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From acting alongside Al Pacino to working with the casting directors of Boardwalk Empire and Argo, Joshua Nelson knows firsthand the hurdles actors must face, both in front of and behind the camera. As the head instructor at LaGuardia Acting Studio, he draws on his 20-plus years of experience to train actors of all ages and skill levels. Instead of emphasizing specific methods, Joshua weaves elements of Stanislavski, Strasberg, and other techniques into lessons tailored to each individual student. With these foundations of craft intact, pupils strengthen their chops for film, television, and commercials through scene studies and character development exercises. Joshua also emphasizes the business side of the industry by training his students in audition etiquette and resume writing.

239 New Rd
Parsippany,
NJ
US

Teaching far more than movement, the instructors at Art of Dance aim to instill in kids and adults a love for physical activity as well as self-confidence and discipline. And in doing so they bring in experts, including members of the American Ballet Theater or Rockettes, to inspire young minds and show them where hard work might lead. Inside the 8,000-square-foot facility, five studios host classes that train students as young as 2.5 years in the disciplines of tumbling, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. While they pirouette or pop and lock on sprung floors, parents enjoy WiFi in the quiet waiting room or watch the action through one-way windows. During the summer, kids enroll in camps that range in focus from bolstering the imagination with theater to ballet-intensive dancing.

15 Seminary Avenue
Chester,
NJ
US

If you want to become a successful actor, you could watch your favorite stars in movies or read up on various techniques. Or you could study under Luigina Vecchione Curran, the Artistic Director at DennyLoo Studios. The actress, director, and acting coach brings her on-camera and on-stage experiences—as well as her stint at Playhouse West with Jeff Goldblum, Robert Carnegie, and Bill Esper of Esper Studios —to her students during interactive classes and workshops. Once here, she delves into scene studies, improv, and monologues about monologues to help her students boost confidence and build a wide range of skills that will assist them in getting auditions and landing acting jobs.

50 Church Street
Montclair,
NJ
US

Marbling daubs of paint, smudging charcoal lines, even springing off a gymnast's mat?the ways students challenge themselves at Renaissance Arts Center are as diverse as the students themselves. Classes are available for students aged three weeks to adult, and focus on visual arts, fitness, music, and literary arts programs. Curricula are designed to be comprehensive, incorporating a broad base of concepts, from fundamentals to techniques for specific mediums.

83 Woodport Road
Aparta,
NJ
US

Before taking the reins at Broadway Performing Arts, Elisa Heinsohn appeared on the TV series Fame, and Cleve Asbury acted in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. The duo also racked up an impressive set of Broadway credits—Asbury most recently played Mr. Ovington in the hit How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—and starred in more television commercials than a dog who can talk. Nowadays, the two continue their performing-arts work while co-owning and co-directing their studio, leading their team as they teach students from 3-year-olds to adults. The studio’s eclectic curricula hone students’ skills in disciplines such as musical theater, dance, and guitar.

357 Broad Street
Bloomfield,
NJ
US

Model Bartenders' diverse and handpicked roster of fetching, fully insured bartenders and servers adds a touch of alluring class and professionalism to any event, earning the company a wealth of upscale clients—including NBC, Michael Kors, and Emporio Armani—and a recommendation from amNewYork. Experienced in every level of event staffing, Model Bartenders can swiftly staff events on short notice with models and actors referred by top agencies. Party planners can search the roster of the current New York team to select the perfect cadre of faces for their event, narrowing the hunt by searching by gender, height, hair color, and favorite Constitutional amendment. Whether their flourishing a cocktail, sauntering through crowds with trays of hors d'oeuvres, or using their magnetic personality to cajole a suit of armor into tap dancing, each model's presence works to heighten the party's memorability factor.

145 W 28th St
New York,
NY
US