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Friday, April 29, 2011

It's Time for Fun & Games!

 Barbizon Schaumburg is proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Special Olympics Track & Field Meet!

If you'd like to see the action for yourself take some time
 out of your Sunday and join us! 
The event takes place this Sunday May 1st at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect. The events will begin at 9:30am with a parade! 

We Promise You'll Have A Blast!

What's Prom Without Barbizon!

This weekend only we will be at the following Marcus Theaters: Addison, Elgin, Milwaukee and Orland Park!

So get ready! Grab your cutest outfit, your best friends and Lets Go!

Also don't forget to catch us this Sunday for our Prom Fashion show at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Show starts at 11 and there will also be a special charitable Meet & Greet with Twilight star Peter Facinelli!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Catch the Latest!

Keep a look out for our local Barbizon Schaumburg graduates Anthony Pop and Alexis Kosic. Both grads knocking out another Local Luna Carpet commercial!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Breaking News!

Castro Clinches McDonald's Happy Meal Commercial!

Today is the day! Barbizon Schaumburg graduate Taylor Castro has shot her national McDonald's Happy Meal Commercial! We have a feeling this is only the beginning for Taylor and are so proud of her!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Castro is Cast!

Barbizon Schaumburg talent Taylor Castro was recently called back for a national McDonald’s Happy Meal commercial! 

In addition, she booked a Sears national holiday commercial and print work for Walgreens (see ad above), Six Flags, State Farm Insurance, Good Egg Project and Weber Grill. Watch for Taylor in the latest Luna Carpet commercial, which is currently airing nationwide!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Storm is Coming!

Lauren Storm, after graduating from Barbizon Schaumburg, has left her mark all over Hollywood! Lauren Storm starred with Hayden Panettiere in the 2009 Chris Columbus feature film "I Love You Beth Cooper".

Lauren was cast in a costarring role on "Grounded For Life". From there she went on to recur on "Boston Public".  Lauren received nationwide attention for her role of Malcolm's girlfriend in the episode "Company Picnic" of "Malcolm in the Middle" which aired after the Superbowl in 2002.

Lauren has appeared in the films "The Game Plan" starring The Rock in 2007, "The Jerk Theory" and has a role in "The Roommate" coming out in 2011. She has guest starred on "7th Heaven", "CSI: Miami", "Joan of Arcadia", "24" and was cast as one of the stars of the NBC/Discovery Channel series "Flight 29 Down". 

In her spare time, Lauren supports the Olive Crest Foundation, the Jonathan Jaques Cancer Walk, Ronald McDonald House, the LA Mission, Make A Wish and St Jude Children's Hospital.

Currently, Lauren lives in the Los Angeles with her parents.  
Check our her website here! 

Friday, April 15, 2011


Barbizon Midwest grad, Alexander Ainoo filmed a commercial last year for “Big Ten Fan Camp.” Check out this thirteen year old having a blast, and doing what he does best! Keep your eyes out for his close-up shot at the very beginning of the clip!

Monday, April 11, 2011

'Today's Chicago Woman'
Katrina Hoering

Katrina Hoering - Barbizon Merrillville grad from Indiana - is featured in a full page ad for Factor Women in Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine! Factor Women has worked with some of the world’s top models such as Liya Kebede, Kemp Muhl, and Cindy Crawford. Katrina is featured in a full color, stunning photograph by Kevin Sinclair.

A note from Katrina:

Here is my story on my amazing experience with Barbizon!
Barbizon was such a life changing experience. Even from the first day, I met awesome people and was immersed in knowledge of the industry. I always looked forward to classes, it was my favorite time to come and learn about this new industry with other people like me. During our classes we would practice our modeling with movement and walking OR work on our acting by practicing scripts and improv games. As our relationships grew stronger and our knowledge of the industry was being broadened, we started preparing for our final graduation day with the runway show and the acting bits. As the day of the show arrived we were shaking with excitement as our moment came to shine with our newly polished talents. The graduation show was a life changing experience. I felt unstoppable walking down the runway with my new found confidence. The classes were such a great way to learn about the industry and meet new friends. Barbizon helped me break into the modeling industry full force. I have so much to thank Barbizon for, their classes and teachers ensured my success into the modeling industry. I am now under contract with two amazing modeling agencies, Factor Women Chicago and DNA New York. Barbizon jump started me in the industry I now call my career.

Thanks so much
Katrina Hoering

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Barbizon Midwest pre-teen grad, Chase Vazquez, recently finished a print ad for Cooked Perfect Italian Meatballs.

The pre-teen has also been a busy bee in the past. He booked a huge print ad for Quaker Oats that appeared in People Magazine, US Weekly, Real Simple, Everyday Foods, Parenting Magazine and Parents Magazine.

Chase's other work includes print work for Kohl’s. Stay tuned as he eats his way to the top!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Barbizon Midwest located in Schaumburg, IL wants to congratulate Monica Schmidt for her recent print publications in GL Magazine and on the companion website


Monica is a rising model and actress and has been performing in theatrical productions since she was 8 years old. Monica also enjoys drawing, music, hanging out with friends and singing.

Keep up the good work!

Friday, April 8, 2011

News Flash!!!!!

Update on Barbizon's Latest $100,000.00 Scholarship Winner!

Ms. Meghan Terry

Meghan is a senior at Allen Park High School in Michigan. She plans to use her $100,000.00 scholarship to attend Michigan State University this fall! At first her father couldn't believe it! Now the whole family is very happy and cannot wait for Meghan to begin her college career! 


Barbizon Talent Featured in Second Luna Commercial!

Barbizon Midwest pre-teens have booked another Luna Carpet commercial!! 

Starring in the commercial are Barbizon Midwest Graduates and Royal Model Management talent Daniel Goldstein, Rebecca Sturt, Sari Owens and Bryan Breau! 

Below is a video of the second commercial!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kallie Flynn Childress is living the Dream!

The past decade has been wild for Kallie Flynn Childress - Barbizon Midwest Schaumburg, IL graduate. Kallie has been acting since she was 5 and has not stopped! She has been a part of numerous theater productions, commercials, televison shows and films. For her latest projects, check out her website:

In 2009 she was in the film "Wild Cherry" with Rumer Willis, and in 2004 she was in the motion pictures "Sleepover" and "Target"!

Television  Credits
2003:  Judging Amy (Fox Network), played Megan Moran in episode "Picture of Perfect" 
2007: Days of Our Lives, played Teen Ali Horton, Episode #1.10684
Commercial Credits
2010 Verizon (See clip below!)
2005 State Farm
2000 Billy Wyatt;s Sports Challenge
1999 Bullfrog Bar-B-Que Sauce 

Kallie is currently working in L.A. for Radio Disney. An episode of "Good Luck Charlie" where she plays Crystal was aired on Disney Channel!

She also appeared on the hit television show CSI: Miami as Jill in an episode called Spring Break (aired on CBS 4/12/10). She is scheduled to appear on the Courtney Cox television comedy Cougartown. Check out pictures below of Kallie on set and in action!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Check Out Jeff Braine!

Barbizon Midwest Michigan Grad, Jeff Braine is in the Rightcliq by Visa Commercial, he's the one in the blue shirt! Check out the website and full video here: Rightcliq by VISA

Jeff is also doing  improv comedy and musical comedy shows with Monkey Butler Comedy. (You can find many of their sketches on You Tube!) He's leading worship at Mosaic frequently and continues to write songs for that. Jeff was a guest star on Passions, Drake and Josh, Malcolm in the Middle and Phil of the Future! He has also been in commercials for the U.S Army (college guy), Geico (skeptic teen), and Comcast Business (young architect)!