"I have taught here at Launch for almost 8 years and they have been some of the most rewarding years of my life. I never planned on being a teacher but with my vast experience in the entertainment industry, a friend of mine suggested "... surely you can teach somebody SOMEthing!" Eight years later, I think her hunch may have been right. I actually love teaching. What I love most about my job here is helping others pursue their dreams. There is no greater feeling than seeing a new actor blossoming in the classroom, discovering new facets about themselves and developing confidence, a solid foundation, and an unshakeable skill set. It's truly remarkable to see students, from all ages, go from beginners to actual working actors-booking everything from commercials to leads in major motion pictures! Their joy, enthusiasm and will to succeed absolutely fuels my own motivation as an actor. Being THEIR teacher has taught ME. We all know this is a tough--but not impossible--business so, as an instructor, I emphasize the importance of being strong and resilient but also being prepared, studious, tenacious, dedicated and most importantly to have a positive, never-give-up attitude. I am blessed to be part of such a stellar team here at Launch--a team that truly helps make dreams come true."
- Nicole Barre, Acting & Vocal Instructor