Instructors

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Justine Reyes - Owner/Talent Director

In the mid eighties Justine began her modeling career in Los Angeles, California. She first signed with The Wilhelmina West agency and later moved to Cunningham, Escott & Dipene. Justine has appeared in numerous national commercials and print campaigns and had the #1 selling poster in America during the mid-eighties, which led to several features on national programs such as The Bob Hope Special and PM Magazine. During the 90’s Justine decided to pursue her singing career and traveled extensively throughout the United States performing. She performed on the Celebrity Tour for our troops on bases in Korea as well as, “American Day” in Japan. In 2002 Justine became the director of a large performing arts center leaving in 2007 to pursue her dreams of opening her own training center. She is also the owner of Tru Talent agency and is the only licensed talent agent in Northern Nevada. Justine has clients in TV & Film, national commercials, Broadway, and national print publications.

Doug Hary - Scene Study

Doug began his acting career in the early nineties treading stages, lots and studios from LA to NYC, including MANY towns small and large in between and resulting in thousands of on stage performances and hundreds of film, television and commercial credits. He has also found a great passion in teaching and coaching actors having taught at the University and private studio levels for more than 10 years, focusing on scene study and audition techniques. Doug believes in the power of unlocking discovery in our work, creating processes for the actor to help them unlock characters and bring then to their full, authentic lives.

Cody hamilton ~ acting

Cody Hamilton is an Actor, Producer, Director, Writer and Editor. He is the owner of Teensy Leader Pictures. Cody studied musical theater at TMCC and has appeared in many theater productions in the Reno area. Some of his favorite roles include: Annie as Rooster, Shakespeare in Love as Shakespeare, Young Frankenstein as Fredrick, and Rent as Roger. Cody has appeared in many short films and can be seen on the Teensy Leader YouTube Page.

Holly Lorge - Acting 

 Brought up in a family that was in front of and behind the camera, she moved from Carson City to Hollywood right out of high school and began Auditioning, Cold Reading, Theatre, Commercials, TV and her favorite, Improvisation at The Groundlings on Melrose. While at The Groundlings, she and 2 other classmates formed “The Jersey Girls” sketch comedy show and performed at The Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Igby's Comedy Cabaret and ACME Comedy Club to name a few! Her commercial credits include: McDonald's, Maytag, Xerox, Hardees, Disneyland Parks (both national and international) and TV credits include: Murder She Wrote, Unsolved Mysteries, Young Indiana Jones series, Final Justice w/Erin Brockovich and Jewelry Shopping host on GEMS TV. 

CLaire Pierce - modeling 

Claire began modeling and acting classes at Take 2 Performers Studio when she was 15 years old. She signed with Tru Talent Agency in 2013 and has appeared in numerous local and regional commercials. She has walked in many fashion shows such as, LA Fashion week, The Reno Fashion Show and Idols & Icons. She has also been featured in Reno Tahoe Tonight and Reno Magazine. 

Grant davis - acting

Grant Davis has worked as both a musician and actor for over 15 years, in  Reno and Los Angeles. He has participated in over twenty different theater productions,  commercial productions, and on ten different professional film and television sets, including his work on the full length feature film “Something Like Summer.” He has trained at acclaimed acting studios including; Doug Warhit Studio, Scott Sedita Acting Studio, Anthony Meindl Actors Workshop and The Lee Strasberg Institute. Two years ago, he began his journey into teaching and coaching at Take 2 Performers Studio as the “unofficial” side coach in preparation for The Industry Network. Grant returned to Los Angeles to take part in Anthony Meindl Acting Workshop’s teacher training program. Grant believes that a conduit to a more successful and happy person is a grounded and present actor; acting is simply living and when we become more attuned to what the moment is offering us we grow as both creatives and human beings. 

lisa ellison - ACTING, dance, child voice & Idols and Icons Director

Lisa began performing locally at a very young age and continues to perform to this day whenever she gets the chance. Lisa has Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education and a license to teach in the state of Nevada.  She loves working with people of all ages and ability levels in teaching them to love the arts and express themselves through music, movement, and the self.

Abby Rosen ~ Voice

Abby Rosen is a teaching artist and performer based in Reno, NV. Since moving from Los Angeles 5 years ago, Rosen has appeared on Reno stages in musicals, plays, concerts, dance festivals and more. Some of her favorite credits include Marian Paroo from The Music Man (UNR), Mother Abbess from The Sound of Music (SSPA), Papagena from Die Zauberflote (Nevada Chamber Opera) and – most recently- Titania in A MidsummerNight’s Dream (UNR).

She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in May of 2021, and is now the proud holder of both a BA in Musical Theater and a BA in Dance. Since graduation, she has been busy working with numerous theaters in the Reno community as a teaching artist, choreographer and performer.