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National/International & Asian Tour: SHREK the Musical (Young Fiona/Shrek, Grumpy the Dwarf) Regional: Surflight Theatre: White Christmas (Susan Waverly), Les Miserables (Young Cosette), Fiddler on the Roof (Shprintze), Wizard of Oz (ensemble). The Eagle Theatre: Bonnie and Clyde (Young Bonnie) Feature films: Annie(2014) & Ricki and the Flash(2015).  Nadia is truly thankful to Lisa Carlson at Starlight Performing Arts for being a major part in her success to fulfill her dreams as a professional performer.
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Credits: Annie (Grace Farrell), The Sound of Music at Surflight Theatre (Brigitta), Cinderella (Little Anastasia), Grease (Featured Dancer). TV/Film: National Geographic (Brainbusters, Ep. 101) Opera: Ahmal And The Night Visitors (Ocean County College). Papermill Playhouse Conservatory: 2 years.

Regional Theatre: Ocean Professional Theatre Company: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Bonnie and Clyde (Young Clyde), The Jungle Book (Bagheera), Singing In The Rain (Ensemble), Apprentice Company (2 years). Community Theatre: Bellarine Theatre Company: Annie (Duffy), Guys and Dolls Jr (Ensemble), The Producers (Ensemble). Vocal:  Ann Lee exhibit at The Frieze Art Festival. Voiceover: Cityvox.  Awards:  Stafford Idol, Next Broadway Star, Broadway Belt, Outstanding Potential, and many platinum trophies.

 Regional Theater Credits:  Ocean Professional Theater Company: Ebenezer (Tiny Tim), Singin' in The Rain (Young Cosmo) and Jungle Book Jr. (Bumble Bee) Community Theater: Bellarine Theater Company: Oklahoma (Ensemble), Annie (Hoover Girl, Ensemble)  A Class Act NY:  Into the Woods Jr. (Milky White). Web Series: Dance Molinari's web series " "Tap Out Of It". She has written and performed two original songs for local charity events. Awards: On Stage First Place Soloist, Platinum Level 2014 and Star Systems First Place Soloist.  Vocal: Starlight Singers (3 years).

AEA MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE. Surflight Theater: Annie (Pepper, Swing for 4 orphans), Andrea McCardle Workshop featured soloist.

Community Theater: Music Man Jr. (Zaneeta Shinn), Carousel (Snow Child), Wizard of Oz (Barrister), Beauty and the Beast (Salt), High School Musical, Footloose, Oliver, and Babes in Toyland. Instruments: Piano, violin, trumpet. Fun Fact: Plays volleyball, runs track,  competitively swims, and has sailed in the Junior Olympics Regatta. 

Commercial: Lady Gaga Google Chrome, Random Farms Kids Theatre. Performances:  US Open and Philadelphia 76ers. Random Farms Industry showcase.  Theatre: Favorite credits include A Little Princess (Sara Crewe), Footloose (Rusty, Urleen), The Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch), Shrek (Dragon). Apprentice for 2013 OPTC

Awards:  2015 winner of The Broadway Lights the night Scholarship.  Vocal: The Cutting Room (NYC), The Triad (NYC), Starlight Singers (2 years), Jazz Ensemble, Select Choir; Theatre: Peter Pan (Wendy), Seussical (JoJo), The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), The Music Man (Marion), and several more!

AEA MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE. TITLES:  2013 Access Broadway Debut Division Vocalist. Regional Theatre: Surflight Theatre: White Christmas (Susan Waverly), Peter Pan (Tinkerbell), Winnie the Pooh (Piglet), Snow White (Mirror); Singing in the Rain (Young Cosmo): Ocean Professional Theatre Company. Community Theatre: Bellarine Theatre Company: Annie (Molly), Guys & Dolls Jr. (Mission Girl); STAC: Bye Bye Birdie (Rosy). Vocal:  Norwegian Cruise Line’s soloist, Social Jam Fest Tour backup singer, Starlight Singers (5 years). Commercial: Disney XD Promo. Instrumental:  select strings orchestra, Garden State Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, South Jersey Regional Orchestra. 


AEA MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE. Regional Theatre: Surflight Theatre: South Pacific (Pamela Whitmore), numerous children's theatre productions; Bellarine Theatre Company: Oklahoma (Vivian); Vocal: American Music Abroad European Tour (Gold Tour), Starlight Singers (3 years), Six Flags Great Adventure (Green Lantern Promo), Access Broadway (1st place Debut Division), Onstage New York.



NetFlix Original Series: Stranger things. BROADWAY: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Benji), Godspell Cast of 2032 (Jesus), Les Miserables (Gavroche).  National Tours- Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Ben), Les Miserables 25th anniversary tour (Gavroche). TV- Good Morning America and the Tony Awards. Vocal: US Open, Philadelphia 76ers, Joe's Pub (NYC) and 54 Below (NYC).



Radio City Music Hall: Radio City Music Spectacular (Boy); Surflight Theatre: The Sound Of Music (Friedrich); Off-Broadway:  Carrie, Xanadu, Freckleface Strawberry; Regional Theatre: lead in “New Kid” (Random Farms Kids Theater) an antibullying musical regional tour which campaigns against the dangers of bullying; Surflight Theatre:  (Friedrich) The Sound of music; Shakespeare Theatre of NJ: To Kill A Mockingbird (Dill); Dance: Broadway Dance Theatre:  “The Nutcracker” (Cavalier) for the last two years, and has been in numerous dance productions throughout the East Coast. Film/TV:  “Christian Et Christine” (Cannes Film Festival, 2013) “666 Park Ave”, “Deadly Sins” (ID Discovery) and Oprah's Master Class (OWN). Special Thanks To Lisa Carlson for outstanding training in technique and performance.

Regional Theatre:  Ebenezer (Joey Miller), Resorts Casino; Ensemble/US Friedrich Sound of Music, Surflight Theatre. Community Theatre: "13 the Musical (Malcolm), The Sound of Music (Rolf) and High School Musical (Ryan Evans).  Vocal: Starlight Singers (3 years), Broadway Workshop, Numerous vocal competitions. 

Regional Theatre: Ocean Professional Theatre Company; Community Theatre: Our Gang Players;  Favorite Roles: Mrs. Paroo (The Music Man), Auntie Em (The Wizard of Oz), Mistress Mary (Babes in Toyland), Dina (School House Rock), Ensemble (Shrek the Musical), and many more! Instruments: Flute and Piano!

Regional Theatre: Star Course Productions: The Little Mermaid (Flounder); Surflight Theatre: Dora Live! (Dora), Beauty and The Beast (Lumiere), Winnie the Pooh (Kanga); Community Theatre:  Willie Wonka Jr (Wonka), and Annie (Pepper).  Vocal: Starlight Singers (3 years); Awards: Top Vocalist-Platinum at OnStage NY. Special Thanks to Lisa Carlson!

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Regional Theatre: Ocean Professional Theatre Company: The Jungle Book (Baby Elephant), Ebeneezer (Young Fan); Kelsey Theatre Company: Willy Wonka (Veruca Salt), 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (ensemble), Billy Elliot (Keely). Dance: Competitive Dancer; Vocal: Starlight Singers (1 year); Modeling: The American Girl Fashion Show.


Regional Theatre: Ocean Professional Theatre Company: Ebeneezer (Ignorance). Vocal/Dance: Disney's Magic Music Days, The Atlantic City Ballet, The Amanda Rose Show.

Starlight Alumni

Favorite Credits: (Travis) Footloose, (Uncle Henry) Wizard of Oz, (Randolph McAfee) Bye Bye Birdie, (Simon) 13 the musical, and (Ensemble) Seussical the musical.  Vocal: Starlight Singers (2 years). Instruments: Guitar, drums, keyboard.



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Nadia Jewel

Professional Theatre credits: Ocean Professional Theatre Company: Belinda Crachit (Ebenezer) Resorts Casino , Young Bonnie (Bonnie and Clyde); Surflight Theatre:  July (Annie ); numerous roles in children's theater productions. Community theater: Bellarine Theatre Company: July (Annie). Vocal: Starlight Singers (8 years); Broadway Youth Ensemble; 9/11 Memorial Gala; Walt Disney World. Titles:  Miss Access Broadway and top vocal soloist at many regional competitions.








Regional Theatre: Ocean Professional Theatre Company; Community Theatre:  Bellarine Theatre Company: Guys & Dolls Jr (Adelaide), 13 The Musical (Molly), Legally Blonde (Kate); Footloose (teen). Vocal: Starlight Singers (3 years), Count Basie Theatre Voices, Standing Ovations, Show Choir. Backstage: Assistant Stage Manager for Bellarine Theatre Company.





Starlight Alumni


University of The Arts

Major: Voice/Minor: Musical Theatre




Regional: Surflight Theatre: Winnie The Pooh (Pooh), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Dora, Live! (Pirate Piggy), The Cat In The Hat (Thing 2); Ocean Professional Theatre Company: 101 Dalmatians (Patch); Into The Woods (Jack's Mom), Footloose (Wendy Jo), Annie (Annie), The Addams Family (Grandma), 12 Angry Jurors (#6); Vocal: The Triad (NYC), Starlight Singers (2 years), National Anthem Soloist; Film/TV: OCPO PSA.

Regional: Surflight Theatre: Beauty & The Beast (Silly Girl), Dora, Live! (Fiesta Trio); Bellarine Theatre Company: Into The Woods (Little Red), Guys & Dolls (Hot Box Girl); Academic: High School Musical (Gabriella), Beauty & The Beast (ensemble); Vocal: Count Basie Theatre Voices, Starlight Singers (2 years), numerous vocal awards and titles.

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