Extensive West End Musical Experience
TV, VO Actress
Ms. Armi is an actor, director, voice-over artist, and coach. She has appeared in the West End production of The King and I as Tuptim, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, and many more.
She is the voice of Tuptim in Warner Bros. Animated Feature Film The King and I. Armi has worked on TV, national commercials, short films, web-series, and radio spots.
She has directed and taught musical theatre as well as coaches in acting, singing, and voice-over. Her students have worked in TV/Film, Musical Theatre, and have been accepted to performing arts schools such as OCSA and APA.
Armi has worked extensively with IUSD elementary schools directing Musical Theatre productions across Irvine's school district.
Janet, Guest Teaching Artist
Awarding Winning Choreographer
JANET is an accomplished theatre director and choreographer who’s innovative staging and dynamic choreography has been thrilling audiences all over the southland. She has studied the art of hula and island dance for over 20 years and brings her many years of experience and performing to our production of Moana JR.
Janet currently works as a choreographer maintaining many of the shows at The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. She is responsible for the early stages of creative development and concepts in new live entertainment productions working directly with senior production teams, collaborating with top WDI management, Disney producers, senior writers and scenic designers.
On a daily basis she is responsible for maintaining, in some instances, all aspects of the entertainment mechanism. As Director and/or Choreographer she has a multitude of regional credits, ABC’s The View, Live with Kelly & Michael and Disney’s 4th D23 Expo.
Born & raised in Southern California, Janet studied in New York, received a BFA in Ballet, taught dance in Germany, England & Switzerland. She has performed in Europe & various locations in the United States.
Laura, Guest Teaching Artist
Renowned Dance Educator
Laura has an extensive career as a dance educator. She loves teaching, performing, and, most of all, people. We love her kindness, warmth, and sense of humor, and we think you will too. Whether you are an adult just starting for fun, staying fit, or young artist wanting to learn the foundational elements of dance, we believe you will love Ms. Laura too.
ABOUT MS. LAURA
Laura’s industry career spans thirty years in film, television, stage, concert, and festival as a dancer, educator, choreographer, and has given masterclasses and adjudicated throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and online.
Laura has an extensive career as a Dance Educator. She is Founding Director of Ignite Dance Workshops nonprofit and award-winning production “Move It Or Lose It” and Pacific Studios of greater Los Angeles.
Laura’s work from 1996-2012 at the EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood and the EDGE Scholarship Program fostered three generations of industry talent on Broadway and in film and television.
She established her teaching style and reputation during her twelve-year faculty tour with LA Danceforce and has guested with Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions, Summer Intensives, and more.
She’s had the pleasure of supporting the work of performers Kate Hudson, Julia Dreyfus, Gina Rodriguez, Mandy Moore, and many other film and television cast members during her long career in dance.
Laura has developed movement syllabus and evaluations for both the professional and novice level dancer.
Her extensive commitment to arts education has won her several foundation grants for workshops, continued training, and professional development and syllabus.
When Laura is not dancing, she writes young adult fiction and hosts an online interview blog: Dancing First.
John, Guest Teaching Artist
Acclaimed Musical Director
& Comedic Actor
JOHN is an accomplished musical director having helmed several productions including several productions at Musical Theatre West Youth Conservatory, LA Music Center, Saddleback CLO and more. John is also an award-winning actor with superior comic skills. He created the role of the Genie in DISNEY’S BELIEVE aboard, the DISNEY Dream and toured North America as Howard Cunningham in HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical. He has appeared in countless productions across Southern California. John makes his home in Laguna Hills, CA with his beautiful wife, Mary, and their four children. John is a member of LA’s Musical Theatre Guild and a proud member of Actors’ Equity.