For the last six (6) years STRUT has been developing models, actors and talent to prepare them for the fashion and entertainment industry. As a result of our coaching, many of our talent have been signed to top agencies in NY and LA.
Our modeling and acting coaching has transcended just our industry focus and gained the attention of Principals and After School Coordinators in NYC schools who adopted our STRUT-Esteem program to help introduce their students to the arts and also instill in them the importance of self-esteem. STRUT's modeling and acting coaching is world renowned with models coming from China for our reoccurring summer camps. Additionally, with access to a vast talent pool, we have been sort after by top clients, and casting directors.
We have officially become a one stop shop to help you get into the fashion and entertainment industry. Whether you want to test the waters with our intro modeling and acting classes or enroll in our advanced model and acting workshops that are action packed or if you want to go all the way to the top and receive our industry modeling and acting development to compete at the world's famous IMTA, we have got you covered.
We enjoy being able to provide top notch modeling and acting development and coaching to aspiring talent to help them accomplish their dreams.
"Shaw is the best! Lily had the fantastic opportunity of being coached and mentored by Shaw Bernard in the areas of runway and photography modeling, as well as audition slating. Shaw’s encouraging style and vast knowledge of the industry gave my daughter the confidence and practice she needed, which has led to numerous bookings! We are so grateful for her expertise and highly recommend her! Charlotte had the privilege of being booked by Strut Model & Talent Agency for a catalog shoot, and had the added benefit of coaching and modeling tips from Shaw Bernard. Shaw is extremely professional and we enjoyed and appreciated all aspects of working with her and Strut Model & Talent Agency. What a fantastic organization! "
"My daughters gleaned tremendously from Shaw’s personal and professional expertise and vast knowledge of the entertainment and fashion industry as a whole, however what I most appreciated about her was the manner in which she genuinely cared for every person she worked with and mentored them, not only within the industry but in life in general. As a result of that training, both of my daughters have had opportunities to audition and work in everything from short to feature films, tv, commercial and modeling for notable casting directors, producers, directors, companies and designers. Together, they have walked the runway in several NY Fashion Week shows for many different designers, walked the runway for the KidFash Fashion Show in NYC, have done print and media work for several designers and companies, have been in a nationally televised commercial and starred in a lead role in a short film. I cannot speak highly enough about Shaw and highly recommend her services and expertise. "
"Shaw Bernard was one to remember. She gave me so much confidence, she was relatable, and knowledgeable. Her knowledge taught me how to express myself with body language, and posture. That confidence helped me win the 2016 Lifestyle Model Award at SHINE Conference, strut down a runway with Television and radio shows, and booked print shoots. Her coaching approach was above perfect. I still remember her sessions today, and practice what was taught on every set. Shaw was truly positive and enthusiastic about her coaching. Her expressions honestly show her passion for the industry. I cannot imagine myself in the modeling industry without Shaw’s love, compassion, and positive coaching."
"My coaching experience with Shaw Bernard was outstanding. She offered me the personal attention of how to improve as a professional model in the industry. She really prepared me and gave me confidence in my skills. She worked closely with me to make me the best I could be. I am truly grateful for my training experience with Shaw!"
Before working with a new client, we like them to submit a few photos for our review. Then we invite them in for a face to face meeting followed by an audition to get a sense of their skill level. Once we assess where they are, we give direction to the client and their family (if under 18) on which one of our workshops would best suit.
Our Director Shaw Bernard has been a fashion model for the past 17 years. We also invite prominent Casting Directors and Agents to teach our workshops and extended developmetn programs.