About Our Talent Agencies in San Antonio and Austin, TX

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Diana Sneckner, Owner
Today, Avant Agency is one of the largest and most successful model and talent companies representing women, men, teens and children throughout Texas and beyond, with its corporate office in San Antonio and a local branch in Austin Texas.

Avant Agency is truly a full service, broad-based company representing talent, including: fashion models, actors, voice over talent, singers, dancers, entertainers, motivational speakers, staffing for events, trade shows, and product sampling.

We further provide the entertainment industry with makeup artists, photographers, videographers, stylists, location services and fashion show production.

The ability to recognize and nurture new talent is just one of the reasons Avant Agency Inc continues to be a leader in the entertainment industry. We excel where other talent agencies in Austin and San Antonio fall short. We continue to successfully book new faces, instilling professionalism, versatility and enthusiasm in serving the marketing needs of a diverse client base.

Avant Agency brings twenty-plus years experience, knowledge, resources, client relationships and a unique perspective. We keep it fresh and current, integrating the best technology available and promoting a wide range of talent and services to an ever changing marketplace.
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Excerpt from The San Antonio Business Journal

It is not the successes that make you a better person, but rather the mistakes. “True success comes from your mistakes,” Diana Sneckner says. “The things we fall over; these are the bricks by which we build our mansion. Indeed, it is Sneckner’s own struggles as a model that she believes helped her to be a better agency owner today. “I had so many humbling experiences,” she says. “But you learn as you go.”

A blend of diplomacy and a drive to be the best agency in the city — has worked well. Now in its twentieth year of operation, Avant has enjoyed success as a top Texas talent agency with satellite offices in San Antonio and Austin, Texas!


Staff & Creatives

Melissa Mendiola
Talent Coordinator

Melissa is Avant Agency’s “go to” person for all of our talent needs from scheduling an appointment, to integrating into the agency’s digital software resources or guiding talent in providing essential marketing materials that give them a front line advantage in being cast for that next big production. Melissa excels in friendly and reliable customer service!

Jovvi Johnson
Head Booker

Head Booker Jovvi’s background includes Media Arts studies at Northwest Vista College here in San Antonio and St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She has served in years of experience,  as a Production Assistant, Associate Contributor, and Marketing Assistant. She understand all sides of executing a project and she understands, what is going to make you, ” stand out ”  from the competition. Along with booking,  she assists with our new website and other ongoing marketing and production projects.

Kathleen Kennedy
New Talent Developer

Want to be a model, actor, or entertainer,  but dont know how to take that first step? Schedule an appointment with Kathleen, director of Atelier Talent Development Co., for an evaluation.  Get honest professional information and advice on where you best fit the  industry. Learn the guidelines on what is needed for representation, and get connected to resources that will will make you a pro in no time!
Contact Kathleen at director@atelierinfo.com or 210.549.5344 (O) 210.740.7073 (C)

Renata Bueche
Creative Director

Renata an accomplished fashion photographer, serves the Avant family with her keen eye for detail. Renata, designs marketing pieces for our talents diverse promotional and marketing needs. She also provides photography services to the  majority of Avant’s fashion models and actors needing photos that will help keep them on top of a client’s casting list! Renata’s photos have been featured with such clients as Julian Gold, Payless, AMUZE Magazine, SA Monthly Magazine, and Dillards to name a few.

Rebecca White
Image Consultant

Rebecca trained at Aveda Institute of Cosmetology and is a licensed hair stylist who has worked on hundreds of  fashion and TV/FIlm projects, as a hair/make up artist and image consultant.  Her work is featured in many model portfolio shoots, magazines, and commercial sets. “I look for that amazing attribute in an individual; whether its their eyes, great lips, great skin or unique coloring and focus attention on that, with a balance to define their individual beauty. I enjoy bringing out hidden or under developed features in a person that helps them define “their look” with a confidence that compliments their skills!”

Pattie Holladay
Special Projects

Pattie has been with Avant Agency for over 13 years and has worked as administrative assistant, talent coordinator, and head booker. Pattie is currently a realtor at Coldwell Banker but is also “on call” for any special project needs. Pattie has a deep understanding of all facets of the business and is a great asset to Avant and its family of great talent and performers. Her “can do” attitude and customer service abilities make her perfect for any job she takes on!

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