The Premier Talent and Modeling School and Academy on the West Coast

JN model Holly, featured in the Snow5 2014 fashion show wearing Julie Schindler Designs!

JN model Holly, featured in the Snow5 2014 fashion show wearing Julie Schindler Designs!

Julie Nation Academy is a Sonoma County modeling schoolacting school and personal development school that provides educational services to students from four years old to senior citizens in small classes and workshops to accelerate the placement of confident, skilled and knowledgeable graduates in the advertising, entertainment, fashion, and acting fields. We offer services for baby models, child models, teen models, and adults. Some of our outstanding students.

Julie Nation not only trains models, but is also an acting Sonoma County school for child actors, teen actors, and adults. Our Personal Development program is fit for anyone who wants to better their life skills! We are also proud to hold an annual Model and Talent Search that West-Coast and National Agents hold in the highest respect.

Lexy Cooke has been working like crazy, including Spring/Summer 2013 ads for Old Navy!

Lexy Cooke has been working like crazy, including Spring/Summer 2013 ads for Old Navy!

Our newest addition to the Julie Nation curriculum is our Pageant Coaching and Consulting program, which offers both individual classes and complete packages to help you best prepare for your upcoming pageant competition and take home the crown!

With 40 years of experience, Julie Nation Academy has become Northern California’s premiere resource for model and talent search, modeling, acting, and personal development.


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Success Story: Audrey

"I came to Julie Nation after an unsatisfactory experience at another place in the Bay Area. I have modeled all of my life, on and off, and as an "older" woman, I decided it was time to give this career a last shot.

Julie was so supportive of me; I reminded her that I came to her company back in the early to mid '80's, when she was just starting the modeling component of her multi-faceted business. To make this brief, I worked with Julie to "spruce up my skills", and then participated in both her November 2002, and April 2003, Showcasees.

I'm pleased to say that, recently, I was signed by City Models in San Francisco. I know there are no guarantees in this life, but thanks to Julie, I have a genuine opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream.

Thank you, Julie!"

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Get Discovered by a Top Agent or Casting Director

Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 10:00am-5:00pm
Friedman Event Center, 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

The Julie Nation Model and Talent Showcase is an annual event where participants perform for a panel of agents, casting directors, and industry leaders for potential representation and employment in the modeling, acting, singing, and/or dancing career fields. The purpose of Showcase is to assist performers in fulfilling their career goals. This is a one-day event with auditions in the morning, and call back interviews with the agents in the afternoon. This is a great way to get feedback, discover your potential in the entertainment industry, and even get your career started!

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