Gabriel Zertuche has been in the talent industry for over 15 years. He has worked as a professional dancer, choreographer, and character coach for major ballet and opera companies.
Zertuche was named Ballet San Antonio’s Artistic Director in 2012 where he immediately widened the companies creative repertoire with critically acclaimed new works and the addition of internationally accomplished artists. Zertuche has been described as “the classic artiste preserving the love of dance in our city.”
Zertuche began his professional ballet training at Coleman Academy and Midland Festival Ballet in Midland, TX and later Milwaukee Ballet. He performed in major classic ballets including Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and the Nutcracker. He has choreographed major ballets for the Tobin Center of San Antonio such as Dracula, The Nutcracker, and Scheherazade.
After leaving the ballet company in 2015, Zertuche began to work in the fashion industry with San Antonio entrepreneur Lorena Monroe and her company Bonita Natural. Lorena “Bonita” helped guide and connect Zertuche to the world of fashion.
Zertuche is now thrilled to begin his new venture Zertuche Talent Agency and working closely with EXPO, Mike Beaty and Lari Nelson.
Mike Beaty model & talent expo Founder & CEO
The experiences of Mike Beaty are endless: model, actor, producer, manager, booking agent, agency director, and agency owner. Mike Beaty began in the modeling industry by modeling for Neiman Marcus in Dallas. He then went to New York, and it was there he trained and succeeded as a professional model. He landed bookings that took him to success nationally and internationally.
Mike continued his career, but shifted his focus to television. He appeared in many television commercials and major T.V. shows. After many years in front of the camera, Mike moved behind the scenes. He opened Beaty Productions which specialized in television commercials and industrial films. Despite the success of the venture, an offer to become assistant to Betty Rasnic, president of the Modeling Association of America, lured him to Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1977, famed song artist Ronnie McDowell asked Beaty to become his road manager which entailed a move to Nashville. During Mike’s two year association with Ronnie, he accumulated a collection of gold and platinum records. In May of 1979, Mike found himself in Las Vegas as an assistant to June Joblonsky, booking entertainment for major hotels in the area.
Throughout his fascinating career Mike had held a goal of opening his own agency. His dream was fulfilled in January of 1981 and the Mike Beaty Agency became one of the top three model and talent agencies in Dallas in just three years. As a talent agent Mike helped such people as Lou Diamond Phillips and Kevin Sorbo with their careers while they were in Dallas. In April of 1986, Beaty joined his agency with Industry Dallas to create one of the leading print and broadcast agencies in the Southwest. In 1989, Industry Dallas became Elite Dallas where Mike was print director until leaving in January 1993. Mike joined the Southwest foremost full service agency, The Campbell Agency, as a consultant. In 1992, Mike Beaty founded the MB Expo, and later changed the name to The Model and Talent Expo presented by Mike Beaty. The Expo is one of the premier model and talent showcases in the nation. The success stories of people that are now enjoying great careers as a result of attending the Expo are too numerous to list. Mike Beaty is truly a Icon in the Industry. He received the Industries highest honor by being inducted into the International Models Hall of Fame in 1985. His greatest desire has always been to give back to the Industry by helping people get the chance to showcase their talent to top people in the Industry, and that he does by giving people a chance to attend the Model and Talent Expo.
lari nelson the agency model and talent ceo
Lari Nelson has been in the fashion industry for over 35 years. She has worked from manufacturing, to wholesale, to retail and then onto the runways with product! She has also instructed, coached and guided scores of young women and men on the art and the business of fashion and pageantry.
It is not uncommon to find that many of the bright faces appearing in various print ads, TV shows, movies, sitcoms, commercials, and high fashion models on the runway today got their start with Lari Nelson.
The success of Lari Nelson has been achieved with her models and actors, which are grounded in her vast knowledge and experience in the industry.
After coaching her daughter Jodi, through a successful modeling career, in the states as well as internationally, she also went on the win the title of Miss Texas Teen.
Nelson Fashion Group/ The Agency Gives their models and actors a wealth of practical experience on which to build and prepare them in a career of fashion, acting or to be a confident successful young person. Lari Nelson specializes in fashion runway training and fashion show production.
LARI NELSON/ THE AGENCY LATEST MILESTONES.
Fashion Editor for SA Monthly Magazine
Miss Rodeo Texas Runway Coach
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Mother Agent/ Director for Model and Talent Expo, Dallas, Texas