Broadway West Staff Bios

Susan Swanson

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Susan Swanson, Owner of Broadway West Studio in Las Vegas. Broadway was Susan’s playground at age 17. She has numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour credits. Susan was the original creator of Broadway West in Pittsburgh, PA and later, the Broadway Theatre Academy in Sarasota, Fl. A Master teacher of Musical Theatre,her students have reached professional status in all forms of entertainment. She continues to work with casting directors and agencies to gain students professional experience. Of course her prize pupil is her brother, Christopher.

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Michelle Cox
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Michelle is an accomplished vocalist, pianist, guitarist, song writer, and music teacher. She was the opening act for many popular artists such as The Everly Brothers and The Steve Miller Band. Michelle was the house singer and keyboardist for weekly jams at The
General now known as The Viper Room. Notable people who sat in with her include Phil Collins, John Belushi, Ringo Starr, Pete Townsend, John Earwhistle (The Who).She was a member of Heroes of Rock and Roll, a Show at the MGM Grand. She studied private classical piano
under master teacher Earle Voorhies in Pasadena, Ca.

Watch Michelle Rock!
Carl Windom (Carlito)
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Carl has joined our staff as our new hip hop dance teacher. He has been on tv and film,live performances and he has a long, long list of choreography credits. He has worked with the Jungle Boogie Crew, Royal Flush, Kiki Ely, and Jasmine Guy to name just a few..

Watch Carl Move!
Jordan Balactchiev
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Jordan’s career began in 1980 in the famous acrobatics club: Sliven Bulgaria. He was a member of the National Team of Bulgaria for mixed pair acrobatics and he became a national champion several times in the Masters Division and
he won several European and international competitions. This gave him the opportunity to study in the Bulgarian Sports Academy for an acrobatics coach. Since his sports career, Jordan joined the field of entertainment and won first place in the Circus Variety Festival in Bulgaria performing with his solo hand balancing act. Since then, Jordan performed in different variety shows, circuses,and theaters in Europe and around the world. For the last 16 years, Jordan performs with his son, Nasko in an extraordinary hand to hand balancing act. Their stage experience
includes performing for Cirque Du Soleil, NBA games, UNICEF, circuses, several casinos on the Las Vegas strip, television shows, and corporate events.His ability and knowledge allows him to teach students from all over the world!!!


2 thoughts on “
Broadway West Staff Bios

  1. I LOVE THIS PAGE! It brought tears of sadness (because I miss them all so much and I always will) and because I am indescribably proud of all 4 of them!

  2. I just want to say that you are an amazing family and I miss you all very much, it was an honor to work with you all and also a great honor to have worked with Don. I had one of the great pleasures of traveling to New York to work under Don for a production. I love and miss you all very much.

    Lil Desi of the first Broadway West Studio of Pittsburgh

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