Reviews

The Barbizon Experience


What makes Barbizon Modeling one of the premier modeling, acting and personal development programs for teens and young adults? We’ve asked some of our recent graduates and their families, as well as some of our veteran professionals what it was like to learn and grow as a young model and actor at Barbizon.  After reading some of the Barbizon reviews below, you will learn what others had to say about the Barbizon program:

 

 

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Barbizon: Reviews from Grads and Parents


“Barbizon has been an extraordinary experience for our entire family…”

Bill McAlpine, Barbizon Parent

"When I was younger, my mother and my aunt put me into the Barbizon program. It's so much more than just a modeling program, and that's something a lot of people don't know...it was an opportunity that gave me life skills that are absolutely unparalleled."...

- 2010 Miss America Caressa Cameron

"Barbizon Has made me the person i am today! It gave me confidence to believe in myself, I got to meet tons of new people and my teachers were so patient with me while i was learning. Barbizon has opened many doors for me and I know that they will continue to be opened for me. THANKS BARBIZON... I appreciate every thing you have done for me." ...

- Valencia Burton, MBA

"My son is a recent graduate of the Barbizon School of Modeling & Acting. My son came in with a dream of hopefully becoming a professional actor one day and feeling doubtful, to coming out with a great attitude! Plus his confidence level has gone up. The classes he took have paid off. Since graduating my son has signed on with a great agent. He has also gotten his first modeling job for the communication arts magazine! He has acted in local community plays, and now in the process of another photoshoot. Because of Barbizon my son can now accomplish what he´s always dreamed of and better yet believing in himself... that´s what counts. I just wanted to say THANK YOU Barbizon for all you have done for my son and because of that someday my son will be the best actor he could ever be!" ...

- Mrs. Anderson

"Barbizon provides the talented instructors and constructive learning environment designed especially to lead young people down the path to success." ...

- Tasia P

"Joining Barbizon was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. From the moment I stepped through the doors, I could feel the encouragement and positive energy flowing through every room." ...

- Marissa Hill

"Barbizon definitely helped me way more that what I could do on my own. It gave me the opportunity to do what I wanted to do and it helped me along the way. And it definitely taught me more than I could ever learn from magazines or anything like that. The teachers are there to help you and to make you progress and succeed." ...

- Lindsey Davis, 2011 Miss Barbizon

"Since I graduated from Barbizon I’ve been in 4 competitions and won awards in all of them and signed with Mega Model Management in Miami. Barbizon was the thing that got my foot in the door." ...

- Breanne Dicesare, Signed with Mega Model Management Miami

"Barbizon was such a life changing experience. Even from the first day, I met awesome people and was immersed in knowledge of the industry. I always looked forward to classes, it was my favorite time to come and learn about this new industry with other people like me."...

- Katrina Hoernig, SIgned with Factor Women Chicago and DNA Model Management New York

"Where to begin… Barbizon has changed my life in such a wonderful way! The classes have taught me to be proud of whom I am. From the first day, I knew it was a new beginning for me and for everyone else that was there with me! Barbizon should be a requirement for all teenage girls and boys!" ...

- Katelyn Hartsell, Barbizon Alumn

"It is my great pleasure when someone asks me where I got my “start”; I can proudly say that it all started at Barbizon! I am so thankful I took advantage of this great opportunity that was presented to me. Barbizon has made me a whole person. Not only has it helped me pursue my modeling and acting career, but it has given me confidence in my everyday life. In fact, just last week a teacher at school asked the class a question, and I knew the answer because I had learned that at Barbizon. It has opened so many doors for me, and I can't wait to see what my future at Barbizon has in store." ...

- Alexis, Barbizon Student

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Barbizon: Reviews from Modeling and Acting Industry Professionals


“The team at Barbizon has an incredible relationship with many top agencies around the world.”

Paul Fisher, CEO The Network, Star of the CWTV show Remodeled

Jessica Chung, Envy Model Management, LA

"Barbizon provides connections from agents and managers from all over the world. For someone that’s not in Barbizon, it’s harder for them to get in touch with agents and managers to get represented and into the projects. It gives them a step up compared to non Barbizon contestants." ...

- Jessica Chung, Envy Model Management, LA

Daryl Washington, Global Management 101, Dream Believe Know It Foundation

"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

Jan Berendsen, Elite Model Management Chicago

"Elite Chicago and Barbizon Midwest have enjoyed a very successful relationship for many years. We have discovered several beautiful girls that have turned into great models. Barbizon Midwest does a wonderful job at development and has supported Elite Chicago over the years." ...

- Jan Berendsen, Elite Model Management Chicago

Joey Hunter, Modelwire

"It’s (Barbizon) is preparing them for a career if that’s what they want. It shows them what to expect when they get out there. It’s the first step if you really want to be in the entertainment business." ...

- Joey Hunter, Modelwire

William Whitfield, Models International

"When we get a model from Barbizon, we know they’re trained and professional." ...

- William Whitfield, Models International

Roman Young, Wilhelmina Models

"I am writing you to express my continued confidence in working with Barbizon. I feel that you are one of the agencies that truly know how to develop and train models for the international modeling industry. In my years of working with you, I know that when I see models from your agency I will always be guaranteed a level of professionalism and knowledge about the business so often lacking from your competition." ...

- Roman Young, Wilhelmina Models

Randy Cazzalino, C/H Management

"Barbizon is amazing to work with. They are professional and have a real knowledge of the industry that they use to prepare their students. I have had great success working with Barbizon." ...

- Randy Cazzalino, C/H Management

Paul Fisher, CEO The Network, Star of the CWTV show Remodeled

"Although previous comments may lead one to believe I am not in support of all modeling schools, it should be known, there are certain schools, which actually do a great job in being honest and discover incredible talent who have gone on to great, huge careers. The team at the Barbizon is one of those schools and has an incredible relationship with not only myself and The Network but with many top agencies around the world. They have “great” eyes for talent and have discovered some great talent."...

- Paul Fisher, CEO The Network, Star of the CWTV show Remodeled

Oana Gregory, of Disney productions' Kickin' It, Lab Rats and Crash & Bernstein

"Oana recently did an interview with Aspiring Hollywood where she took the time to thank Barbizon. Oana has done a lot of print work for both Billabong and Bratz. She has also been involved in doing fashion shows for big names such as Hilary Duff and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson! Oana’s advice for aspiring actors and models, Don’t give up! Give it your all & hope for the best!" ...

- Oana Gregory, of Disney productions' Kickin' It, Lab Rats and Crash & Bernstein

Jan Berendsen, Elite Model Management Chicago

"Elite Chicago and Barbizon Midwest have enjoyed a very successful relationship for many years. We have discovered several beautiful girls that have turned into great models. Barbizon Midwest does a wonderful job at development and has supported Elite Chicago over the years." ...

- Jan Berendsen, Elite Model Management Chicago

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