About Us

BBT was created and is managed by Disney, Nickelodeon and Broadway Casting Director
and former Broadway performer David Petro.

Company Overview

Since our inception in 2009, Broadway Break Thru (BBT) has brought an elite performing arts education to over 6,000 students in nine different cities and featured over 400 celebrities, casting directors, talent agents, college faculty, and high-level entertainment industry professionals.

We've partnered with over 40 educational institutions and organizations, such as Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, George School, Glencoe North Shore Congregation of Israel, BC Discoveries Dance & Theatre Arts, Francis W. Parker, The French International School, and the JCC. Whether you are auditioning for a school play, a college audition, a job interview, a feature film or the broadway stage, Broadway Break Thru will give you all the tools you need to succeed.

What we do

BBT provides national and local opportunities to all aspiring young performers. Our performing arts summer intensives, pre-college programs, and weekend workshops give students a chance to meet and learn from celebrities, university faculty members, and entertainment industry professionals, offering them unprecedented opportunities in the world of performing arts.

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Our students

At BBT, we empower our students to master all the essential elements of musical theatre, film, dancing, singing, acting, and script writing. We provide exceptional educational training and multiple performance opportunities within our classes and through the local community. Our programs are designed for students from ages 5 to 22, with students divided and working within their own individual age groups.

Achievements

Through direct participation in BBT, over 60 students have been cast in feature films, television series and pilots, Broadway, National Tour, and regional theatre productions. Over 40 students have been accepted into their choice universities and colleges though the direct relationships formed in their BBT experience.