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.
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.
Sheela began her modeling career in Berlin, Germany at the age of 19 when she walked in Berlin Fashion Week. She went on to book many lifestyle campaigns and product shoots. Sheela appeared in two German TV series in leading roles as well as appearing on talk shows to discuss modeling and fashion. She is also fluent in German and Danish. Sheela is excited to bring her world experience in modeling to Take 2.
Nomar Mendoza - Acting
Nomar Mendoza is an actor and musician who was born and raised in Reno, NV. He has worked in many local theater productions throughout the years, such as Dracula, A Midsummer's Night Dream, and The Crucible. Since then, Nomar has worked professionally in commercials, short films, and feature films. Nomar's music career has seen him opening up for artists such as Afroman and Bizzy Bone (of Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony). With representation in Los Angeles and with Tru Talent Agency, Nomar seeks to inspire young actors and artists to do what they love and to improve their craft through the lens of self-discipline.
Cicely Capozzi ~ Child Dance/ACT
Cicely is an OA at Take 2! She started studying acting, modeling, dance and voice when she was just 5 years old. She has studied with the best acting coaches in Northern Nevada and completed many industry workshops. Cicely has had lead roles in the horror film Final Girl, and the short Waking Up Eighty as well as appearing in dozens of local commercials and shows including Idols & Icons 12 years running!
Liana began teaching while studying Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Nevada. After graduating she continued teaching students ages 8 and up. Her piano, music theory, performance and yoga teaching experience influence her methods of vocal instruction. She enjoys taking more of a playful approach to vocal instruction and prioritizing having a safe place for students to freely and safely explore their voice with confidence, always emphasizing that singing should be fun and feel good.