Newsies - Teen Summer Production 2022

Newsies (2022). Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer.

Newsies - Teen Summer Production 2022

Newsies (2022). Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer.

2023 Education

Broadway Rose Theatre Company contributes to the cultural growth and educational needs of the community by providing educational and creative musical theatre opportunities for kids, teens, and adults.

Registration is currently open for our 2023 fall programs!


We believe that our education programs should be accessible to any child with an interest in musical theatre.

If any factors would still prohibit the student from enrolling, please contact Amaya Santamaría at 503.906.2383 or by email at

You will be informed of your application’s status within one week after we receive your application.

Adults (18 years or older)

Adult Dance Series - Fall (October 9 - November 13) - Limited availability

Adult Dance ClassesWhether you have an upcoming audition or just want to dust off your dancing shoes, shuffle off to Broadway Rose for the fall series of our popular adult dance class! This all levels class gives veteran and new performers alike the chance to practice a variety of musical theatre dance styles. You pick your schedule: sign up for just one class, all of them, or any combination in between!

October 9 – November 13 (6 weeks)
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Broadway Rose New Stage

Ages: 18+
Tuition: $20 per class or $100 for the full 6-class series
October 9: Liz O’Donnell
October 16: Jeff George
October 23 & 30: Kevin Paul Clark
November 6 & 13: Clara-Liis Hillier

Click here to register.
Haga clic aquí para registrarse.

Available spaces:
10/9 – 1 space available
10/16 – 2 spaces available
10/23 – 2 spaces available
10/30 – Currently full
11/6 – 2 spaces available
11/13 – 2 spaces available

Liz O'Donnell
Liz O’Donnell is a local performer and has been seen on stage at Sherwood Foundation for the Arts (Anything Goes), triangle productions! (The Nancy Boggs Story), Stumptown Stages (West Side Story, Mamma Mia!), and Broadway Rose (Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story, Footloose). As the resident choreographer for the Newberg High School Theater Department, Liz has choreographed 6 main stage musicals (Honk!, Oliver, The Addams Family, Matilda, Mamma Mia!, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) in addition to the musical theater class production of Little Women. She is currently a member of The Skylark Tappers and works as a librarian for Washington County.


Jeff George - headshot

Jeff George trained with Ballet Arts of Minnesota and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. He performed on the East Coast Tour of Sesame Street Live and with the Royal Caribbean & Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Jeff has performed with many Portland companies, such as Bodyvox, Polaris, Dancing People, SubRosa, Broadway Rose, Artist Repertory Theater, Pixiedust, and Do Jump, where he got to join the company on Broadway. Jeff recently choreographed The Drowsy Chaperone at Oregon City High School, Othello with Portland Actors Conservatory, Urinetown with Stumptown Stages which earned a PAMTA nomination for outstanding choreography, Made To Dance In Burning Buildings with Shaking the Tree Theater, which earned a Drammy award for outstanding choreography, You My Love with Shaking the Tree Theater, and most recently All Together Now, a Netflix film.


Photo of Kevin Paul Clark.

Born and raised in Portland, Kevin Paul Clark has performed across the country and world! National/ International Tours: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Legally Blonde Local directorial and choreographic credits include productions with Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre (where he also serves as an instructor), Live on Stage, Lakewood Theatre, Pixie Dust Productions, and the Jefferson Dancers. Local performing credits include productions at Portland Center Stage, Lakewood Theatre, Pixie Dust Productions, Triangle Productions, and Clackamas Rep. Kevin is a company member alum of Nevada Ballet Theatre. When not teaching, you can find Kevin cuddling his goats, cows, horses, and chickens at Clark Family Farms in La Center, WA.


Teen Dance Series - Fall (September 12 - October 5)

Photo of the Teen Dance class, spring 2023.

Join us for musical theatre dance class at Broadway Rose New Stage! You pick your schedule: sign up for just one class, all of them, or any combination in between! Beginners welcome. Each week features new choreography.

September 12 – October 5 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Broadway Rose New Stage

Ages: 13 to 18
Tuition: $18 per class or $132 for the full 8-class series ($16.50/class)
Instructor: Clara-Liis Hillier

Click here to register.
Haga clic aquí para registrarse.

Clara-Liis Hillier

Over the years, Clara-Liis Hillier has appeared in productions by Northwest Children’s Theater, Northwest Classical Theater Company, Corrib Theatre, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Shaking the Tree Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Bag&Baggage, Lakewood Theater Company (Drammy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, Godspell), Willamette Shakespeare, and JAW: A Playwriting Festival. She also works as a choreographer, theater, and dance teacher, most recently choreographing The Stinky Cheese Man for Northwest Children’s Theater and Little Shop of Horrors for Tualatin High School. She also teaches 567BROADWAY! musical theater dance fitness classes and Pure Barre in Lake Oswego and Bend. 

Teen Cabaret - Fall (October 7 - November 11)

Photo of the Teen Cabaret class, fall 2022.

Working with a director, this class gives students a chance to not only practice their vocal work but strengthen their skills as performers. Over the course of six weeks, students will rehearse and mount a showcase featuring group numbers of various sizes, duets, and solos. On the last day of class, students will perform for family and friends.

October 7 – November 11 (6 weeks)
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Broadway Rose New Stage

Ages: 13 to 18
Tuition: $250
Direction and Music Direction: Tara Velarde

Click here to register.
Haga clic aquí para registrarse.

Headshot - Tara Velarde

Tara Velarde is a singer, actor, and dancer in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Theater credits include The Bells That Still Can Ring (Portland Center Stage), A Very Merry PDX-mas, West Side Story, and Once (Broadway Rose), The Music Man (Third Rail Repertory Theatre), The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors (Oregon Children’s Theatre), and the title role in Antigone at the Border (Milagro Theater). Her album, Rise (2019), headlined US and European tours, where she opened for Michael Franti and Gaelynn Lea (NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner). With a Bachelor of Arts in music education from Pacific University (Outstanding Vocalist, 2013), Tara teaches music (Pacific Youth Choir, Ethos, C.S. Lewis Academy) and sings with the Oregon Symphony, White Bird, and Resonance Ensemble. She has won awards in dance performance and competition.


Kids classes have ended for the summer, but check back this fall for information on next year’s opportunities!