Raising children and teens into successful, happy and healthy young adults is the most important job, and one of the most difficult jobs, in the world. We understand parenting is a full time job; many of us are parents just like you. We understand the need to make sure you child is safe, to research the things they are suddenly interested in and preparing them for their future is the number one goal. Because we understand this process, we would like to thank you for visiting our website, whether to do research or to revisit some of our features. We hope you will find all the info to make an informed decision, if not, give us a call; we would love to talk to you.
So your teen or preteen can't get away from the camera? Loves to take photos, constantly strutting her stuff, records America's Next Top Model every week, or maybe is an early fashionista? Chances are, she's thought about modeling.
The modeling industry is one of the most competitive industries in the world, and can be one of the most profitable. Barbizon's top notch modeling instruction is based on the same techniques used by today's top models. And Barbizon doesn't just focus on runway modeling, but all aspects of the industry, so no your child does not need to be a certain body type. Since 1939, we’ve been helping teens and preteens bring their dreams to life, and have the success stories to prove it.
Acting is an amazing outlet and activity for teens and preteens. Acting can help your teen, express emotion, feed creativity and learn valuable skills about social interaction.
While acting is also a very competitive industry, there is an amazing variety of opportunities on a local, national and international level. Barbizon is a great place for your child to begin navigating this very large industry. Using lessons and tactics that span a variety of industry opportunities, including on camera training, Barbizon not only offers training but a way to explore the industry first hand.
As you probably know by now, Barbizon offers training in modeling and acting, but Barbizon is so much more! Since our inception, Barbizon has been teaching young people life skills that lead to the path of success whether it may be modeling, acting or the boardroom.
Barbizon is centered on a belief in developing a positive self-esteem, and developing basic life skills that will last a lifetime. That's' why we teach more than how to walk a runway, with lessons in interviewing skills, etiquette, effective speech delivery, developing a resume, the importance of a groomed appearance and even basic manners.
So whether your child goes on the become a model, an actor, Miss America, a newscaster or a business executive, the tools they obtain from their Barbizon classes will carry then through out their life.
"For us, as a family this has been about supporting Sam and giving her the greatest opportunity to be everything she desires to be. Barbizon has been an extraordinary experience for our entire family. (So much so that Sam's older sister, Rachel is now interested).
We are excited for the journey ahead and know that it is all about effort and hard work. We know that she will hear "no" more than "yes". We are so pleased with the growth in Samantha and want to thank you all again for caring for our daughter, encouraging her, pushing her and helping her to grow as a young lady.
- Bill McAlpine, Barbizon Parent
"Barbizon offers not only modeling and acting but gives our young people of America the ability to learn about themselves, leadership, self independence and motivation."
- Daryl Washington, Global Management 101, Dream Believe Know It Foundation
Barbizon of Orange County alum Patricia Ashley recently shot for a new Toyota commercial.
Barbizon alum Nikayla Novak shot for Elle UK with photographer Bjarne Jonasson.
Christina Kanu, a graduate of Barbizon of North Virginia, has been recognized as one of…