About Our Talent Agencies in San Antonio and Austin, TX

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!

(http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/1999/02/22/smallb1.html)

Staff & Creatives

Anthony Nelson
Director of New Faces – Atelier

Anthony is the Director of New Faces for Atelier Talent Development Company, a sister company of Avant Agency Inc.  Anthony is responsible for the vetting and training of new aspiring talent and serves to provide on-going training for currently signed and represented talent.  Having worked in the Entertainment Industry for more than twenty years, Anthony has worked in nearly all areas ranging from theatre to radio to independent films and commercials.  He holds his BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!) and his MFA in Directing for the Theatre from the University of Iowa.    He also has a passion for teaching and has three and half years of teaching acting at the University level. He has directed theatre across the country and overseas and has been at the helm as a producer and director for over fifty productions.  He currently works as Executive Co Producer for The Reps Show a new digital Youtube series.. He is happy to call Atelier home and along with the great team at Avant Agency, has grand visions for the future of the company. 

Jackie Ordonio
Talent Coordinator

Jackie is the Talent Coordinator for Avant Agency and serves as Co-Producer/Production Assistant for The Reps Show a new digital Youtube series.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Mass Communication from Texas State University. During her time in college, she studied Spanish in Valladolid, Spain where she got to immerse herself in the culture and practice the language. She also studied musical theatre in New York City with Broadway casting directors at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts after receiving an acting scholarship at IMTA (International Models and Talent Association) the year prior. She then relocated to Los Angeles where she took workshops with TV Producers and went on auditions in Studio City. She is currently enrolled in an Entertainment Law program at the University of Southern California, and can’t wait to use her knowledge and passion to help aspiring talent start on their journey!”

Jose Miguel Tapia Flores
Special Projects

Jose Miguel has been with Avant Agency for over 4 years and has worked as administrative assistant, talent coordinator, and head booker. Jose Miguel 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. His “can do” attitude and customer service abilities make him perfect for any job he takes on!

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!”

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