Erin Glass (Founder), fell in love with theatre when she attended her first drama class in the 3rd grade in Corsicana, TX. In that class Erin found a place where she felt fully accepted, learned skills she still uses today, and made lifelong friends. She went on to earn a degree in theatre from Pepperdine University and worked in theatre, television, and film, in LA, Edinburgh, and New York. Erin has always loved working with kids and became a teaching artist in 2000 working with kids of all ages. In 2004 Erin created Broadway Bound Kids as a way to provide joyful and creative performing arts classes where kids could gain self esteem, make new friends, and learn about theatre, voice, and dance. Since 2004 Broadway Bound Kids has served thousands of students and has expanded to include master classes, weekend programs, summer programs, trips to see Broadway Shows, full scale musicals, after school programs in schools, and customized workshops. In addition to her work with Broadway Bound Kids, Erin is also an actress, director, and an Emmy Award winning producer. As a producer and director she works mostly with Warrior Poets, (Morgan Spurlock's production company, creator of the Super Size Me documentary.)
Rachel Sarah Mount graduated from Chapman University in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. She has worked for several arts nonprofits in Southern California and Boston as an arts educator! She moved to New York in 2019 to pursue a career in theatre. Shortly before the shutdown, she made her Off-Broadway debut in Sistas: The Musical. Rachel is so excited to be joining the Broadway Bound Kids community and can’t wait to be surrounded by people with a mutual love for music and theatre!
Hadley Cronk (Director of Education and Programs), is thrilled to return to Broadway Bound Kids after a stint at the University of Washington pursuing her Masters in Social Work. Hadley had a theatre-obsessed upbringing in Georgia, where she participated in as many local productions as she could. After high school she moved to New York to study Musical Theatre at NYU. Beginning as a Teaching Artist at Broadway Bound Kids, Hadley saw the impact our programming had on kids who were struggling, misunderstood, or just looking for a place to belong. She eventually joined Broadway Bound Kids' administrative staff to help support the programs she loved in a different way. Hadley is looking forward to applying the principles and values of social work to the incredible work already being done by our team in the communities we serve.
Pooja Tripathi (Marketing Director) is an actress and writer, known for co-creating digital series Amsterdam Ave. which has been featured in Marie Claire, Elle, Grazia, The Tempest, and more. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she studied Business Administration and Violin Performance. She started her career in the fashion industry and has worked in buying and marketing at Fendi, Bloomingdale's, and Dior. She grew up playing violin in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is excited to combine her love of the performing arts with her marketing experience to serve Broadway Bound Kids!
Samantha Parrish (Program Director) found the stage in high school when she performed in her high school’s first ever musical, Grease. After growing up in Forney, TX, Samantha obtained a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre from Ouachita University in Arkansas. Immediately after graduating she hit the road with Missoula Children’s Theatre. She toured with The Frog Prince and The Little Mermaid across 38 states. Teaching and directing shows each week, Samantha introduced theatre to underserved areas across America reaching over 2,000 students. Samantha then worked professionally in the Dallas theatre circuit before touring with Dallas Children’s Theatre in The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Since moving to New York in 2013 she has had the honor of teaching with Broadway Bound Kids, a company whose mission mirrors her own, to inspire and empower kids using the performing arts.After spending years directing our free Saturday Program for middle schoolers who are underserved in the performing arts, and directing our assisted tuition program for high schoolers, Broadway Bound Workshop, Samantha is passionate about creating free and reduced cost Programming all around the city. She is honored to serve BBK as a Program Director for Broadway Bound Players, Broadway Bound Workshop and P.S. 158.
Elizabeth McGuire (After School Coordinator) is thrilled to be working with Broadway Bound Kids as an Administrator and Teaching Artist! After discovering a deep rooted passion for Performing Arts Education she has been teaching dance, choreography and theater ever since. She believes in the lasting impact arts education has on every kind of student, and is so happy to further that work at BBK. Outside of teaching, Elizabeth is a director, choreographer and performer. She is the Artistic Director, Co-Founder, and Resident Choreographer of ToUch Performance Art, a multi-media performing arts company specializing in immersive and unique production. Since 2011 ToUch has created and produced sold-out shows in New York and Boston, and was Artist-in-Residence at American Repertory Theatre for three years. Outside of ToUch, she has performed with artists such as Buglisi Dance Theatre, Sinking Ship Productions, and BitterSuite: UK, and has choreographed several shows including Camelot (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Dancing Girl (Connelly Theater), and You Do Not Look (Signature Theater). Elizabeth looks forward to continuing her journey as an advocate for arts education at Broadway Bound Kids, and to continue to serve the wonderful communities and students we reach!
Broadway Bound Kids fosters a level of respect, creativity, and support that's like nothing I've ever seen. -Christian Borle