All Press Releases for February 19, 2010

John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers Now Open In Oakbrook Terrace

The Next Hannah Montana or Heidi Klum... May Be Right Before Your Very Own Eyes! John Casablancas, Founder of Elite, World's Most Prestigious Modeling Agency, Turns Dreams In To Reality

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, February 19, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- John of the foremost names in the world of glamour, celebrity and style, brings opportunity for fresh faces with his John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers (JC Center), located at 1801 South Meyers Road in Oakbrook Terrace (near Oak Brook Mall). As JC Centers' only Chicago location, students from 4 to 17 years of age now have the chance to discover the model and talent they have inside themselves. Certified by the Illinois State Board of Education, stimulating programs offer boys and girls, as well as young men and woman, the methods and means to build self esteem, a positive self image, the ability to present themselves and recognition for their unique beauty and forte.

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" and changed the model industry forever. He is responsible for discovering such greats as Gisele Bundchen, Cameron Diaz, Alyssa Milano, Demi Moore and Claudia Schiffer and has represented such names as Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Iman, and Brooke Shields, to name a few.

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-Stevin-Doherty (CESD), who represents "HANNAH MONTANA" Star Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jesse McCartney.

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...," said its founder.

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.


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