Instructors:

Director, Runway and Portfolio Instructor

Violeta Perez

Born in Cuba, migrated to the US at the age of 20 and immediately started to pursue her modeling care. At the beginning, she was doing only print and product modeling, but she never gave up on her dreams and moved up quickly to TV and film in order to diversify and re-invent herself. She has also been selected by many Beauty Pageants to serve as a judge. You can see her in local T.V commercials, and training videos for corporations such as Chick-Fil-A, Michelin, Ross, Marshalls, Family Dollars and so on …. Violeta Perez has been modeling for Adan Terriquez, Barami, David Bridal, Macy’s, Carlos Santana’s, LeGair Brand, Sherri Hill and many more throughout her career. She was selected to walk at “New York fashion week” by the amazing designers Young Socialite and Luis Enrique Alta Costura from Puerto Rico.She was the face of UNI’K hand creating boutique for many years. And she has been on the cover of many magazines.

She has been the official model for the famous makeup artist Javier De La Rosa and the famous Mexican photographer Jesus Padilla.

In 2010, she created Talento Latino Modeling School, where she began helping many students to improve their self-image, training for pageants and also teaching what it takes to succeed in the modeling industry.

Etiquette Instructor:

Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez

Her journey as an Advertising Graphic Designer began in Atlanta more than 15 years ago. With the idea of ​​helping and inspiring Hispanic small business owners in her community to enhance and enhance their various activities through design and advertising. A large percentage of these small business owners were women entrepreneurs with big dreams. With an enormous need for knowledge about themselves, their environment and how to empower the activity for which they had been working and dedicating a large part of their lives. It was then, where I got certified as Personal Image Assistant with the faithful conviction of being able to guide them in every step of their development and discover the best of each one of them. With this same passion, I began my mission in 2007 to reach thousands of Latin women and their families through Reino Magazine Atlanta, a collectible magazine with multiple articles of interest, where each note answers questions and concerns and aims to bring the message of empowering Latin women to achieve their goals. Her dream was even bigger, in 2018 She obtained her Diploma in Interior Design/Interior Designer at the School of Image and Design of the National University of Córdoba in my native Argentina. Since then, I have worked transforming their living and working spaces into functional environments full of good energy where they can be inspired, motivated, gain confidence and fight for their dreams. Today this enormous challenge is presented to her and the possibility of not only reaching each of these wonderful women but also their children, as a Teacher of Etiquette and Protocol at our academy.

Hair and Makeup Instructor:

Faby Arce

For 5 years she has been dedicated to the beautiful art of makeup. Her passion for makeup led her to want to know more about this beautiful art and decides to prepare herself to be able to offer the best to her clients. She studied at the renowned FaceArt Makeup Academy and Spa from Itala del Guerico. Studying there was his first motivation to continue learning about this career. She continued pursuing her dreams and has continued studying with different industry professionals such as: Maritza Barraza, Pepe Gutierrez, Efrain Tirado, Angel de la Cruz, Javier de la Rosa, Michell de la Palma, Priscila Ortiz, Jackie Vejar and among others.

Her art has been reflected in the faces of many models in major events such as: * Art Mezo * UNIQUE Fashion Show * Editorial photography * Alve Alexander Fashion Show * Rise Up * To name a few. It also has different collaborations of joint work for different social and personal events. In her portfolio you will find works such as social makeup, XU, girlfriends, characterization and editorial.

 

Hair and Makeup Instructor:

Rocio Villanueva.

Her passion for makeup began more than 5 years ago and since then she has continued in constant training and certifying herself with artists of national and international stature. She created her own company RoVi Makeup LLC with the purpose of expanding her services.  

As a professional makeup artist, she has been able to participate in different important events within the community such as Internacional Art and Fashion Exhibition/ ArtMeso, World of Prom/ Terani Couture, UNiQUE Fashion Show/ Talento Latino, Beauty Meets Fashion/ Miles Models, Expo Bodas y Quinceañera by Revista de Fiesta/ Cinderella’s Gown, Indian Bridal Show/ Betheyou Org. And more!

This ah allowed her to connect with the community and other industry professionals within Georgia and also out of state.

Photographer

Carlos Alexis, a former native of New York City fulfilled his dream of military service at age 18 when he enlisted to become a qualified United States Army airborne ranger. While on his numerous deployments Carlos worked side by side with journalists from around the world which brought out his passion for photography. After 12 years of military service as an infantry man, Carlos found him self exploring his interest of photography in New York City as he continued another passion for physical training. After 5 years as a physical trainer for some of the top training facilities in NYC, Carlos’ growing passion moved him  to Atlanta Georgia to work as a photographer and creative director for Wedding photography. Carlos has worked side by side many of the top creatives to  capture some of the most amazing moments in wedding and family photography. Since then Carlos has moved on to fashion photography where he has build an amazing portfolio along side Atlanta’s Talento Latino modeling school and photo pose instructor Violeta Perez, a portfolio that has shown his true passion for the creative art and fashion world.

Subdirector and Runway Assistant Instructor

Lupita Ruiz

Born in Michoacán, Mexico. She’s a mother of 4 children. She is a runway and print model. In her career as a model, she has had the opportunity to pose for many national and international photographers. Her beautiful face has been the canvas of many professional makeup artists.

She is venturing into the television and voiceover industry and has recently signed a contract to be the official image of “ELSA Rodriguez” hair products. 

She also has the title of Ms International Gran Latina 2022 and has been invited as a judge in locals’ beauty pageants.  

Now she has the opportunity to encourage many more girls like her to achieve her dreams by working as a subdirector and runways assistant instructor here at the school where her dreams started coming true. 

 

Runway Assistant Instructor

Liliana Tapia

Born in Mexico however Georgia has been her home for over a decade. Since a young age she aspired to be a teacher howbeit between family and a corporate career this dream was neglected. In 2017 her life became a turmoil, and those life events caused her to reevaluate her priorities. In December of 2018 she decided to pursue one of her dreams and started taking modeling classes here at Talento Latino. Since the start of her modeling journey, she has been a cover model for a well know magazine in Georgia” De Fiesta”, She been modeling for several designers, like Ofelia Calderon, Sherri Hill, By V fashion creations, Arcoiris Girl, Creating design, Francos Bridal, Guadalajara Boutique and the international designer Oscar Tadeo. At the beginning of 2022 she founded Sedemocin LLC where she can empower Latina’s women by giving them the tools to thrive and be successful in their endeavors and everyday life. It does so by offering a year full of experience for the queens. Today she is also able to pursue her passion of teaching as Runway assistant instructor at Talento Latino. Where she hopes to inspire more people to pursue their passion of modeling.