We highly recommend that you register on line before arriving to the model search to expedite the sign in process. Registered models will be asked to sign in with $10 upon arrival, and then they will be ushered into the main mall. Current (paid) NTA members do not need to pay again. This is an exciting professional networking opportunity! Dont forget to bring your business cards and promotional material to share with the panelists and fellow professionals!
Registration for NTA and the 2018 Model Search is $10, and can be paid in cash upon sign in at Telus Spark. There is no need to pay in advance.
Build your portfolio for 20 bucks! Members only can add an updated head shot and a professionally edited video of your catwalk at Telus Spark for only $10 each!
Head shots will be taken immediately after the model search walk on November 14. You may request one professional head shot to be emailed to you by our photographer for only $10.
Study to improve your walk, and add an edited video piece to your portfolio! Video footage will be taken during your walk for the panelists, and kept on record with NTA. You may request one professional video edit of your walk to be emailed to you by our videographer for only $10.
Catherine Larose is an Art Director, Executive Producer and Fashion Editor residing in Calgary, Alberta.
For more than 20 years, Catherine has supported and worked in the arts community through the management of not-for-profits and charities including the Cecchetti Society of Canada, the School of Alberta Ballet, the Canadian Space Society and MakeFashion. Her metal and textile designs have been featured in exhibitions throughout Canada, France, Italy and the United States. Recently, her passion for fusing art and science has led her to specialize in designing wearable-technology garments. She has produced more than 50 high-tech performances and events for dancers and performance artists in Canada, the United States, China and Ireland.
As the Editor-In-Chief for Calgary Bride, she directed high-end photo shoots, and produced editorial content for Alberta’s most widely distributed bridal magazines, “Luxe”, “Calgary Bridal Guide”, and “Confetti.” In 2016, Catherine co-founded Natural Talent Alliance Inc., an organization which promotes collaboration and creates educational and professional development opportunities for the talent industry.Contact Catherine
Matt Laprairie is a fashion show producer and artist based out of Calgary, Alberta.
A professional artist and fashion designer for over 20 years, Matt has been represented in over 50 fashion shows internationally, including Canada, USA, Germany and China. His unique technique and use of carbon fibre, electronics, and precious metals have gained him an international reputation for being a world leading fashion-tech designer.
In addition to creating and presenting his own work, Matt also directs high profile fashion shows internationally, and recruits and manages modelling talent worldwide through his company MJL Enterprises. In 2016, Matt co-founded Natural Talent Alliance, a talent recruitment organization, specializing in models, musicians, dancers, hair and makeup artists and professional photographers.Contact Matt
Nadine is a model and NTA's Media Officer.
Nadine Richards is a Calgary born and raised model. She’s walked several international runways in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Ottawa, as well as locally in Canada. She has a keen interest in media and fashion, specializing as a prosthetic-cover model. Her goal is to break the barrier between the fashion and prosthetic world. Nadine has been working in Calgary’s talent industry for the last two years, gaining experience and knowledge. In the last year Nadine has teamed up with Natural Talent Alliance as a Media Influencer and Talent Head-hunter for local and international events.Contact Nadine
Carolynne is an internationally published model and writer living in Calgary, AB.
Well known for her professionalism, mentorship within the industry and relentless work ethic, Carolynne has been recognized as a leading influencer on the local talent scene. With over 6 years of professional runway experience and multiple magazine and online print work we are proud to recognize her as a part of our community of NTA game changers.Contact Carolynne