My name is Karen Kenney, and i am the owner and operator of Talent House Academy. When my daughter, Megan was 13 years old in Texas, she came to me pleading to help her with this idea she had that she could be an actress. Since then, we have been in LA and I have supported her dreams of performing 110%.
When the opportunity came for me to run this school, I was ecstatic to think I could provide a safe, clean, educational environment for parents and kids. At all points in their journey, we aim to help families navigate their way safely and effectively through this industry. I wanted to create an inspiring space where kids could REALLY train, and get the information and tools they need to succeed.
This is why I only have the best of the best on the Talent House team. Only instructors that I know are highly qualified, and are working in the industry NOW to teach our rising stars! My goal was to give parents and their kids a place that I wish I had when I was starting out with my daughter. Trust me, we have seen it all!
Most importantly, we want you to know you have a support system behind you of other parents and kids working hard and going through the same things. We will answer all of your questions and take away the mystery that is "LA".
We want to show you this is real and it can happen for anyone who has a passion and works hard for it. As a mother of an actress, I understand and empathize the struggles, the rejection, and the hard work. I will be the first to tell you this is not something that is easy, but its worth it.
I like to think of this like a sport. You will work hard, practice hard, train hard, but the reward of going out and playing the game is unlike any other! I have had the pleasure of knowing many parents and kids who have trained and achieved their goals and whose dreams became a reality when they finally book that coveted lead role in a film or series regular on a show. But I have also watched how they trained and know they deserve it more than anything!
My daughter is now an adult and still working hard to be the best actress she can be. She also works with me here at the school! We are best friends and business partners, and we are here to guide you from our own past experiences in any way we can to make your journey that much simpler!