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 Music Theatre Philly Artists & Staff 



Producing Artistic director/Co-founder  She/Her

MINDY DOUGHERTY BAIADA is a Philadelphia native and Mother of two, who is incredibly thrilled to bring her professional background and passion for theatrical training Philadelphia. As a performer, Mindy appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award winning revival of GYPSY, starring Broadway legend Patti LuPone, preserved with a Grammy Award winning original revival recording. Other New York credits include the critically acclaimed City Center Encores production of GYPSY (starring Patti Lupone), SERENADE (Jaradoa Theatre Company), and SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT at Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic. Mindy starred in the Broadway National Tour of A CHORUS LINE as ‘Val’, Education: Graduate of Penn State (BFA in Musical Theatre) and received her MA in Theatre Education from New York University (NYU). Mindy believes that musical theatre and the disciplines associated, nurture more than just a talent, but a sense of inclusion, team work, mutual respect and confidence in an atmosphere of trust, positivity, and encouragement.
"As a mother, I know the importance of wanting to help your child reach and grow to their full potential and I strongly believe that the arts is a tool toward achievement." 



Co-founder  He/Him

DANN DUNN has created and maintained professional works as a Director/Choreographer, Associate, and Dance Captain around the world with Tony, Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy Winning Artists.


As an Educator, Dann has had the pleasure working with performers of all ages, both professional and aspiring professionals. Dann is an Guest Artist alumni of New York City’s famed ‘Camp Broadway’ where he worked with children around the world, as well as side by side with some of Broadway’s biggest names, With Camp Broadway, Dann taught Musical Theatre in New York City and in cities around the world on their National and International tours. On Broadway, Dann worked as an Educational liaison with Camp Broadway for the productions of Legally Blonde and The Drowsy Chaperone. Additionally, Dann has appeared as a Guest Artist with Temple University, Swarthmore University, Drexel University, West Chester University, Arizona State University, University Of The Arts, and University of Pennsylvania.



Executive Director  He/Him

TIM is a theater artist, educator and lifelong Philadelphian. He started his career as a performer and teaching artist working with theater and dance companies like Tribe of Fools, Dance Theatre X and Plays & Players. Tim was the Artistic Director for Wolf Performing Arts Center, a non-profit theater organization for children and teens based in Bryn Mawr, PA. During his time there, he produced, directed and choreographed 25 shows for young actors in grades K-12. Most recently, Tim served as the Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at University of the Arts. There he worked closely with the alumni, faculty and donors to support UArts and their students.  He graduated with a B.A. in Theater and Media & Communications from Muhlenberg College.


"I am so eager to join the team here at MTP! I have always believed in the power of the arts to transform the life of young people and am honored to be a part of this organization. Mindy and Dann have built an incredible team and I am thrilled to share my experiences and expertise with the MTP community!"



Program Manager  She/Her

Jenna is a Philly-based educator and theatre artist. She is thrilled to be joining MTP in which her main focus is to cultivate inclusive, collaborative, and exciting spaces for young artists to grow and succeed. Having graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, she has performed with various theatre companies from New York to Los Angeles. She is currently teaching elementary students in Philadelphia, and in pursuit of her MA in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate that theatre has the ability to change a child’s life as it did hers.



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Jordan is a Philadelphia based performer and native. She began theater at a very young age and has spent the last 6 years training here at Music Theater Philly, among other places such as Broadway Artists Alliance, The Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia Dance Academy, and with her voice teacher Mary Fishburne. Music Theater Philly has become not only a positive and professional training ground for Jordan, but a second family. You may have seen Jordan onstage at The Walnut Street Theater productions of Moana Jr. (Tamatoa) and Frozen Jr. (Anna) as well as the world premiere production of Boundless (Willa) and Rent (Maureen) here at MTP. Jordan can't wait to work with the next generation of stars to come out of Music Theater Philly!



Teaching Artist  She/They

Jessica is a Philadelphia native, educator, and theatre artist. With a background in English Literature and Urban Studies, they formerly served as an English and Theatre Teacher for the School District of Philadelphia and are now a Stage Manager and Teaching Artist at various theatres and arts education organizations across the city. Visit for more updates on performances, productions, and more.



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Ellicia is a 2020 graduate from the University of the Arts where she received a BFA inDance under the direction of Dona Faye Burchfield. A Maryland native, she began her pre professional dance training under the instruction of D.C. native, Katherine Smith, who is a
current board member of the International Association of Blacks in dance. Clayton continued herstudies at Suitland High School Center for Visual and Performing arts, attaining her diploma and dance certification. Clayton has gone on to work with choreographers and companies such as Opera Philadelphia, Debbie Allen, Ronald K. Brown, and Chocolate Ballerina. She is now aresident choreographer, teacher, and performing artist throughout the Tri-state area.



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Leah Cohen is a Philadelphia based performer, director, devisor and teaching artist. She was last seen on stage in an original production titled Recollection at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, which she also helped to direct and produce. She studied Theatre and Dance at Rowan University, where her love for creation and collaboration only grew. She has been teaching with MTP for about a year now, and absolutely loves working with young artists of all ages!



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Anna is an actor, singer, and teaching artist new to Music Theatre Philly. In the greater Philadelphia region, Anna has performed and/or understudied at the Arden Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, and Broadway Theatre of Pitman (Guenevere in Camelot). Other acting credits include: It Happened in Key West (Fulton Theatre); Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Vanda (Venus in Fur); Hangar Theatre: The Little Prince, Bunnicula, Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen. As a teaching artist, Anna has taught in Slovakia with Dramatic Adventure Theatre, developed and taught Shakespeare and storytelling curricula in the U.S., and she coaches acting and musical theatre. Anna has also participated in new play development and outreach programs with Baltimore Center Stage, notably PlayLab and Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes From the Field.  She is passionate about using the arts as a means toward social justice. Training: Shakespeare & Company. BA in theatre & English, Loyola University MD.



Teaching Artist  He/Him

Christopher is thrilled to be joining the team here at MTP. He is an award winning singer and actor and has been seen in the national touring productions of My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly and The Book of Mormon. On Broadway he appeared in the Lincoln Center revival of My Fair Lady as a featured ensemble member in the Loverly Quartet, and understudied and performed the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill. He is the creator and star of Here and Now: The Music of Luther Vandross, having most recently completed a residency in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and is Dad to his dog Gus. Forever grateful for the guidance and the gift!



Teaching Artist  She/Her

MARY FISHBURNE is delighted to join the team at MTP. She has directed, musically directed, and choreographed over 30 youth productions. As an actor, Mary has performed throughout the country and has mostly lived her professional life split between New York City and Charleston, SC, where she was awarded four Charleston Theatre Awards including "Best Actress" and "Best Choreography". As a composer/lyricist/playwright, Mary has written Boundless, a new musical that is currently being performed in high schools and regional theatre. Boundless debuted a workshop performance at Music Theatre Philly in May 2022. For more information, check out and



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Lucy Flippen (she/her) was born and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. During her formative years, she studied dance at Kinetics Dance Theatre and Wilde Lake High School, under the direction of Christine Estabrook. She attended the University of the Arts Precollege Program (2018), the Kennedy Center Contemporary Master Class Series (2019) and the Company E Summer Intensive (2022). Lucy is currently a senior dance major and art therapy minor at University of the Arts. At UArts, she has worked with and danced for Katie Swords Thurman, Kim Bears-Bailey, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Jung-eun Kim, Lily Mello, and Kali Petrizzo. She has performed in restaged productions of Connect Transfer (Shen Wei Dance Arts) and DMan in the Water (Bill T. Jones). In Spring 2022, Lucy debuted as an “emerging choreographer” with her work “Güapea” for the UArts Ballet Ensemble. She intends to present her Senior Capstone project in the Spring of 2023. In her choreographic endeavors she researches questions both physically and theoretically: how people rely on each other, the functions relationships serve, and the purposes and effects of dependency. Presently, Lucy works as a dramaturg, choreographer, and teacher in Baltimore and Philadelphia.



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Tess is a Philadelphia-based Theatre and Teaching Artist. She graduated from The University of The Arts in 2013 with a BFA in Acting and has since worked in the Philadelphia area as a performer, designer, and arts educator. Tess is a performer and collaborator with Ninth Planet, a performance collective that produces community-powered performance. Her most recent collaboration with Ninth Planet combined her love for theatre and early childhood development in a production called HOMEWORLD, a performance installation for babies 3-18 months and their caregivers. She collaborated as a co-creator, performer, and designer of the baby-safe set/installation and props. From 2015-2020 she served as teaching artist, props designer, and stage manager, at Wolf Performing Arts Center and later brought theatre programming to schools in the Greater Philadelphia Area as their Education and Outreach Manager. Tess is the Programs and Impact Director of The Liv Project, a non-profit organization determinded to turn the tide of youth suicide through creativity and fearelss communiction. She is passionate about collaboration, theatre, and storytelling and its power to teach us about ourselves and the world we live in. She is dedicated to cultivating confidence and empathy in the classroom and is thrilled to be joining the Music Theatre Philly Team! 



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Kimberly is originally from Long Island, Kimberly moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University where she graduated _magna cum laud_e with a BA in Musical Theater and a minor in Dance. Since graduating she has been consistently performing in the Philadelphia area at theaters such as Walnut Street Theatre, Media Theatre and more! She competed as an Irish Step Dancer for over 12 years and was Nationally ranked. Kimberly is thrilled to be back with Music Theatre Philly and for this opportunity to share her knowledge and passion of theatre, dance and music with fellow staff and students!



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Taylor is a Philadelphia-based Actress, Director, Choreographer, Writer and Teaching Artist. She graduated from Alabama State University with a BFA in Theatre in 2018 and moved to Philadelphia to pursue her dreams in the many genres of Art. Since moving to Philadelphia she has balanced both performing and teaching artistry to inspire her students as well as show them that their dreams can be reality. Taylor teaches across the Greater Philadelphia area with many Theatres in the city. But always loves coming to home to share her expertise with Music Theatre Philly Students. This marks Taylor’s 4th year with Music Theatre Philly and she can’t express how grateful she is to work with collaborative individuals like the staff and students at MTP. It is her passion to teach and inspire students through Arts Education, especially in underprivileged communities where Art isn’t always available for students. She is so excited for the many camps this summer and can’t wait to create and inspire some more.

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Teaching Artist  She/Her

Madison Mullahey is a theatre artist based in Philly & NYC. Her career started at a young age performing in the Broadway National Tours of Shrek and Mary Poppins. She has also appeared off-Broadway in the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and regionally at the Riverside Theatre. Madison has also worked in Film/TV and Voiceover where she’s appeared in numerous internet commercials and voiced an animated film, “The Fairy Princess & the Unicorn” on Hulu. Madison also works independently as a photographer taking headshots and creative portraits of performing artists. She just graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Musical Theater and a Business minor. Madison strives to create an inclusive studio environment where students can have fun and develop empathy through storytelling. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for performance at Music Theatre Philly!

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Teaching Artist  He/Him

Dana Orange is a local theatre and dance artist in Philadelphia. Dana has appeared on stages all around the Greater Philadelphia area, including Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Lantern Theatre Company, Media Theatre, Eagle Theatre, and more. He also teaches theatre and dance classes at many schools and companies in the area as well. Currently, Dana can be seen on stage at the Walnut Street Theatre in their production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, where he stars as Sebastian the Crab. Dana believes in the importance of Arts Education and strives to make theatre more accessible, especially in underprivileged communities.



Teaching Artist  She/Her

Darby is an award winning vocalist and theatre artist. She’s received praises from Broadway teaching legacies, such as Joan Lader and Mike Ruckles. She has performed across the country, most notably at the Walnut Street Theatre, right around the corner, in Philadelphia. Darby obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Rowan University, where she focused on Musical Theatre Performance. While in school, she began her career as a children’s teaching artist, specializing in teaching voice, music, and theatre to Pre-K through fourth grade students. When she isn’t teaching or in a show, Darby works as a professional “princess party” performer for children!

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