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Welcome to the world of John Robert Powers...

a company that has been around for more than 80 years. Thousands of people have come through our doors, some interested only in feeling more secure when they had to speak in public, others with their eyes fixed on the distant hope of Stardom. Some came to improve their self-confidence with training in what used to be called "the Social Graces", and others signed wanting to learn more about theatrical and commercial acting.

Becoming a successful model or a respected actor is a lot of hard work, patience, persistence... and luck.

The good news is that as you train at John Robert Powers, you will learn that the Entertainment Industry is much larger than you know. Given the right training, many satisfying opportunities and unique careers are accessible to you. Some of those opportunities are right in your own backyard.

The courses available at John Robert Powers are designed to supplement your regular education, to help you develop the skills that are useful no matter what kind of career you choose.

The "Singing Pro" workshops nurture the gifts and talents of aspiring singers and songwriters and brings them to a level of maturity and competitiveness for the exciting world of music entertainment.

Our mission is to excel each individual's natural talents and interest with a unique and distinctive mode of training. Artists will develop a strong sense of their musical self and strengthen their social skills through emotional development and stage presence. Each package has been designed to increase confidence and self esteem so that students can express his/her own personal creativity through this program. John Robert Powers offers both a 10 or 20 week class that covers the following:

  • Breathing Techniques
  • Musical Voice
  • Performance
  • Music Business
  • Pitch & Vibrato
  • Introduction To Songwriting
  • Stage
  • Videos & Promotion

So if you've ever thought about being a pop star, or an R & B artist or singing your way to Broadway call 1-888-41-MODEL and find the John Robert Powers school and class schedules in your area.

There's more to expressing yourself than just words. Our Professional Communications and Image Program is designed to develop your communications skills, build confidence and enhance your overall image. This life-enhancing program includes:

Communications Program Image Program

  • Communications
  • Listening Skills
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Group Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Interviewing
  • Speech Delivery
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Make-Up
  • Wardrobe
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hairstyling
  • Visual Poise
  • Social Awareness

Call your local John Robert Powers today for more information on the Corporate Communications Program. Personal programs as well as Company Presentations are available.

Students may come to John Robert Powers for modeling and acting training, but we never forget to prepare them for their most important journey Life!

The "Modeling Programs" offered at John Robert Powers are tailored to fit the needs and success of each individual. Some workshops, such as Runway, have a height requirement and should only be taken by those students that are at least 5'6 and have the potential for more growth. All modeling programs at John Robert Powers are by invitation only. Modeling programs include:

  • Runway
  • Fashion and commercial print (no height requirement)

The "Acting Programs" have become our most popular and successful programs offered at John Robert Powers. Because the entertainment industry is open to all typecasts in the acting fields, this program can be taken by all ages, looks and sizes. Following are a few of the many ten week courses offered at JRP for acting:

  • Television Commercials
  • Soaps and Sitcoms
  • Improvisation
  • Cold Reading
  • Monologues
  • Scene Study
  • Theatrical Workshops
  • Auditioning Techniques
  • Voice and Diction
  • Film

At John Robert Powers, we are here to advise and encourage our students, and we are here to help you through those times when success isn't happening. One of the hardest things to accomplish, at the beginning, is getting an interview with an Agent. Most people don't even know the difference between an Agent and a Manager, but you will learn the important differences here at John Robert Powers, and be trained and ready for that first crucial audition. During your studies at John Robert Powers you will probably meet professional agents and managers who assist us in the on-going evaluation of your skill level that is so critical to success. If casting director's doors are closed, our students can still meet these professionals at John Robert Powers because throughout our history that's the reputation we have built with the people who guard the gates of success.

The Entertainment Business depends on new faces and new talents.
Our job here is to teach you what it takes to be successful through training and practice. It's up to you to do the work. We want you to be able to brag about the time you spend here.

JRP Regional Showcases

Now a talent no longer has to live in a major entertainment market to be in the entertainment industry! With the popularity of the T.V. talent shows (American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Voice) Agents are now wanting to see talent in a live “show” or “showcase”. They want the talent fine tuned and at their peak with professional pictures ready in hand and the result has been amazing!

We are so proud to be a company that can boast such Legendary Talent as the ones you see on this website. Whether you are a young adult, a teenager or a preteen auditioning, you will recognize our success stories from your favorite movie or television show!

JRP has taken the industry by storm with our Agent Showcases! We look for talent that has experience or has that raw ability to take text and make it believable! Having a great eye, a great team, outstanding directors that are brought to your city to rehearse the talent and finale of the showcase itself—AGENTS ARE LOVING IT! We are having talent being offered representation contracts faster than we have ever seen! This is by far the fastest and best way to get our foot in the door of the entertainment industry whether you are 5 or 25!

Listen up for talent showcases being held in your city and know that if JRP chooses to work with you, you are in the best hands! Have a great audition!

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