See Kevin Csolak as Shane in the feature film, Disconnect, premiering in theaters Friday, April 12th!
Alum Teal DePaola, Star Maker 2012, is a Knicks City Dancer performing weekly at Madison Square Garden in NYC!!!
Echo Piccone shoots first Commercial for NU Smoothie!
Meghan Davis books commercial for Six Flags national theme parks!
Jeremy Bonnell books Commercial for Ronzoni!
Melissa Molter headlines as Dorothy in JP Case's Wizard of Oz!
Catherine Melillo plays the lead of Winifred in North Hunterdon's Once Upon A Mattress!
Laine Kowalski books Samsung Commercial!
Jeremy Bonnell books Spring Lord and Taylor Print!
Congratulations to our newest professional kids:
Laine & Ethan Kowalski
Rachel, Megan & Robby Oddy
Jeremy Bonnell booked a Shoprite Commercial, National Geographic Episode and the lead in a Japanese Television Show...the kid is on fire! Congrats Jeremy!
SMS Teacher, Miss Langley Brandon booked the new Musical, CINDERELLA!
Kudos to Trevor Kaminski for his featured background role on Boardwalk Empire in Episode 306 last night Sunday October 21st on HBO!
Kevin Csolak guest starred on Blue Bloods on Friday October 12th as Luke Ryder!
Congratulations to Jeremy Bonnell on his featured extra role on Boardwalk Empire Episode 303!
Congratulations to Jeremy Bonnell on his national Nutella Commercial, running now on all networks!
Kevin Csolak books guest-starring role in CBS's Blue Bloods Season 3!
Kevin also debuts as Willie Thompson on Season 3 of the Emmy-winning HBO drama, Boardwalk Empire, on September 23rd.
Don't Miss Madonna's World Tour 2012!
Coming to the Tri-State Area...
Philadelphia- August 28th
Yankee Stadium- September 6th and 8th
Atlantic City- September 15th
Madison Square G1rden- November 12th
See Student Matthew Eckhardt in ToysRUS ads in stores and online today!
Kevin Csolak is a cast member of The Next Big Thing!
Premieres on the Oxygen Network June 12th at 11pm EST.
Kevin with Cat Missal and RJ Fatturi
Trevor Kaminski performs in viral video for JEST's One Direction parody Video! Go Trevor!
Trevor Kaminski in his State Farm Commercial!
Cayla Rae Pavol in her Tuft's Healthcare Commercial
Emily Molter performs on court at Madison Square Garden as one of The Knicks City Kids!
Star Maker dancers and choreographers backstage at the Prudential Center!
Great Job, guys! Thank you Madison Square Garden Entertainment for inviting us to perform again for the WBA!
Thank you Kevin and David for the hot choreography that rocked the arena last week. Go Team!!!!
Lilly Walsh books promo and commercial for The Next Big Thing, NY for Oxygen Network.
Staff member and alumni, Kurt Csolak books the 135th Anniversary Gala at City Center!
Trevor Kaminski books dance Commercial for State Farm!
Savannah Fleischer and Mason Fleischer gain professional representation in NYC!
Jeremy Bonnell books Boardwalk Empire!
Jeremy Bonnell books Microsoft Print!
Anthony Amorim books 2 Episodes of 'What Would You Do? for ABC!
Matthew Eckhardt booked JUST DANCE 3 Commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nETEdrL5KSs
Matthew Eckhardt booked Toys R Us and EDU Science Print; look for his picture on the boxes of the new EDU Science Telescope.
Kevin Csolak books the role of Willie Thompson on HBO Series, Boardwalk Empire!
David Gamboa, choreographer for the Knicks City Dancers and the Knicks City Kids and Kevin Csolak, former Knicks City Kid '08-'09, congratulate 12 year old, Star Maker School stand out, Emily Molter after one of her performances at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, NYC. This is Emily's second year as a Knicks City Kid professional dancer. Go Emily!!
Jeremy Bonnell books Chuck E. Cheese Commercial!
Kevin Csolak books the role of Shane in the SAG Feature Film, 'Disconnect,' director, Henry Alex Rubin and starring True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard.
Emily Molter books the Knicks City Kids 2011-2012!
Teal DePaola and Frankie DePaola with their Mom and Dad book Charles Schwabb Print!
Teal DePaola books TV Show Glee Print!
Kevin Csolak books Kohls Radio Commercial!
Leila Davis books 'Mercy, Mercy Me' web series.
Leila Davis books Maserati Car Commercial!
See Leila Davis in the recent Sesame Place Commercial running on all networks!!
Kevin Csolak books JCPenney National Commercial.
Emily Molter books 'Little Torches' Dance Team for the NY Liberty Woman's Basketball Team
Emily Molter finishes rookie season as one of the Knicks City Kids, Madison Square Garden, NYC
Matthew Eckhardt and Kevin Csolak book TV show, 'Are We There Yet' on TBS.
Anthony Rossi books lead role as young Donald Trump in a skit for 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!'
Leila Davis books 'The Mel & El Show!'
Leila Davis books Commercial, ''Ending Childhood Hunger!'
Leila David books Commercial, for 'The Sinai Chapels!'
Kevin Csolak books 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!
Cameron Clifford to be MICHAEL in BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway! GO CAM!
Kevin Csolak books 'The Late Show with David Letterman!'
Sean Pohle books Print for Johnson & Johnson!
Emily Weider books Celebrity Ghost Stories!
Leila Jean Davis books Celebrity Ghost Stories!
Lilly Walsh books Walmart Comercial for the Food Network!
Cameron Clifford Books Television Show '30 Rock' for NBC-TV!
Five Star Maker students book Live Event for Kinect for X-Box!
Rachel Allen, Kevin Csolak, Teal DePaola, Kristina Lachaga, & Jessie Masaitis
performed in Times Square with recording artist Ne-Yo and UK Rap artist, Lady Sovereign!
SMS Alum, Kurt also performed and was a dance captain for the event. Amazing!!!
Matthew Eckhardt books commercial for Pediacare!
Cali Weaver books '30 Rock' on NBC -TV
Miss Kristen books 'The Rachael Ray Show' on ABC-TV
Sydney Eckhardt, Mason Fleischer, Savannah Fleischer, Kirsten Kim, Luka Misko, Grace Walker, & Lilly Walsh book 'A Wish Come True' Print.
Emelie Gavin books JC Penney Commercial!
Jack Amabile books spot on 'Royal Pains' TV Series on USA!
Kate Amabile books Boston Market Commercial!
Jack & Kate Amabile signed to professional representation in NYC!
Joey Regan signed to professional representation in NYC!
Senior & Elite Dance Company book 'New York Liberty' Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden!
Megan Gecik & Kevin Csolak book Dance Industrial for 'Got Milk?'
EMILY MOLTER Books KNICKS CITY KIDS 2010-11
for Madison Square Garden Entertainment!
Kevin Csolak books role of Ryan Price in the Feature Film,
'The Greatest Movie Ever Made'
for David Letterman's Production Company, World Wide Pants Incorporated.
Director and producers are Jon Beckerman and Executive Producer of 'Late Night with David Letterman, Rob Burnett.
Kevin Csolak books Recurring role on ONE LIFE TO LIVE for ABC/Disney
Senior Company books Knicks/Celtics Game Performance
Madison Square Garden ~ April 6th, 2010
Senior Dance Company
are the 2010
Knicks City Dancer's, 'Can You Feel the Rhythm'
Thank you to everyone who voted for them on line!
They performed halftime on Monday March 8th to a sold out crowd.
Alexander Carr books 'Oliver' at the Walnut Street Playhouse in Philadelphia!
Cameron Clifford books McDonalds Commercial!
Andrew George books Feature Film, Torture Chamber!
Lilly Walsh signed to professional representation in NYC!
Ivan Koumaev from season 2 of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
choroegraphs Senior HipHop Line!
Todd and Emily Gavin signed to professional representation in NYC!
Anthony Amorim books film, White Irish Drinkers!
Cameron Clifford books McDonalds Commercial!
David Gamboa, choreographer for the Knicks City Dancers,
to choreograph Senior Open Line and Large Group Junior Jazz!
Congratulations to Kevin Csolak, 13 who just finished filming a SAG short called, 'We Could Be Ninjas.' Kevin played the lead role of Eric. The short film will go to festival this winter with the hope of being produced as a feature film next year. The picture shows Kevin with actors Jacob and Alix who played Kevin's friends in the movie. One of Kevin's favorite moments in filming was doing stunts that included getting hit by a car. He also loved the fake wound he recieved from the very talented make-up artist on set. Nice.
Congratulations to Anthony Amorim, 11 who just finished filmng an episode of 'Law and Order.' Anthony is seen in the picture on set with another child actor, Cruz. Anthony was thrilled to get to be on one of his favorite shows! We cannot wait to see this episode air! Sweet.
Katie Pisciotta, Melanie Sailer and Cali Weaver auditioned for the Knicks City Kids in July.
They had a great time at the workshop and then performed at the audition making the second to last cut in the process.
Their moms did a terrific job dressing them as super fans of the Knicks. Katie even had the word KNICKS in rhinestones
glued on her forehead. Star Maker is very proud of their hard work. They looked so great that they were interviewed
and photographed by the NY Daily News and the NY Post while they waited their turn to audition. All three girls participated
in Star Maker's Jazz/Funk workshop prior to attending the audition at Madison Square Garden. Melanie can be seen on the Knicks
website under Knicks City Kids 2009-2010 audition executing her side aerial. Great Job Girls! They are all planning to attend
the audition again next year. Each dancer had a great time and learned alot. They encourage any dancers ages 6-14 to tryout next year,
too. Thanks Kevin!
Congratulations to Kevin Csolak, 13 for landing the lead role of Dusty in The Burnt Part Boys. This LAB Equity Musical Theatre Production was performed in May and June at The Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
Star Maker School creates some local celebrities
From left, Kurt Csolak, Kathleen Weaver, Cameron Clifford, Leesa Csolak and Kevin Csolak, all of Raritan Township, at 'Waiting For Godot' in New York City, N.Y.
Star Maker School, of Flemington does it again. Star Maker is doing exactly what the name implies; training children to be professional young performers. Kevin Csolak, now 13, at 10 was the first to pave the road from Flemington to the Great White Way with starring roles in "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and Cirque du Soliel's "Wintuk." Kristina Lachaga, now 13, at 12 took the road in the national tour of "Gypsy" as Baby Louise.
Student Cameron Clifford is on his own road to stardom in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot" off-Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre on 54th Street in Manhattan. The production, directed by Anthony Page, opens officially on Thursday, April 30. Cameron, just eight years old and a Star Maker stand-out for the past four years performs beside Broadway fame Nathan Lane, Bill Erwin, John Goodman and John Glover.
Cameron, a third grader at Barley Sheaf School in Flemington, boasts recent performances that include the holiday Verizon commercial airing on national networks, a spot on SNL with Ben Affleck and a TV pilot for Umi Zoomi for Nickelodeon. Cameron studies with acting coach Kathleen Weaver and teachers Leesa Csolak and Kurt Csolak.
"Waiting for Godot" revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone - or something - named Godot. Vladimir (Irwin) and Estragon (Lane) wait near a tree on a barren stretch of road, inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind's inexhaustible search for meaning.
For more information on Cameron and other Star Maker students making headlines in the Big Apple, visit their website at www.starmakerschool.com.
Anthony Amorim recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Anthony was thrilled to get to do improvisation with Jimmy. Anthony, who does improvisation each week with Miss Kathleen in acting classes, did such a great job, that Mr. Fallon stated, 'he cannot wait for Anthony to come back on the show and do more comedic improv.' How cool is that? See more on Star Maker's own, Anthony Amorim on the 'Hall of Fame' page. Anthony is now a member of the Entertainers Dance Company and performed for the first time with the group recently. He had a terrific time dancing and looks forward to more fun with the Star Maker dance gang.
Breaking News on student Cameron Clifford, age 8, of Raritan Township, who recently was signed on to professional representation in New York City and landed his first big commercial. Cameron shot the holiday Verizon commercial which aired on all the national networks during the holidays. Cameron had fun working with the professional crew and director. The most exciting part of the day was meeting and working with The Verizon Network Guy! He also had the good fortune of nailing a spot on Saturday Night Live with Ben Affleck in November. Cameron has been a Star Maker standout for almost four years. He trains in acting, voice, dance and piano. Cameron wants to thank all his teachers at SMS and especially his sisters and Mom and Dad for letting him step up to the big leagues. Go Cameron!
Andrew George, 13, seasoned actor, dancer and performer booked a lead role in the short Film, 'Chickenpox.' Andrew was cast as the lead boy, Billy Sheen. Andrew had an amazing experience shooting for three days on Long Island and in Brooklyn, NY in December. The film is planning to debut in the Sundance Film festival and others. Andrew with a successful resume as a child actor is in SAG and AFTRA and can also be seen in the famous AT&T commercials, 'My BFF, Rose.' Congratulations Andrew!
Kevin Csolak, 13, appeared on MTV last month and in a MTV documentary film recently with Rapper, T.I. He performed with the famous Atlantic Records recording artist to his latest hit, 'Swing Yo Rag.' Kevin has been dancing for the New York Knicks as part of their Knicks City Kids team at Madison Square Garden this season. Visit the Knicks website for more info on the Knicks City Kids at http://www.nba.com/knicks/news/kck.html Kevin also performed Off-Broadway at New World Stages, NYC this past week and appeared on the red carpet with celebrities and Kevin James, star and producer of the movie, 'Mall Cop' at the movie's premiere in NYC this January.
Way to Go Kevin!
Check out Hannah Balzer, 13 of Raritan Township who can be seen in stores nationwide in the Hannah Montana 'How To be A Pop Star' video and toys. She can be seen on the front of the boxes, throughout the brochures and is featured in the video dancing and acting. Hannah had a great time making the video and hopes everyone who buys it has as much fun playing with it as she did making it. Hannah has been a Star Maker student for seven years studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Voice and Acting. Hannah is an accomplished soloist whose favorite style of dance is tap dancing. She is also a stand out member of the national champion, Entertainers Dance Company.
We are looking forward to seeing Hannah on stage again with Miley Cyrus. Great job, Hannah!
Congratulations to our 2008 Model winners!
Over 150 children ages three through eighteen came out to be considered for a chance to model for 'A Wish Come True' costumes this past week at Star Maker. The open call attracted children from the Central Jersey area. Hostess for the Open call was SMS student Madison Haggan. In the picture she shows off one of her photos in this years AWCT Dress-Up Catalog.
Thirteen local children we chosen to model for the Pennsylvania based company.
Julia and Nicholas Artale, Emily Bucher, Kristina Burgoon, Avery Gebhardt, Emelin Gustafsson, Gionvanni Marinelli, Kelly Mitchell, Corinne Rosso, Melanie Sailer, Lilly Marie Walsh, Natalia Zamora, Avery Zell.
Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing you in catalogs across the country!
Students who are interested in being considered for future modeling opportunities with 'A WIsh Come True' should stay in touch over the summer by visiting the Star Maker School web site often. 'A Wish Come True' will be searching again for children to model in the summer of 2009. If you came this time and were not chosen, please come again next season as your measurements may fit the criteria for next season.
Star Maker student, Madison Haggan, 7, recently landed the cover or the 2008 “A Wish Come True” catalog. Congratulations Madison! We are so proud of you. Madison hails from Readington and has a twin brother, Alexander, who also models professionally and two big sisters, Stephanie and Alyssa, also accomplished performers. Madison has been modeling for just a year.
Other SMS students who have done some pro modeling as dancers were; Amber DePaola, Kurt Csolak, Megan Baniewicz, Kevin Csolak, Hannah Balzer, and Megan McNally.
This August Star Maker hosted a model search for “A WISH COME TRUE” Costume Company. We held an open call for models both male and female from the ages of three through eighteen.
Over 150 hopefuls joined us to be measured and handed in comp cards. A few days later a Call-Back was held and 41 children were brought back. The costume company representatives ultimately chose eight of our ‘cutey-petuties’ to model for their 07-08 season.
Congratulations to Olivia Artale, Cameron Clifford, Taylor Paige Lengen, Cayla Rae Pavol, Alex Razlowsky, Sydney Raslowsky, Emily Sparks and Dillon Spear.
Also invited to model professionally in the older age groups were eight lovely ladies; Alexis Galaini, Megan Gecik, Makenzie Holmsborg, Cassidy Johnson, Brianna Mastrull, Morgan Novak, Jasmine Smith and Hayley Stricker.
We are so very excited for all our students who participated in the search. If your child is interested in modeling professionally, join us next summer for our annual open call for dance models.