Young Performer Expo helps children with talent in art and entertainment find resources that will guide them towards success. You will be connected with industry professionals and discover new learning opportunities that focus on career advancement and artistic development. Find acting studios, dance classes, music programs, modeling agencies, art schools, headshot services, social media consultation, education solutions, managers, agents, and more!



Dianna De La Garza

founder, DLG entertainment

Dianna will tell the story of raising her daughters Demi Lovato, Dallas, and Madison. She will share her struggles and successes while providing insight into what it takes for young talent to advance in the modern climate.


Bonnie J. Wallace

Acting Career Consultant, Author

Bonnie J. Wallace is the author of the best-selling Young Hollywood Actors and acclaimed Hollywood Parents Guide, producer of the popular Hometown to Hollywood podcast, and writes a blog for parents of young actors at bonniejwallace.com as well as articles for Backstage.com as a Backstage Expert. Bonnie also offers private consultations with parents of young actors, and young adult actors. Mother of Emmy Award winning actress and Columbia Records Dove Cameron, star of Liv and Maddie, Disney Descendants, Hairspray Live, Clueless, the Musical and more, Bonnie is dedicated to educating and inspiring others on this journey.


Melissa Berger Brennan

Vice President of the Young Talent Voiceover Dept, CESD

Melissa is a theatrical agent, covering film and television projects at CESD, a talent agency with offices in Los Angeles and New York. She has placed clients on such diverse projects as Good Girls, Blackish, The Goldbergs, Shameless, Mad Men, Parenthood, and the Walking Dead. She is also the Vice President of the Young Talent Voiceover Department. Her clients have voiced roles in animated movies, with leading roles in Moana, Big Hero 6, Hotel Transylvania 2 & 3, Good Dinosaur, and many more. Her clients have also voiced interactive games, numerous television and radio commercials, and done ADR for major feature films.


Ryan Walker

CEO, TSMA Consulting


Social media influencer, actor and national educator with over a decade of experience in marketing, entertainment, and photography. Ryan previously co-founded Alchemy Events, a luxury events staffing company working with Oprah, the Kardashians, and ETRO on Rodeo Drive. Ryan has worked with clients including The Emmys, Louis Vuitton, and The Hollywood Reporter. As a creator, Ryan has traveled the world shooting multiple international films and navigating over 35 personal social media partnerships on his own social media @iamryanwalker. He now sits as CEO of TSMA, a leading social media consultation and management firm for entertainers.


Brighton Hall

Brighton Hall is a unique private college preparatory school designed for young professionals in the entertainment industry. We are dedicated to ensuring that our students achieve a strong academic education, while enabling them to meet their professional goals.

80% of Brighton Hall’s students are actively working as actors, singers, musicians, dancers and athletes. Due to the flexibility of class schedules and our open enrollment policy, these students can benefit from individually-tailored academics without sacrificing the social benefits of a traditional schooling experience.


Jason Shine

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