Dani Deetté was born and raised in Michigan. Her path to television and film certainly hasn’t been a traditional one. Growing up, Dani was an athlete, singer and straight A student. She began studying criminal justice at the age of 15 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from the Honors College at Michigan State University. Following college, Dani worked in her field as both a children’s protective services investigator and a felony level probation officer. She liaised between the Department of Corrections and one of the largest circuit courts in the state, the youngest to ever be appointed to that position.
In 2016, Dani began her pursuit of working in entertainment professionally. Within a year, she booked her first few non-union television shows and in April 2018, she booked her first union jobs on Netflix’s Ozark and OWN’s Greenleaf. Since then, Dani has been a part of over 20 television and film projects, having the opportunity to work both domestically and internationally. She’s best known for her recurring roles on Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+), Ozark (Netflix) and The Sinner (USA). She’s also guest starred on popular CBS shows like NCIS: New Orleans and Bull.
Dani’s uniquely direct and honest approach to coaching is her secret sauce and what keeps her students coming back for more!
Jarrett Michael Collins
Jarrett Michael Collins – Coach, Writer, Actor and Director – started his acting journey on stage in 2013. Taking a leap of faith, he moved from a smaller city to the growing Mecca, Atlanta Ga in 2014. With full resolve, Jarrett started professionally training in 2015, making his first television appearance on “The Quad” in 2017, on BET. Since then, Jarrett has been blessed to feature in over 25 major network tv shows, feature films and commercials, and several short film projects. One of his proudest moments in his career is coaching and being one of the co-founders at The Booking Room ATL. Continuing to make strides throughout the industry, Jarrett hopes to bring his eclectic energy, big imagination and intense passion to coaching and whatever artistic medium he desires to pursue. His goal is to encourage you, as the creative vessel, to honor your craft and do the same. He is looking forward to having you attend The Booking Room ATL at I-Inspire Studios!
Joseph James known as Joe James is a native of South Carolina. He’s an Army Veteran (Paratrooper), USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor, actor and published model based in Atlanta, GA. In the Army he obtained certification as a Small Arms and Artillery Repairer. He’s been trained in advanced marksmanship and maneuvering techniques, including engaging targets as part of a team, convoy operations, and identifying and disabling improvised explosive devices. Joseph began his acting career in San Antonio, TX studying under Carol Hickey acting studio. He’s best known for his appearances in national commercials such as Aaron’s Furniture and Jackson Hewitt. Most recent film credits include “Halloween Kickback” (Amazon) “Be Careful What You Ask For” (Tubi) and “He Belongs To Me” (Tubi). He is currently represented by the Burns Talent Agency. As a firearms instructor he teaches how to develop a personal and home protection plan, self defense firearms basic and shooting fundamentals. Joseph also certifies students in Conceal Carry (WCL), Basic Handgun and Home Defense.
Bruce Coen has over close to 60 year’s experience as an actor, director, producer and teacher in both stage and screen. For the past 25 years Bruce has taught the Performing Arts to every age group from pre-school to professional adults and children through his years as a Talented Theater teacher in the public schools, where many of his students have taken first place in national speech tournaments. Recently Bruce has been teaching on camera audition techniques helping to strengthen students ability to capture character and give a solid performance since self-tape auditions are the present and future method for film, TV and commercial auditions.
Bruce’s training started at an early age when he joined the prestigious Boston Children’s Theater as a student leading to his first principle stage role as Aladdin at the age of 16. Bruce continued performing in high school productions and attended U. of New Mexico as a theater major portraying five roles in his first year. Eventually Bruce headed to Los Angeles in the 80’s seeking his fame and fortune as an actor. Bruce perfected his acting by performing at almost every theater from San Francisco to San Diego. Bruce also studied and learned how to grow his acting abilities through outstanding courses with notable teachers such as Clu Gulager through a UCLA Extension Course.
Bruce’s recent film work includes co-lead and supporting roles in Imagine That, Prayer for the People, Standing Tall in the Delta and Girl With A Gun. Bruce has also starred in many different commercials. Bruce is currently represented by the Resolute Talent Agency in Atlanta and the Hale Talent Agency based in New Orleans, LA.
Shanessa Sweeney is a professional actor, writer and spoken word artist. She started her career at Alabama State University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts, as a featured character in the movie Rustin, starring rock legend Meatloaf. Her training at ASU consisted of Frank Silvera and Vantile Whitfield’s method of Being. Shanessa went on to train in the acting conservatory at Brandeis University earning a terminal MFA degree in Acting. There she became versed in the Stanislavsky and Chekhov (Michael) methods of acting along with Meisner training as well as vocal methods of Kristian Linklater. Some of her stage credits include Into the Woods with Boston Repertory Theatre; Misterioso 119, (Berkshire Theatre Festival/Lark Theatre) directed by Tony-nominated director, Liesl Tommy; A Raisin in the Sun (Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (CATCO). Most recent film credits include; Swan Song (Hulu), American Rust (Showtime), Point Blank (Netflix), Mindhunter (Netflix).
Shanessa is a published writer and has been commissioned to write for several projects including the Green Show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she was the featured poet in “Ritualistas”. In addition to professionally performing, she has also been a teaching artist and acting coach for over 20 years. Some of her former and current students can be seen in popular shows and movies currently airing on major networks and productions. Shanessa became a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild in 2018 and is currently represented by PCG Talent (Midwest) and The People Store Agency (Southeast).
Jazelle Foster is a professional Actor, Acting Coach & Media and Marketing Specialist. She began her career as a young actor doing regional theatre tours then securing a BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, later finishing her education at Columbia University in their school of Engineering for Digital Marketing.
Jazelle is a working actor mostly known for her Co-Lead in feature film God’s Compass alongside Karen Abercrombie & T.C. Stallings & recurring role in ABC’s Primetime Show What Would You Do?! with John Quinones. Working commercially with brands such as Olay, Target, AT&T, Uber, & Estee Lauder.
As an educator Jazelle has taught hundreds of kids, teens and adults around New York City in studios including T. Schreiber Acting & Theatre, Denise Simon Studio and Actor’s Connection, as well as online on her Youtube where she teaches 130K students & parents the ins and out of starting an acting career. Her work with the youth also manifests in her young women’s program, Worthy By Design, focused on building the self-esteem of young women through devised theater and performance. Jazelle is represented by NYC’s Take 3 Talent & Dream Maker Talent. Some of her former students have been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Frozen On Broadway, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory National Tour & various Film & TV projects.
Alongside her acting & coaching efforts, Jazelle, a media & marketing specialist, manages & consults with creatives in marketing with companies through her business Jazelle’s Artistry where she works with actors & businesses such as The Acting Institute with Larry Silverberg, Denise Simon Coaching, Fiercely Committed to Me & T. Schreiber Studio. Teaching creatives to think of their marketing as an extension of their artistic expression.
Zuri James is an American actor born in New York, NY. He has trained in a number of studio’s in New York and Atlanta, including the Anthony Meindl Actor’s Workshop (AMAW) at the Master level and the Alliance Theater in Atlanta as well. Zuri is also an instructor and teaches classes, assisting actors to bring their own unique essence to the role.
Zuri grew up playing basketball, where he played Div-I basketball at Georgia Southern University and earned a degree in Finance. He worked in the Finance Industry before making the switch and following in his mother’s footsteps, who was an actress off Broadway for many years. Zuri is a published poet and artist who enjoys expressing himself creatively through a myriad of platforms and mediums. He also is an avid supporter of meditation and wellness, and teaches meditation techniques to others as well.
Zuri James has starred in over 30 productions, including a major recurring role in Games People Play on BET and supporting roles Naomi on CW, P-Valley on STARZ, and on the limited ABC series Women of the Movement. He has also appeared in the Netflix and CW show Legacies and the Netflix show Dynasty. Some of his other notable credits include appearing in a supporting role alongside Robert De Niro and Zach Efron in Dirty Grandpa, and a lead role in Your Worst Nightmare on Investigation Discovery.
Patrick R. Walker
Patrick R. Walker is from Jacksonville, Florida and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Although he was brought up in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Jacksonville, his negative surroundings motivated him in a positive way. He dedicated his life to staying committed and focused on his dreams of becoming a positive role model, actor, writer, and producer. Walker is racking up an impressive resume in numerous television shows, independent films, and theatrical plays. One of his most honorable accomplishments was being selected as one of the winners of the 2015 ‘Team Oscar’ Competition. As part of this great honor, the six winners delivered Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards® on Oscar Sunday, live on ABC. He is most known for his work as a lead, recurring actor on ‘The Resident’ on FOX, ‘POWER’ on STARZ, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ on ABC and ‘The Quad’ on BET. His heart is with his peers and he is dedicated to providing a comfortable, unorthodox yet effective space where actors can exercise their talents at a place they can call home – The Booking Room ATL.
Travis LaBranch is an actor, known for acting in the film ‘Pas Honteux’ created by REVOLT and the drama series ‘Shots Fired’ on FOX. Travis has a rich background in music and the performing arts as a drum major, in which he transferred those skills to teaching students in The Booking Room ATL to let go and be fearless on stage! The Booking Room ATL gives working actors just like himself a place to train and gain knowledge about the industry. It wasn’t until he attended college and took up acting class as an extracurricular activity for school credit and discovered his calling for FILM/TV. He began acting in Houston,TX but soon moved to Atlanta, Ga in 2014 where he landed several television roles, quickly becoming SAG/AFTRA eligible. After four years of consistently working in Atlanta, Travis decided to move to Los Angeles, California and continues traveling back and forth between LA and Atlanta, Georgia for work within the film and tv industry.