Our Faculty

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Vicki Gelona

Dr. Christian O'Donnell

Dr. Christian O'Donnell

Our founder and Artistic Director for 16 years, Vicki has a BME from Oklahoma Christian College with an emphasis in vocal performance. A vocal music instructor for nearly 40 years, Vicki has taught at Plainview Middle School and High School, Ardmore Middle School and High School, and Northwest Classen High School in Okahoma City. She was classically trained at OCC with Steve Smith who subsequently taught at Julliard and Northwestern University.  During High School she studied with Inez Silberg from Oklahoma City University. As a public school teacher she has coached many choirs, ensembles, and soloists to superior ratings at district and state competitions. Has multiple students each year that are accepted to the All-State choir, and many students be accepted to the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in choral music. Each student in her studio studies a variety of music from Arias, jazz, pop to show tunes.

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Dr. Christian O'Donnell

Dr. Christian O'Donnell

Dr. Christian O'Donnell

Dr. Christian O'Donnell teaches woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, bass, and music theory. Dr. O’Donnell received his BM from the University of North Texas College of Music in Denton. He completed graduate work at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York before receiving two Masters Degrees in music education and conducting from the Beinen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. O’Donnell received his PhD in music education with a concentration in conducting from the Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He was also a public school band director in the Oklahoma and Texas schools, including the nationally acclaimed Lake Highlands Band program in the RISD and the 2000 Edmond North High School Wind Symphony OMEA Honor Band. Chris also taught beginning band methods, score study, conducting and was a graduate associate conductor for the Wind Symphony at the University of Oklahoma.

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Nick Gelona

Dr. Christian O'Donnell

Nick Gelona

Nick majored in Musical Theatre Performance at The University of Oklahoma and The University of Central Oklahoma. Over the years he has been honored to perform in multiple shows in New York City with the likes of Mary Testa (two-time Tony Nominee) in I'll Be Damned, opposite Phyllis Frelich (Tony Winner) in an original show penned by Mark Medoff (Oscar Nominee, Tony Winner), and in Amigo Duende written and directed by Joshua Henry (two-time Tony Nominee) and Luis Salgado (Drama Desk Winner), staring Robin De Jesus (two-time Tony Nominee). He has performed as Frankie Valli in over 60 countries worldwide. Outside of performing, Nick is the Assistant Artistic Director at The Brass Ring, where he teaches private voice lessons, choreography, and song analysis. Nick serves as the Principle Director/Choreographer for the High School show of The Jim and Ida Williams Summer Youth Theater. He also serves as the scenic designer, and lighting designer, for all shows at The Brass Ring.  

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Elizabeth Gelona

Elizabeth Gelona

Elizabeth Gelona

Elizabeth was a founding member of the first Broadway Kids class at The Brass Ring. She has been a part of numerous shows with The Brass Ring and Carousel Productions. As well as performing in multiple cabarets in NYC. Elizabeth was the captain of the State Champion Ardmore Tigers Pom Squad as well as interim coach her Senior year. She was the first, and only, student to graduate from The Brass Ring and return the subsequent summer as a Director/Choreographer for The Jim and Ida Williams Summer Youth Theatre. She went on, in college, to teach in Arezzo, Italy, where the creator of solfege, Guido Monaco was born. She now serves as an instructor for Broadway Kids and one of the primary directors/choreographers of The Summer Youth Theatre.

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Miki Fox

Elizabeth Gelona

Elizabeth Gelona

Miki is the Director of Broadway Bound Academy of Dance. She began dancing before she was 3 years old. Miki studied dance at The Dance Center, Shannon Crites School of Dance, Applause Studio (where she was a member of their competition team), The University of Oklahoma, and she attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy in High School. After High School she attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was a member of Oklahoma Kids for 12 years, performing all over Oklahoma. She was also a member of the Ardmore Contemporary Dance Company, and a member of the company of "Will and the Wind," a musical that traveled to multiple states telling the story of how Oklahoma became a state.

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Kenna Smith

Elizabeth Gelona

Kenna Smith

Kenna is proud to be an instructor at Broadway Bound Academy of Dance! She began taking dance at the age of 4 at The Dance Center, where she later became a student instructor, and subsiquently a full time instructor after College. Kenna attended The University of Oklahoma and danced as an apprentice member of OU's prestigious modern dance company, and Modern Repertory Dance Theater. She graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Kenna was also a member of Ardmore Contemporary Dance. She has taught dance classes in ballet and tap at the HFV Wilson Community Center where she organized both Christmas and Spring Recitals. She was also a member of The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute where she studied under Stuart Hodes, a former instructor and performer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in NYC.