Student Ambassadors

The Project Broadway Ambassadors Circle is a group of students who have benefited from the opportunities Project Broadway has created for young performers. Student Ambassadors meet monthly to discuss ways to fundraise and spread Project Broadway’s mission to a wider audience. Our ambassadors have the opportunity to perform in special events and benefit concerts throughout the year. Project Broadway Ambassadors have performed at the annual College Board Conference in New York City, for American Girl TV’s AG LIFE, The Laurie Beechman Theater and at our annual 54 Below Benefit concert. Our Student Ambassadors are using their skills as performers and social activists to help create educational opportunities for every child who has as an interest in the performing arts.

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2019-2020 Student Ambassadors

Hayden Gelman (President) is a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School and has been a Project Broadway Ambassador for five years. She has been involved in Broadway Workshop’s programs for over nine years, participating in workshops, intensives, and many MainStage productions. Hayden can’t imagine her life without theatre and hopes to introduce her indescribable love for it to others.

Abbie Anderson is a senior in high school. She has been a part of the Broadway Workshop community for over three years, and the time she spends doing the main stage is her favorite time of the year. She has performed in Pippin, Emma, Sweet Charity and Sister Act. she feels so grateful for the experiences Broadway Workshop has given her, and she is honored and humbled to share that with others.

Anakeesta Ironwood is a freshman at the Professional Performing Arts School. She has been involved with Broadway Workshop since moving to NYC two years ago, in classes, workshops, and productions, and is honored to be a Project Broadway Student Ambassador. Without theater, she doesn’t know where she would be and she’s excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity to bring theater to others.

Angelina Boris is a junior at Immaculate Heart Academy. She has been involved with Broadway Workshop for over six years now, doing classes, workshops, and several MainStage productions. She is honored to represent Project Broadway for a third year, and excited to bring even more opportunities to others!

Aria Odendaal is a senior in high school. She has been a part of Broadway Worskshop for one year now and has participated in workshops along with the 2019 Mainstage Production. She is honored to help give students the same opportunities she has been given through Broadway Workshop.

Brianna Paradiso is a senior at High Tech High School. She has been involved with Broadway Workshop for few years including classes, workshops, and, recently, main stage production Sister Act. She is very honored and proud to be a Project Broadway Ambassador.

Claire Stein is currently a senior at Riverdale Country School. She has been involved with Broadway Workshop for four years and was in the MainStage productions of Pippin, Sweet Charity, and Sister Act. This is Claire’s third year as a Project Broadway ambassador and is honored to serve the role as the Secretary. She is excited to work alongside the talented ambassador team and is grateful for the opportunities the program has provided her.

Derek Rudley is a freshman at Ossining High School. He has been involved in Broadway Workshop since he did the Industry Showcase a couple of years ago. This is his first year as a Project Broadway Ambassador. He is honored to work with this group of people.

Grace Capeless is a sophomore at Immaculate Heart Academy. Last season Grace participated in her first Broadway Workshop MainStage production as Deloris in Sister Act. She is excited to be joining Project Broadway this year to help share her love of theater to others.

Graham Routhier is a junior at Hastings High School. He has been working with Broadway Workshop since 2017 performing in the Addams Family, Wind in the Willows, Cyrano de Burger Shack and Sister Act. Graham is honored to be a Project Broadway Student Ambassador and for the opportunity to help expand access to the arts.

Julianna Pitera is a junior at Professional Performing Arts School, majoring in Musical Theatre. She has been working with Broadway Workshop for three years and this is her first year as a Project Broadway Ambassador. Julianna’s life revolves around theatre and helping others, so she is very excited to be working with Project Broadway this year!

Justin Han is a senior at Northern Valley Demarest. He has been in two Broadway Workshop productions in the past and is ecstatic to return as a student ambassador. He is forever grateful to be a part of Project Broadway’s mission. 

Kate Louissaint is a senior in the dance department at LaGuardia High School. She is truly humbled by the professional and unforgettable experiences she has been afforded by Project Broadway/Broadway Workshop, and hopes to be able to share her privilege of being able to train and perform with others.

Lily Bucko is a senior at Haddam-Killingworth High School and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She has been involved with Broadway Workshop for several years doing workshops and intensives, but did her first mainstage show, Sister Act, this year. She also participated in CMTF over the summer. She is beyond excited to work with Project Broadway and bring the joy of the arts to others.

Lucy Lewis is a sophomore at LaGuardia High School. She has been working with Broadway Workshop for about 2 years and loved being part of the MainStage productions of Sweet Charity and Sister Act. Broadway Workshop has had an incredibly positive effect on Lucy and she is so honored to help bring that to others with Project Broadway.

Macy McGrail is a junior at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She has been involved with Broadway Workshop for eight years, most recently in their mainstage production of Sister Act. She is proud to be a Project Broadway Ambassador, grateful of the opportunities Project Broadway/Broadway Workshop have given her, and eager to spread these opportunities to others.

Margot Krauss is a senior drama major at LaGuardia High School. She has performed in the 2018 and 2019 MainStage productions of Sweet Charity and Sister Act at Broadway Workshop. Nothing gives her more joy than theatre and she is thrilled to provide that to others through Project Broadway.

Momo Burns-Min is a senior at Weston High School. She has participated in Broadway Workshop since she was thirteen. She has been a part of the workshops of The Addams Family, Emma, and Cyrano De Burgershack, as well as the Junior MainStage production of Into the Woods. This is her second year as a Project Broadway ambassador and she is honored to support a program that means so much to her.

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