Why BroadwayEvolved?

 
 

It's no longer enough to be talented. Broadway is a tougher, bigger business than ever before. BroadwayEvolved defines success as the intersection of personal and professional growth.

 
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Yes, students and educators will gain exceptional, top notch training, but they'll also leave with a clearer understanding of their true selves, an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to build the skills to navigate their journeys.

The intensive brings the highest level of talented faculty to propel student and educator success. Guest faculty arrive with accomplished resumes, experience teaching, and a commitment to mentoring.

BroadwayEvolved knows that when both students and educators are trained in complimentary models, the potential is limitless.

Through this unique approach, Betsy and Cynthia create environments for students and educators to not only transform, but uncover new levels of depth and confidence.  While working in two separate industries, Betsy and Cynthia have combined their professional expertise and personal passions to establish the groundbreaking BroadwayEvolved.

 

 
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BroadwayEvolved was created and founded by Broadway and Education professionals –

Betsy Wolfe and Cynthia Rose

Having both been raised by teachers, heavily influenced by their arts teachers, and also currently teaching on their own, Betsy and Cynthia realized that they possessed the perfect combination of skills, artistry, and experiences to shatter the outdated models of student and educator preparation.

While they met in the most unpredictable and yet predictable way,  at the stage door of “Waitress” where Betsy was starring...they quickly began a professional relationship.

 

 

BETSY WOLFE / CO-FOUNDER

 

Betsy Wolfe has established herself as one of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation. Most recently seen in the Tony nominated musical Waitress, where she gave a multi-faceted performance as Jenna, a woman struggling in an abusive relationship. Prior to that, she played Cordelia, one of the lovable “lesbians from next door,” in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, directed by James Lapine, which recently aired on PBS. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as Cathy in the Off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years.  While most known for her belt, Betsy was classically trained and got to flex both muscles while she performed the role of Ida in Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera at night,  while rehearsing for the Broadway show Bullets Over Broadway during the day. She can be heard on the recordings of Falsettos, Bullets Over Broadway, The Last Five Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture, Stage Door Canteen, 35MM, and Merrily We Roll Along. She can also be seen in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years. 

Originally from California, Betsy received her BFA in musical theatre from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. At age 20, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and just a couple months ago marked her third headlining solo performance with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. She has performed with over 40 different symphony and pops orchestras including The Chicago Symphony, and recently returned from London having performed with the highly acclaimed BBC Orchestra. A daughter of two educators, while not performing she has always been passionate about young performer development.  She has led masterclasses and workshops around the United States and has maintained a small group of voice students specializing in early stage belt development/correction. As the Co-Founder of BroadwayEvolved her passions and talents have found a great purpose.

CYNTHIA ROSE / CO-FOUNDER

 

For more than 10 years Cynthia Rose has specialized in student leadership, community building, and student involvement. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Student Life at New York University. Within her role she works with students to advance their leadership potential and find success at NYU and beyond. Throughout her career she has designed countless retreats, conferences, and seminars; all incorporating the most up to date research and generational theory to address the true needs of today’s students. Cynthia has authored leadership frameworks and outcomes to ensure all students are learning and growing at their own personalized level, while also meeting the complicated demands of the world.

Nationally, Cynthia consults and presents on topics ranging from being an impactful leader to student wellness. Additionally, she works with adult learners, both locally and nationally, as they navigate new techniques to advise students. Cynthia has previously worked at Northwestern University, Northeastern University, Temple University, Rollins College, and the University of Missouri.

Originally from Virginia, Cynthia obtained her bachelor's degree in music industry from Drexel University and her master's degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While her professional career shifted away from music, she remained passionate about the arts and frequently utilized them as a tool for teaching complex leadership theory. As the Co-Founder of BroadwayEvolved, she has found the perfect combination of her personal passions and her professional expertise.