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Northern California’s Premier Talent and Modeling School and Academy

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, founded in 1972 by former model and actress Julie Nation, was established as a modeling school to provide education placing the “Inner Person” first, that in loving and respecting ourselves we enter the Modeling, T.V. and Film Acting and entertainment industry with confidence, courage and personal creativity. It is with this philosophy that Julie Nation Academy teaches children, teens and adults in its’ Sonoma County/Santa Rosa training center, easy to commute to from Northern California counties.

An award-winning academy, this modeling and acting school is independently owned by Julie Nation, is not a franchise, and refers students and graduates to Bay Area and Los Angeles agents for potential registration and employment.

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!

On a national scale, the staff of Julie Nation’s has taught workshops in major metropolitan areas by request. Aspiring models, actors, singers and dancers have come to the Julie Nation Model and Talent Showcase, a scouting event, from other states and countries to be reviewed by leading agents and casting directors.

The high quality career and personalized education Julie Nation Academy is known for is held in the highest regard by agents and casting directors and leaders in the fashion and entertainment industries.

Our Personal Development Program is ideal for any child, teen, or adult seeking to grow in self-esteem and confidence as well as personal appearance and social skills. Also available is our Pageant Coaching and Consultation services, which offers classes to help you prepare for your upcoming pageant competition and to take home the crown! Singing lessons are also taught.

The Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California location of the Julie Nation Academy is located in the heart of Northern California’s wine country, ideal for on-location photo shoots and a sought-after area for filming of commercials and movies. The Golden Gate bridge is 55 miles south of Santa Rosa, and San Francisco’s agents and employment opportunities are easily accessible for Julie Nation Academy students and graduates.

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Success Story: Jessica

""I just graduated from Julie Nation's Professional Modeling Program and thanks to Julie and her wonderful staff, I've had some amazing opportunities. I now know that my possibilities are endless!

I have been in Troupe about 11 times now and I love it! It is so fun and you get so much runway experience that is great for when you try out for auditions. The people that have been in Troupe have become just like another family to me. You meet so many great people. The opportunities to grow in your modeling career while you are in Troupe are just amazing. I never thought I would have made such great friends that I have because of being in Troupe."

Jessica has done promotional modeling for Macy's and J. Jill, print ads for vintage hats with published photos in the Press Democrat, and participated in hair shows and hair photo shoots for Le Carre Salon and JOICO/ISO. She has also participated Animal Plaent's "World's Ugliest Dog Contest" Fashion Show, the M Clothing Glitz & Glamour Fashion Show 2011 and the Rustic Romance Bridal Fashion Show. "

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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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