TESTIMONIALS

from Industry Pros & former Students

 
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SUTTON FOSTER, Broadway and TV Star

“I’ve known and admired Darcie and Troy for over 20 years.  I’ve been so honored to share the stage with her. Their combination of experience,  passion for the arts, and care for their students create a wonderful learning environment.”

 
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MORGAN MARCELL, original Broadway companies of Hamilton, Bandstand, and Moulin Rouge.

“Darcie and Troy are true professionals.  They’re the most encouraging, positive people in the biz and their stage experience is truly unmatched."

 
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Brennley Brown, The Voice, Recording Artist  

Have heard Ms. Darcie's former student and The Voice Star, Brennley Brown yet? If not you will want to!

"Brown truly commanded the stage and brought the song to life with her powerhouse vocals and killer confidence." 

"I still use my vocal warm-ups from Ms. Darcie. I loved my time training with her."

 
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Ava Cutlip. Recording Artist

“Ms. Darcie gave me the confidence to do what I love without doubting myself! I couldn’t have asked for a better coach to help with my music release.”

Have you listened yet? Check out Ms. Darcie’s vocal student 16 yo Ava Cutlip’s debut single as a singer/songwriter! Social Game is available on most streaming platforms!

 
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JACOB HAREN,  Broadway & 1st Nat'l Tour of "The Book of Mormon."

"Darcie and Troy are the real deal.  They not only have the background and experience to foster young talent but they also care deeply about their students."

 
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MAYA GRACE FISCHBEIN,  FUN HOME on Broadway

“Darcie is the best!  I learned so much from her and it was FUN.  With her guidance, my Broadway dreams came true!"
- Maya

 
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BROOKE BESIKOF, Young Elsa in FROZEN Broadway Developmental Lab

My daughter has been training with Darcie since she was 10 years old. Darcie’s training has been integral in her success and growth over the past 5 years. She is an incredible mentor and teacher, with an incredible resume of experience and success. My daughter has appeared in equity shows, performed at Carnegie Hall, and was cast as the original Young Elsa in Disney Theatricals first-ever Staged Reading and Developmental lab on Broadway!”

 

TESTIMONIALS

From Parents

 

My daughter 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 PARENT (OCSA Student)

I'm absolutely in love with Broadway Arts, both my daughter and son attend multiple classes, and we are so in love with this studio, the staff and owners couldn't be more supportive, educated, positive and affable. it is truly a fantastic environment for children of all ages! high quality instruction with a very personal feel!!

BAS PARENT of 9 and 11 year old

Broadway Arts is a very special, warm place. Upon your first visit, the owners welcome you with open arms. I was looking for dance and acting/speaking classes for my 9 and 7 year old. I am a single mom and wanted a one shop shop, so that I didn't have to drive all over town on every day of the week. A friends' 4 year old recently spoke so confidently before a group. Her parents told me that she was attending Broadway Arts. When I saw the list of classes, I was hopeful. There are a variety of classes, offered on different days and times; so there something for every child and every schedule. The opportunity for my kids to take acting (which builds their self-confidence), ballet and tap, under one roof is priceless. My kids participated in their first recital in Dec. This was no mom and pop show. This is a professional production. I was thrilled that my kids were given this opportunity! It was incredible to see the range of talent. We saw kids, just being kids and forgetting a line, as well as amazing, singing, dancing and performances. Even though there were lots of youth, acts, costumes, etc.; everyone was kind and patient. That is a feeling that is generated from and radiates from the top. This is a nurturing place that genuinely cares of the kids. Everyone is treated kindly and with respect. Health safety protocols are followed as everyone wears a mask. Broadway Arts is a welcoming place, that I feel very comfortable bringing my children to and am grateful to have found.

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BAS PARENT of 9 and 7 year olds

“Darcie is the best!  I learned so much from her and it was FUN.  With her guidance, my Broadway dreams came true!"

- BAS Parent (student, starred in FUN HOME, Broadway)

"My daughter has been training with Darcie since she was 10 years old. Darcie’s training has been integral in her success and growth over the past 5 years. She is an incredible mentor and teacher, with an incredible resume of experience and success. My daughter has appeared in several equity shows, performed at Carnegie Hall and was cast as the original Young Elsa in Disney
Theatricals first-ever Staged Reading and Developmental lab on Broadway!"

- BAS PARENT (Student starred in Frozen)

"My daughter starting taking vocal lessons from Darcie in 2013 when she was just 9 years old. Darcie took my daughter under her wing and prepared her for many auditions (singing, acting, and dancing) with great success! Darcie is a major part of her growth as an artist and we are forever grateful. Darcie is a true triple threat that has so much to offer if the student is willing to learn and put in the work."

- BAS PARENT

"My daughter has worked with Darcie over 6 years. Darcie was instrumental in training her to help her get into Orange County School of the Arts...and is now a graduating senior headed to UCLA to study Musical Theatre. Darcie has been a wonderful role model for my daughter to look up to."

- BAS PARENT

"Darcie's training is second to none...Her professionalism and experience created the perfect learning environment. We will always work with Darcie and we are excited for our younger children to get on board!!!

- BAS PARENT

 My daughter loved going to vocal lessons with Darcie and felt she learned something at every lesson.  And when Darcie showed up to one of her performances, she was thrilled to have the support and love.

-  BAS PARENT

"Our daughter LOVES her Improv teacher! She’s so excited to take the class.She is totally pumped!"

- BAS PARENT

"She had a great time and learned a lot! She loved it all!"

- BAS Parent

"The dance classes are amazing and my girls are enjoying them very much!"

- BAS Parent

“I was so excited to see that a studio opened nearby that specializes in the performing arts. My daughters love to perform and their Moana Jr. musical was the perfect opportunity for them to sing, dance and have fun! I was so impressed at how much they learned - the songs were all intricately choreographed and even had amazing harmony ! The resulting video was awesome and so fun to watch!  We have also done their virtual and in person dance classes. The owners and teachers are all so friendly. Highly recommended!”

- BAS PARENT of  6, 7, 9 year olds

“Wonderful Broadway Arts Studio! Great for young dancers, warm helpful teachers, exciting imaginative dance, my daughter has learned so much, I can't wait for the recital.”

- BAS PARENT

"My daughter absolutely loves this studio. She has been going here ever since it opened and we have loved every minute. The owners and teachers are amazing human beings. The studio has helped to tap into a creative, artistic side of my daughter that is just so beautiful to watch."

BAS PARENT of 4 year old

Even though I probably drive past over 10 dance/music studios just to arrive here, attending Broadway Art Studio is worth the 35 minute drive, way out of my way, because I honestly think it is the best studio for my kids and our needs.


I found BAS during the pandemic when they were offering online classes and some kids at my daughter's school actually did a Zoom talent show hip hop performance and I saw they were wearing Broadway Art Studio t-shirts. We signed up for a ballet class online only with Ms. McKenzie and my daughters loved it so much that once things got back into person, I just decided to make the drive for me and keep having my girls attend BAS so that they could keep doing ballet with Ms. Mackenzie because she is such a wonderful fun teacher and my girls truly enjoy it!


My kids go to a really academically intense trilingual school so it's important for me that they have fun doing their extra curricular activities and don't feel tons of pressure - just fun- and BAS totally fits that - it's fun but they learn great technique too and also have the opportunity for multiple recitals/shows!


We do a bunch of activities and whenever anyone asks my daughters what is their favorite activity they both say ballet! We started off doing Pre-Ballet with Ms. Mackenzie and now my daughters are in Ballet 1. In Ballet 1 they get to use the bar now a lot more and do more advanced things - however the big fun factor is still there. I also like how Ms. Mackenzie gives the kids a little time during class for their own creativity to do something of their choice so they get creative input too. The other kids in the class are lovely - everyone always wears their mask (the policy here at Broadway Art Studio is that everyone - adults and kids - wear a mask even if vaccinated - and hence we always feel very safe here and the other parents are nice conscientious people so I don't worry about germs like I did at other studios we've been to).


Most of the students take multiple classes because BAS offers so many fun classes. My girls also love the Broadway Playhouse class which is musical theater and they also offer all of the different types of dance. My daughters also take private singing lessons with Ms. Darcie and I was so lucky to be able to get them signed up with her because she has the most incredible voice and is such a wonderful, patient teacher!


The owners of the studio: Darcie & Troy are the nicest people and they are both super talented with experience dancing and singing professionally in many acclaimed venues - even on Broadway (hence the name of the studio)! Overall, my family loves Broadway Art Studio and it is totally worth the long drive to go here because my kids and I love it so much!

BAS PARENT

Trial one of their classes, and you won’t want to leave! My kids LOVE it here. All the teachers are amazing; talent + professionalism + genuine love of instilling passion in the students.

Also, it’s a one-stop for all. Hip hop, ballet, musical theatre jazz, acting, improv, vocal performance, classical tap, rhythm tap, and musical theatre productions.
Love most importantly, their philosophy, you can definitively see their passion for the arts and their love for the students!

BAS PARENT

 
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"Broadway Arts is a very special, warm place. Upon your first visit, the owners welcome you with open arms. I was looking for dance and acting/speaking classes for my 9 and 7 year old. I am a single mom and wanted a one shop shop, so that I didn't have to drive all over town on every day of the week.


A friends' 4 year old recently spoke so confidently before a group. Her parents told me that she was attending Broadway Arts.

When I saw the list of classes, I was hopeful. There are a variety of classes, offered on different days and times; so there something for every child and every schedule. The opportunity for my kids to take acting (which builds their self-confidence), ballet and tap, under one roof is priceless.


My kids participated in their first recital in Dec. This was no mom and pop show. This is a professional production. I was thrilled that my kids were given this opportunity! It was incredible to see the range of talent. We saw kids, just being kids and forgetting a line, as well as amazing, singing, dancing and performances. Even though there were lots of youth, acts, costumes, etc.; everyone was kind and patient. That is a feeling that is generated from and radiates from the top.


This is a nurturing place that genuinely cares of the kids. Everyone is treated kindly and with respect. Health safety protocols are followed as everyone wears a mask. Broadway Arts is a welcoming place, that I feel very comfortable bringing my children to and am grateful to have found."


- BAS Parent, 1/2022

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