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Our New York City, NY, Talent Managers

Laura Pietropinto, one of our talent managers in New York City, NY

 

LAURA PIETROPINTO  For the past 15 years, Laura has been an acting coach, drama teacher, and theatre director/producer.  Laura is committed to nurturing individual talent in each of her clients.  She utilizes her vast industry knowledge and network to help grow their careers.  Her students have appeared on Broadway (Matilda, Annie, Dr. Zhivago, Finding Neverland), off-Broadway (Radio City Spring Spectacular, Ruthless), on tour (the Sound of Music, Matilda), regionally (Amelie, A Christmas Story), on television (Disney Channel, CBS, Nickelodeon) and in film (Disney’s Into the Woods).  She is the Artist-in-Residence at Marymount School where she has directed numerous plays and musicals. Most notably, Laura directed the premiere Asian productions of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal in Seoul and Tokyo, after having been the assistant director regionally, off-Broadway, on Broadway and on tour.  She has produced and directed numerous concerts and developmental readings including Cutting-Edge Composers, a platform for new musical theatre writers. Laura received her BA from Columbia University.
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SIMONE TAYLOR (Assistant to Ms. Leone)  Simone knows what Ms Leone looks for in her talent. She has a keen eye and enjoys “hand holding” some newer clients’ parents through the process of auditions and the paperwork necessary to move forward with a career from Working Papers to union applications. Her natural organization ability and computer knowledge are a must in this ever changing electronic world. During initial Interviews, Simone can be caught entertaining the younger children while their parents talk to Ms Leone. Her greatest passion in the business is supporting the career development of Terrific Talent Clients.
 
Savahna-Reuben SAVAHNA REUBEN (Assistant to Ms. Pietropinto) Theater and performance have always been a part of Savvy’s life.  She began performing at a young age working with Rebecca Lobo (basketball) on Sesame Street and went on to star in numerous theatrical productions.  She most recently wrote, directed and starred in a production of her original musical “Just a Number.”  Her original pop album “Savvy Girl” is available on iTunes.  Savvy has taught theatre to children of all ages at the Marymount School and Drama Camp.  She recently graduated from Trinity College with Honors as an Education and Performance in Theater major. She has looked to Laura as a mentor for many years and is proud to be her assistant.  She especially loves working with TTA clients coaching them to deliver their best performances for auditions.