Success Stories

Success Stories

Testimonials

For 40 years parents and clients have sung the praises of our seminar, guidance, training, mentors, and overall network. Leesa has helped parents find talent agents for their children and teenagers. They have gone on to professional performance opportunities as children and teens, obtained college scholarships, and pursued professional adult careers with great success. Read here a sampling of testimonials from parents and clients.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share.

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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. Of course, it’s cliche to say that I wouldn’t be where I am today without her, but I wouldn’t have had a quarter of the opportunities and growth of my own talents if it wasn’t for her direct actions of networking and pushing me into the right circumstances and rooms of people. The fact that I’ve gotten to travel the world performing is because of actions she’s taken to get me with the right people, in the right place, at the right time.

If you are reading this, either as a parent of a talented child or are considering a life in the arts yourself, you’ve stumbled upon THE best resource and door into succeeding in this industry. Endeavoring into the arts as a professional is one of the hardest industries to break into and the rejection and confusion of how the industry operates can be crushing. I’ve witnessed first hand the lives Leesa and LBC Talent have changed over the years: not just helping various children, teens, and adults land roles and launch careers in the performing arts, but gifting them with direction, purpose, and newfound confidence in who they are as human beings and that their wildest dreams are indeed possible.”

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.
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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. LBC Talent instilled a work ethic and mentality that supported and boosted me and others alike to understanding that our wildest dreams are right there for the taking. It is vehemently challenging to find words to describe the gratitude I hold for her and LBC Talent’s team. I would not be where I am today in my career if it wasn’t for Leesa and her expertise. I owe it all to her. LBC Talent is the catalyst that everyone needs to properly understand their potential, be given the spark to ignite their career and to fully understand the entertainment industry as a whole. Leesa is constantly diving deeper and learning more to remain relevant and abreast of what’s what in the industry today. If you feel like you have that spark and/or want to enter the entertainment industry correctly, look no further.”

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.
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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, Gente De Zona ft. Los Del Rios ,Chiquis Rivera, Univisions Copa America, The Lexington Line & Lifestyle Fashion Magazine, Acuvue Commercial

“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. Using some of these tools can help you in any passion for the future, her expertise is focused in the talent and arts industry but can offer much more to help you find your natural strengths and how to overcome and grow beyond known weaknesses. She teaches the importance of networking, and having humbleness while growing confidence retrospectively. Not knowing where the first leap into the industry would take me after my competitive dancing lifestyle, I could never have guessed with each new small step forward all of the accomplishments to come about. Not only was I able to continue dancing becoming a professional at the age of 18, but I ended up finding myself along the way of the dance career making it much more through print modeling jobs, a commercial, a well known movie, brand ambassador events and performances with numerous high listed artists. The tools LBC Talent has to offer are of 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.”

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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), FILM; THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS (ED), COMMERCIAL; KLEENEX, MCDONALDS, VERIZON WIRELESS, TV; 30 ROCK, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, TEAM UMIZOOMI, AWARDS; 2013 BROADWAYWORLD AUSTIN, TX – BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL TOURING PRODUCTION – BILLY ELLIOT, 2013 INDEPENDENT REVIEWERS OF NEW ENGLAND (NOMINEE) – BEST PROMISING PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD ACTOR – BILLY ELLIOT, 2012 BROADWAYWORLD LOS ANGELES, CA – BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN MUSICAL TOURING PRODUCTION – BILLY ELLIOT

“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. Less than a year after gaining representation I made my Broadway debut, and two years later booked my second Broadway show along with several national commercials, voice overs, and a movie. I owe these experiences to Leesa and LBC talent. Her understanding of the professional world and commitment to help me succeed steered me exactly where I wanted to go. Thank you for everything!”

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), Film; The Great Gilly Hopkins (Ed), Commercial; Kleenex, McDonalds, Verizon Wireless, TV; 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Team UmiZoomi, Awards; 2013 BroadwayWorld Austin, TX – Best Featured Actor in a Musical Touring Production – Billy Elliot, 2013 Independent Reviewers of New England (Nominee) – Best Promising Performance by a Child Actor – Billy Elliot, 2012 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles, CA – Best Featured Actor in Musical Touring Production – Billy Elliot
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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. Leesa made the dreams of a young actor attainable, and she shared in the joy of his success. We loved calling Leesa to say, “He booked it!” “

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 potential and proposed a plan of action that was fun and supported Echo’s needs and drive to get her talent out there! When I realize I am working with someone who knows what they are doing I am confident letting them be in charge, and that is exactly what we did, with confidence, with Leesa. I took Leesa’s seminar on navigating the world of professional kids and it was invaluable. It gave me solid expectations and it also gave me a knowledge base to not be the parent that accidentally weeds their child out of the industry by acting in ways that are not appreciated by the people who call the shots (and that happens too often!) Thanks to Leesa’s guidance and her connections, Echo was signed by CESD bi-coastally across all departments by age 5. Echo is grateful to Leesa and her experience for opening the right doors for her to be able to do what she loves to do!

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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 potential and proposed a plan of action that was fun and supported Echo’s needs and drive to get her talent out there! When I realize I am working with someone who knows what they are doing I am confident letting them be in charge, and that is exactly what we did, with confidence, with Leesa. I took Leesa’s seminar on navigating the world of professional kids and it was invaluable. It gave me solid expectations and it also gave me a knowledge base to not be the parent that accidentally weeds their child out of the industry by acting in ways that are not appreciated by the people who call the shots (and that happens too often!) Thanks to Leesa’s guidance and her connections, Echo was signed by CESD bi-coastally across all departments by age 5. Echo is grateful to Leesa and her experience for opening the right doors for her to be able to do what she loves to do!”

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 potential and proposed a plan of action that was fun and supported Echo’s needs and drive to get her talent out there! When I realize I am working with someone who knows what they are doing I am confident letting them be in charge, and that is exactly what we did, with confidence, with Leesa. I took Leesa’s seminar on navigating the world of professional kids and it was invaluable. It gave me solid expectations and it also gave me a knowledge base to not be the parent that accidentally weeds their child out of the industry by acting in ways that are not appreciated by the people who call the shots (and that happens too often!) Thanks to Leesa’s guidance and her connections, Echo was signed by CESD bi-coastally across all departments by age 5. Echo is grateful to Leesa and her experience for opening the right doors for her to be able to do what she loves to do!

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Kristina Lachaga

Credits; Pop Singer/Songwriter, National Tour – Gypsy (Baby Louise), Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte NC(Promoting her single, R.S.V.P., Girl Scout QuestFest Concert Headliner, Girl Scouts G.I.R.L. National Convention (Host and Guest Performer), iHeart Radio, Girls’ Life Magazine’s Back to School Fashion Bash with Shawn Mendez and One Direction Concert PreParty, Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s Seacrest Studio Interview, State Fair Meadowlands – Opened for Heffron Drive (featuring Kendall Schmidt of Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush), Visited over 150 schools across the country spreading her #FollowYourHeartsDream™ and ‘Sticks & Stones Anti-Bullying’ messages. Kristina Lachaga, also known as “The Girl With The Big Pink Heart™,” uses her voice to help give teens and tweens the confidence to explore their passions, work hard, and be themselves.

“Leesa has been instrumental in Kjersti’s development as a powerhouse young artist. As Kjersti has blossomed, Leesa has been right by her side providing opportunities, guiding strategies, and taking care of all the day to day business. Breaking an artist is tough work, but Leesa never relinquishes the fight. She battles hard day in and day out for her clients. She has been a fierce protector and believer of Kjersti since day one. Leesa is the best!”

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Kjersti Long

Credits; Rock Singer/Songwriter hails originally from Utah, presently residing in the NYC Metro Area, boasts Album release- Stronger Than You Think I Am, and Singles; Not Your Princess, Cover of the The Beatles, Eleanor Rigby, Stage; The BItter End, NYC, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ, The House of Blues, San Diego, CA, The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NYC, The Velour, Provo, UT, Thanksgiving Point Electric Park, UT, New Album-self-titled, Kjersti Long, coming soon.

“Leesa has been instrumental in Kjersti’s development as a powerhouse young artist. As Kjersti has blossomed, Leesa has been right by her side providing opportunities, guiding strategies, and taking care of all the day to day business. Breaking an artist is tough work, but Leesa never relinquishes the fight. She battles hard day in and day out for her clients. She has been a fierce protector and believer of Kjersti since day one. Leesa is the best!”

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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

Andrew Plinio

Credits:
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

“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. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty scary; there’s a lot to know, but I certainly felt so much more informed and prepared after the seminar. It’s been a few years, and I still refer back to the binder of notes that we received! I would not hesitate to recommend LBC Talent to anyone with a talented kid serious about getting into performing arts professionally!”

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. Additionally, LBC Talent helped guide me through the college audition process which led me to get in to my top pick school, The University of Michigan for a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre - something that I will be forever grateful for. LBC Talent develops a personal connection with each of its clients. With LBC Talent, I felt encouraged to embrace the aspects of myself that make me unique and to believe in myself. LBC Talent is a support system that will ALWAYS have your back as you find your path through this unpredictable entertainment world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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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, The Cannibal Killer, The Killer Clown Meets the Candyman, The Adventures of Cheap Chad, Music Video; Bad Tatoo, Commercial; Unco Japanese Toy Company, Kidzlane Toy Company.

“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. I attended one of her seminars and learned the business from the inside. I watched her prepare Alex for auditions – her advice was always honest and well informed. Alex has been working professionally for the last five years, only auditioning for and accepting paid work! Work permit in hand – he is called to audition for every role to which he applies! He has done it all – music videos, television, film, and advertising. Whether he decides to pursue a career in acting or not, Alex has gained valuable skills and experience which will make him a success in any profession. LBC Talent has been a big part of his success.”

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.”

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”

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!”

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. “

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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. Some of my favorite memories was being in the production of Grease and a member of The Professional Kids & Teens Holiday Vocal Troupe! If I could go back in time to my those days, I would do it again in a heartbeat!”

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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.”

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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!”

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Sophie Sun

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I have personally benefited from Leesa Csolak’s advisory in the entertaining business on various different dimensions. I am headed to New York University’s Tisch School of Arts to major in theater, due 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.

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Delaney Dean

Credits; 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! I have been taking dance, vocal and acting with LBCT for the past six years. The training I’m receiving is some of the best in the industry. I’m so grateful to have been able to train virtually with LBC Talent’s Online Training School during the pandemic. Dancing kept me sane during lockdown and kept me growing as a dancer and performer. 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. “

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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!”

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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!!”

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Brianna Kraucheunas

“My daughter has been singing, acting, and dancing under the direction of Leesa Csolak since she was five years old. 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!”

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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

Carolyn Chester

“I’ve been training in dance for years and 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! “

Tayten Kieffer

Tayten Kieffer

“We attended Leesa’s Professional Kids Seminar, and our eyes were opened to the unique professional side of what Tayten simply loved to do. We had no idea how to navigate this world, and Leesa was an amazingly supportive resource as we started to dive into youth acting. Working directly with Leesa to prepare an audition, Tayten was signed with Edge Talent in early 2021, and booked his first commercial that April. Now, Tayten is doing a few auditions a week, and is thrilled with each unique experience. Having a professional with so much knowledge is the reason Tayten found success so quickly. Whether he continues in this business, or not, he will always know that Ms. Leesa is the mentor that put him on the starting block. As parents, we will always be thankful for the perspective we learned from Leesa. It’s a big industry with rewards and challenges, and her guidance during this process has made all the difference.”

Tayten Kieffer

Sarah Buonocore

“During my time with LBC Talent’s training and programs, I was able to prepare for college auditions, make connections, and learn from a variety of professionals working in the performance industry. Not many other dance schools bring in esteemed dancers and choreographers from New York City and Los Angeles on a regular basis. I greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to learn choreography and take class from many excellent instructors!”