Meet Our Team

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Jacob Dunham - Founding Artistic Director

jdunham@nationalbroadwaytheatre.org

Originally from the woodlands of Maine, Jacob is an award-winning Theatre Director and two-time Josephine NY Theatre Award Nominee. His career varies from casting and directing productions from Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, Opera, and TV/Film. Most recent credits include: The Great Look (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway), Chicago (Broadway), On The Town (Broadway), Hello Again (Off-Broadway), and Dishwasher Dreams (Off-Broadway) and the international remount of The Merchant Of Venice (Compagnia de’ Colombari). Jacob has also been a Teaching Artist with Inside Broadway and The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. He has trained with Act One Dance Company, The University of The Arts, The Society of American Fight Directors and is a proud graduate of the Temple University School of Drama, where he earned degrees in Theatrical Directing and Business. For a full resume and more information, please visit: www.Jacob-Dunham.com

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Chris Hendricks - Vice President & Treasurer

chendricks@nationalbroadwaytheatre.org

Christopher Hendricks is a Michigan native originally from the east side of the state. He grew up enjoying an array of performance opportunities ranging from community theatre, professional children's theatre, and television/film. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated with honors in 2011. Chris then continued his training and earned his BFA in Music Theatre, graduating Summa Cum Laude from The University of Hartford in 2015. He has spent the past 5 years working in New York City as a professional Actor, Choreographer, and Dance Teacher, and has been nominated for a New Hampshire Theatre Award for his sharp and distinctive choreography. His work has been seen across the nation in various regional and national touring productions, including the iconic Fox Theatre in Detroit. During the recent Covid-19 pandemic Christopher moved back to Michigan to work primarily as a Loan Officer and is excited to use his new and old skills in the creation of the National Broadway Theatre. For a full resume and more information, please visit: www.Chris-Hendricks.com

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Dr. Aimee Frechette - Secretary

Dr. Aimee Frechette is a lifelong supporter of the performing arts, specifically offerings that allow young people to find themselves in any aspect of the theatre community. The theater is the epitome of an empathetic and accepting environment, something we need more of in our world right now. Currently, the principal of a rural elementary school in New Hampshire, Aimee strongly believes that many critical skills can be learned through theatre and loves when children uncover newfound confidence, passion, and inner strength from being on stage for the first time. She serves as the President of Arts In Motion Theater Company and as the Vice President of Act One Dance Company. She is the choreographer for many New Hampshire-based theatre and dance companies, having danced with the Boston Ballet and Maine State Ballet as a child. Her choreography has won many awards across the state of New Hampshire and the greater New England area.

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Chele Pippin-Reagh - Social Media & Communications Manager

info@nationalbroadwaytheatre.org

Chele has a unique collection of skills, and vast creative experience. She graduated from Alma College, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, focusing on Graphic Design and Illustration. While at Alma, she played violin with the Alma College Symphony Orchestra, worked behind the scenes for campus theatre productions, and created a ridiculous amount of art, some of which has been showcased across the state of Michigan. Since graduating, Chele has held various positions in the corporate world as a Graphic Designer, Art Director, Multimedia Specialist, and Creative Accounts Manager. Now, she owns/operates StudioCPR Photography and Pippin-Reagh Design, coaches volleyball, and directs middle school musicals. She consistently seeks and enjoys opportunities to use her talents to serve her community and encourage artistic expression, even among those who claim to possess no such proclivities.