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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.  

-DREW CARLSON-
NEXT DIRECTOR
-LOGAN BENEDICT-
NEXT COACH

MEET OUR TEAM!

-DENISE JOHNSON-
CEO, NEXT STAR PRODUCTIONS, INC.

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.    

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.


-MARISA VILLA-
COO, NEXT STAR PRODUCTIONS, INC

-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.