Artistic Director | Teacher | Choreographer | Director
Vicki Smith is a professional choreographer, director, producer, teacher, and performer. She has been dancing since the age of 2 and her performing travels have taken her throughout the US, Europe, and South America. She has appeared in an HBO Special, National Tours, Regional theatre, TV series, Las Vegas, Atlantic City. Her Theatre performing credits include, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, The Music Man, The King and I, Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, and more.
Special Events - Choreography, Directing, and Production - USA Gymnastics Trials for Barcelona; Six Flags Corp; Towson University - Pendragon's Lords of Illusion; Cunard Cruise Ships; Recording Artists – Children’s Guild Kids Cabaret Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Industrials for McDonald's, DuPont, Anheuser Busch, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, American Lung Association, Cystic Fibrosis, The Annapolis Chorale.
Vicki was the Group recipient of the Ruby Griffith Award for "Outstanding Achievement in a Musical" for Mame and Guys and Dolls. Numerous Platinum and Gold Awards for her choreography at local and National dance competitions. Direction, Choreography and Production credits include: Disney’s Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The Mysteries of Edwin Drood, Bring it On, Drowsy Chaperone, The Pajama Game, The Wiz, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, 42nd Street, The Music Man, Camp Hawayah!, Hooray for Hollywood, Me and My Girl, Annie, Holiday Magic, Once Upon a Mattress, Kiss Me Kate, Lil Abner, Singin' in the Rain, and Crazy for You, to name a few.
Locally, Vicki's work has been seen at TMC, Merely Players, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, and 2nd Star Productions. She has been active in the Anne Arundel County Public School system where she has choreographed and directed musicals for Crofton Middle School, Ridgeway Elementary, Severna Park Middle, South River High School's Dance team, Monarch Academy Baltimore City. Currently she is on staff at Anne Arundel Community College for continuing education, The Children’s Guild, Performing Arts Specialist.
Vicki is the Owner and Artistic director of StageWorkz Theatre Arts Project. Although she has trained with the best, the master of them all, Bobbi Smith, taught her everything she knows.
Teacher | Choreographer | Rhythm Tap | Acting | Musical Theatre Intensive
Bobby Smith has been teaching for over 15 years and and has directed and choreographed for colleges and regional theatres across the nation. He has received 9 Helen Hayes nominations for Excellence in Theatre for the Washington, DC area.
Credits include, Broadway: Crazy for You. Off Broadway: Forever Plaid (original cast), Kander and Ebb’s The World Goes ‘Round, and the revival of George Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing. National tours include Brigadoon and The World Goes ‘Round. In the DC-Metro area: The Studio Theatre: A Class Act (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical), The Long Christmas Ride Home, Caroline or Change, Grey Gardens; Studio 2ndStage: Reefer Madness, (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical), Jerry Springer: The Opera; Ford’s Theatre: Elmer Gantry, Liberty Smith, 1776; Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical); MetroStage: Girl in a Goldfish Bowl, Musical of Musicals (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; The Kennedy Center: The Happy Prince, The Flea and the Professor; Signature Theatre: See What I Wanna See, Showboat, Company. Olney Theatre Center: Cinderella (Director), The Sound of Music (Max Detweiler, Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding supporting Actor), Grease (Director), Annie (Rooster Hannigan, Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical), and Forever Plaid (Director).
Bobby has also performed with The National Symphony Orchestra; The Richmond Symphony, under the direction of George Manahan, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Jack Everly and can be heard on recordings of Ben Bagley’s Rodgers and Hart Revisited and Resnais’ Gershwin.
Teacher | Ballet | Pointe
For over 20 years, Laura Snow has taught classical ballet to all levels and ages at various studios. Her primary training was with Ballet Theatre of Maryland with Edward Stewart, where she became a soloist dancer and instructor. Laura was a recipient of the Maryland Distinguished Scholarship for Dance, then continued her dance education as a scholarship student with Utah Ballet. In 2000, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ballet and Choreography from the University of Utah. She has danced major roles on stage including The Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux, Flower Festival Pas de Deux, Giselle Peasant Pas de Deux, as well as leading roles in Raymonda, Le Corsaire, La Fille Mal Gardee, and The Four Seasons.
Laura's students have attended prestigious summer intensives such as Miami City Ballet, Ballet West, Joffrey Ballet, Washington Ballet, and Maryland Youth Ballet and are now performing in professional companies around the country. Laura joined the dance faculty at Stageworkz in 2020 and looks forward to inspiring a new generation of dancers.
Teacher | Ballet Technique
Vadim Bogomolov graduated in 1984 from the Vaganova Choreographic Institute of St. Petersburg, Russia, where he studied under Professor Yuri Omrikin. As a professional dancer with the National Ballet of Kazakhstan and the New Classical Ballet of Moscow, Vadim toured Europe and Asia dancing in ballets such as Paquita, Don Quixote, and The Nutcracker After traveling the U.S. on "The Great Russian Nutcracker" tour, Vadim accepted positions as a principal dancer with Classical Ballet of California and Manassas Dance Theatre. In 2012 Vadim completed the program in ballet pedagogy (teaching) at the Moscow State Choreographic Institute and was granted the title of "Ballet Master." He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he is co-director of Classical Ballet of Fredericksburg.
Teacher | Show Tap
An electrical engineer by day, Andrew is the recipient of the WATCH Awards for Best Choreography in last Summer's Crazy For You with the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre and Best Music Direction for Nine with Colonial Players, having received previous nominations for his choreography in Singin' in the Rain, The Music Man, Mary Poppins and Guys and Dolls. Also a classically trained pianist, Andrew's musical theatre compositions have premiered locally at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, and NYC's 54 Below.
Andrew is both a Stageworkz and Talent Machine Company alum, having studied under the incomparable Vicki Smith. Stage credits include Chicago, The Producers, Evita, Can-Can and West Side Story at New York University.
Andrew holds a BS in Mathematics and will be completing his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering this Fall.
Teacher | Voice
To Cyndi, music is as essential as breathing. Whether studying, performing, or teaching, it has been her lifelong passion from her early days of classical voice training at the Peabody Institute to the present. She has honed her skills and entertained audiences around the world.Through the years music has opened many doors. She has had the great honor of sharing the stage with great entertainers like Sammy Davis, Jr., Victor Borge, Johnny Cash, among others.
Cyndi and her husband, Roy, have been performing together for many years. Along with their group they toured the U.S. and abroad for quite a few years. Their onstage performances led to their first album release "Cyndi & Roy" "Feel It" released on the Casablanca label along with artists like Donna Summer, Cher, and Kiss. Many hours of studio experience has led to numerous local, regional and national commercials. Cyndi is also a long time member in good standing of AFTRA and ASCAP.
After traveling for so many years she decided to share her professional expertise with others, and over the past 11 years she has been instructing students of all ages and is currently the vocal coach for Stageworkz School of Performing Arts and musical director for the esteemed Talent Machine Company. Her main focus is to recognize and develop talent, all the while inspiring confidence. She believes in breathing life into the music.Cyndi considers sharing music one of her most rewarding contributions. And most of all wants everyone to have fun learning.
Teacher | Acting
Katie Peacock is an educator and director based in the DMV. She started her acting career through the Talent Machine Co. and took classes at Stageworkz in middle school and high school. Katie went on to graduate from Washington College where she studied Theatre and Business Management. After graduating college, she briefly worked at Walt Disney World before the pandemic and has now returned to her roots.
Today, Katie teaches in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and has worked with various theaters including Talent Machine Co., Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, Annapolis Shakespeare Co., Fringe Festival DC, Source Theatre, Potomac Playmakers, and Dean Productions.
Teacher | Jazz Fusion, Acrobatics
Madison began dancing in Glen Burnie, Maryland at the age of seven, studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Heels, and Acro. As a performer, Madison joined a competitve team, winning numerous awards regionally and nationally. As she turned seventeen, she found her passion in leading witha goal to create the best environment in a highly competitive realm. Madison has choreographed numerous top-scoring routines and has accepted awards for directing, professionalism, and kindness behind the scenes at regional competitions. Madison is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor and a gifted teacher, working with kids of all ages from 3 to 18. With a focus on technique, Madison prides herself in giving young dancers the tools to reach their full potential and leads her teams using "Radar Technique" programs with an infectious passion.
Teacher | Musical Theatre Dance
Sierra Bailio is a recent graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she received her BFA in Acting. She has been a musical theater artist since the age of 8, performing with companies such as The Talent Machine Company and Annapolis Summer Garden Theater. With over 8 years of dance experience, spending much of that time at Stageworkz, Sierra has been a choreographer for 5 years. Her teaching approach emphasizes technical precision, artistic interpretation, and above all, the joy of movement. Sierra embraces diverse choreographic experiences and believes in cultivating an inclusive learning environment where dancers feel free to explore their creativity. She takes pride in the bonds she forms with her students and strives to instill in them a lifelong love for dance like the one she has herself. Sierra is ecstatic to be back at Stageworkz and is eager to inspire the next generation of dancers, just as her teachers did for her!
Teacher | Musical Theatre
Malarie is a long time actress and drama instructor in the community, loving every aspect of the process of theatre; especially the people she gets to meet. Favorite roles include Guinevere in Camelot, Betty Haynes in White Christmas, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Fiona in Shrek the Musical, and Marge in Bridges of Madison County. She loves working with people of all ages and has been honored to be the director most recently at Jones Elementary. The chance to make memories with kids finding their voice is the best way to live. Looking forward to being back with Stageworkz and meeting some amazing and talented kids!
Teacher | Acting
Michael Stromberg is a graduate of The Catholic University of America where he received his B.M. in Musical Theatre. After many years of focus on performance, Michael is working to further expand his craft through the exploration of directing and teaching. Michael is now at his alma mater, Saint Joseph High School where he is following the call to bring the joy of theatre to the next generation of performers. Michael is currently the Managing Director for Mount Saint Joseph after being the Artistic Director for Catholic University's CenterStage Theatre Company. Recent Credits: All Shook Up (Talent Machine), Heathers (CUA CenterStage), Ca Ira (CUA), and Shrek (MSJ).
Teacher | Ballet
Jen’s love of music and dance started at a very early age. Having been raised by parents who were established performers in the NYC dance circuit, a passion for choreography and technique was instilled from the beginning! Jen started her dance career at Dance Expressions in Upper Marlboro, MD, where she performed in regional competitions and performances throughout the state, and eventually served as teacher’s assistant to the Artistic Director. Later she studied under Carol Bartlett at The Peabody Prepatory in Baltimore, MD, honing in and perfecting various techniques of Ballet and Modern movement. She participated in dance workshops at Goucher College, Baltimore School of the Arts, and Towson University throughout her highschool years. During her time at Newbury College in Boston, MA, she interned at Boston Ballet School as an assistant teacher, and trained under principle dancers at The Alvin Ailey School in New York City. After settling down and having 2 kids of her own, Jen has taught and choreographed for many reputable dance programs throughout the Anne Arundel County area, including the Key School, Annapolis Recreation and Parks, and of course Stageworkz! Ms. Jen is thrilled to be back and is looking forward to a great year!