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.

JESSICA CULACIATI ~ ACTING

Holding a BFA from Cal State Long Beach and MFA from University of TN in acting performance. Training includes The Actors Center Conservatory (NY), Improv at Groundlings & UCB (LA), in addition to studying under Jed Diamond, Scott Sedita, and Paul Kampf. Jessica worked for over 10 years as a casting assistant and associate for Beverly Holloway Casting in Los Angeles. Her acting experience over the last 18 years crosses the stage, tv, commercials and film. She has taught at the collegiate and private level focusing on camera work and audition techniques. Her teaching passion is to help actors discover their strengths and tell the most authentic stories.

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. 

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 - 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.