Talent INC Canada
About Talent INC Canada
Program includes personal coaching, recording and specific instruction that prepares
each person to put their best foot forward when they audition locally and for
members of our international network. Through the collaboration of 3 well respected
individuals in the talent industry, Talent INC Canada was born from the idea of
making careers for entertainers more accessible. Through special guest workshops,
courses, camps and the national conference you will be exposed to legitimate talent
agencies and casting directors.
John F. Stevens
John first started performing professionally at the age of 7 in various circus venues as a clown, and variety entertainer. He learned everything from riding unicycles, walking the tight rope, acrobatics and later the trapeze. John was introduced to circus life by his late grandfather who was with the Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus.
As a child performer he was spotted all across the Pacific Northwest, until he joined his first National Tour at the age of 17. In fact, he was named one of the top 40 most influential people in the arts under the age of 40 while he was still a junior in High School. With an impressive resume at the age of 18, John moved to New York City, and attended Marymount Manhattan College as a double major in Dance, and Theatre on a merit scholarship.
During his studies, John worked as a Junior Agent at Eisenberg, Aqua-Hart Talent Agency in Manhattan, which was his first exposure to the business side of acting. There, he helped launch the careers of many young performers primarily into the Broadway spotlight.
The next stop for John was Carnival Cruise Lines where he was a featured performer in the variety shows nightly, and was able to travel the world. John still places young talented singers and dancers aboard their ships from time to time.
After returning back to New York City, at the peak of his dance career John choreographed 3 Off Broadway Shows, and was even commissioned by the United Nations to choreograph a new musical being brought over from Turkey.
You can also spot him in numerous episodes of Third Watch, the pilot episode of Deadline, and in the Warner Bros. movie Singles starring Kyra Sedgwick.
His musical theatre career highlights include Stephen Sondheim’s, Follies starring Maxine Andrews (Of the Andrews Sisters), Denise Darcel, Judy Kaye, Karen Morrow, and Edie Adams. He also toured with John Schuck (from McMillan and Wife) and JoAnne Worley (from Laugh-IN) in the hit musical, Annie. On the east coast he was featured in Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan, and he starred as Peter in the newly revised script of Babes in Arms.
starred opposite Cheyenne Jackson (Now starring in 30 Rock) in the West Coast
Premiere of Babes In Arms. Since then John has produced, directed, choreographed
and collaborated with Ashanti, Wycleff Jean, and many others for everything from
product launches to publicity stunts. He recently moved back from West
Palm Beach to Toronto, and is master level acting coach working on TV and film
sets. He has helped successfully place over 700 young performers with agencies
and managers around the world over the past 2 decades. He is the Co-Founder of
TalentInc. (Canada) Ltd.
“Working with young performer’s is not my job, it’s my passion.” – John F. Stevens
As the head of our admissions, and marketing team, Doug grew up in a small town with big dreams. Early in his teens he was a model for Calvin Klein before earning his degree in Business Management. He opened his first tanning salon, which quickly grew into a chain which he sold early in his business career.
Taking those investments he bought 2 of the leading day spas in Yorkville and merged them together. The David and Francis Salon was one of the most prominent Salons under his direction for 8 years.
He sold that salon, and then decided to pursue his passion, working in the entertainment industry once again. He has managed the development of some of today’s top talent, and has placed 100’s of kids and young adults with agencies, and managers in the U.S, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
His performers can be seen in projects like Harry Potter, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Connor Undercover, and national campaigns for Winner’s, IKEA, and VW to name a few. He is the co-founder of TalentINC (Canada) Ltd.
“Working with performers has enriched my life in so many ways. I cannot imagine doing anything better than changing a young person’s life forever.” Doug W. Sloan
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Talent Inc Canada Award of Excellence 2015 Winner!