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World’s First Modeling Studio Outgrows NY Offices in Swell of Student Enrollment on 75th Anniversary

Industry: Performing Arts

Barbizon Modeling NYC Uproots to 38th and Broadway to accommodate growing demand for young professional training and online curriculum.

New York, NY (PRUnderground) May 31st, 2014

After inhabiting the New Yorker building for 15 years, historic Barbizon Modeling Studio has exceeded their seedling offices and blossomed into a new location at 1384 Broadway, New York, NY. Formerly known as the Lefcourt Normandie Building, the pre-war structure was built in 1928. The neoclassic office tower is fitted with modern conveniences wrapped in a stone façade with  large storefront windows that encapsulate the timeless aesthetic of old town New York.

  The 17th floor of 1384 Broadway offices boast 10,000 square feet of space for educational and professional use as well as a stunning, full view of the Empire State Building. To benefit new and current students, Barbizon is giving their curriculum a fresh perspective, updating their technological availabilities of the new facility to accommodate a young, professional market. The new office will be adorned with a state-of-the-art photography studio, new runways and elite hair and makeup stations. A hail of new computers will update the way students are able to learn their trades while simultaneously presenting Barbizon talent to agents and the advertising community. Barbizon’s “Young Professional”program offers youth the opportunity to utilize technology to develop their professional careers with emphasis on interpersonal communication in a way that transcends the interactions of today’s social media-driven perspectives.

  This transplant comes in a time of transition for the modeling studio. Recognizing the industry shift towards globalization and modernization, Barbizon plans to reveal several new business elements and curriculum developments in months to come, including a partnership with model placement group Agency 1939. As aspiring, young talent flocks to the world’s mecca of art and culture, Barbizon will develop to meet the needs and interests of artists, models, actors, singers, dancers, designers and more. Barbizon aims to provide traveling students, domestic and international, with the training they need to find careers in the ever-growing entertainment industry. Barbizon NYC’s new office is the first step in cultivating this growing campaign.

  For the world’s original modeling studio, unveiling a new location is an event in-and-of itself. No stranger to throwing a happening shindig, Barbizon invites students, friends and family to mingle and explore the new space, interested party-goers can RSVP at Barbizon’s website, Barbizon will invite their agent and manager contacts from New York and Los Angeles for an industry-only christening before the public opening event.

About 1384 Broadway:

  Located at the corner of Broadway and West 38th street, this prime real estate location provides tenants with the bustling presence of Times Square/Herald Square that is within steps of numerous fine dining and transportation options. The address is a shared office environment with many large windows that showcase New York’s amazing skyline.

About Barbizon Model & Talent

Established in New York City in 1939, Barbizon has been in business for over a half a century with models gracing the covers of every fashion magazine and talent in television shows and feature films. The Barbizon Modeling Classes Curriculum prepares students to enter the world of modeling with self-confidence, poise, and style. Barbizon offers training in these areas which is key to success in the modeling industry as well as in everyday life.

With schools and affiliated agencies located in New York, Bangkok, Santo Domingo, Toronto, Hawaii, Barcelona, Los Angeles…. There are over 200 locations worldwide.

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