Meet The Starbound Team

Wendi Davis

In 1999 Wendi Davis acquired Margaret O'Brien's, a thirty-year-old local modeling & talent school that had helped to launch the career of Katie Holmes. For seventeen years, Wendi has continued the tradition of developing local models and talent, with an emphasis on helping individuals bring their careers to a national and international level. She brings actors, models, singers, dancers, and songwriters to Los Angeles, New York, and Miami each year to meet with agents and managers. Through Starbound, Wendi Davis has launched the careers of dozens of children and adults.

Justin Shivak
Vice President

Justin has worked within the entertainment industry for the past eight years. He recruited new talent and trained beginning actors as a part of Stein Entertainment in NYC and Los Angeles. Justin has brought his experience to Starbound Talent as head of marketing and continues to prepare aspiring actors heading into the industry.

Jeffery J. Albright
Acting Coach

Jeffrey J. Albright has had the passion for acting is whole life infront of the camera as well as behind the camera. He has spent many years honing his craft as an actor and director in New York City. In NYC he studied under Academy Award winner Sandy Dennis at the famed H.B. Studio. His world premiere production of Le Wilhem’s “The Road to Ninevah” was the winner of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival and was subsequently published by French.

He has worked with Tony Award winning producer John Glines on “Untold Decades” at NYC’s The Producers Club and Tony Award winning playwright Robert Patrick on “Hello, Bob” at the Nat Horne Theatre and La Mama, Etc., both in NYC. Jeff’s production of “Tell Veronica” started out at Creative Voices Theatre and transferred to a commercial run Off-Broadway at the Grove Street Playhouse, NYC.

Jeffrey is the co-founder of Actors Collaborative Toledo which produces contemporary plays. He is a member of Glacity Theatre Collective and directs at both the Village Players Theatre and the Toledo Repertoire Theatre.

Julianne Simon
Acting Coach

Julianne Simon graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2017 with a degree in Theatre Arts and Arts Management. Working closely with young individuals and having a passion for the arts, Julianne loves to inspire others who wish to learn more and sharpen their creative side. Pursuing an acting career herself, Julianne takes what she learns in the industry and incorporates it in the lessons she teaches, in order for her students and be prepared for a real life experience.

Motivating, building self-esteem, and creating a positive classroom experience, are Julianne’s top goals when working with students who are as passionate as she is.

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