Congratulations to Alaska singing sensation, Kate Earl on her Hollywood success! Now touring the United States with Matchbox 20 and The Goo Goo Dolls!Years ago, I remember scouting in Alaska and meeting Kate Earl at one of my auditions. A young, amazing personality, and a passion to perform. I had taken an afternoon drive […]
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Justin was first introduced to the arts, when his mom took him to see his cousin’s play at the age of 8. Instantly drawn to the bright lights of the stage, Justin was hooked on the idea of becoming an actor. However, in his younger years, Justin decide […]
Discovered by Kim Myers and Laura Dagon during an Alaskan scouting trip, Thad Mills is now DREAMING BIG in Hollywood!It’s time for another amazing season of Home Made Simple on OWN. Catch Thad Mills on the season premiere this Saturday at 9am/8c. Check out this sneak preview of the first episode http://bit.ly/QX9GX8 and go […]
Abbie Cobb is a Los Angeles actor who is currently in the trenches, learning every day from her successes and mistakes. She has booked dozens of roles, including Disney Channel’s Starstruck, Pair of Kings, Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas, Jonas LA, and Imagination Movers. She has also had roles on American Horror Story, Two […]
My journey with the ARTS is like flying first class. Kim and all of the ARTS employees have really enriched my life.
Cole Watson Cleveland Heights, OH
I am a contestant that performed for my first time at ARTS December 2012. It was awesome to meet such diverse and amazing people, and the wall-to-wall talent all combined in one place just blew me away. I am forever grateful that I got a chance to shine, and I’m proud that I got 4 callbacks! This has been an exciting journey and I feel so proud to have been a part of ARTS!
Cher Davis Jacksonville, FL
I agree with all of the other comments, and my daughter was in the same group as Christine M Madigan’s daughter. Our children learned so much, and were taught how to use their gifts in a way that is appropriate for their age. Listen and follow what they teach you in the workshops they will have in your area to prepare your child for Florida, it is phenomenal advice. Even if nothing happens as far as getting an agency or a job when you are at the big event in Florida, your child will come away from the experience being proud of who they are, know how to conduct themselves professionally around adults, and will know what to do in an audition so that in the future you aren’t wasting your time and money doing things “the wrong way”, and you can give them what they want to see or hear at an audition. And last but not least, I was surprised and completely tickled and thrilled that the whole event is shepherded by wonderful God loving people who want nothing better than to let your child’s light shine through. Good luck to you in making your decision!
Hey Kim! I’m so happy to hear back from you. I had such a great experience tonight, it truly was life changing. I gained a lot of confidence just by coming out and auditioning. I was so nervous pulling into the parking lot and walking into the auditioning room full of such beautiful people, but you made me feel comfortable. Thank you for being so down to Earth. I kept telling my Mom that I was so thankful that God allowed you to be a real genuine person, rather than someone who is all wrapped up in materialistic things. You’re such a nice woman and I’m glad we had the chance to meet. I also want to say thank you for all of the sweet things you said to me and to everyone else. You honestly tried to make every single person there feel good about themselves. Everything I heard you say was positive and you complimented everyone. You have a compassionate heart, you can tell.
Amber Itofe Morgantown, WV
My daughter sent sponsor letters to friends and family and got some generous donations to help us attend in June. It was such an incredible experience and we are so happy we were there. It’s a fantastic educational event as well. We learned so much. I would highly recommend going if you can. I was very skeptical but was elated to find out that it was real, exciting and amazing!!! My daughter met people who will be mentors in her life and made lots of new friends. If you have any hesitations, I would love to talk with you, since I can definitely relate. We went with the attitude that we’ll try this and if it isn’t what we expected, we can say we had a nice vacation and not look back. However, luckily it was so much more than that! Life changing actually. Kim’s team and family are awesome and passionate. I’m so thankful we got to experience the Arts! When my daughter first started I was a single mom, it didn’t take long for us to feel like a part of a huge family. I’m married now me and my husband a trying to find a way to send my daughter again. I will never forget our experience in Orlando (: