Billy Hernandez is from Eagle Pass, TX.  At the age of 18, he opened his Hip Hop Danze Studio. He has taught students of all ages in Hip Hop, Tumbling, Cheerleading, Modeling and different styles of dance.  The Mayor and City Council of Eagle Pass, honored Billy with 2 proclamations for his work with the youth within the community. Some of Billy’s accomplishments;  Las Vegas, NV- 3 time, 1st place Dance Champion, Houston, TX- 1st place Hip Hop Champion, NYC- top dancer for Pulse Hip Hop Showcase, Dallas, TX- 1st place National & State Champion in Hip Hop.

 

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From San Diego, currently residing in LA.  For six years she managed an award winning, full service salon in Downtown San Diego.  Her role included doing hair and makeup for fashion shows & photo shoots while maintaining a loyal clientele.  Marisa also works with the world renowned Sam Villa team assisting in hair shows, educational videos and live webinar classes. Marisa is a family oriented, career driven professional who loves to travel, shop and spending time with family and friends. She has an adorable puppy son, Pocket, who loves snuggles and hotel pillows.

Jeremy is an LA actor and producer from Arizona. He's worked on both sides of the camera on feature films, television, commercials, and documentaries. Some notable projects include films, (Tiempo, The Drive, Psychic Visions, Revival, Major Crimes, A Devil's Game and Les Tuche 2).  Commercial credits include   Applebee's, Petsmart Conn's and Carlyle Financial.  Jeremy has a passion for acting as well as teaching, and loves the new & talented actors he meets through Next!

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-BILLY HERNANDEZ-
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-MARISA VILLA-
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Seattle native and a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where he earned a Bachelors in Music and Theatre. A member of Actors Equity Association for over ten years. Currently in Orlando, Florida where he is an Equity Principal Performer with Walt Disney Entertainment.  Appeared as Rapunzel’s Prince in “Into the Woods”, Simeon in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Benny in the critically acclaimed re-staging of "RENT" and Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast”. Commercial credits include Amazon, Agent Provocateur and Target.  

CEO and Vice-President of NEXT Star Productions Inc., Denise is born and raised LA. She started her 20 year career doing Hair & Makeup and Special Effects Makeup for Film, Television and Theater.  Denise works closely with the greatest Agencies in the world and is always looking for that NEXT superstar to cross paths with.  Denise loves people and she’s a “just get it done” kind of person!  Her absolute passion is living life to it's fullest.    

Grace Bannon is an actress & comedian who's been regularly performing live, improv/stand-up comedy for the last 10 yrs. Grace is currently a recurring guest-star on ABC's The Middle as Sue Heck's friend Ruth; she has also appeared on Grey's Anatomy, Switched at Birth, Bones, Lie to Me, Disney shows; So Random and Kirby Buckets. Commercial credits; Best Buy and Sprint's 'Too Rich to Care' campaign.  She loves to empower performers to embrace themselves and turn work into play. She is a small pale irish girl, loves to laugh & is excited to meet you!  

Annabell currently resides among the stars of West Hollywood. Nordstrom Stylist and Manager for 9 years, her clients included various film and tv stars. Annabell grew up in Oregon, moved to Arizona to attend ASU and eventually made her way to California. She also lived in Spain for several months to learn the language and experience the culture. Annabell loves to travel, hikes, enjoys the California beaches and attends as many music festivals as she can!

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NEXT DIRECTOR & ADMIN MANAGER
-JEREMY JOHNSON-
CEO, JOHNSON PRODUCTIONS Inc.

CEO of Johnson Productions Inc., Jeremy is a Director, Actor, and Celebrity Photographer. He has been working professionally for over 20 years worldwide.  Work-Hard, Play-Hard is his motto.  Besides his love for work, Jeremy loves traveling & experiencing new places, and cultures.  He enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding and running.  A marathoner, he's conquered the world famous NYC and Boston Marathons.  To help someone else realize their dreams is the reason behind his passion for NEXT.

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Born in Phoenix, AZ, Tiffany began doing local theater at age three.  After graduating from ASU in 2011 with a BA in Communication and Minor in Theater, she relocated to LA to pursue Acting in Film & Television. Watch her in Pop TV's  SitCom, (Impress Me), (The Flipside) opposite Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead), Jim Meskimen (Parks & Recreation), Angela Kinsey (The Office) and Beth Riesgraf (Leverage). She also works on productions for SoulPancake, a production company created by Rainn Wilson (The Office). 

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