Success Stories

My inner compass is pointing due North
“I had a fear of reaching out, poor time management, and a lack of prioritization. I reversed all of the above. And, most importantly, I rebuilt trust with myself while nurturing and focusing on relationships rather than bookings. I have several new well-paid bookings as well as marketing materials and reinforced professional relationships. My inner compass is pointing due North. No matter where you are in your career, you will benefit immensely.” ~ Libby Skala, Actress
My goals are more realistic & reachable than ever
“I was feeling overwhelmed building relationships and marketing myself. I have weekly action plans (even daily ones!) that help me actually get things done now. If you’re an actor looking for guidance in how to meet your career goals, you must try it! I increased my confidence and my goals are more realistic & reachable than they’ve ever been!” ~ Erica Cho, Actress
I’m trusting in my own journey
“I had a lack of clear goals and an action plan to achieve those goals. I started gaining confidence and believing that I am good enough now just the way I am! I began making some great relationships/connections with the right people. I have more time. I don’t feel the need to go to mass open calls! I’m trusting in my own journey.” ~ Jamie Monahan, Actress
I started booking work again
“I was struggling with believing in myself. My support tower is so much taller, stronger and more present than before. I started booking work again! My auditions feel more confident and powerful and I bring all of me into a room without being shy or holding back.” ~ Brett Travis, Actor

I learned to let go of perfection
“I needed confidence with moving to the next level. I learned how to let go of perfection. I’ve booked work that invigorates me as opposed to draining me. This program is a HELL YESSS!!” ~ Katrina Hayes, Actress
I now feel excited about my marketing
“I now feel excited about the work I put into my marketing (as opposed to overwhelmed and unsure and daunted). I was called in by 2 casting directors, found a manager, and got a meeting with an agent. This program marries the business side of acting with the necessary inner work that is missing in other programs.” ~ Marie Polizzano, Actress
I trust myself more now
“I felt stuck with myself and the business in general. I trust myself more now and I’m having fun in everything I do. The most valuable thing is moving forward without needing someone to hold my hand, that is empowerment I haven’t felt in any other marketing or career class. To be honest, I smile more! It’s the best thing you could do for yourself.” ~ Martha Frances Williams, Actress
I’m the most productive I’ve ever been
“I was feeling very stuck not knowing which direction to take. I was feeling defeated! The biggest transformation was becoming my own agent. I became so hopeful again because I was challenging and allowing myself to be vulnerable! I’m the most productive about my career that I’ve ever been.” ~ Michael Vinton, Actor
I had no plan of action
“I was struggling with not having any plan of action. My BIGGEST result was entering a stage play concept into a festival and it was accepted… I had zero words written but I wrote the play in 3 days..and I am less than a week away from seeing my work on stage. Before, I would have dropped out. Thanks for helping me show up and then stand up for my work and my ability!” ~ Aleesha Nash, Actress
It was a life changing experience
“I felt stuck and overwhelmed with all the different things to push my career forward. I didn’t have a plan whatsoever. I learned how to distinguish which habits were positive and which were negative. It was really a life changing experience. I know that the tools I learned will not only help my career but it is already helping me be the person I want to be in life.” ~ Allison Tebbano, Actress
I feel more relaxed about my career
“I was caught in the frenetic pace of what I was “Supposed” to be doing as opposed to the tempered pace of what I “want” to be doing. I feel a lot more relaxed about how to proceed in my career. I’m taking care of things that I’ve put off for far too long.” ~ Stuart Green, Actor
I am the owner of my career, not an employee
“I have realized I need to be an owner of my career and life, not an employee. I also realize that I can do this completely on my own terms rather than trying to do what “they” want?! Desperation has been replaced by an inner peace and steely confidence. This program is the biggest and best investment for both my career and life. If you really want to have the career you want, this work is a must.” ~ Josette Owens, Actress
I’m more effective, efficient and authentic
“I was in a fine place. I joined because I liked Dallas’ ideas, personality and generosity. I see myself bigger and the universe/industry is responding. I’m up for major theatres, tours and roles. I’m having meetings and conversations with the industry’s top players. I’m more effective, efficient and authentic. Dallas nails it–from content to execution. I’m a BIG fan.” ~ Tony Howell, Actor
My whole way of working has changed
“I wanted to advance my career to the next level. I learned to better leverage existing relationships and acquired tools to build new ones. I have turned down several offers that did not lead to my larger goal of “upleveling.” My whole way of working has changed. Be prepared to work and dig deep, but you WILL see results.” ~ Daralyn Jay, Actress
I feel like I’m running a business
“I didn’t understand the path or steps I should be taking. I feel more structured in how I run my business now. I’ve signed with an agent and I shot two shorts for myself. My production at my day job has skyrocketed as well. This is one of the best things you can do for yourself if you are serious about a career in acting.” ~ Ryan Johnson, Actor
I have a completely different mindset now
“I was afraid of “marketing” and “schmoozing”. I had no agent or manager after 22 years of work. I have a completely different mindset now. I have a beautiful website and marketing materials and I feel great about where I am & where I’m heading. And, I have representation. The workshop not only changed my career for the better, but my life for the better.” ~ Andrew Rothkin, Actor
I make decisions based on my values
“I felt overwhelmed – like I had to do everything and I didn’t know where to begin. Now I feel justified making decisions based on my own values and I’m in control of my path. I finished my Voiceover demo and am currently attacking new projects a little bit each day.” ~ Amanda Thickpenny, Actress

My imagination is open to possibilities
“I felt out of control, and unable to change my career/situation. I loved the joyfulness this course brings to the business of acting. My mood has improved, and it has opened up my imagination to possibilities. This program has the potential to change your life if you let it. There is no better investment out there for your career.” ~ Matthew Ludwinski, Actor
I leapt past the status quo
“I was struggling with believing my dreams were possible and that I could leap past the status quo. After your class my TV debut aired, I had an article published in my hometown newspaper from the press release I wrote, I shot 3 student films, and had 2 commercial auditions. I also sent out my first ezine and had a 64% open ratio!” ~ Heather Refvem, Actress
Now I have definite direction
“This course gave me definite direction. I took career chances that I would’ve been too afraid of before. Dallas has such wonderful insights and clear, concise answers to any question. Her approach is so logical and easy to follow.” ~ Cynthia Shaw, Actress

I am taking ownership of my own career
“The benefit for me was psychological: taking ownership of and managing my own career while getting clear about where and how I want to take it. During the program, I realized I needed to let go of my manager and replace her. I would encourage other actors to check it out.” ~ Charles Rahi Chun, Actor
I have a plan and I know I can live my dream
“Acting is difficult because there is no ‘plan’ to go about pursuing it. Now I actually have a plan and I know, if I follow the steps, process and marketing tips I learned, I will be successful in living my dream. This program is not for the weak of heart or the unmotivated. If you want real results and tangible ways to go about achieving those results than look no further than Dallas Travers, she is a true gift from God to us actors!” ~ Trinecia Moore-Pernell, Actress
I know which projects are truly right for me
“If you want to take your career to another level and do away with those bad habits that seem to take you in circles, then this is the program for you. I now have more auditions than before because I switched my habit of overcommitting to knowing which projects were truly right for me.” ~ Anthony M Bertram, Actor
I had a complete change of focus
“My career was too much work, too little results. Your program gave me a complete change of focus. Now I know what my primary interest is in this business, rather than the ‘take everything I can’ mentality. The result is bringing together my writing and my acting, real progress for me.” ~ Henry Packer, Actor

I had more commercial auditions than ever before
“I was struggling with confidence coming back to acting after a 10 year hiatus. My goal was to book a National Commercial – I didn’t do that yet. But I did have more commercial auditions than ever before. I also had a callback and booked a print campaign. It is one of the best things I have done in my career – ever. I feel like I just skimmed the surface of this course and skimming the surface produced terrific results.” ~ Ann Starbuck, Actress
I have a step by step action plan now
“I was struggling with my relationship to marketing. I learned to set my sites on a specific target and make a step by step action plan to get there. It’s a great program to uplevel your business marketing skills as well as gain tools and understanding to empower yourself in any process of the industry.” ~ Michelle Lee Barton, Actress
I have a road map to reach my goals
“I have built tremendous confidence not only in myself but also in my marketing. I now have an achievable road map to reach my goals. This program is a “HELLLL YES” – what are you waiting for?” ~ Brittney Coleman, Actress
I have zero TV credits but got my dream role audition anyway
“I had no confidence and I felt like I had lost who I was. Now I feel like myself again. I even went to a casting director workshop and requested an audition for a lead role on a new TV series. I have zero TV credits on my resume, but I got that audition. And I made a fan out of the CD within one night. There is no way in hell I would have done anything like that before. This program is marketing help for actors, but it is also life coaching.” ~ Meghan Caves, Actress
I feel closer to reaching my goal
“I realized that my “feelings of failure” aren’t because of my work but the nature of this business. I feel closer to reaching my goal and very aware of the next steps I need to take. My goal was to get a legit agent and I have had meetings with several agents and 3 more meetings to go!” ~ Megan McDermott, Actress
The casting directors on my list now know I’m alive
“Before working with Dallas, I could not get an audition. I learned to create a target list of projects I want to work on and reach out to those people in a creative way. The six Casting Directors on my target list now know I am alive and I was called in for a character on Criminal Minds. I have an action-based system for achieving my goals now.” ~ Brick Patrick, Actor
Now I have a plan
“I realized I can do the things I always wished I could. I have a structure rather then just running around doing things without really knowing where I’m going. Now I have a reel, a plan, and a target list that reflects what I want. Plus positive feedback from the CDs in my fan club that I did not think was possible.” ~ Jessica Dowdeswell, Actress
I had more commercial auditions than ever before
“I was struggling with confidence coming back to acting after a 10 year hiatus. My goal was to book a National Commercial – I didn’t do that yet. But I did have more commercial auditions than ever before. I also had a callback and booked a print campaign. It is one of the best things I have done in my career – ever. I feel like I just skimmed the surface of this course and skimming the surface produced terrific results.” ~ Eric Satterberg, Actor
I upleveled my representation in a big way
“Dallas provided me with the practical steps and emotional support to step up and leave my manager. I soon replaced my mediocre representation with a fantastic manager and wonderful agents who get me in rooms I had previously dreamed of. Iʼm telling you, Dallas is one of the most powerful weapons I know to put in an actorʼs arsenal.”
~ Denise Sealy, Actress
Dallas has changed my life
“Dallas isn’t someone who has simply changed my career but she has changed my life. What makes her stand out is her ability to bring clarity to any situation and empower actors to be the best they can be. It’s hard to find people you completely trust and with her I know she is exactly who she represents herself as.” ~ Simone McAlonen, Actress
I booked two costar credits within five months
“Dallas Travers is the real thing. Within 5 months after beginning Dallas’ work, I booked two costar credits and I am consistently auditioning. Dallas breaks things down into a system that has focus and leads you to specific goals. It is exciting finally having a little control over my career.” ~ Jennifer Cortese, Actress
Dallas Travers has changed my life
“I say with complete sincerity that Dallas Travers has changed my life. Less than six months after my first class with her, I got my very first audition for primetime television – without an agent! And I booked it! Because of her, I’m more confident in myself, in my talent, and in my place in the industry.” ~ Ronn Burton, Actor
Dallas is the best arrow to have in your quiver
“For every person who wants to pursue the business of acting, the best arrow you could have in your quiver is a relationship with Dallas and her organization.” ~ Kim Estes, Actor
Dallas gave me tools to have the career I’ve always wanted
“My MFA training gave me the artistic tools to become the actor I’ve always wanted to be. Dallas has given me the business tools to have the career I’ve always wanted to have. Because of Dallas, I can approach the business of my career with confidence and professionalism.” ~ Anne Popolizio, Actress

Dallas challenged me to start proactively showing up
“When I first met Dallas, I felt ‘over-trained and under-prepared.’ Dallas made me see that my hard earned MFA training was worth the industry’s time. In less than 6 since months time working with Dallas, I signed with a commercial agent, got two avails, a major play booking, and the icing on the cake: booked my first guest star on HBO.” ~ Amin El Gamal, Actor
I have a whole new career thanks to Dallas
“I feel like a marketing master and I have a whole new career thanks to Dallas. I have more callbacks and bookings since starting the Breakthrough and I was busier this summer than in the entire past year.” ~ Jamaal Stone, Actor

I am confident reaching out to make connections
“Since taking the Breakthrough, I am much more comfortable and confident. I have built a strong relationship with a manager, received clarity from my agent, and up-leveled my networking.” ~ Lisa Summerscales, Actress

I have begun creating a community of support around myself
“The Breakthrough is amazing — especially as a package with the Blueprint — it gives a framework for how to run my business, make authentic decisions and take inspired action to leap forward in my career. I have implemented “practices” — a list of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks — that I do regularly.”
~ Keiko Elizabeth, Actress
My biggest transformation was having a laser focused plan
“Before the Breakthrough, I was feeling overwhelmed. I was not sure how to approach the marketing side of the business. My biggest transformation was having a laser focused plan and steps to get there.” ~ Heather Fusari, Actress

I booked a commercial. I built a database. I have a system!
“Before the Breakthrough I was feeling like my ‘old paradigm’ wasn’t working for me. After the Breakthrough, I booked a commercial and A CD recognized me at a party. I built a database and now I have a system.” ~ Stephen Sheffer, Actor

I’m so much more confident & motivated
“In only 8 weeks, I’m so much more confident and motivated. As a result of the Breakthrough, I finished writing my web series and production is set. I would have never done that without this experience. I would absolutely recommend this program, but I wouldn’t have to because everyone can see the change in me.” ~ Nicole DiMattei, Actress
I am more confident & patient with myself
“Because of the Breakthrough, I actually went on several auditions for commercials, and got really good feed back, which, as an older actor starting later in life, is very exciting for me. I also completed a commercial class. I am more confident and patient with myself. Would I recommend the Breakthrough? YES and do it now.” ~ Lanier Westmoreland, Actor
Dallas has changed the way I look at the industry
“The Thriving Artist Circle has keyed me into the importance of marketing and given me helpful hints on navigating the industry as an actor. Dallas has changed the way I look at the industry and helped me get more specific about the best way to conquer it.” ~ Caroline Slaughter, Actress

I can turn to you for guidance to grow & evolve my career
“The Thriving Artist Circle is always something I can turn to for guidance to grow and evolve in my career. I revel in the monthly calls because, they always seem to touch on an issue I’m dealing with at that very moment and I receive new ideas to move forward through someone else’s issue.”
~ Tiwana Floyd, Actress
Dallas put tools in my hands to get me where I need to go
“Dallas’ organization has been instrumental in my getting into action. The Thriving Artist Circle has exposed me to other professionals in the field that have been part of my career development as well. Dallas puts tools in your hands to get you where you would like to go.” ~ Gerard Ender, Actor

I am now excited about showing up for my career
“Before TAC my acting career was much like an unorganized office space. I enjoyed showing up for work everyday, but it became impossible to work smarter, not harder in a chaotic environment. The Thriving Artist Circle taught me how to clean up and maintain my proverbial office and get excited about showing up for my career.” ~ Renee Santos, Actor
I got a manager, a great one, with a great company
“I feel like I have up-leveled my thinking in ALL areas of my life. I’m more open and better at communication and I’m more patient with myself and circumstances. I also got a manager, a great one, with a great company!” ~ Amy Vorpahl, Actress

I am now focused on my role in creating success in my career
“Before becoming a member of the Thriving Artists Circle, I was hoping; hoping an agent would call, hoping for my career to “take off.” Being a TAC member keeps me focused on MY role in creating success in my career. Dallas has given me the tools, information, and confidence I need to take actionable steps to manage my career.” ~ Ed Zajac, Actor
I booked the lead in two features & a SAG short film – all in three days
“My agent is so incredibly pumped right now because I’m booking so much through him. All paid work! I really owe it to the Breakthrough and Blueprint for boosting my level of confidence in the audition room and my overall attitude towards my career.” ~ Marisa Persson, Actress
The confidence I now exude is remarkable
“I am absolutely awestruck at how The Breakthrough has impacted my life as an actress and as a woman. The confidence that I now exude is remarkable and everyone that knows me has taken note.” ~ Offi Ekah, Actress

I now have patience to build the career I want
“Dallas and her programs and the community she has built have de-mystified the business of being a successful and fulfilled PERSON above all else. From her, I have gained the confidence to start reaching out to people who know me and build a career, and not in a phony way.” ~ Sarah Hunt, Actress

I am now open to possibility instead of closed to one idea only
“I loved the Breakthrough class. Through it I learned to be more curious and less of a control freak about my career. With the help of Dallas’ training, I was able to say “yes” to the recording project I’m currently working on which turned into something better than I could have imagined.” ~ Rachel Nelson, Actress
I LOVE Dallas’ work
“I LOVE Dallas’ work and purchased the Actor’s Business Blueprint a couple of years ago. I re-listen regularly when I want some more juice. She really has a great sense of how to translate linear steps into forms that resonate with creative minds.”
~ Julie Millett, Actress
Dallas’ classes gave me practical tools & a proper mindset
“Dallas gave me the practical tools and proper mindset to start living the professional career I wanted but was too intimidated to even imagine. The financial gains I’ve made due to taking the Breakthrough have paid for it many times over making it a worthy investment. My only regret is I wish I had found Dallas’ classes sooner. If you are truly ready for a change of pace in your career, and quite possibly your life, I would highly recommend Dallas’ program!” ~ Tadamori Yagi, Actor
The first manager I called, met with me & signed me
“Dallas taught me not only how to set up my month for my target list but she also taught me that this system was a “blueprint” or a constant. I could add or subtract but the frame of my marketing was done. And this was how I landed my manager. The first one I called and got an actual meeting with, signed me!” ~ Kurt Ela, Actor
I am right where I’m supposed to be
“In the past two months, I booked my first television show, got back in touch with a director/producer I worked with, shot the first episode of a web series I wrote, and got called in straight to producers as a result of applying the Blueprint. Thanks to Dallas, I know exactly where I stand, what has to happen next and am totally confident that I am right where I am supposed to be.”
~ Jennefer Ludwigsen, Actress
Look at your life in it’s entirety
“No matter where you might be in your career, Dallas’ programs ask you to think bigger. They demand upward growth and active change while examining your life in its entirety. Dallas Travers helps you to become a well-rounded human being and encourages you to excel in every area of your life.”
~ Jeff Wiesen, Writer & Actor
I learned how to be my own agent
“In the last five months, I’ve booked two TV credits and landed two pilot auditions… all without an agent! Best of all, I feel empowered and excited about my future in the industry. Dallas helped me find the joy and enthusiasm for this business that I had been missing for a long time.” ~ Suzanne Smart, Actress
I got my SAG card & booked my first feature film
“Since making the decision to work with Dallas, I got my SAG card, booked my first lead in a SAG feature, was cast in a leading role in my theatre company and signed with a great manager.” ~ Skye Noel, Actress
I booked my biggest jobs yet
“Thanks to everything I’ve learned from Dallas I just booked my biggest TV jobs yet—a Top of Show Guest Star and a pilot!”
~ Anoush NeVart, Actress
I finally have the right representation
“After two years, I realized that it was time to find new representation. So, after a few weeks of implementing Dallas’ marketing plan, I found the perfect representation for me. Now I have a team in place that believes in me and works hard on my behalf.” ~ Karla Zamudio, Actress
I booked six national commercials
“After two frustrating years of trying to find an agent, Dallas helped me get three meetings in less than one month. Now, I’m working with a top commercial agency and I’ve booked six national commercials.” ~ Dave Tenenbaum, Actor
I booked my first TV role
“Dallas Travers gets actors and she knows business – a winning combination. She has helped me to get great representation and obtain my first co-star role. Most recently, I also applied some techniques I learned and got several meetings with independent filmmakers.” ~ Susyn Duris, Actress
I took a huge leap toward an awesome agent
“Thanks to the tools I learned during Dallas’ class, I took a huge leap, and am now a client of an A-List agency. Her class lit a fire in me, and now I’m reaping the benefits of bold action. Aim high; everyone is aiming for the middle, so there’s less competition!!” ~ Michael Lanahan, Actor & Voice Talent
Dallas was the answer to my prayers
“I am a seasoned professional who has been around the block a time or two. But even at my level, there are challenges and needs for reinvention. Dallas has limitless resources that most of us would never think of, to make “the business of the business” not only laser focused, but also fun. I highly recommend her to anyone at any level of show BUSINESS!”
~ Mary Van Arsdel, Actress
I now know that anything is possible
“When I met Dallas, my management team had let me go, and I had recently left my agent. Dallasʼ invaluable insights and creative input put me back on the path toward success. I am now working with my dream management team and an amazing agent. Dallas is an inspiring and positive light in my life that keeps me dreaming and achieving big.”
~ Susane Lee, Actress
Booked three great jobs in less than six weeks
“Dallas helped me get laser-focused after a bit of a slump in my acting career. In less than six weeks I booked a national commercial, a TV pilot and a TV co-star credit.”
~ Cantrell Harris, Actor
I’ve been propelled forward personally & professionally
“The clarity, focus, encouragement, and knowledge I’ve gained have propelled me forward personally and professionally. Unlike other classes I’ve taken, I am now armed with tools and habits that will allow these positive changes to be sustainable. I can honestly say I haven’t felt this optimistic and empowered in years.” ~ Elizabeth Maxwell, Actress
I have built confidence & erased my limiting beliefs
“Taking Dallas’ program was, by far, one of the best things I’ve done for my career. During the course I booked 2 internet spots, 2 plays, and the lead in an independent film. I have since signed with an agent and a manager, put my marketing tools in place, and wrote and performed in my one-woman show. Best of all, I’m on track to accomplish even more next year.”
~ Leane Linsky, Actress
I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner
“I was absolutely terrified about using the phone, but Dallas made me realize how quickly I could get answers by taking my career into my own hands. After calling the agency I had been waiting to hear from for MONTHS, I got a positive response and an answer the next day! I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.”
~ Deborah Sanchez, actress
Dallas made me see what’s possible
“Just booked a guest spot on a new Comedy Central show, a motion capture gig and got a recurring guest star audition for an HBO series….more to come! Thank you so much, Dallas, for helping me see what’s possible!” ~ Emily Fletcher, actress
Dallas challenged me to take inspired action
“I just booked two national print & web commercial campaigns, for ION Television and DirecTV! I cannot thank Dallas Travers enough for challenging me to take inspired action!”
~ Ari Rossen, Actor

I now take action beyond self limiting boundaries
“Dallas inspired and motivated me with a clear, concise plan that catapulted me into action while having fun and being gentle with myself. The result? My first network audition right after the end of the Actors Breakthrough!! And the support you get from her team, headed by the amazing Priscilla, is the icing on the cake.” ~ Sushant Ryker, actor
I LOVED the Blueprint Intensive!
“For the first time I feel totally clear and empowered. I am excited to use the tools Dallas gave us and integrate them with my goals and objectives to create a marketing platform unique to me. I’m even integrating these systems into my side business, there are so many parallels.” ~ Danielle Birritelli, actress

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