Become a BTA Student !
#Your Acting Matters
Who we are :
BAZAN TALENT AGENCY- BTA STUDENTS
Bazan Talent Agency established BTA Students in 2018, by head agent and director Nathalie Bazan, who recognised a need for a space to welcome actors from all levels and backgrounds to a safe, professional and fun environment, where they can continue their passion for acting to help launch their career.
At Bazan Talent Agency we are extremely passionate about the drama and acting training we offer. We ensure that a professional and fun environment is maintained throughout our classes, enabling you as an actor to be in a safe creative space that allows you to learn at your own pace and grow in confidence in your chosen subject.
Since 2018, we have successfully trained over 100 actors in various drama courses and workshops. Some of our students have gone on to drama school to continue their passion for acting, others have signed with the Bazan Talent Agency after recognising potential and growth, and many have decided to continue training alongside us, becoming an official BTA student.
Whether you are a beginner, a graduate, or an experienced actor who wishes to learn or brush up on their skills, we here at Bazan Talent Agency are ready to welcome you to class. We aim to support your acting journey, challenge you, as well as build new relationships and friendships within the acting community.
Acting Training :
BAZAN TALENT AGENCY- BTA STUDENTS- ACTING TRAINING
Our professional drama training consists of 5-week courses held at the Moseley Exchange here in Birmingham, and run from March-November of every year.
Our programmes (spring, summer, autumn and winter) are designed to be able to offer you a variation of drama techniques and skills, including practical and theory which will allow you to learn and exceed as an actor.
From the teachings of Laban, Uta Hagen, Stanislavski, Meisner-to script work, classical studies, composition, voice, body and wellbeing, we ensure we deliver high quality drama training to each class.
We also host our seasonal workshops, (spring, summer, autumn and winter) held on Sunday afternoons, which can also offer a taster to who we are and what we offer. We programme workshops which cover, casting, self tapes, headshots as well as inviting our special guests to teach, including professional drama tutors, screen and theatre directors, casting directors and many more!
BAZAN TALENT AGENCY- BTA STUDENTS- CAREER
Becoming a BTA Student allows you the opportunity to learn about the professional acting industry and develop your career with acting work. We support our BTA Students by offering them opportunities to network as well as putting them forward for professional acting jobs.
BTA Students provides a platform for actors who need support building up their credits and acting curriculum vitae by providing them with professional paid work and opportunities in the acting industry. Including stage, tv, short films, music videos, corporates and commercials!
Mentor Nathalie Bazan says: 'BTA Students is the training both in acting and how to be a professional actor. I train my boys and gals to ensure they understand the industry and have the right attitude and professionalism as an actor. It is what will make you be remembered; what will make you hireable. It is important.'
BAZAN TALENT AGENCY- BTA STUDENTS- PERFORMANCE
Whilst your acting training is important, it is also just as important to put all your hard work into practise! BTA Students allows you to be able to perform your skills and techniques and all you have learnt along the way- by providing you with showcases, end of term performances to family and friends and professional public performances.
We host our annual stage production in collaboration with critically acclaimed theatre company Lying Lips Theatre Company and for our Performer In Progress Award (please see more info in tab bar), as well as collaborating with local Birmingham theatres, putting on a professional stage show/performance, and inviting professional theatre critics to review.
Past stage performances include: 'If My Father Only Knew' (2019) at the Old Joint Stock theatre receiving **** reviews from What's On Stage. / 'Hecuba' (2021/2022) at the Crescent Theatre receiving **** reviews from The Reviews Hub. 2023 stage performance will be an adaptation of Tennessee Williams 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
BAZAN TALENT AGENCY- BTA STUDENTS- COMMUNITY
We are very proud of the community we have built within our agency and BTA Students. We believe that 'actors are one big family all over the world' and that supporting and encouraging one another is extremely important within the acting community.
Mentor Nathalie Bazan says, 'It is wonderful seeing friendships being built in class and outside of class and my students really supporting each others growths and acting journeys. It helps build confidence and trust. The industry is competitive and there is a lot of jealousy and negativity at times- but I mentor my actors to ensure that they build a team working relationship and the support and love is very real.'
How to become a BTA Student :
How do I become a BTA Student?
To become a BTA student you simply need to have completed three courses in our official programme throughout the year. (Please click Courses and Workshops on menu tab bar.) The courses do not need to be consecutive and workshops unfortunately do not count.
There are no additional charges or fees when becoming a BTA student.
There is no contract or cancellation charge.
What are the benefits of becoming a BTA Student?
Fee discount on all our courses and workshops.
Early bird priority booking on future courses and workshops.
A free BTA student T-shirt.
A BTA goody bag.
Discount on Bazan Talent Agency showreel packages at client rates.
Invitation to audition for representation at open auditions for the agency.
Opportunities for professional acting work and opportunities.
Support and help building your credits for your spotlight application within the theatre and screen industry.
How Do I Sign Up?
To sign up all you have to do is commence by booking any of our courses listed in our official programme.
We look forward to welcoming you to class!
BTA Students : Our acting journeys so far!
BTA Student 2022 - Present
Oliver 'Ollie' Roddy joined us as a BTA Student earlier this year after meeting him at our open auditions.
He commenced his training as a non- spotlight actor- and soon became a member of Spotlight- (the official home of casting.)
He was quick to show his commitment and dedication to his craft and his natural talent for acting. He signed with Bazan Talent Agency shortly after, and has already been seen by the BBC, ITV and Pilot Theatre.
We are very excited for Ollies future and he is very much a key member of our team!
BTA Student 2020-2022
Trinity Benjamin won our annual performer in progress (PIP) award 2020. She commenced her one year free training alongside us once Covid-19 rules lifted; and quickly and eagerly dived in with determination!
She completed her training along BTA, and was signed in July 2022 by Bazan Talent Agency and becoming a member of Spotlight. Trinity has made a great start to her representation, receiving castings for screen and has booked a short film 'Barricade' working with BFI, and will be playing the role of 'Tenisha' 2022.
BTA Student 2021-Present
''I first discovered Bazan Talent Agency early last year, and was truly inspired by the support and guidance Nathalie provides to her BTA Students and clients. I booked myself onto the showreel course and remember feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement on my first day of class not knowing what to expect. As soon as I walked into the room, I was instantly put at ease with how friendly Nathalie was and how welcoming the other actors were. I have since attended class, each time learning invaluable skills. Nathalie has a way of making you feel supported and safe to express yourself creatively as an actor. My confidence ahs grown massively and being a BTA Student has helped me develop my skills both personally and professionally. The knowledge, wisdom and support Nathalie provides her actors is invaluable. She truly cares for her students.'- Kimberley Dolman- 2022
BTA Student 2022-Present
Vashane Monroe was our official runner up for our Performer In Progress Award (PIP) 2022.
He commenced his journey with us in the Spring term and has demonstrated his ambition for acting especially in screen.
He recently was cast in a short film alongside Rural Media called 'Stop The Start' where he demonstrated his talent for screen acting.
We are very excited to be able to welcome him as a Bazan Talent Agency client in the near future.
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