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New Orleans TOP Performing Arts Academy


Dear Launch Families,

We would like to first thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage to our academy. Launch’s legacy goes back to before Hurricane Katrina and we are exceedingly proud of all the successes that we have had the pleasure to be a part of in the last 20+ years. During this extremely unprecedented, unexpected and uncontrollable time in our lives we have worked diligently to find a way to continue offering our services to the wonderful Southeast entertainment market and its talented performers. Sadly, our efforts have proven unsuccessful.

Launch Model and Talent would like to inform you that we are closing our business effective July 1, 2020. Since the forced shutdown we have not accepted any new clients and will not be moving forward. Active students received an important email from us. If you are an active student please check your email and spam. If you still have not received it please email us with your email address and we will contact you asap.

Industry Network Convention: We will be continuing the Industry Network event twice a year—January and June. The next event is in January 2021 and our current team was transferred to that event. We will be holding additional auditions for the January 2021 event in August. More info to come at a later date. Our team will be training for this event in September at a different location. Keep your eyes peeled for this amazing opportunity.

Future Workshops: We hope to create new and exciting opportunities in 2021 with top instructors, agents and casting directors. We want to still be able to provide the best opportunities even if that will look a little different than the walls of Launch Model and Talent. Be on the lookout for future opportunities.

Our office is currently in the process of packing up so no phones will be answered at this time. However, please feel free to email us with any questions. Someone will respond as soon as possible.

We truly hope that we, as a team here at Launch, have been successful in offering excellent opportunities and training to our past and present talent. We are extraordinarily heartbroken as many of you have become family. Again, although thank you will never be enough, we thank you for trusting in us and allowing us to help you navigate this crazy, beautiful industry we call “show business.” On behalf of the entire staff at Launch, we wish you all good luck and favor in your future endeavors. We will truly miss you all.


The Gang at Launch Model and Talent

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Like any major performing arts academy in New Orleans,  it is the goal of Launch Model and Talent of Metairie, Louisiana to be the best acting, modeling, and life skills academy in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. 

We put a premium on the caliber of everything from our support staff to our physical space with an obvious emphasis on our coaches. As is evident from the extremely recognizable members of our faculty here in New Orleans area, we have sought far and wide and worked diligently to procure the services of these wonderfully talented and gifted individuals. If you are looking to hone your skills before your audition for acting or modeling agencies, Launch Model and Talent is the place to be.

We are all about you, our current and prospective clients. We pride ourselves on being as accessible as possible and being able to get you ready for your auditions at acting and modeling agencies. New Orleans natives and clients from all over Louisiana come to Launch Model and Talent because they know we will do everything within our means to help you reach your dreams.

Please feel free to contact any one of our representatives at any time with respect to any and all questions you may have about our performing arts school. In New Orleans and in Metairie, students prefer the teaching methods of Launch Model and Talent. 




We continue to grow as New Orleans TOP Performing Arts Academy and have discovered thousands of diverse talent.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

"The confidence that the instructors have instilled in my daughter is priceless. The training she received at Launch has propelled her forward in this industry. I am so thankful that our path led us to such extraordinary individuals who truly care about my daughter’s future."
"I want to express our love and gratitude to Ashley, Nicole, and Craig. Without their leadership, guidance, support, and efforts on our behalf, Addison would not have been prepared for the path that she is on today. She continues to coach and tape with Nicole when she is home in Louisiana. The growth and progress that we have seen in her is amazing. In everything in life, you must have a solid foundation to build upon. We believe the foundation of acting education she received was the best in the business. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"
"Craig, Ashley, and their team gave us our very first introduction to the entertainment industry. They gave my daughter her first acting class in 2003, and it was through these that we first gained an understanding of the business. Furthermore, it was their support and encouragement that led us to pursue careers in entertainment. We would not be where we are today without the preparation and training that they provide!"

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