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The Barbizon Modeling and Acting Centers have been #1 in the industry since 1939. Over the last 70 years, many Barbizon graduates have gone on to become famous models, actors, and actresses. Although we cannot guarantee employment of any kind, each Barbizon Modeling and Acting Center does have an in-house placement agency for their Barbizon Graduates.

Barbizon has trained children and young adults not only for runway modeling and acting, but for skills they will utilize as they approach adulthood such as self-esteem, self-confidence, and communications skills.

The Barbizon programs are designed to train females, males, teens and children ages seven and up. All Barbizon Modeling, Talent and Acting classes are limited in size for special individual attention. Training includes runway modeling, photo posing for fashion and commercial print, TV commercials, acting and promotions. Also included are classes in self-improvement, self-confidence and social etiquette. Upon successfully graduating from Barbizon NEPA, you may be invited to join our talent agency, D&D Talent Management, to help jump-start your modeling or acting career!

The Barbizon School of Modeling and Personal Development first opened its doors in Northeastern PA 38 years ago.

Offering male, female and preteen classes, Barbizon has become the premier leader in the modeling and personal development industry.

Since 1984, executive directior Miss Deboraha Desiderio has brought success to our area. First and foremost in being honored as the youngest Barbizon franchisee. Her background began as a young teen who aspired to become a confident individual. Her career began doing local modeling in both print, television and runway. Her television experience began when FOX 38 featured her as a host of Fashion Update which was a special segment of the local talent show called "Spotlight". She also served as fashion coordinator and choreographer for several of Northeastern PA shopping malls; such as those owned by Crown America Corporation.

Her career took her to New York City where she did commercial modeling. In 1981 she had the opportunity to work for Clairol and modeled along with Cheryl Tiegs and Christina Ferrari. She continued with her passion of acting by studying under the late Dorothy Salsberg as well as classes at the HB Studio in New York City.
She is a 1981 Miss Northeastern PA holding several titles which helped her travel throughout the United States to carry the message of confidence and personal development.

In 1997, she was inducted as a member of the Modeling Association of America International. Since that honor she has met and helped many young people in our area achieve their goals. Her success has brought her the achievement of being named "AGENCY OF THE YEAR" for "2000" and "2003" by the Modeling Association of America International.

Many success stories have been discovered under her ownership. Her models and actors have worked professionally for companies such as; Kids R' Us, Limited Too, Frito Lay and FAO Schwartz. They have also appeared in top national magazines such as; Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, YM, J-14, Shape, Fitness and Twist just to name a few.

Internationally she has had models travel to Milan, Italy and Tokyo, Japan where their careers took off.

In 2003, Deboraha Desiderio was honored by her peers by being named to the board of the Modeling Association of America International and presently is now devoted and dedicated to her new students where she wants to bring out the best in them.  Deboraha’s most recent accomplishment, she was a President electoct honoree of the MAAI in April of 2007. 


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