has been dancing since the age of 10 and choreographing since the age of 15. Her students hold many regional and national titles in both dance competitions and pageants including Regional Dancer of the Year for American Dance Awards, World Talent Winner for International Sunshine Girl, and World Showstopper. Former students have gone on to appear in regional and national tours, So You Think You Can Dance and on Broadway in Memphis, Chaplin, Mama Mia, West Side Story, Pippin and Rock of Ages.
Michelle received the Young Choreographer of the Year Award from American Dance Awards in 1998. Michelle also held the title of New Hampshire’s Junior Miss in 1991, and Miss New Hampshire 1996 where she went on to compete in the Miss America Pageant that fall. Her picture and shoe can be seen in the Miss America Hall of Fame in Atlantic City. She was the choreographer and producer for the New Hampshire's Distinguished Young Woman Program for seven years, and is the current choreographer for the New Jersey’s Distinguished Young Woman Program.
Her performance credits include being a Radio City Rockette for six years, where she performed in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as on the Today Show, the Isaac Mizrahi Show, and in the Macy’s Day Parade. She also performed in Tap Girls, 42nd Street and numerous television, video and print works. READ MORE
has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet at Lincoln Center, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Exit 12 Dance Company, Jeremy McQueen/Jacob's Pillow, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Ballet for Young Audiences, Albano Ballet, New American Youth Ballet, Untitled|Collective, Push Factor Dance Company, DTW's Studio Series/Oren Barnoy, Felice Lesser Dance Theater, Trainor Dance, and in numerous concert & promotional performances around NYC. She trained at Boston Ballet, The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Ballet Academy East NYC (performing as a student with each respective major company), with summers at ABT, Miami City Ballet, and Complexions. She is an AGMA & AGVA member. Taylor is also a freelance writer and received a BA in Communication Arts and Masters Degree in Publishing by age 20. She has written for Dance Teacher, Pointe, Dancer Magazine, movmnt, M Life Magazine, Quick & Simple, ExploreDance.com, and has interned at publications including The New Yorker. She has taught Dance History for The School for Young Performers and Ballet 4 Adults Certification.
Ana Lorena Sanchez
was cast in the supporting role of Elizabeth Gomez for Telemundo TV's Relaciones Peligrosas (TV series) plus countless magazine covers for US and Latin markets.
won an EMMY Award for “Outstanding Choreography of a Television Special” for his innovative work set on Olympic figure skating champions for the world renowned Stars on Ice. Ciulla was honored with a TONY Award nomination for his work in the hit Broadway musical Footloose and won the FANY (Peoples Choice Award) for best choreography on Broadway that year. His work was also seen in the Off-Broadway musicals: Ghetto Superstar (starring Billy Porter), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Lucky Guy & The Last Smoker In America. He received rave reviews for an all-star Broadway cast benefit concert of the musical Chess at the Ford Amphitheater in L.A. starring TV's "Glee" star Mathew Morrison and won the 2010 Carbonell Award for his critically acclaimed work in the dance musical~ Vices A Love Story! Ciulla co-created and choreographed the hit Vegas show Toni Braxton- Revealed that ran in the Showroom at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino for two years. He also staged the six time Grammy award winning recording artist’s celebrated 2006 LIBRA tour and live NBA All-star performance. Other recording artists who have performed AC's choreography include Ne-Yo, Chaka Khan, Peabo Bryson, Nicole Scherzinger of EDEN’S CRUSH, Freedom Williams of the dance sensation C&C Music Factory, Christina Vidal of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom "Taina" and the amazing Billy Porter. AC is currently the creative director/choreographer for the singing sensation vocal group Duwende. READ MORE
By the age of 5 Carlos began singing Gospel music. At 11 he directed his youth choir. He composed his first song at 14. Winner of numerous National awards as a vocalist and songwriter, Carlos was Talent America’s 2007 National winner of Best Vocal Performance and Best Original Composition awards. Watch for his new Christian CD to be released shortly!
Lead vocalist for Boy Krazy Wrote and sang song "Step up to the Line" for the movie: Eddie (1996) Performed in Sweeney Todd and Starlight Express.
Presently appearing at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles
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Singer, songwriter, producer, actress. Melo was featured on the Maury Polvich Show at age 9 as a “singing sensation.” Getting her start at Talent America! Melo landed many other acting jobs in commercials, modeling for print ads, and singing in childrens’ CD’s. Melo also sang the anthem for the LA Lakers and the Anaheim Angeles. From age 11 to currently Melo attends a performance arts schools (Hollywood School of Pop) on full scholarship. She also attended Young Actors’ Studio on partial scholarship. At age 14, Alexa was given a guitar on which she taught herself how to play. Money was very tight for the Melo’s and she quickly learned that busking on Hollywood Blvd was a fun and easy way to make money and interact with people. Melo also taught herself the ukulele, bass, harmonica and keys. By then Melo had written four full albums. Melo was spotted by Pete Farmer (Kings of LA) at ‘Hollywood School of Pop’ singing a song she’d written (October) while playing the guitar. Pete immediately took Melo to see Kenny (Babyface) Edmonds who agreed Melo was amazing. Later they discovered that Melo had also produced all her songs on the ‘garage band’ program on her Mac computer herself. READ MORE
performed in the Broadway shows, "The Sound of Music" and "Les Miserables". In 1999, he became a member of the teen boy band Dream Street which was formerly known as 'Boy Wonder'. The group's debut album, released on Edel Records in July 2001, was #1 on Billboard'sIndependent Albums chart during the first week of its release and sold a million copies. In 2002, Dream Street broke up and Chris began his solo career. Trousdale recorded the songs "Kissless Christmas" and "Wild Christmas" for the School's Out! Christmas album. Trousdale's duet recordings have appeared on Radio Disney. Trousdale appeared in a 2010 episode of Disney Channel's Shake It Up as a 16-year-old pop star who is later revealed as a 24-year-old who was able to pull off teendom successfully. Trousdale also contributed a song to the Shake It Up: Break It Down soundtrack. Chris is currently in the studio recording a self-titled, dance/pop album due out in soon.
Richard H Blake
After winning the Talent America finals, he was signed to a contract by Davina Wells at the Schuller Agency; At age eight he booked his first show, "The Broadway Baby" at the Godspeed Opera House in CT. Richard has worked steadily on Broadway and in touring companies since 1985 with many shows to his credit, among them "The Sound of Music", "Saturday Night Fever", "Rent", "Aida", "Hairspray", "Legally Blonde" and "The Wedding Singer".
2008 Winner of SAG and People’s Choice Awards. Nominated for Emmy, Golden Globes, MTV Movie, Teen Choice National Movie (UK) Awards.
TV: Currently appearing as Dr. Derek Shepherd on ABC TV's 'Grey's Anatomy' The Practice (2004), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), About a Boy (2003), Lucky 7 (2003), Once and Again (2000 – 2002), Corsairs (2002), Will and Grace (2000 – 2001), Chestnut Hill (2001), Blonde (2001), Crime and Punishment (1998)
Movies: Made of Honor (2008), Enchanted (2007), Freedom Writers (2007), Shade (2006), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), The Emperor's Club (2002), Rebellion (2002), Scream 3
(2000), Denial (1998), Me and Will (1998), Hugo Pool (1997), Bloodknot (1995), Outbreak (1995), The Right to Remain Silent (1995), With Honors (1994), Ava's Magical Adventure (1994), Face the Music (1993), Bank Robber (1993), For Better and For Worse (1992), R.S.V.P. (1992), Run (1991), Mobsters (1991), Happy Together (1990), Coupe DeVille (1990), Loverboy (1989), In a Shallow Grave (1988), Some Girls (1988), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), In the Mood (1987).
Joshua Logan Moore
Desperate Housewives (TV series) as Parker Scavo (2008-2012)
Originally from Texas, Joshua Logan Moore began performing at an early age in student film projects with the University of Texas as well as Austin Film School. Known for his stand-up comedy performances, in 2005 Moore won Austin's Funniest Kid at Cap City Comedy Club for ages 9-12, and was first runner up for all age groups. Following a move to LA in 2007, he performed at the Hollywood Improv with a teen comedy group, and also starred in Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. But the highlight for Moore as an actor was the opportunity he had to work with legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood in the film "Changeling."Moore enjoys sports, video games, music and movies, as well as reading, writing and art. The honors student is dedicated to a number of charitable causes, and hopes to be even more involved as he becomes more successful
This 1996 Talent America National Youth Division Winner has since been in numerous commercials, toured with Liza Minnelli in 2006, and has starred in Broadway productions of “Beauty & The Beast”, “A Thousand Clowns” with Tom Selleck, and “Hollywood Arms”. Featured as a guest on a number of talk shows, including “The Tonight Show” and “The View”, Nicolas continues to work on his singing career. http://www.edgesanfrancisco.com/index.php?ch=&sc=&sc3=&id=117348&pg=1
Kristian Joy Alfonso
Currently starring as “Hope” on Days of Our Lives. She has also appeared on Falcon Crest, Friends, Melrose Place, Baywatch, Full House, MacGyver, Murder She Wrote, Who’s the Boss?, The Star Maker and graced the cover of countless magazines. Kristian also starred in movies such as Blindfold: Acts of Obsession, with Shannen Doherty, and Army of One, with Dolph Lundgren. Still, Kristian's greatest success is likely that of being a devoted mother, a loving sister, daughter, and friend, as well as a woman who is compassionate and appreciative of the support of all of the fans who have watched and adored her through the years. She is also a brilliant entrepreneur with her own Jewelry Line:
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was the youngest contestant at TA 2014 and was awarded the most accolades! She signed with Divine Mgmt and booked a film and television show.
was crowned Talent America Model of the Year in 2012 and went on to be crowned Miss South Africa 2012
Ed “The ” Regine
In 1985 Ed and some friends went to a comedy club in Providence Rhode Island. Next thing you know Ed is on stage telling jokes. Four months later Ed got his first paid gig. That's how it all started. From 1986 through 1989 Ed was one of the hottest comics in New England, headlining clubs, colleges and corporate events, amassing over 350 shows a year. Continuing his career into the 90's Ed moved into film and television. His National Television debut was on America's Funniest People. Ed went on to do more than 25 different shows including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Evening At the Improv, and Carolines Comedy Hour among others. In addition to all that, Ed has been the opening act for over 75 National acts ranging from N'Sync to Jackie Mason to Jamie Foxx. Plus, Ed has a long list of commercials too numerous to mention here. Aside from his Stand-up, Ed is an accomplished actor and sketch comic as well. In 2000 Ed took off to Los Angeles to further his film and television career. What a move !! To date Ed has done sketches on the Tonight show w/Jay Leno (12 times) Jimmy Kimmel Live, Madtv, and the new Conan O'Brian Show. Ed's film credits include: Charlie Wilsons' War Starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Uncross the Stars starring Barbara Hershey and Ron Perlman, Next stop Wonderland starring Hope Davis and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Celtic Pride Starring Dan Ackroyd and Damon Wayans, the Mouse starring John Savage and Rip Torn, Code of Ethics starring Melissa Leo to name a few.
is a versatile dancer and choreographer who has worked extensively all over the world. Miss Soffer professional performing career started at age ten in The Milliken Breakfast Shows where she danced side by side with such legends as Donald O’Connor, Ray Bolger (Scarecrow from The Wizard of OZ) and Gregory Hines. As part of the children’s ensemble Miss Soffer had the honor of performing in tap dance trio with Donald O’Connor and actress Jane Krakowski.
Serena jump started her choreography career by assisting Tony nominated and Emmy winner, AC Ciulla on many projects including the original company of the Broadway Production of Footloose, Playwrights Horizon’s Bubbly Black Girl as well as several national commercials such as Dr. Pepper and E-Trade. Serena also assisted Emmy winner Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance) on the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine. READ MORE
After competing at Talent America, her modeling career took off, she studied acting at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts under Stella Adler and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.Gidley has appeared in film and television. She has acted alongside several Hollywood stars includingKeanu Reeves, Josh Brolin, Melanie Griffith and Jon Cryer. She made her acting debut in the 1986 filmThrashin'. She has appeared in several films of the eighties including Dudes, Permanent Record, The Blue Iguana, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Disturbed, Highway to Hell, alongside Patrick Bergin and an early role for Ben Stiller, the comedy Jane Austen's Mafia!, the comedy horror Aberration, a film in which she starred in the lead role and Kiss & Tell, a film in which Gidley also served as producer. In 2000, she appeared in the family comedy The Little Vampire. She has not starred in a film since 2005. Her most recent film to date is the direct-to-video comedy Cake Boy. Gidley is perhaps best known for her roles in television series. Her first appearance in television was in an episode of the action adventure seriesMacGyver, The Pretender. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Strange Luck Crime Story, Tour of Duty, & The Closer. She directed and wrote the 2004 short film I Just Forgot.