Megan Fitzgerald

Candace Trasoras

Serena Dambrosky 

Mikey Trasoras

Nicole

Brown

Meet Our Team

Robyn Woodall

Debbie Stewart

Rob Bustimante

Elizabeth Dupont

 Holly Hammond

Christine Padgett

Debbie Stewart: Studio Owner, Front Desk Admin, and Costume Designer
Debbie Fell in love with dance the first time she saw her daughter (Nicole), on stage. Debbie has had experience in retail management and business operations for 20 years.  Debbie loves to be able to help make everything run smoothly at the studio for our families! 

Nicole Brown: Studio Owner, Artistic Director
 
Nicole Brown is the artistic director. She started dancing at the age of three and has not slowed down since then. Nicole competed throughout her childhood traveling all over the world to places such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and performed in Italy. Nicole won various scholarships for classes, workshops and choreographed for multiple studios and dance teams. She went the University of Akron as a dance major and due to injury went on to teach dance instead of performing. Nicole has 20 years of teaching experience and started assisting at the age of 13. Nicole also has 8 years in the Air National Guard and is proud to have served our Country. She is the proud mom of three amazing kids and is living her dream as the director of Broadway Lights Dance Center

​​​Mikey Trasoras: Hip Hop
Choreographer, dancer, and event director Mikey Trasoras serves as owner and creator of The Art of Movement Dance Convention, that brings back the heART to dance, AO Summer Intensive, and the ACADEMY, an assistant program. Some of Mikey’s choreography credits include the sizzle reel for Hawaiian Style, Sarah Jaffe’s music video “Glorified High,” Ivivva Athletica YouTube video promotions, Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing season 5 kickoff in Hollywood, and for the Texas’ collegiate dance team The Apache Belles. Mikey’s students have appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition, and X-Factor just to name a few.  Like his freestyle dancing, Mikey’s choreography is intricate and stylistically innovative.  His keen musical ear and captivating artistic expression of lyrics elevate Mikey as a true artist.  Mikey has been directing dance events for the past 15 years for numerous companies, building their reputation and level of professionalism. 

​​Robyn Woodall: Creative Movement, Combo, Ballet, Jazz
Robyn has been a lifelong dancer as she started taking classes at age three at Murphy's Dance Studio in Albany, GA. She went on to perform in numerous productions with the Albany Ballet Theatre and continued dancing throughout her school years. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and pointe. Moving to Florida to study Elementary Education, she has been combining her first love of dance with her passion for helping young children find a love of their own. 

​​Christine Padgett - Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Baton, Jazz, Combo, Creative Movement
Dr. Christine King Padgett is a Christian, a wife, and a mom of two young sons. Miss Christy was raised in the Birmingham, Alabama area. She began dancing at the age of three at Corky Bell School of Dance in Birmingham, AL. In the early 1990s, she began assistant teaching with her studio, helping with classes, summer dance camp, and even helping to choreograph and teach dance and streamer routines to the local high school marching band. She trained there for 15 years in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, flag twirling, and baton twirling. In the mid-1990s, she left Birmingham to attend Auburn University, to pursue a degree in education. She continued to study dance while in Auburn, taking dance classes through the University in Social Dance and Modern Dance. Christy earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (concentration in French), a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology (teaching and learning track). During her studies, Christy learned not only teaching methods and techniques of planning educational curriculum, but also about the development, motivation, behavior, psychology, and learning of children and adults. She took a special interest in how the brain attends to, absorbs, sorts, stores, and retrieves information and skills. She completed her doctoral dissertation on the psychology of personality and gender identity, researching the influence of these factors on the choice of college major and career choice. Because of her advanced studies in both education and psychology, Miss Christy has special insight in how to motivate, reach, and teach her students in a developmentally-appropriate and engaging way. Miss Christy is a certified teacher with the state of Florida Department of Education. She holds Florida Teacher Certification in the following areas:
Preschool Education (Birth – Age 4) - Elementary Education (Grades Kindergarten – 6) Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Grades 5-9) - Social Science (Grades 5-9)  Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12) Miss Christy has also earned her Dance Teacher Certification through CLI Studios.

 Holly Hammond: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Competition Team
Hi everyone, my name is Holly! I am thrilled to be a part of the BLDC dance family this year! Dancing, acting, and performing has been a passion of mine for quite some time. I was born and raised in Navarre and started dancing at age 5. I danced competitively, traveling all over the country for 13 years. I trained in ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, musical theatre, hip-hop, modern contemporary, and tap. I am so excited to instill the love of dance and performing that I had at a young age, into all the littles in my classes. I currently work as an Infant and Toddler Developmental Therapist with children ages birth to three and I adore what I do! I will be teaching creative movement as well as combo ballet/tap and ballet/jazz. This age group is so fun to work with and I can’t wait to get their creative gears moving and be a part of their dance journey!

Megan Fitzgerald: Contemporary and Jazz
Megan began dancing at the age of 12 in Round Rock, Texas. She was a four-year member of her High School Dance Team, the Hi-Steppers, which inspired Megan to become a dance Educator. Following high school, Megan decided to follow her passion and pursue dance at the collegiate level, becoming a four year member of the World Famous Texas State University Strutters. Throughout her performance career, Megan has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney World, SXSW with the Macnas Dance Company, DisneyLand Paris, in a Presidential Inaugural Gala and in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C.
Upon graduating with her BFA in Dance Education and Minor in English from Texas State University, Megan served as the Assistant Director of the Liberty Hill High School Liberty Belles, Head Director of the LHHS Stars and the Liberty Hill Junior High Dance and Aerobics teacher from 2017-2018. Megan then became the Head Director of the Liberty Belles Varsity Dance Team and the Dance and Aerobics teacher at LHHS from 2018-2020. Ms. Fitzgerald recently moved to Florida and will also be coaching the Gulf Breeze High School Dance Team!
Megan is extremely excited to become a part of the Broadway Lights Dance Center family and to have the opportunity to teach such amazing dancers!

Serena Dambrosky: Ballet & Pointe

Serena Dambrosky grew up in Colorado, She has been part of the ballet world for 15 years and for the last 5 years she has been teaching and performing. Training with Colorado Ballet and Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Division. She has spent the last 4 years dancing with Colorado Ballet company in the Corps de Ballet doing classical and neoclassical repertoire. Through her years of training, she has worked alongside American Ballet Theater, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Huston Ballet, and more!

Rob Bustimante- Tumbling / Acro
Prior Marine Corps and been coaching for 20 years, Rob has experience coaching cheerleading, gymnastics, and acro. He is also a licensed sports massage therapist, rehab specialist, and personal trainer. Rob loves helping the kids at our studio achive their Acro goals.

 Elizabeth Dupont: Voice
​Elizabeth Dupont has been teaching voice since 2009 - both privately and in the University setting. She provides vocal instruction and coaching to a wide range of individuals, from beginners to advanced, locally to regionally. Elizabeth has served on the faculty of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. She received her Bachelor's in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from the University of South Alabama. Currently, she serves a Music Educator for Escambia County Schools. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Florida Music Educators Association, and the Florida Vocal Association. In addition, Elizabeth enjoys singing and performing on a local and regional level. For the past 7 years, she has been enjoying her favorite role - wife and mother. Elizabeth's abilities in vocal instruction, along with her performance background, gives her students the edge they need as they set out to audition, compete, and perform. She is very excited to join the Broadway Family doing what she most (besides family) - teaching voice. 


Candace Trasoras: Tech, Flex, and Turns

​As a professional performer since the age of eleven, Candace is well versed in what it takes to make it on stage or in front of a camera in the dance industry. In addition to dance, as a model she has worked various industry and runway shows. A few of her dance credits include The Billboard Music Awards, Latin AMA’s, Dance Captain for Dream at the Sandcastle Theater in Guam, and ShowStoppers at the Wynn in Las Vegas.  Experiencing performance first-hand has enabled Candace to be an expert at being a professional dancer. Her innate talent to interpret and communicate through the physical form has given many studios exactly what they needed to win that first overall or receive that call back. 
Candace has captivated, shaped, and nurtured students for over ten years. She engages herself in the world of dance completely.  She is compelled to share this fascination and love for dance with students from all over the world.  From Guam to Canada and in between, whether she is teaching a master class, or setting choreography, her students are left inspired and reaching new levels of potential. 
Currently, Candace is on faculty for Art of Movement Dance Convention. She and her husband Michael co-created AOM’s pre-professional assistant program, theACADEMY. Their 75-member team trains and assists on the Art of Movement tour. She is also an adjudicator for various dance competitions in the US. She can’t think of a better way to share her professional knowledge, broaden minds, and leave a little piece of herself for every student, than Broadway Lights Dance Center.