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    Why John Casablancas?

    People come to John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers from all around the globe. John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers not only helps you get ahead in your professional and personal life, but also teaches you a wide range of skills and improvement strategies.
    • Professional modeling
    • Personal image development
    • TV commercial acting
    • The latest runway techniques
    • Makeup artistry
    • Skin and hair care


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    About JC

    For over 30 years, the internationally renowned John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers have developed the undisputed path for people seeking to enter the entertainment business. Founded by John Casablancas, the leader in the modeling/talent development business, Modeling and Career Centers have flourished in cities throughout the US, South America, Asia and Europe.

    John Casablancas brought his unique ability to find and develop talent to the United States when he expanded the famous Elite Model Management Agency and helped develop the world's top "Supermodels".

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    Giving Back

    Looking good is not just about what is on the outside of a person but it's about what's on the inside as well. Doing positive things for others makes us better people. The John Casablancas Centers are committed to giving back to their local communities by using our experience and reputation to help those in need.

    For over 30 years, the John Casablancas Centers have been involved with local, national and international charities helping young people become the best they can be.


Staff Bios

Maria Seibert

Maria Seibert / Executive Director

Maria found her passion in the business of modeling and acting as a young teen in Columbus, Ohio at a local modeling school. Now, more than 30 years later, she is a leader in developing and managing aspiring actors and models. She works with more than 150 agencies world wide placing her talent as a “mother agent”, and has touched thousands of people’s lives through her mission of teaching people the value of self confidence. She resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Kurt of over 20 years and three children.

Maria has worked in many aspects of the business developing her “eye” for discovering talent along the way. She has run model and talent development centers throughout the midwest, produced professional fashion shows, worked as a makeup artist, model, actress, and has taught young aspiring models the secrets of modeling on the runway and in front of still and video cameras. Maria then became the National Director of Scouting for 22 of the Model and Talent Management offices nationwide scouting and placing talent worldwide for over 7 years.

During a storied career in the United States modeling industry, Maria developed community service programs in over 2,000 high schools nationwide for both inner city and suburban schools, teaching students to “BE A MODEL-TYPE PERSON” through having a good first impression, goal setting skills, healthy living choices, and self confidence. Maria has received many plaques and awards nationwide for her self confidence building programs in schools across the country.

Maria prides herself in being directly involved in all aspects of her clients’ careers. From the day a NEW FACE/TALENT is accepted into the program, as Executive Director of Model and Talent Management, she is involved in the day to day well being of their training through being represented as talent for bookings and contacts of actors and models of all ages for FASHION SHOWS, PROMOTIONAL MODELING, SINGING, DANCING, FILM, TV, THEATER, COMMERCIALS, and PRINT.

Maria and her staff handle the agent callbacks and placement of the MTM models and talent that attend the LAUNCH SHOWCASE in Chicago. She and her staff of MTM act as ‘mother agent’ to help give the MTM talent opportunities to work in the various markets and follow their growth and success.

Maria’s mission through JOHN CASABLANCAS and MODEL AND TALENT MANAGEMENT is to help others realize their full potential. This has been and will continue to be Maria’s goal for her talent and for her staff.

Marilyn Price

Marilyn Price / Director of Education

Marilyn has been in the business of modeling and acting for over 25 years as a model, actress, instructor, and a parent of two aspiring models. Marilyn has been in print ads, commercials, and fashion shows. Her biggest pride is in the many, many models and actors she has helped develop. She now has models and actors in all parts of the world!

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Valerie Millner / Modeling Instructor

Valerie has modeled in Paris, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati as well as other local markets in print, fashion runway and commercials. She has modeled for well known designers and stores such as Versace, Norstroms, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales. Her commercial resume includes Schottenstein's and Luster Silk.  Valerie loves working as an instructor with our students.  Just a few minutes with Valerie, and you know you will learn all you can - she will make it happen!


John Casablancas

For over 30 years, the John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers have developed the undisputed path for people seeking to enter the entertainment business.

Online Audition

If your goal in life is to become a model or actor, this is where you will learn the essentials you will need to get noticed and get ahead. Take the Online Audition now.

Contact Us

John Casablancas Model & Talent Management
8351 N High Street Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43235

(614) 471-6633