Denise Simon knows the business and is a trusted source for newcomers and insiders alike.

Career and life balance consulting with Denise SimonA veteran of the industry with experience as an actress, teacher, director, casting director and personal talent manager, Denise offers her show business expertise through private consultation. She is known as the best source available for objective guidance.

Being a certified life coach, Denise is able to provide a unique skill set to her clients in the performing arts. Her ability to appraise talent and opportunity in show business, coupled with her insightful and skilled perspective as a life coach, make her a powerful ally in this industry.

Denise specializes in coaching young performers to develop their craft. Private consultation is often preferred because it allows her to customize her work to meet individual clients’ needs. Click here to get started.

Parents come to Denise for direct consultation, seeking advice on how to navigate the challenges of having a child in show business. Visit Parents’ Corner for more information.

Adult performers seek out Denise as a professional mentor to consult with them privately throughout their careers. She offers practical ways to help actors get ahead while staying in touch with the values that matter in their lives.

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Professional Career Assessment

A professional assessment will help determine a young actor’s natural abilities, readiness to audition and ability to perform professionally. Denise will give you an honest evaluation of your child’s talent, defining strengths and weaknesses as well as marketability. 

A veteran of the industry, Denise is well connected with agents and managers nationwide who specialize in young talent. Denise will make recommendations on whether or not your child is ready for representation and, if so, she will connect you with reputable agents and managers.

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Alexia_Niziak“Denise is a consummate professional. Auditions are often last minute and Denise will do everything she can to meet with your child on the requisite script and/or song. Her coaching sessions are extremely efficient and productive. She insures that your child gains the skills and confidence needed for both the audition process and the performing arts arena. On a broader scale, Denise is knowledgeable about what is out there and what your child is a good fit for. She is generous with her information and her positive reinforcement and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a short boost or a long term coach.”

Paula Niziak, mother of Alexa Niziak, Matilda (Broadway), A Christmas Story (Broadway), Nat’l Tour Mary Poppins,