We are independently owned by long-term Santa Rosa, California resident Julie Nation, who founded the Academy in l972 in the belief that building self-esteem and confidence is the foundation for success in life- as individuals and in our careers.
An award-winning academy, this modeling and acting school is not a franchise, and refers students and graduates to Bay Area and Los Angeles agents for potential registration and employment. Our Model & Talent Showcase offers our students and participants from all over the United States, even internationally, the opportunity to perform their skills before a panel of prestigious agents and industry leaders. Our Casting Department also offers students and graduates local opportunities to build their resumes.
The staff and faculty at Julie Nation Academy are highly educated, dynamic individuals, many of whom are active professionals in modeling, acting, singing, and dance. Julie Nation herself is a former model and actor. Each staff member at the Academy holds his/her respective degrees and qualifications as active professionals, and have histories of involvement with Julie Nation Academy from anywhere between 2-22 years!
The mission of Julie Nation Academy is to enhance each student’s self-respect, to help them value and appreciate personal character, and strengthen their ability to make positive choices in their lives. All of our courses are taught with this spirit in mind. Each age level’s training is specially designed for the highest quality of learning potential. There is no “one size fits all” training, but rather carefully designed educational steps leading to each student’s success and confidence in reaching goals.
Julie Nation trainings appeal to those seeking inspirational education for themselves or their loved ones encompassing self-esteem, posture and carriage, public speaking and etiquette, as well as specialized career skills in modeling and acting.
The high quality career and personalized education Julie Nation Academy is known for is held in the highest regard by agents, casting directors and leaders in the fashion and entertainment industries.
How We Differ
We are locally owned and operated with connections throughout California and nationally.
Our programs are of the highest quality and help develop life skills.
Our faculty and staff members are passionate and highly qualified.
Community service and involvement is a top priority.
We believe in giving back to our community, and teaching our students by example. In our recent past we have provided volunteers and/or fundrasing for the following community events and organizations:
Schools Plus (our 40th Anniversary Celebration raised $6,200 for Santa Rosa City Schools!)
Social Advocates for Youth
Girl Scouts of America
The Living Room
Santa Rosa Rotary West
Santa Rosa Rose Parade
Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade
Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade
The Human Race
Sonoma County’s Task Force for the Homeless
Sonoma County Museum
Quinceaneras Magazine Expo
Sonoma County Humane Society
Santa Rosa Plaza
Pacific Coast Air Museum
Macy’s in Santa Rosa Plaza & Coddingtown
Guest speakers for schools and Sonoma State University
Windsor High School’s FIDM Fashion Club
Sonoma State University Alumni Association