Meet the Broadway Collective Team

Robert Hartwell

Founder + Artistic Director

In 2016, Robert opened The Broadway Collective with his life savings. He has performed in 5 Broadway musicals including Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Department.  As a director/choreographer, his work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Music Theatre Wichita, and The University of Michigan. He served as  the Assistant Director on the First National Tour of Once On This Island and currently is the Associate Artist at North Carolina Theatre. Proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, and Broadway Inspirational Voices.  He is featured in Jay-Z and Pharrell’s latest music video Entrepreneur.  He is obsessed with NPR, Nespresso, and his morning routine.

Dallin Halls

Director of Operations

Dallin is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Brigham Young University where he received his BFA in Acting, with a minor in Creative Writing. He has performed as a resident member of The Grassroots Shakespeare Company – touring the western United States, and with The Drilling Company in New York City. He began working as an Event Producer after moving to NYC, where he discovered his passion for managing teams and curating elevated experiences. Dallin and his husband Tyler currently live in State College, PA where they enjoy French-pressed coffee, their yoga room, and Asana (okay maybe only Dallin on that one).

Education

Andrew Purdy

Education Manager

Andrew spends his days working for TBC, pretending to be a Cheetah Girl, dreaming about his future cabin deep in the mountains of New Zealand, + geeking out over Airtable. What’s your favorite kind of hummus? Let’s talk about it.

Chadaé Nichol

Education MANAGER

Chadaé is a Beyoncé super fan and Mom. She’s a Broadway performer, and backup singer on the latest BTS album. She also graduated from Ball State U for Dance and Musical Theatre. You can find her on the beach when she’s not hitting a two-step or teaching.

Abeba Isaac

Education Coordinator

Abeba (uh-bay-buh) was told by her fourth grade teachers that she was meant to be on a stage. Her response at the time? “Eh. I don’t see it.” She eventually agreed, but in the meantime she is here to answer your Education questions, one cup of tea at a time. 

DENIELLE GRAY

Education COORDINATOR

Denielle has a passion for performance and a heart for teaching! She received a dual degree in Acting and Vocal Performance from CalArts and has graced many a stage Regionally and Internationally. Her mantra: Let your Light Shine!

Marketing

NEAL PHELPS

MARKETING MANAGER

Neal has an array of media experience, marketing the live performing arts with Broadway In Chicago, Spotco, along with working on numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Neal is a graduate of Columbia College, where he majored in Arts & Entertainment Media Management

MAGGIE BERA

Marketing COORDINATOR

Maggie is a NYC-based actress and nerd for all things marketing + social media. She has her BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas State University and is the founder of the blog + podcast, Actor Aesthetic. She has an unhealthy obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles… which is hard when you live in Giants country #GoBirds.

Becca Haden

Brand Architect

Becca is the designer + developer for all things digital and print, and has been collaborating with Robert since 2016! She is also a working actor (with her MFA from NYU Grad Acting), TBC instructor, and cat lady–you *can* have it all, folx!

Jack Sippel

Marketing Assistant

Outside of having a Golden Globe nomination, being a Broadway performer and teaching Kerry Washington how to dance (cue mic drop), Jack is either raiding the Container Store, recording his podcast or in a gym all while dreaming of every day being fall.

Operations

Dylan Ladd

Operations Manager

Dylan has a Bachelors in Music Education, a Masters in Arts & Entertainment Administration and a Masters in School Administration & Supervision.  He loves all things music, theater, and home gadgets.  TBC team member since 2016.

Elizabeth McNeil

Billing Coordinator

A creative Research Scientist with a serious one handed cartwheel at the end of an amazing floor routine. Also the one to lift you higher in the journey of life.  Sweet southern lady but let your invoice be late – you will meet her Brooklyn roots sis.

Jeff Sundheim

Executive Assistant

Jeff is the son + brother of 4 football coaches. He discovered ballet shoes were more important than football cleats. Now he gets to be a part of a company that helps young people feel comfortable in the shoes they were meant to wear. 

Joanna Ebol

Systems + Automation Coordinator

Joanna was always top of her class with aspirations to become a news anchor. In college, she tried a computer-related course. The course gave her skills that make her incredibly savvy and versatile in the technical world.

Elizabeth Ragavanis, ESQ.

General Counsel

Elizabeth keeps all of the boring legal stuff together so that the rest of the team can focus on the fun and creative things. When she isn’t crafting legalese, she is making homemade jam, learning to speak Greek, and travelling whenever and wherever she can.

EMMA VANCE

Operations assistant

Also known as BG or “The Fixer”, Brittney has an eye for seeing what most people miss. With a BFA in Dance from the University at Buffalo this creative gives Debbie Allen Fame vibes. When she’s not wearing her educator hat, her nail salon and restaurant recs never miss. 

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