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ondriaOndria Hardin

What an AMAZING showcase. Going to rehearsal was hard work but fun. I learned something new each and every time I walked into Avanti. I will always remember everything I learned along the way. Thanks again to the entire Avanti team. The showcase was an AWESOME experience. Thanks Avanti for showing me the proper way to achieve a dream come true. I have, with the advice and guidance of Jennifer, signed an exclusive contract with ELITE NEW YORK! I can’t wait to go to NYC!!!
caseyCasey Goodwin

Thank you so much for all you have done in helping make my dreams come true. Avanti was an amazing opportunity for me, to be seen, meet some really great people and receive a lot of tips along the way! Avanti has opened so many doors for my career as a model. Sometimes I even have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. Soon after the Avanti showcase I received 9 callbacks. One of the callbacks that I received was from New York Models, who I am in the process of signing with and will soon be heading to Asia this summer! Thanks again everyone, for giving me this great opportunity for my future.
bjBJ Brit

Working with Avanti has been a great learning experience. Everyone has been so fun to work with and great to be around. Since signing with Avanti, through Jennifer I have received various opportunities to nurture my upcoming success. I have been honored in having the lead role in several films and am moving to LA to continue my dream of being an actor. Thank you Avanti for everything!
Keegan Martin

When my daughter, Keegan, was chosen to work with Avanti, I didn't know what to expect.  I knew how much she enjoyed working with John Casablancas and their wonderful staff and hoped that she would enjoy working with Avanti just as much. Our experience was even better than I could have imagine!    
Although Keegan had to put a lot of work in, she loved every minute of it!  The showcase was so amazing and there was so much thought and time put into every aspect of it. The staff was wonderful and they worked so well with all of the talent!  Keegan was actually disappointed when it was over!
Keegan has gained so much confidence through this, so much that others have noticed the change. She ended up getting nine callbacks and is now getting ready to sign with an agent all because of this amazing opportunity!  Thank you all so much for making this such a wonderful experience!
Breanna Chavez

Dearest Ms. Jennifer,
I just wanted to write a note of thanks to you and the entire JC/MTM/Avanti Family!!!  Every moment from the night we received the call inviting Breanna to audition (Nov/2014)...to just a few moments ago (Jan/2016) when I was writing you to tell you that Breanna was going to sign with her first agent, has been filled with a plethora of potential opportunities and excitement in Breanna's journey through life because of the care, support, and guidance received from you and the JC/MTM/Avanti Family.  We've literally learned so much and gone farther than we would've expected to go and considering she just turned 9, it's exciting to know this is just the beginning!  We're learning that being part of the JC/MTM/Avanti Family has helped shape a solid foundation for Breanna on which she can build and continue to grow.  Hopefully, we can continue to represent and make you proud!
Cherylita Vickers

Being part of Avanti has truly awakened the artist in me. My desire to work in film and theater has grown to a high level of momentum. I must say it was all in the preparation. Attending the workshops and the rehearsals were key reasons things went so well for me. Avanti staff worked hard and encouraged the students to work hard and it paid off. Take what you want to achieve seriously, listen to those that can prepare you for the industry and believe in yourself. Thank you Avanti staff for being there every step of the way.
Jackson Marshall

Thank you for giving Jackson the opportunity to be a part of the Avanti Fall 2015 Showcase and for all the hard work you put into designing and producing the show. Jackson learned so much during rehearsals and always looked forward to going. We appreciate your professionalism and encouragement as he prepared for the big day; it was a beautiful and stunning show. Jackson had an absolute blast and would happily do it all over to get that thrill again.
Because of the support of you and your team, specifically, Bridget, Gary, Gray, and Cheryl, Jackson in on the next stage of his modeling and acting journey.
We will always be grateful to your team and we wish you continued success is all your endeavors.
Allissa Broxton

I want to say thank you so very much! From Casablancas to the Avanti Showcase you have been there every step of the way. We just received Allissa's photos and I sent out the callback emails. This has been a truly amazing experience. The showcase was beautiful! I was so proud of my daughter and all that she has learned from Gary and all the amazing people that helped and guided her along the way. You are a very talented and amazing woman Mrs. Durazzo. Looking forward to the next experience.
Have a truly blessed day,
Jackie and Allissa
Alec Sczepanski

Thank you everyone who helped with the Avanti Showcase. It was an Amazing opportunity and I will remember the experience forever. The skills I learned through practicing the choreography and attending the workshops will help throughout my career. One of the best things about the showcase was the positive attitudes from everyone, that kept everything fun and motivating. Thanks to the amazing crew of Avanti I get to sign with Directions USA and could not be more thankful and excited.
Madison Jones

I would like to give a special thanks to Jennifer Durazzo, Cheryl Quick, Bridget O'Brian, Pat Quick, and Gray O'Neal for the life changing experience given to my daughter and I through Avanti. This family of professionals put in a lot of hard work in helping to shape Madison into the actress/model she has always dreamed of being. They never got impatient with me or Madison, and did not mind answering the many questions I had whether it was via email, text, or in person. They demanded that Madison put her best foot forward, and helped to develop a determined, self-motivated and hardworking little girl, who now has the confidence and knowledge to pursue her dreams in advancing her own career. Madison has since then signed with an agency and has so far been used in the movie "Bolden". I would just like to say that even if Madison had not signed with an agency, the level of professionalism and training she has obtained through Avanti has prepared her for life experiences needed as she embarks on her journey. Thanks so much to the Avanti family for their support, guidance, and level of commitment.
Cody Beamer

My experience with Avanti has been absolutely amazing. So initially I would like to talk about all of the self-improvements that this agency and the training center have both helped me with and then get to the other skills and improvements. Before this journey, I had major problems socializing and huge confidence issues. To help you understand how severe these problems were, let me provide an example for you. When I was a sophomore I had to wear two shirts to every date and social gathering I was a part of. The reasoning behind it was because I would be so nervous around people that I would sweat straight through the first one. If someone my age came up and talked to me I would shake. After I got involved with John Casablancas and Avanti I transformed. I became confident, I became social, and I also gained about an inch in height just from fixing my posture. These improvements have helped me, and will help me for the rest of my life. This of course was not all that I learned from John Casablancas and Avanti. From their classes and guidance, I know how to submit for jobs, how to keep a resume, how to walk the runway, how to write a monologue, how to eat properly, how to perform monologues and commercials, and so many more skills that I will be putting to use constantly in this industry. I have had a life altering experience with Jennifer and her staff and I can’t thank them enough for all that they have done for me. I am forever changed for the better thanks to Avanti and John Casablancas.
Douglas Dillon

Thank you for everything you have done for me. Through Avanti I have learned a great deal on what it is like working in this industry. I am so excited that I have gotten to sign with Aim Model Management in NYC. You have taught me so much and I am grateful for that! I cannot wait to see where the journey ahead will take me! Thanks again!
Amanda Bruce

Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to work with Avanti Model and Talent Management. Thank you also for the time and effort you committed to me in increasing my runway, talent and marketing skills.
I feel I benefitted from the overall knowledge of the entertainment business. I value the learning experience Avanti Model and Talent Management has given to me that I will carry throughout my career and life.
I would like to thank you again for having me a part of the Avanti Model and Talent Management Family.
Christina Gray

Avanti was such an amazing experience! I learned so much and had a lot of fun. I gained a lot of confidence from being in Avanti. I would have never imagined myself signing with an agency and getting into the modeling world. The showcase was so much fun and something I will never forget. I am so excited to start my modeling career and it’s all because of Avanti. Thank you so much to the whole Avanti team, this is truly a dream come true!
Nathan Oakley

I would like to thank you for this amazing adventure that you allowed me to be a part of. It was the best time of my life. Meeting new people, interacting with different agencies, they will live on in my memories forever. But I will never, and can’t ever forget the amazing people that gave me that opportunity to show my talent to all those people. I know very few people are granted with an opportunity like that and I knew I deserved a shot at it but you saw something else in me. You saw so much potential in me, and no matter how hard it got you wouldn’t let me give up because you saw that potential to make it to the top that I didn’t see at that time but I see it now and all I can say is thank you. From the bottom of my heart and the hearts of my family and from the hearts of my whole town we say thank you for everything.
Tron VaughnTron Vaughn

I would first like to give special thanks to everyone that has helped me in this journey. It means so much to me that you would even consider helping me. I also would like to thank all the Avanti staff. The Avanti showcase experience has been one that I will never forget. I had the opportunity to meet and befriend great people, and take the next step in my career. Special thanks to Jennifer for making this opportunity possible for all of the aspiring models and actors. I look forward to great things in the future. Thanks again to everyone for this amazing opportunity!
Banely RosadoBanely Rosado

My experience with Avanti was life changing. I went from being a shy girl to a girl that now can talk to a room full of people. I also grew up a lot during Avanti. I met a lot of people that I will never forget! And most of all I want to thank Mrs. Jennifer for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful show! I want to thank the entire Avanti cast for this life changing experience you guys gave me!! THANK YOU!!!!!
Meg KnoezerMeg Knoerzer

I would like to thank Jennifer and all of the Avanti staff for allowing me the opportunity to participate in an amazing showcase!  Avanti not only opened many doors for me, but gave me the confidence I never knew I had.  Going to rehearsal could be hard work at times, but always so much fun! A year ago I would have never imagined I would be in the position I am now! I am currently in the process of signing with Maultsby Model and Talent!  Once again, I cannot thank Jennifer and the Avanti staff enough for allowing me the opportunity to participate in such an amazing showcase!
Aiden BuckAiden Buck

From the first day I met you and the staff at MTM I knew that I was in the perfect place to begin the training I needed to become an actor or model. You believed in me and inspired me to dream big and work hard. The Spring Avanti Showcase was an awesome opportunity for me. It gave me the experience I needed to perform in front of hundreds of people and an opportunity to interview with agents and directors in the modeling and acting business. I couldn’t have done this on my own. You taught me to be a professional. I am thankful for the callbacks I received from many agencies and the interviews that followed. I have decided to sign with the Brock Agency where I will work hard to pursue my modeling and acting goals. I am so excited to begin the next steps and to practice what I learned. Thank you, Jennifer, for believing in me!
Mike FiabemaMike Fiabema

What I found particularly distinctive with Avanti was their level of commitment. Literally every member of the staff was wholly committed to the success of the show, no matter what their individual role was. It was as if they were all driven by the same unshakable motivation; everyone present wanted to be there. This attitude of the staff trickled down to the talent and encouraged us to be equally as motivated to train hard, so as to perform at our best.
All too often, I hear warnings about how I should be wary of paying a company which promises things they cannot deliver. I was pleased to see that Avanti provided exactly what it promised. They offered training and priceless guidance to every member in the show and gave us the opportunity to perform in front of the most renowned agencies in the industry. This is an opportunity not afforded to many, and is in many ways the determining factor in the launching of a career in the acting and modeling industry. Yet another distinctive characteristic of the company was the respect that was shown not only among staff members, but towards the talent. Even little children were attentively listened to and spoken to with respect. The only thing this talent management was required to deliver was professionalism. Avanti, however, went a step beyond by providing a family-like environment. Like any family there were frustrations at times and need for censure on the part of the staff, but it was all constructive in nature and contributed to the growth of the individual talent. In all, my experience with Avanti has benefited me as an actor and a person; it is truly an experience that cannot be forgotten.
Miranda BigartMiranda Bigart

Jennifer, Thank you so much for an opportunity of a lifetime. The training and mentorship I received from you and the Avanti staff is just the beginning. I can’t wait to apply the knowledge I have learned to achieve my goal of becoming a professional model and actress. Working with Avanti was a challenge. Practices were very hard but after such a great show, I know how rewarding a lot of hard work can be. After the showcase I received 7 callbacks. The excitement of 7 talent agencies fighting over me was very satisfying and then to choose just one of all the exclusive agencies that were there. I decided to sign with Maultsby in Wilmington. I can’t wait to move forward with my career in modeling and acting and I owe it all to Avanti.
Gary AcieGary Acie

Hi, I want to thank you Mrs. Cheryl Quick, Mrs. Jennifer Durazzo, Ms. Bridget O’Brien and the entire Avanti Model and Talent Management family/staff for believing in me. I want to thank you for your extraordinary guidance, knowledge and love. Your care, your attention to detail and your expertise along with the trust you have in me has helped inspire, cultivate, and guide my career onto a perfect path. I am still a distance away from my full potential and the heights of which my career will be. Although, by far I am much closer than I would be without you or with any other team. Avanti you have given me the key to unlock my best, to excel and show-off my best in every opportunity. All of this while traveling the best possible path with your support.  Avanti Model and Talent Management I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for unequivocally being the Best!
Lauryn FutrellLauryn Futrell

Dear Jennifer, my family and I would like to thank you for the opportunity for Lauryn Futrell to participate in the May 2013 Avanti Talent Showcase. The experience was truly amazing and rewarding, not just for my daughter Lauryn, but for our family. We appreciate all of the time and passion that goes into the Avanti Showcase. This was our second time attending, but the first time one of our own children was featured. It was such a thrill to see her on stage in front of some of the area’s most sought after Talent Agencies and Casting Directors. The entire process was flawless. As a result of the Avanti Showcase, we are pleased to sign Lauryn to a great agency, and we are looking forward to continuing to invest in her modeling and acting career. The JC Raleigh team was delightful to work with! As a parent, it truly makes me proud to see the results of all of the hard work that went into the training and classes. We look forward to seeing you and keeping you all posted on Lauryn’s success!
Latishia Futrell
Maria RinconMaria Rincon

When I first walked into the auditions I was nervous, better said beyond nervous! I did not know anyone there. But on the day of the show I walked out differently, I had more confidence to speak my head was ready for more advice and I was wanting to go back and do it all over again! I made new friends who help my nervousness go away and I had many amazing teachers who helped me improve and polish my monologue and runway. My experience was life changing and I would be willing to do it again soon! Thank you for the amazing opportunity to be in Avanti, I was and currently am with my callbacks!
Sally HessniceSally Hessnice

Thank you for all the wonderful efforts and help from you and your staff. I learned so much. It was great to have advice and guidance in all the workshops which were very helpful. The showcase was such a fun experience. I love the process of working and preparing for the showcase because it gives a great way to immediately use what we learned. After the showcase I was so happy to receive many callbacks.  Thanks again.
Ashley CummingsAshley Lora Cummings

Thank you so much for everything you have done for my runway, my acting, and me.  Avanti was truly an amazing experience. I loved our choreography. The people in my group were amazing. I became friends with all of them, and we have continued communicating even though the showcase is over. I learned so much from Avanti. I am also very grateful for the workshops with Andre and Maxann. Again, thank you so much. I enjoyed the experience, and I am looking forward to the next step in my career.
Jaron FieldsJaron Fields

I thank God for everything I’ve been through with Avanti, including my new friends and future stars. I thank you, Ms. Bridget, Ms. Cheryl, Mr. Pat, Mr. Gray, and the JC staff for showing me the ropes on everything I needed to know. Thank you all so much for giving me a chance to make my dreams become a reality. Working with Avanti has opened so many doors that lead to a world that I can finally explore. After the Avanti showcase, I was looking at so many callbacks. One of the callbacks I received was from “KidzAct and the Actors Agency”; which whom I am currently in the process of signing with. I love you all and I will never forget the amount of work, guidance, and trust you put in me to be the person I am right now. May God bless you one hundred fold and keep up the good work.
Ashley Victoria AtkinsonAshley Victoria Atkinson

Working with the Avanti team was great. I learned a lot from all of them and I will carry these lessons with me into my future career. And to only make things better, I had fun with everyone in my group and made a lot of friends. The Avanti Showcase was a lot of fun to work on and lot of fun to perform. Thank you to the whole staff for letting me be a part of it!
Thank you.
Qiana SwanQiana Swan

I had a great experience with Avanti. I learned important skills that have helped me with my modeling career. Everyone at Avanti is so helpful. Avanti has given me a boost into the world of modeling. All the rehearsals for the showcase were a lot of work but it was definitely worth it, since I have achieved what I wanted, to better myself as a model. As many others have said "It has been a life changer". Thanks so much for everything everyone at Avanti.
Abby TottenAbby Totten

Overall my experience throughout Avanti was nothing close to what I had expected, I had never pushed myself to become more than what I thought I could be. Modeling is still very new to me and I know that I have learned more about the business and industry through the showcase. It was a great opportunity that opened many doors to my future in modeling. I will definitely never forget my experience with Avanti and the people who helped me reach my goals. Thank you Jennifer and everyone else who put their time and effort into Avanti, I will always be grateful.
Sydney SchuppSydney E. Schupp

My experience with Avanti has been an amazing time. I'm so grateful to have had such a wonderful opportunity to be able to have a second chance in this showcase. I loved working with the great staff, they were very kind and caring, but at the same time they certainly knew what they were doing. I enjoyed the sessions with Maxann and Andre, I was very happy to meet and learn from them! I always felt as if I was in good hands. I'm so happy to be able to sign with one of the fantastic agents and take another step in my career towards acting and modeling. Thank you so much for everything!
sandySandy Pittenger

Jennifer, I cannot begin to thank you enough along with the entire Avanti staff for all of the support, guidance and training I received from the showcase. Just being retired and in my fifties Avanti opened doors to a new and exciting future! I am thrilled for the next phase of my career in this industry and again I have to thank all of you for this. Avanti is AWESOME! I just signed with Presence in Atlanta and Marilyn's in Greensboro. Unbelievable, but trust me I believe now.
devonDevon Enderle

My experience as a model at Avanti was a life changing experience. I learned so much in only a little amount of time. I learned how to properly walk like a model and the way your hips should sway opposed to walking like a boy. I also learned how to put a wonderful portfolio together. But the most important thing I learned was confidence in myself. The last showcase made me so much more confident in myself and how I present myself to people. So thank you so much Avanti, I couldn't have made here with out you.
austinfAustin Frye

First I would like to say thank you to each one of you for all of your love and support in me and everyone else that was in this showcase. I'm so grateful, thankful, and even blessed to have an oppurtunity like this because I know alot of other people would kill to have a just one chance at this experience. For you all to be apart of this adventure with me is one thing I will never forget. This showcase was by far the most fun I've ever had in my life and I would not of wanted to do this with anybody else but Avanti. I would really like to thank Mrs. Jennifer alot because I was so scared of her when I auditioned but she welcomed me with open arms. I'm also thankful that I was able to be a big part of the show along with my fellow partners. I got along with them all so well that now we're good friends with each other. Overall I have to say this is experience with Avanti will always be in my heart. I'm going to continue to further my acting career with The Brock Agency and keep putting forth the effort to get where I want to go and I hope to contiue making Mrs. Jennifer, Ms. Bridget, Mrs. Cheryl, Mrs. Janet, Mr. Pat, Mr. Gray, the JC Staff and even Alecia proud. I love you all and thanks again for believing in me and letting me be apart of this successful showcase.
rachelrRachel Reed

I just want to say thank you to all of the staff at Avanti for working so hard and making the Showcase look awesome. And say thank you for encouraging us and pushing us to do our best. If it wasn't for everyone there I doubt I would have overcome my shyness and to stand up on a stage and say my commercial.  This was a really wonderful experience for me and I will always remember and treasure it. As well as the friends I made at Avanti.
michaelbMichael Blue

Jennifer, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for recognizing my talents, abilities and believing that I could advance and succeed in the modeling and acting industry. I also thank your staff for all their hard work and assistance, especially Bridget, Cheryl and Charity. The Avanti Showcase was so awesome and an experience I will never forget.  Jennifer you were a great role model for me that kept me inspired. I will never forget all the opportunities and experiences that Avanti has given me. Again, thank you for giving me the guidance and training I need for my future success.
joshuawJoshua Whichard

Jennifer, I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me. The showcase was a awesome experience and I learned alot from it. None of us would be where we are today if it wasn't for the Avanti team. Jennifer, Bridget, Cheryl, Pat, Gray, all of you have tremendous hearts for what you have done. I can't express in words how grateful I am to have met you and work with you because it has been the best time of my life. My dream of becoming an actor/model is becoming true but still a lot of work to be done and I will take everything I have learned from all of you and use it. From the showcase, I got 6 callbacks and I have decided to sign with The Brock Agency. Even though I am done with the first part in my career with you guys, I will never forget any of you because I will always say, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for Avanti. Thank you so much again and I will keep all of you posted on how my career is going and I wish all of you the best of luck in the future!!!!
oliviaOlivia Bayabona

I think this is one of the best investments I could have made for Olivia. Circumstances almost prevented her from participating but I felt that this opportunity had to be made despite any barriers. Her confidence and growth is clearly shown and I give credit to your agency for helping developing the person we see today. Thank you so much for the dedication and efforts.
danikaDanika Adams

I learned and grew so much working with Avanti, and I'm quite thankful for every single experience. Doing this showcase was fulfilling in so many ways, and now I am signed and ready to act in everything I can. I've met so many people as well, and hope to work beside them again in the near future. Everyone was so talented, and we all grew in our skills. Avanti was certainly one of the most wonderful experiences I've had.
lindseypLindsey Perry

A year ago I was afraid to slate my name for a class of five people, now I can confidently model and act in front of hundreds. Avanti has created numerous opportunities for me. Throughout my time with Avanti I learned more about myself and how to overcome obstacles along my journey to success in acting. It was really an experience of a life-time. Thanks to the showcase I will be signing with Maultsby Model & Talent Agency. I could not have made it this far without my friends and teachers at Avanti, thanks again for everything!
dakotaDakota Lee

Thank you so much for the opportunity I was given. All the time, when I talk about living my dreams now in the industry with my friends, people always want to know how they could get into this as well, but when I think, there is nothing I can say, except go for the Avanti experience. Doors really opened, people remembered me and guess what; I had choices! Choices! How rare is that for a girl to just come into acting/ print and have choices of who she wants to go with? I am very pleased. I got 7 callbacks, and in the end decided to go with Maultsby. I am thrilled for my future to start, and I want to thank everyone with Avanti and John Casablancas for holding open my door. Signing off, but hoping to keep in contact.
derrickhDerrick Hunter

I would like to thank MTM and Avanti for giving me the training and opportunity to take the right steps in furthering my career. I would also like to thank Avanti for allowing me to participate in their showcase and letting me perform in front of the agencies and friends. I have to say that if you have the opportunity to be in a showcase to do it. It is a great chance to meet others who are as passionate about this industry as you are. Thank you again Jennifer and everyone at Avanti.
ayanaAyana Ruffin

I LOVED the Avanti showcase, it was so much fun to meet everyone and make some really good friends along the way. Those months of hard working practices were really worth it in the end. I think it was a great way to open up a new window to my career! I will take what I learned and use it every day in my career. THANK YOU SO MUCH JENNIFER AND THE AVANTI STAFF!
aliviacmariahcMariah CorreaAlivia Correa

First of all me and my daughters Mariah & Alivia Correa would like to thank you so much for this great opportunity in being in the Avanti Showcase. Not only did they get many callbacks but they have learned so much in the last few months from you and the staff at Avanti. We are super excited about starting this new journey in life and it’s because of you that we can finally get started. You truly believe in all the talent and you work hard to make sure that they understand and that they work hard as well so they can achieve their goal. This has become a great experience for my girls and not only for them but for me as well. I was so nervous when I saw them on that big stage in front of all those people but they truly made me so proud that night and I want to Thank You because it was you that got them up there! So for all those new Avanti talent that may be wondering how the experience is I would like to say that it is truly an amazing experience in life!!!! And every single member of the Avanti staff is great! Thanks for everything you do.
Jeanne Correa
aleciaAlecia Shepard

What started out as an extra curricular activity turned into a life changing event. The doors that have opened are beyond our wildest dreams. Thanks, just doesn’t seem good enough. We are eternally grateful. Our future is brighter and can only get better because of all of you. I will always recommend Avanti as our way of giving back.
sherrySherry Ballentine

I would like to thank you for your time, dedication, and the hard work that was put into making our showcase a success. This has truly been quite a learning experience and a great accomplishment for me. As one of your older talents, I know the time and commitment needed to be successful. It took a lot of passion and patience on my part however, I was able to persevere to the end. You have given me the guidance to know that it is never too late to pursue my dreams. Thank you for steering me a little closer to my aspirations. I always remember my favorite quote when I think of your support “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” ― Les Brown
susieSusie De Los Santos

First and foremost, I would like to thank the entire Avanti staff for their constant advice and support. I will forever be grateful for Avanti and will continue to spread the work about their constant dedication to new talent. Thank you Jennifer, Gray, Pat, and Cheryl for all that you have done for me and my future!!
tanijahTanijah Amani Carrington

My experience with Avanti was AWESOME! Now I’m off to become a professional model/actress. Jennifer, I want to thank you for everything you have done to help me get to where I am, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for seeing something in me. I hope that you keep doing what you do for people that actually want to do something with modeling and acting! Thank you and the rest of the Avanti staff for helping me do what I do best.
sanaiSanai James

Collaborating with Avanti has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for Sanai. As a parent, you think your child is a “Shining Star”, but it’s a totally different thing when others feel the same way! I am truly thankful for your dedication and patience in working with Sanai. You have pointed her in the right direction and exposed her to the right people. Kudos to everyone at Avanti for making the show a HUGE HIT!
emma_lEmma Lewis

I don’t think the word “thank you” is sufficient. You have helped create such confidence and self-esteem in Emma and God only knows how many others. So many of our youth these days struggle with these issues. Thank you for taking Emma under your wings and letting her fly! She has made so many friends and has had an experience she will never forget, all because of Avanti!
shakarriShakarri Cunningham

We were so amazed at the Avanti showcase! Congratulations on a job well done by Avanti and all of the talent. We are so pleased with Shakarri's development in confidence and acting skills. She has learned great auditioning skills from her experience with Avanti. Thank you so much for your help in preparing Shakarri's career.
katie_cKatie Creech

Only a little over a year ago this was all just a DREAM and now today this is a REALITY!!! We would like to express our appreciation to all the Avanti staff for making our showcase possible. Jennifer, what a great opportunity you have opened for so many people in a hard industry. Thank you for taking my shy 14 yr old daughter and giving her the knowledge, experience and confidence to perform in front of 600 people.  Thank you for all the great times, good memories and all the hard work!
isabellaIsabella Cermin

It was a blessing to discover AVANTI and have you guide Isabella through the ins and outs of the High Fashion World. She will carry it with her forever. The knowledge she received at Avanti will be part of her life from now on. You should be very proud of the enterprise you and your family have built as it truly helps shape lives of teenagers like my daughter.
haileyHailey Green

I would like to say thank you for all of your hard work and long hours you have put into preparing me for the Avanti showcase, which has opened a world of opportunities for me. I have learned so much about the industry and about myself through working with such friendly and knowledgeable individuals at Avanti. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for all of the long rehearsal and tiresome workshops provided by Avanti and JC center. With all of your guidance and professionalism I am now able to start this new chapter in my life and look forward to a promising future. Once again, thank you for all of your help.
nicole_oNicole Ostrander

A year ago I would have never seen myself in the position I am now. Through you I’ve discovered a passion and enjoyment in acting and modeling. Your patience and kindness has meant so much, and getting to know you all on a personal level has been a wonderful experience. I appreciate all the time you’ve put into preparing me for greater steps in this industry.
emma_cEmma Claris

How can I thank you enough! From the first day my parents and I went to John Casablancas we thought what a dream it would be to get signed by Elite NY – and here we are actually living it! The confidence that I learned through John Casablancas and Avanti will be with me forever. I am very excited about my future.
brettBrett Baker

These past six months have been the most memorable, enjoyable, and nerve-racking six months I have ever experienced. With your help I have had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream. Only with your support and amazing work could I have ever fulfilled this dream. I can’t say enough about Jennifer and how great she is for leading and guiding me through this life changing experience.
leilaniLeilani Vasquez

I want to thank the whole staff, thank you for helping Leilani make her dream come true. Your team worked arduously to get this show going, and showed great professionalism even through the tough times. The Avanti team did a great job of preparing all the participants, and the show was a masterpiece. The amount of confidence she gained in so little time is priceless. Thank you! Keep up the good work and keep putting North Carolina on the map.
ceciliaCecilia Nwosu

This is one thing in life that I will never forget. The thing that changed my life tremendously. Working with you all gave me a great experience of a lifetime. I really learned so much by working with you guys. This showcase has helped me alot, I really got exposed, which is one thing that I was hoping for. The showcase was great, it got me prepared for further down the road. Avanti taught me how things are suppose to operate in the acting business. Their training is something that can not be found anywhere else. I really think that I made a good decision by working with Avanti, they showed me that I could be more than what I am now. I would like to thank each and everyone of them for that. Now that the showcase is over, its given me a sense of what things are going to be like in the future. Thank you so much for getting me ready for the future. Just wait to see my face on the movie screens. Again, thanks so much, there is nowhere else I would recommend a person to go other than AVANTI!
robert_lRobert Lindle

Thanks to all of you at Avanti. All of your efforts and hard work proved themselves with the results of this showcase. The showcase in it by its self was AWESOME!  It is no wonder Avanti is so well known for its quality, style, and professionalism in this very competitive business. I, Robert, loved every minute of it and want to thank each of you for all your efforts and professional advice.
lindsey_mLindsey Myers

Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into the Avanti Spring Showcase. Lindsey had such a wonderful time and learned so much from you and the other beautiful and talented people in the showcase. She has confidence, poise and loves to “WORK” the runway. Lindsey had many offers but we chose to sign with Kitty at Elite. I see a bright future for Lindsey and its all because of Avanti. Thanks to everyone (Bridget, Gray, Pat, Cheryl) but a BIG thanks to Jennifer…YOU ROCK!
emily_rEmily Richardson

I would like to thank you and everybody at the Fall Avanti Showcase for a wonderful and very educational experience. We had such a great time and met so many wonderful people. Emily learned so much and has really gained a lot of confidence which will help her in the modeling career. Thank you for giving her the opportunity to participate after being with you for such a short time.
piercePierce Freelon

My experience with Avanti was one I will never forget. We trained and rehearsed for the showcase and our hard work really showed. With the aid of some great pictures taken from my photo shoot at Wrightsville Beach, I was able to impress the talent scouts and representatives into close to a dozen callbacks. The showcase was a great opportunity to display my talent to some of the top agencies in our state. Thanks Avanti!
katelynKatelyn Hill

I just want to thank the Avanti Staff for all that you did to help me prepare for the spring showcase! Working with Avanti helped me each month for this very important event. I am hoping for a very successful career! I will never forget you four awesome people. You certainly have opened up opportunities that I have been dream about since I was a little girl. I love y’all (I just had to remind you that I am a true southern girl!) Thank you again for all you’ve done!
laconLacon Walker

Where do I start as I write this letter, I could almost cry, all my dreams I've wanted are coming true but at the same time I will miss the dear friends I've made in each and everyone of you. Jennifer you are the best teacher I know. I love you to death, hope you know that. Gray you make everyone look like movie stars when you take their pictures and Cheryl and Pat, you guys are the bomb!
ronRon Fazio

I am writing to tell you that my experience with Avanti leading up to the showcase was simply amazing! Being from New York and knowing how hard it is just to get “seen,” I want to thank you for providing “THE WHOLE PACKAGE.” With you, I was able to gain experience in writing a monologue, walking the runway, and ultimately, performing that monologue in front of some of the best talent agents in the country. The Showcase was an unbelievable exciting experience, one which I’ll never forget. I appreciate this chance to pursue acting…and that’s what you provide….A CHANCE at pursing dreams with the applicable training to go along with it. I would strongly recommend Avanti to any aspirating model or actor in North Carolina….YOU DO IT RIGHT!
ashlie_eAshlie Evans

First let me take the time to thank you and your staff for all of their hard work. You were all very helpful, positive and honest, even when it wasn’t what she wanted to hear. Ashlie learned so much from all of you guys. Her self confidence is high, she's very comfortable in front of large crowds and she has learned to handle herself like a true professional. She will carry these skills with her through out her life in everything she does.
priscillaPriscilla Silva

When I began writing this letter I felt as if I was saying goodbye to friends that have been a part of my life over the past few months. You have been, in addition to professionals, someone who treated me with kindness and patience. I appreciate the amazing experience and the good times that we shared together, and I know that this will be a part of a new beginning.
ilirIlir Rexhepi

First of all, I want to thank all of you guys for the great opportunity that you gave me and for believing in me. Even with my experience in Italy as a model, I was still impressed with the show. I believe in it just as everyone else believed in it and as a result, I was signed with a few agencies and I decided to sign a contract with Marilyn's, with whom I am now working with.
ashtonAshton Gunlock

First I would like to say thank you to each one of you for all of your love and support in me and everyone else that was in the showcase. I’m so grateful, thankful, and blessed to have an opportunity like this because I know a lot of people would kill to have just one chance at this experience. This showcase was by far the most fun I’ve ever had in my life and I would not have wanted to do this with anybody else but Avanti. I have to say this experience with Avanti will always be in my heart.
johnathanJohnathon Jackson

Due to a lot of dedication from you and myself, the Avanti showcase has been such a great adventure! This experience has given me confidence, courage, and inspiration for the future. Thank you all for playing a major roll in me being successful and helping me reach my dreams! None of this would have been possible without you! To whom ever is interested in becoming a model or actor or both Avanti is my very first, top of the list recommendation! Again, thank you so much for the chances you have brought upon me.
victorVictor Morrison

I would like to thank you and your staff for all of the hard work and dedication in giving me the opportunity of making my dream come true in pursuing acting and modeling. Avanti has taught me a lot in getting myself prepared for this wonderful business. I have learned how to be patient with others and stay competitive in everything that I do. This business is really competitive and involves a lot of training and talent. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the people at Avanti who believed in me.
jaonJoan Brookes

WOW, where do I begin to express a heartfelt thank you for a memorable and exciting year. I am still on cloud nine that I was selected by thirteen agents. I would have never known where to begin in pursuing my career in North Carolina, if it had not been for Avanti and the Avanti Showcase. Even though I've had a forty year career in the modeling field, I am now at a higher level and have reached a life long dream. Jennifer, Gray, Cheryl, Pat, and Bridget, you all are true professionals in your field and it was great working with you. Thank you for all your hard work.
kelseyKelsey Evans

I would like to thank you and your entire staff for the last eight months. I had so much fun in preparing for the Avanti Spring Showcase. You and your staff went to extreme lengths to work and prepare all of us for the big event ahead. A lot of memories I hold from the rehearsal days to fashion shows, to special guests telling us to “smile and swing those arms.” I’m very happy to say that I have signed exclusively with ELITE and I’m looking forward to the months ahead. Thank you for all of your guidance and the GREAT DOOR OPENER into modeling.