John Casablancas began the JC Centers 25 years ago. The founder of Elite Model Management, the most prestigious modeling agency in the world, John developed the world's first "supermodels"
John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers Oakbrook Terrace provide the skills to succeed - from modeling, personal image development, professional acting, make-up, nutrition, hair, to exercise and fashion. This information is invaluable to anyone pursuing a career, modeling or otherwise. Students learn how to develop a sense of self, a quality that is admired, recognized and respected among society as well as a competitive industry. The philosophy, as stated by John, is such: "The true test of all of us is to be the best at whatever we choose to pursue."
With over 5,000 square feet of space, of which at least half is utilized as classrooms, The JC Center Oakbrook Terrace, is specially designed to provide an atmosphere for maximum learning, and professional and aesthetic surroundings. Classrooms include a special make-up room; to learn how to improve and bring out the best in each student; and a runway room, to promote walking properly and good posture for elegance and grace. Plus, there are 3 television rooms. Here, students learn: 1) how to work in front of a camera necessary for Modeling Print Work; 2) how to hear and see themselves as others do through on-camera techniques used in Television and Film; and 3) how to develop audition techniques necessary for Career Enhancement (i.e., job interviews).
In addition, the JC Center are affiliated with an international network of modeling and talent agencies throughout the world. Top casting directors, agents, producers and magazine photo editors continually visit the Center to scout for new clients. These decision-makers, who will visit the Oakbrook Terrace JC Center in 2007, include: Paul Weber, MGM Studios Casting Director; Bryan Leder Talent Management of New York City and Los Angeles; Elite Model Management; and Mitchell Gossett, Senior Motion Picture and Television Agent for Cunningham-Escott-
Prospective talent must meet certain requirements, which includes a personal interview to determine if the necessary qualities are possessed that the JC Center is seeking. The experienced team of professionals at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers in Oakbrook lives up to the reputation that John Casablancas, professes. "Our training is like going to the best college in the country...,"
There are currently nearly 50 John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers, with locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Italy. For further information on programs available at the JC Center in Oakbrook Terrace, please call (630) 396-2340.