Success Stories

Success Stories

Testimonials

For 40 years parents and clients have sung the praises of Leesa's seminar, webinars, ground-breaking online courses, personal guidance, training, mentors, and overall network.


Leesa has helped parents find top industry talent agents & managers for their children or teenagers and helped young adults, college students & graduates kick off and completely change their career trajectories for the better.

These talented individuals have gone on to professional performance opportunities, obtained college scholarships, and pursued professional adult careers with great success.

Read here a sampling of testimonials from parents and adult clients.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share.

Kurt Thomas Csolak

Kurt Thomas Csolak

CREDITS:

BROADWAY: THE GREAT GATSBY, FUNNY GIRL, STAGE – GUN & POWDER (LAB), NYCC THE TAP DANCE KID, CARNEGIE HALL, AYODELE CASEL’S CHASING MAGIC (MASS), THE NEW 42ND STREET (MN), TOP HAT (LAB) (NYC), WHITE CHRISTMAS (NY), TAP DOGS (WORLD TOUR & DOMESTIC)

“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.

Kevin Keith Csolak

Kevin Keith Csolak

CREDITS:

FILM: STEVEN SPIELBERG’S WEST SIDE STORY MOVIE (DIESEL), DISCONNECT (SHANE) TV: LAW & ORDER SVU, NCIS HAWAII, TNT'S ANIMAL KINGDOM (ANDREW), BOARDWALK EMPIRE (WILLIAM THOMPSON), JESSICA JONES, THE MICK, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, BROADWAY: THE OUTSIDERS, WEST SIDE STORY, MEAN GIRLS, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, AND Much More.

“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 make their dreams a reality.

Teal DePaola

CREDITS:
KNICKS CITY DANCER (NBA TOURS, NYC, LONDON, CHINA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC), FEATURE FILM- TRAINWRECK, YANDEL MALAVE NEW YEAR’S EVE TIMES SQUARE, LOS PREMIOS JUVENTUD PITBULL & ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

“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. Having worked with her being my close mentor for 15+ years, I am different in my daily perspective of life while working through the right mindset to more quickly move up levels in a career.

Cameron Clifford

CREDITS:
STAGE: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL – BROADWAY AND INTERNATIONAL TOUR (MICHAEL), WAITING FOR GODOT, BROADWAY (THE BOY), ON GOLDEN POND (BILLY RAY JR.), FIRST WIVES CLUB (JASON)

“At a young age, Leesa Csolak saw my potential and immediately guided me into the right acting, dancing, and vocal training to prepare me for the industry. She gave me the understanding and skills to take on my auditions with excitement, focus, and joy.

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.

Echo Picone

CREDITS:
FILM; THORP, OFF BROADWAY: TREVOR THE MUSICAL, 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)

“Echo Picone began in Leesa’s program 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.

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."

Alex Apgar

CREDITS:
TV; THE DEUCE, EVIL LIVES HERE, STAGE DAD, FILM; THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH PAUL, THE SEARCH FOR THE MORTICIAN’S APPRENTICE, TAKE MY BREATHE AWAY, ANDRES, SECRET POOL

“It is really difficult to move from being a lead in a school production to working professionally as a child performer. It is critical to learn from someone who knows the industry and Leesa, the Principal at LBC Talent, really prepared Alex for what it takes to make it. She works with industry leaders in dance, acting, and singing to ensure that young performers stand out from the rest."

Tayten Kieffer

CREDITS:
THE POLAR EXPRESS BY RAIL EVENTS PRODUCTIONS – HERO CHILD, GOOGLE FIBER COMMERCIAL ROM COM, GOOGLE FIBER COMMERCIAL SPELLING BEE, HEINZ COMMERCIAL RADIO SPOT, SUPER WINGS CARTOON- ERIC S6, E 609, JUDGE JUNIOR PODCAST S1 E1, LHADALORD IN JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, LBC TALENT’S PROKIDS ON-TOUR VOCAL TROUPE, WILLY WONKA IN WILLY WONKA JR.

“Tayten always wanted to be in theatre, and had fun in the elementary school shows. When he wanted to learn more, we found the Leesa in 2019 and he immediately found his second home!"

Megan Gecik

CREDITS:

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.”

Hannah Bonnett

CREDITS:

2021 PACE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL THEATRE GRADUATE ○ OFF-BROADWAY: FIVE, THE MUSICAL, THE BIG BANG THEORY- MUSICAL PARODY! REGIONAL THEATRE; KINKY BOOTS (LAUREN)

“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”

Lauren Maria Medina

CREDITS:

REGIONAL THEATRE; GYPSY (LOUISE), WEST SIDE STORY (MARIA), 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!”

Lindsay Gloriana Bohon

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’s expertise is professional, caring, and up-to-date on the requirements for success in today’s industry. The training is catered to each person’s specific needs, and Leesa knows how to showcase unique talents & versatility amongst each performer. Even in a short amount of time, progress and a deeper understanding of the craft will become prevalent.”

Samantha Brynildsen

CREDITS:

BFA IN MUSICAL THEATRE – BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE, EDUCATIONAL THEATRE AT THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE, STEP BY STEP! BERKLEE ASSISTANT TEACHER, DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY CHILDREN’S THEATRE

“Training through programs by LBC Talent was one of the best decisions I could’ve made as a growing artist. The dance classes were top notch. The vocal lessons were tailored specifically to my voice type and helped me strengthen my confidence and technique. I learned exciting and rigorous material that pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me to start exploring who I was as an artist".

Jake Urban

CREDITS:

BFA MUSICAL THEATRE BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE CLASS OF 2023, THE GREAT GATSBY (PAPER MILL) MAMMA MIA (ENSEMBLE), KINKY 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.”

Bella DePaola

CREDITS:

PACE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL THEATRE MAJOR, MINOR IN COMMERCIAL DANCE, TWELFTH NIGHT THE MUSICAL (ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER), CHICAGO (VELMA KELLY), ANYTHING GOES (RENO), CURTAINS (ROBERT/BAMBI U/S), OKLAHOMA (SKIDMORE SISTER), HUNTERDON’S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (FEATURED VOCALIST)

“Working with Leesa Csolak on my college auditions was the best decision I made throughout the process – her detailed and professional coaching made me stand out from other candidates and with her I’m attending my dream school!”

Sophie Sun

“I have personally benefited from Leesa Csolak’s advisory in the entertaining business on various levels. I am headed to New York University’s Tisch School of Arts to major in theater, thanks to Leesa’s mentorship, guidance, and honesty. I am beyond grateful to her professional direction and her tireless commitment to the trade; she is one who teaches, exemplifies, and provides the opportunities for so many students to grow and enjoy their passions.”

Delaney Dean

Delaney Dean

CREDITS:

INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAL MUSICAL THEATRE 2024 - PLOT AGAINST AMERICA – HBO, PANDORA’S BOX – DISCOVERY CHANNEL, HOME SWEET HOME – SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, THE HAUNTING ON THE RIVER – PRE-PRODUCTION, KJERSTI LONG BAND – BACK UP BACKUP VOCALIST, THE BITTER END, NYC, A-1 LOUNGE, NYC, THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

“Leesa Csolak and the staff at LBC Talent are amazing! The training I’m receiving is the best in the industry. I’m so grateful to have been able to train virtually with LBC Talent’s Online Training School. Without LBC Talent’s dedication and training I would not be a semi-professional minor working in the industry. LBC Talent’s Pro Seminar enabled my parent’s to gain insight they could not find elsewhere. It made them feel confident and safe allowing them to help me start my career early.”

Alex Carr

Alex Carr

CREDITS:
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL THEATRE GRADUATE, OLIVER – WALNUT STREET THEATRE, PHILADELPHIA, PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS – NEW HAMPSHIRE, MAC-HAYDN THEATRE – UPSTATE NEW YORK, THE LOST NATION THEATRE – VERMONT.

“I can’t thank Leesa enough. She believed in me and my talents from the start, and was always looking for new ways and opportunities to help me grow, both professionally and personally — and she’s still looking out for me to this day. She’s the best!”

Brynn Simonelli

Brynn Simonelli

“We feel very lucky to have met Leesa Csolak and worked with her and LBC Talent. She has opened up doors for our girls that we never could’ve dreamed possible, especially at such a young age. She introduced us to the top professionals in NYC for voice, dance and theatre. My daughters would not be the performers they are today without her guidance and support. We will be forever grateful!! Thank you, Leesa and LBC Talent!!”

Brianna Kraucheunas

Brianna Kraucheunas

“Leesa’s expertise and first hand experience of the performance industry has been a guiding light throughout the years. Her Seminar for parents details the steps to take to begin the process of auditioning. She remains a constant force and will answer any and all questions promptly as your performer embarks on his/her journey. She seeks out top-notch, professional instructors that train performers in a way that will motivate them to reach their full potential. My daughter has accomplished so much thus far, but she certainly couldn’t have done it without Leesa by her side. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!”

Masen Chen

Masen Chen

“Leesa at LBC Talent possesses a deep knowledge of the business. She prepares not only our daughter Masen, but for us as parents, for auditions, callbacks, meetings with directors, and more. Her parent seminar has educated us on necessary elements of the field, such as work permits, child actor bank accounts, headshots, social media presence, and expectations when getting started. Through LBC Talent, Masen receives excellent and professional training in voice, dance, and acting, all of which continue to build her confidence and experience. They know talent, foster it, then seek opportunities to let talents shine at LBC Talent. Leesa and LBC Talent take our daughter’s love of performing to the next level! We are so grateful!”

Megan Simonelli

Megan Simonelli

“We feel very lucky to have met Leesa Csolak and worked with her and LBC Talent. She has opened up doors for our girls that we never could’ve dreamed possible, especially at such a young age. She introduced us to the top professionals in NYC for voice, dance and theatre. My daughters would not be the performers they are today without her guidance and support. We will be forever grateful!! Thank you, Leesa and LBC Talent!!”

Carolyn Chester

“I am a dancer first however with Leesa’s guidance I enrolled in voice lessons as well as acting class. I became fully prepared for anything that could be asked of me in auditions. From the numerous performance opportunities she provided me, to the professional advice she’s given me, I feel much more prepared for a career in performance!”

Quinn Fucci

“Recently signed to a top Youth Agent in NYC/LA Credits: Principal Role – Wetlands – Surfer Girl’s Daughter, The Many Saints of Newark – Neighborhood Kid

When we found Leesa Csolak and LBC Talent, Quinn had already been working in the industry since the age of 5. Mostly small, local jobs booked through her agent in Allentown, PA.

Leesa has a deep understanding of the ins and outs of the industry and is a consultant to parents like myself trying to help their child achieve their dreams. Leesa is a one-of-a-kind person in an industry of many. It is not every day you meet someone that is so willing to help you every step of the way. She will sit with you, talk to you, guide you, and help you curate a path that will lead to success. She will also be the first to congratulate you and your child when something awesome comes their way!

It was the guided confidence that led us to search out talent agencies in New York for Quinn to continue on her journey in this industry. Quinn was officially signed to one of the top bi-coastal agencies, Take 3 Talent in NYC in June and she is now auditioning for roles of a lifetime. If you are a parent like me, trying to navigate this industry, or a parent looking for an amazing dance, voice, and acting training, Leesa and LBC Talent has everything you need!”

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Disclaimer: Each client testimonial that you see is based on what our clients tell us. Getting results in building a career takes work on both the parent and the child/teen’s part. Each of our clients works really hard to get results. We don't guarantee any results and you should know that building a career is based on many factors. We give you the tools you need to succeed. You provide the fortitude.