How to Get an Agent Workshop! .....for Dancers & Actors

Are you a DANCER or an ACTOR interested in breaking into the Commercial/Film industry in the Twin Cities?  Rare opportunity to get all the INFO you need from LEGIT industry leaders. 


October 19 and 20 from 2:00 to 5:00pm

Schmidt Artists Lofts

900 West 7th Street St Paul MN

755 Prior Ave N Ste 235H St Paul MN 55104

Cost: $80/ day or $150 for Both Days. 

Workshops can be taken separately for $30 each. 

Space is limited! Register now by calling 651-395-7903 or email [email protected]. Ages 13+.

Saturday October 19

2:00pm-3:00pm Aiyana Ruggiero- Talent Agent, Owner of Ruggiero Models and Talent Meet one of the Twin Cities busiest talent Agents. Learn what an Agent does, what they are looking for, what you can expect out of a working relationship!

3:00-4:00pm Headshot and Resume Session with Shelli Manzoline What is a casting director looking for? Are you tailoring your resume towards what you are auditioning for? What is the difference between a Dance, TV/Film and Theater resume? Learn where to get the RIGHT Headshot for what you need.

4:00-5:00pm Peggy O'Connoll- Theatre Etiquette- Broadway Veteran, and author of "Etiquette for Professional Actors" Peggy will divulge many of the unspoken rules of the theater and film sets.  Following her advice can help you avoid losing jobs and gain a positive reputation in the industry.

***Bonus Class for Parents! Saturday from 4:00-5:00pm This meeting covers all parent responsibilities/expectations you will need to know if you Actor/Dancer is a minor. Takes place simultaneously with the Saturday workshop. ($25) 

Sunday October 20

2:00-3:00pm Beth Chaplin- the Acting Biz Author of The Acting Biz, Beth will focus on all the business aspects of the commercial and film industry. Learn the Nuts and Bolts needed to get yourself hired!

3:00-4:00pm Beth Chaplin and Shelli Manzoline-Acting on CameraFocusing on auditioning this workshop will cover everything from giving the perfect slate, knowing your "type", and how to book that callback. 

4:00-5:00pm Ryan Hall-Film Maker- Dance on Camera-Learn the differences in dancing for the camera and live dance performance (making things smaller/cleaner, SAFETY, interacting with the camera, when to not look at the camera and more! ). Ryan will bring a camera and you will have time to see yourself on tape!


Contact information

The Academy at Collide Theatrical
Shelli Manzoline
Web site

Posted September 27