Instructors

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.

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.

Debra Hull - Acting 

Debra Lynn Hull has been actively involved in the entertainments industry since 2003 in both Reno, NV and Los Angeles, CA. 

Her on camera work includes 13 Films, 8 Television projects, 5 New Media pieces & 3 voice over works. Onstage she is very active with 9 contemporary plays and 4 musicals to date. When in Los Angeles off and on for the past 15 years, she has studied with Joe Palese of the Actors Space Studio, and has been given permission to teach his method to those outside of Los Angeles. Debra is also the Co-founder and Managing Member, of Moby Productions a SAG signatory production company. She produced and starred in “I.T.’s a Living” as the premiere venture enabling 8 trained actors to qualify for guild status and MOBY to qualify as a SAG signatory producer.   She was Executive Producer of  “Campin’ Buddies Movie” Shot in Louisiana in 2014 and has produced several nominated and award winning short films on the festival circuit.

 

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. 

Micheal dewayne jackson - voice

Micheal Dewayne Jackson is a singer/ songwriter, actor and instrumentalist. He received his classical training at the University of Nevada Reno where he studied Opera and Piano. Michael made his debut in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods as "Jack" in 2008. Since then he has appeared in over 10 theater Productions. During his 11-year acting career, Micheal has worked with Truckee Meadows Community College Productions, Lake Tahoe Symphony, Nevada Chamber Opera and many more. Many people would recognize Michael as a soloist with the University of Nevada Chamber Opera and Lake Tahoe Symphony. You may have seen him perform as band leader in various venues with his Hip-Hop/R&B band "The Doctors Of FeelGood". Michael is very excited to bring his love for creative art to Take 2.

lisa ellison - 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.

Maya Buchanan ~ Modeling

Born and raised in Reno, Maya Buchanan got her start in the industry almost 30 years ago at the age of 17 through a Seventeen Magazine model search. She started as a runway model but over the years has also worked professionally in commercials, print, film, spokesmodel, theatre, singing, dancing and figure skating. Maya has traveled the country teaching modeling and acting workshops for many years and is very excited to now be exclusive to Take 2 Performers Studio! Maya is passionate about helping kids and young adults develop confidence and become their best version of themselves through their training. 

775-853-3375          780 Smithridge Dr. #300  Reno, NV 89502          justine@take2performersstudio.com

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