Julie Kleiner Davis
Julie Kleiner Davis is the proud owner of Broadway Bound Academy. She has been a professional performer since 9 years old with many credits including the Broadway National Tour of Big and the cult film Camp. Shortly after graduating NYU with a BFA in musical theatre (and a premedical certificate), she started a nonprofit wherein she helped to create immersive productions for young patients stuck in hospitals. She has always believed in the power of the arts and all it can do for our communities.
Whilst in NYC, she was swept off her feet and brought back down to South Florida for her greatest role of wife and mother. She did not give up her love of performing, however, and managed to sing and dance through every pregnancy. Throughout her years here, she starred in many professional shows as well as directed and choreographed for local professional theatres winning many accolades and awards.
When not performing, she was honored to direct and teach at various programs and schools including Nadine Shapiro's Broadway Bound. It is there that she found a home wherein she could deliver the quality and standards bestowed upon her from her mentors and now colleagues. Julie is thrilled to be taking South Florida by storm now with her vision of this performing arts academy space and all it has to offer.
Zedric, a native of Miami, Fl. He is the inspiration behind Live in Color Dance Collective, a culturally diverse dance company founded in 1989. Zedric started dancing at a very young age mostly self taught but his vision and skill became vibrant under the tutelage of Florene Litthcut Nichols where he first began to teach and also study at the Inner City Children's Touring Dance Company. Through his jazzy, cutting edge, energetic footwork, arm throwing and high stepping style, Zedric Keith
Bembry has brought flavor to the Hip Hop industry creating a new dance rave all his own, “Urban Funk”. For Zedric ,movement is life. His strong dedication to the art of dance is parallel to his dedication to the communities he serves.Reflections on his teenage years propels him to spread the joy of dance to young people as a positive alternative to many of the ills that the streets offer.
2002 : SHOW TIME AT THE APOLLO 2003 :WINNERS OF THE HIT SHOW DANCE FEVER 2008 : AMERICAS BEST DANCE CREW & ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
2009 : AMERICAS GOT TALENT 2010 : he was chosen for front cover of THE GREATER MIAMI & THE BEACHES VISITORS GUIDE 2014 : Zedric Bembry receives $20,000 for a Young Students Trained in Urban Dance project led by the Live in Color Dance Collective from Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO, and Matt Haggman, program director, during the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge.
She began her ballet training at the provincial school Alejo Carpertier in Havana, Cuba. She continued her studies at the school of arts where she was awarded the golden diploma for being the most distinguished student of her generation. She then joined the ballet nacional de cuba where she became principal. Her professional training has had the influence of celebrities such as alicia alonso, loipa araujo, josefina mendez, aurora bosch, mirtha pla, silvia marichal, joaquin banegas, maria elena llorente, martha garcia, migdalia montero and magaly suarez. With the ballet nacional de cuba she toured europe, asia, the usa, australia, central and south america. Throughout her vast ballet career she has interpreted the main characters of great classics such as giselle, swan lake, don quichote, the nutcracker, la fille mal gardée, cinderella and coppelia among others. She has worked with choreographers from usa, cuba, argentina and spain who have created pieces for her. She participated at the stars gala in budapest, hungary. She was awarded the medal for the national culture of cuba. Reknowned dancers such as carlos acosta, igor yebra, rolando sarabia, lazaro carreño, and ernesto quenedit among others have been her partners. She has participated at international festivals and galas in cuba, spain, edinburgh, france and italy. She has been repetitrice for soloist couples of the ballet nacional de cuba and also acted as ballet mistress for the ballet de monterrey, mexico, where she participated on choreographies based on original version of full masterpieces like swan lake, giselle, coppelia, don quichote, bayadere, paquita grand pas and for the pas de deux flames of paris and spring waters. She has been the assistant of renowned foreign choreographers and, in monterrey, she worked under the direction of robert hill.the college of music and dance of monterrey has invited her as jury for several competitions.
Judy Bassing is the recipient of six Los Angeles Drama-Logue awards and the San Diego Theatre Circle Critics award for outstanding choreography and directing. Judy is a member of the New York Stage Directors and Choreographer Union. She has taught for all the major dance organizations in the USA, Judy teaches/choreographs and directs in Austria France, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Yugoslavia, Portugal, and Slovenia. Her choreography credits range from the opening ceremonies for the 1999 World Ski Cup Championships in Vail, Colorado, to Musical Theatre, Concert Stage, and Cruise Ships. Crazy for You, Nunsense, Funny Girl, Me and My Girl, Company, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha and Singing in the Rain are just a few of the Productions she has choreographed and directed at the Lawrence Welk Theatre and Las Vegas.
Judy was a Guest Artist in the Czech Republic conducting workshops and performing, celebrating the National American Tap Dance Week. On staff of the Musical Theatre Department at Folkwang Hochschule in Essen-Werden Germany and Centre Formation Professional de Danse, Poitiers France, she has been a guest artist at New York High School of Performing Arts, Joffrey Ballet School, New York University, University of Wisconsin, Stephens Collage, Oklahoma City University, Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, currently teaching at the University of Miami Theater Arts Department.
She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatics. Judy is a certified IDO Judge and has judged the Junior Showdance Championships in Hamlin Germany and Portoroz, Slovenia, representing the USA Judging the Worlds Olympiad competition in Moscow Russia, adjudicated the Surrey Dance Festival in Vancouver, B. C., invited by the French Minister of Culture to adjudicate the National Dance examinations for the Conservatoire in Bordeaux, France, the Mr. and Miss Dance of America, and Starquest Regional and World finals events You will find Judy’s former students in Musical theatre Production all over the world. One of her great Joys was teaching Deaf children to Tap Dance.
KIM LEE DOBIES comes from Lighthouse Point, Florida. She has been dancing since she was 3 yrs old and teaching for over 50 yrs. She has trained in many dance styles, including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Comedy, Pointe, Leaps and Turns, Contemporary, and Modern. Still, Kim emphasizes a strong balletic and technical background for all her dancers.
While training under Fred Danieli (principal dancer for George Balanchine) he gave her her love for ballet and a great understanding for the need of a strong core foundation in ballet which will apply to all aspects in dance. Yes! Even hip hop!!! Kim holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of North Carolina (acting, directing concentration). She was in the original cast of AMERICAN WAY. While living in New Jersey, she performed in many dinner theaters and TV commercials. Kim has earned both international and national recognition as a dance competition judge for STARPOWER, STARQUEST, and DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA. While living in Ohio, her studio competed, winning many regional and national titles.
Many of her students over the years have gone on to many successful careers as Dancers, Actors, Singers and Costume Designers. On Broadway…. BILLY in BILLY ELLIOT, WEST SIDE STORY, CATS. Also TAP DOGS, CHORUS LINE, CIRQUE DE SOILE, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, DANCING WITH THE STARS, ROCKETTES, DISNEY, Captain of the DOLPHINS CHEERLEADERS, cruise ships, and a variety show at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. Her son performed in a NATIONAL touring tap show call COMMON GROUND. She also directed a professional Tap Company “SOUL2SOLE” which performed in Florida. Kim is an award-winning choreographer, costume designer, and Master class teacher. Kim Lee Dobies is very excited bringing her expertise to BROADWAY BOUND ACADEMY.