Helping You Navigate the Industry

Do you have a talented child or teen who can act, sing, or dance?

Consulting & Management

Learn how to build a resume.
Learn how to submit directly to casting.
Learn how to obtain professional representation. You can start today.

…The idea of trying to ‘break into’ the business is thwarted by most parents and adults throughout the United States and abroad, honestly due to the lack of available honest and true information…read more

I have been obsessed over the course of the past forty years about why the performance industry is such a closed-door industry with no real information available to the average person. The idea of trying to ‘break into’ the business is thwarted by most parents and adults throughout the United States and abroad, honestly due to the lack of available honest and true information.

Of those who are in the business whether just starting or successfully navigating a career, many remain confused and travel blindly. Much of which breeds a sense of fear and subsequent ownership of what knowledge and understanding they have, creating the need to keep information close to the chest.

As a professional entrepreneur and a parent of three children, one of whom dabbled at a young age and the other two who successfully worked in many aspects of the child, teen and now are in the adult professional performance industry working on Broadway, in Film and Television, Commercials and VoiceOver, (Thank you, Claire, at Gilla Roos, NYC and Shirley, Dave, and Laura of Shirley Grant Management for the early years) I have vowed to change that mantra.

LBC Talent

About

LBC Talent offers Guidance, Promotion, Education, and Opportunity to talented children, teens, and young adults seeking careers on Broadway, in Music, Film, TV, Commercials, VoiceOver and Print.

Clients

Years of Experience

The Seminar

Professional Kids & Teens 101; A Primer for Parents

Learn how the professional industry works and how to successfully navigate it.

Preparation


We teach you all aspects of the industry including resume writing and building, head shots, overall branding, what to do today, tomorrow and in the future. We connect you to our network of top industry professionals to train your child, teen or young adult in acting for stage, tv and film, commercials, interview techniques, voice, and dance.

Promotion


We teach you how to build your child’s resume to be palatable to industry professionals. We explain how to choose and /or create worthwhile performance opportunities that will be meaningful to managers and agents.

Professional Representation


We teach details and specifics on how to submit for opportunities not accessible to the average parent. We show you what to do, how to do it and when to submit and obtain professional representation for your child, teen or young adult.

Client Testimonials

Success Stories

Kurt Csolak

Credits; Stage – The New 42nd Street (MN), Top Hat (Lab) (NYC), White Christmas (NY), Tap Dogs (World Tour & Domestic), This Game for Two, Last Five Years, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Rhythmic Circus (Touring), Dorrance Dance, Caleb Teichner & Company, 80’s Live (AC), Rat Pack (AC), The Burlesque Show (AC), The Jam Project, World Dance O-Rama, Tap United, Capezio Gala, A Great Big World, XBox Kinect, Target Spectacular, Cats Paying Dues, TV/Film- Speed Racer, The Next Generation (Speed), NBC’s World of Dance (s1), Alientologists. NYU – BA Film Producing & Entertainment Business, CEO – Solarc Productions, NYC

“Striking the right balance between having years of experience, industry connections, standards for success, relentless drive, and being a mother of children who are currently working in the industry, Leesa is probably the most qualified person to find, nurture, elevate, and launch talent into successful performing arts careers.

I’ve seen time and time again my mother go above and beyond for every one of her students and clients, treating them with the same consideration and care like her own children. My entire life, she has instilled in me and my brothers a positive work ethic and mindset about the industry and life that continue to ground me with everything I do. ” 

Kevin Csolak

Credits: Film: Steven Speilberg’s West Side Story Movie (Diesel), Disconnect (Shane), We Could Be Ninjas (Eric) TV: Animal Kingdom on TNT (Andrew), Boardwalk Empire (William Thompson), Jessica Jones (Keith), The MICK (Stewart), Inside Amy Schumer (Boy Band), Mysteries of Laura (Spencer Schofield), KC Undercover (Adam), Mortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (Ellis), Blue Bloods (Luke Ryder), As the World Turns (Daniel Hughes), All My Children, Guiding Light. Stage: West Side Story OG Broadway (A-Rab), Mean Girls OG Broadway (Shane Oman U/S Aaron Samuels), Justin Timberlake Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, Video Music Awards with Hayley Kiyoko, The Prom Lab & National Theatre, DC (Kevin), Knicks City Kids, Burnt Part Boys (Dusty), Cirque Du Soleil’s Wintuk (Jamie), How The Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical (Bugsy-Who U/S Danny-Who), Multiple Commercial, Voice Over and Industrials.

“It is remarkable how inspiring and influential Leesa and LBC Talent has been for so many in and around the industry. Being Leesa’s son I got a first hand look at how she utilizes her years of experience to selflessly guide her clients, recognize their goals and dreams (that once were fantasy), and make them a reality. I also got to witness how many producers, directors, casting offices and talent alike appreciated her professionalism and drive. I never dreamt of working with Steven Spielberg, being in three Broadway shows or holding a recurring role on a tv show…”

Megan Gecik

2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tour – ROCKETTE
○ BFA Dance Performance – Montclair State University

“Leesa Csolak and LBC Talent helped shape me into the strong dancer and performer I am today. The training I received through LBC Talent’s affiliates, got me into the college dance program at Montclair State University and prepared me for future career opportunities. After performing as a Radio City Rockette, I found my passion for teaching dance. LBC Talent has given me many job opportunities to feed my passion for teaching dance to all ages and technical levels. Whether you are looking for somewhere to learn and train in dance, voice and/or acting or create relationships to help launch you into a professional performing career, LBC Talent is here to help you succeed.”

Jeremy Bonnell

Credits; TV – Boardwalk Empire; Commercial – Nutella, Ronzoni, Chuck E Cheese, Lord & Taylor, Microsoft, Shoprite, National Geographic, World’s Astonishing News

“Leesa’s experience and expertise were unquestionably the keys to Jeremy’s success as a young actor. With her deep industry ties, she was able to introduce us to a manager who she knew would be a good fit for Jeremy. She provided ongoing guidance to both Jeremy and me throughout the audition, call back and production processes. She recommended a top photographer, arranged solo and group lessons as needed, and made herself available to answer questions, provide moral support, and calm the nerves of the actor and mom-ager when we were facing new situations. We would highly recommend LBC Talent to those seeking guidance in navigating the professional acting world… “

Echo Picone

Credits; Film; Thorp (not yet released) Stage; Annie with Andrea McArtle (Annie), The Bedwetter, Broadway Workshop, Voice Over; Pinkalicious & Peterific (Kendra), Weathering with You (Kana), Theatre demo work; Gretel, the Musical (Gretel), Music Industry; Rock ‘everythingist’ Devin Townsend, National Commercials, educational content for web services and industry videos and will be performing with Mr. Townsend in Royal Albert Hall in London soon.

“Echo Picone began with Leesa’s programs when she was four years old. By this time her talent was outpacing what we felt we could support and foster, but the other music schools we brought her to had no idea what to do with her, with suggestions that ranged from group Kindermusik classes to working with a vocal coach one on one. Nothing seemed even remotely a good fit. We were lucky enough to find Leesa who immediately saw Echo’s potencial and proposed a plan of action that was fun…”

Hailey DeStefano

Credits; Film; There Was A Beginning (Lead 1), TV; Hunters, The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt (Ava), Stage; Green Room 42- NYC, The Duplex-NYC, Feinstein’s 54 Below-NYC, Once On This Island (Ti Moune), The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Awards; Top Vocalist Award- Onstage NY, Finalist – 101.5 Big Joe Henry’s Talent Show

“When we first realized our daughter’s passion for acting and singing, we had no idea what to do with it! Thankfully we found LBC Talent, where Hailey began training in acting, dance, and voice. Leesa and LBC Talent helped Hailey realize her strengths and develop them into serious skills. Further, Leesa helped Hailey find representation and the confidence to audition, get callbacks and build her resume with small roles on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Hailey loves working with Leesa on her self tape auditions; Leesa’s coaching is top notch! As a “Momager,” I appreciate the guidance I received in LBC Talent’s helpful seminar on navigating the business with my child….”

Teal DePaola

Credits: Dancer/Singer (Carnival Cruise Line), Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre), Can Can Dancer (Cedar Point Live Entertainment), BA in Musical Theatre from James Madison University

“Leesa provides more than just professional advice to those interested in furthering their career, she provides the fire beneath believing in yourself. She brings out your best strengths and teaches you the ways to utilize them in ways to become successful doing what you love. Her expertise is focused on the talent and arts industry but can offer much more to help you with how to overcome growth from known weaknesses. I could never have guessed with each new small step forward all of the accomplishments to come about. The tools LBC Talent has to offer are of a wide variety and at a high-quality standard. I can’t express enough of the gratitude I have towards LBC Talent, I would not have reached my greatest potential otherwise.”

Lauren Maria Medina

2021 Graduate Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama – Rapunzel in “Into the Woods”, Jeanie in “Hair” ○ Iowa’s Clinton Area Showboat Theatre – Phoebe in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” ○ Paper Mill Playhouse New Voices – Maria in “West Side Story”

“Leesa’s guidance through LBC Talent gave me the necessary industry business insight I needed as a young performer. I left her seminar feeling not only like an artist, but an empowered business person. The LBC Talent seminar allowed me to feel more in control and excited about the ins and outs of the industry. She helped me secure professional management and an agent. The tools she gave me from her guidance have allowed me to walk into this dizzying business with clarity on how to take charge of my brand and career choices. That’s a gift I couldn’t be more grateful for!”

Hannah Bonnett

2021 PACE University Musical Theatre Graduate ○ Off-Broadway; The Big Bang Theory: Musical Parody!

“Ms. Leesa is not only an accomplished educator, but she also emulates the true meaning of what a mentor should be. Thanks to her extensive knowledge, I have received the best training in voice/acting/dance, college prep and how to properly navigate the industry. I owe my entire career to the kindness, expertise and dedication of Leesa Csolak”

Andrew Plinio

THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Patrick), HBO’s “The Young Pope” starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton (Billy), The University of Michigan’s production of AS YOU LIKE IT (Oliver), Gordon Greenberg’s reading of THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CURSE OF COUNT DRACULA (Dracula), JAMES THE MANY, a new Air Supply musical (Billy), Assistant Director/Writer to Telly Leung for The University of Michigan’s production of GODSPELL, Composer/Lyricist/Librettist for new parody musical, STRANGER SINGS, based off of the Netflix hit series, Stranger Things

“Wow. Leesa Csolak and LBC Talent have truly changed my life. As a young kid who liked to “sing and dance”, I really had no direction until I found Leesa and LBC Talent.Immediately I was directed towards top notch training with industry professionals that would get me to the level that I needed to reach in order to make my way into the entertainment industry. Leesa helped me get set up with my first manager and in turn, book my first professional gigs.

Jake Urban

Credits: BFA Musical Theatre Boston Conservatory at Berklee Class of 2023, Mamma Mia (Ensemble), Kinkiy Boots (Angel) Theatre by the Sea, RI, Shrek, the Musical (Swing/Ensemble), Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play (Sam), Blue Neighborhood (Philo).

“I’m eternally grateful to Leesa and LBC Talent for taking me in, allowing me to explore and fall in love with performing, and for believing in me enough to put in the time to help me realize my potential. Leesa has been a home base that I know will always be there for me as I continue my career in the arts. I could not be where I am today without the training she instilled in me and the guidance in navigating this crazy business that I’ve decided to make my career.”

About

College Concierge

We have helped numerous students achieve their dreams of attending highly competitive and prestigious University programs in Musical Theatre, Voice, Acting, and Dance. We can help your child, too. Plan ahead. Start early.

Training

Acting, Voice, Dance

  • ^Train with NYC, LA and UK Top Professionals
  • ^Learn From the Best in the Business
  • ^Network and Connect to Mentors who can Make All The Difference

Acting

Voice

Dance

“Who you train with whether it be for private instruction or classes is extremely important. A solid foundation is key however talented students learn quickly and training with top instructors ensures exponential growth.”

We can help find the right instructor at the right time for your child, teen or young adult.

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