Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA)

bbalogoIn 2014 JRAY affiliated with BAA, sending JRAY’s top two winning actors (one male, one female) to New York to participate in BAA’s week-long program. Also, each year the top two JRAY winners are awarded a cash prize of $1,500, along with airfare and lodging to New York to attend BAA.

Broadway Artists Alliance provides professional training for promising young musical theatre performers—right in the heart of New York City! Participants study voice, acting, and dance with Tony Award winners and current Broadway performers, as well as NYC’s top casting directors, agents, coaches, and choreographers.

BAA specializes in Intensives, Workshops, One Day Master Classes, Weekly Class Series and Private Coaching for promising young performers ages 6-21. BAA’s expert staff challenges each student to develop his or her “Triple Threat” performance skills while learning about the business of acting and making connections with industry professionals. These promising young actors experience the best of Broadway and study with the masters!

For more information about the Broadway Artists Alliance, visit their website:

2018 JRAY Winners: Jaymes Macabale and Abby Mohaddes

Jaymes and Abby

Jaymes Macabale, 2018 JRAY Actor of the Year and Abby Mohaddes, 2018 JRAY Actress of the Year.

2018 BAA Scholarship Winner, Carlie McCleary

Carlie McCleary

Carlie McCleary

2017 JRAY Winners: Kayla Morgan and Adrian Villegas

Kayla Morgan and Adrian Villegas

Kayla Morgan, 2017 JRAY Actress of the Year, and Adrian Villegas, 2017 JRAY Actor of the Year.

2016 JRAY Winners: Amanda Dayhoff and Tristan McIntyre.

jray 2016 baa winners

Amanda Dayhoff, 2016 JRAY Actress of the Year and Tristan McIntyre, 2016 JRAY Supporting Actor of the Year.

2015 JRAY Winners: Kelsey Kato and Nicole Morris. Nicole’s performance at the BAA showcase caught the eye of a casting agent, who is currently representing her. Nicole also landed an audition, with a callback, for an ABC Christmas Special.

2015 jray winners

Kelsey Kato, 2015 JRAY Actor of the Year and Nicole Morris, 2015 JRAY Supporting Actress of the Year.

2014 JRAY Winners: Eli Labinger and Kyra Johnson. Seen at the BAA showcase for NYC casting directors and agents, Kyra was cast as Sophie in “Mamma Mia” for a one-year National Tour.

2014 JRAY winners

2014 JRAY Actor and Actress of the year. Eli Labinger, LA County School of the Arts, and Kyra Johnson, Palos Verdes High School.