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The New England Talent Showcase is a highly professional event that is designed to give talent from the New England area an opportunity to meet one-on-one with industry leaders and showcase their skills. In addition, the showcase provides an environment where they can market themselves, receive training and obtain new marketing materials. Whether you are new to the industry or have previous experience, overall, the New England Talent Showcase is an excellent event for talented individuals who are looking to make their mark in the industry. While attending the Showcase does not guarantee success, it is a fantastic opportunity to be successful and a chance of a lifetime that should not be missed.
Joyce Vaudreuil, co-founder of The New England Talent Showcase, is a highly accomplished individual who has made significant contributions to the field of education and the entertainment industry. Hailing from New England, Joyce holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and a master's degree in education and is certified to teach in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. With 11 years of experience teaching in the public school system, Joyce has left an indelible mark on the lives of many students.
Over the past 5 years, Joyce has transitioned into acting, as well as coaching and mentoring actors. She specializes in skill development, industry knowledge, effective communication, and resume building. Her expertise has helped numerous actors realize their full potential and achieve success in the industry.
While with running the showcase alongside Safiya, Joyce is also the host, producer, and volunteer for CVC TV in Bolton, CT. Her contributions to the entertainment industry have been invaluable, and she continues to inspire and motivate others to pursue their passions with dedication and hard work.
Safiya Sanyika is a highly experienced talent scout and co-owner of The New England Talent Showcase. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Safiya has spent over two decades building her modeling career all while developing models and actors in the New England area. Her talent scouting expertise focuses on identifying promising actors and fashion models for national and international markets. In addition to her scouting work, Safiya also teaches industry development in acting, modeling, and skincare and makeup. She coordinates talent portfolio shoots as well, ensuring her clients have the best possible representation.
Safiya holds a bachelor's degree in education and is currently pursuing her MBA. Beyond her professional achievements, Safiya is an inspiring M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis) Warrior, overcoming the challenges of living with this condition with bravery and grace. She is also a trailblazer, having been crowned as the First African American Miss Massachusetts for America Strong 2021. Safiya's accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, and she has been recognized as an award recipient for "Best Entertainment Businesswomen of 2023" at the GBOS Honors in Boston.
Safiya is a proud mother of three handsome men, as well as a dog and two cats. Her passion for talent scouting and dedication to her clients, combined with her personal strength and achievements, make her a remarkable and inspiring individual.
A showcase is a platform where individuals can demonstrate their skills, abilities, and talents to a selected audience. Showcases provide a wide range of benefits; Value added training, marketing materials, build confidence, meeting and auditioning for industry professionals, as well as the ability to network with people from all areas and skill levels in your chosen field. Our vision is to be the leading showcase in the region to provide talent with these opportunities and MORE!
While we encourage all talent ages 5 and up to interview with us, we also understand that not everyone may be ready to audition alongside their peers in a showcase. That's why we take the time to find talent who have the potential to succeed with the right tools and training. However, we never turn anyone away. We are more than happy to work with any actor or model who is looking for the guidance and mentorship they need to be better prepared for success in the entertainment industry. We believe that everyone has the potential to shine, and we are committed to helping our talent reach their full potential.
At New England Talent Showcase, you can expect quality training in acting and modeling. Our acting training includes voiceover, cold read, monologue, and introductory acting courses. For modeling, we offer runway and photo movement courses. We believe that mentorship is a key component of our training programs. Our mentors work closely with our students to help them develop their skills and confidence. Our goal is to help our students present themselves confidently to agents and managers who attend our showcases to scout fresh talent. We are committed to providing our students with the tools they need to succeed in the entertainment industry!