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A photographer, modeling coach, director and performing arts teacher, Tracy Whiteside has been in the entertainment and fashion business for over 25 years.
As a child and teen, Tracy studied acting, singing and modeling. On stage, she appeared as Nancy in "Oliver!," Hodel in "Fiddler On The Roof," Maria in the "Sound Of Music" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Wendy in "Peter Pan" and Anna in "The King and I."
Tracy earned her BA in Fashion Merchandising at Ray Vogue College of Design in Chicago. Returning to her first love, Tracy opened a modeling and acting school and talent agency in the New York area. She built this performing arts franchise business from $0 to $1 million. Her award-winning agency's clients included MTV, Nickelodeon, Ogilvy and Mather Advertising and Court TV.
As owner and operator of the school and agency, Tracy was a licensed talent agent and taught workshops for ages 4 to 64 in modeling, acting, makeup, fashion, image and self-improvement.
Tracy has trained Elite, Wilhelmina and Ford talent. Her students have appeared in many magazines including Details, Fitness, Teen Vogue, More, People, TV Guide and Cosmopolitan. Her models have walked the designer runways in New York, Paris and Milan. Tracy also trained "Miss Preteen New Jersey 2005," "Miss Preteen USA 2006," "Mrs. New Jersey 2005" and "Miss Teen America 2011."
Her actors and singers have been on Broadway, in films, on TV and in commercials. Tracy's students have appeared on MTV, Nickelodeon, "Forensic Files," "Sesame Street" and "The O.C," among others. The countless TV commercial credits include Tide, Sieman's Furniture, Coke and Chucky Cheese. Tracy's students can be seen in films such as "The Stepford Wives," "The Interpreter," "Loverboy," "Over The Mountain," "Hitch," "In Her Shoes" and many, many others.
Now back in Chicago, Tracy indulges her passion for photography by working not only with actors and models, but also with anyone that will allow her to photograph them. Her professional clients include Seventeen Magazine, Six78th Magazine, SHL Group, and others.
Now serving as the Educational Manager at Fox Valley Repertory, Tracy directs children's musicals. As a Board Member of First Street Playhouse, she was the Educational Committee Chairperson, the Volunteer Committee Chairperson and directed and produced plays at the theatre.
She now lives in the Chicago area with her handsome husband, two gorgeous children and two naughty cats.
Anyone Can Be A Model!
A How-To Guide Through the Eyes of an Agent
"Don't pay thousands of dollars to get started as a Model!
You don't have to be tall and thin to make money as a model! In this book you will find over 200 pages of up-to-date information written for males and females of all ages by a former licensed modeling and talent agent with over 20 years of experience in the fashion business.
This book is not written for the handful of potential supermodels, but for everyone else. Learn the tips and tricks that lead to success, including how to find paying work in your home town WITHOUT an agent.
If you want a detailed and comprehensive view of the entire modeling industry, this is the book to get."
- Publication Date:
- 1467972681 / 9781467972680
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Reference / Handbooks & Manuals