Advisory Board

Brendan Filuk

From Calgary, Canada – Brendan’s experience in the dance world was a result of his mother’s dance studio – where not only did he work in the office but also took jazz, tap and gymnastics.  He graduated from the University of Calgary with a BS in zoology.  When he moved to Los Angeles, he worked at Litigation Sciences, Inc and Legal Research Network before eventually landing in the legal department at Sony Music.  He moved over to Sony’s licensing department shortly after.  He came to DDO Agency initially to work with his sister Laney in her print department but migrated to the dance department almost immediately and became an agent for choreographers and dancers.  In 2000, Brendan started Bloc Talent Agency all by himself with a desk, phone and laptop in an empty office before being joined by Laney shortly after.

Jim Keith

Former professional dancer Jim Keith has been in the business of dance and choreography talent representation for more than 10 years. In his current role as Partner and President at the Movement Talent Agency, Jim has been extremely influential in the career development of some of the most sought-after film, television and stage choreographers and dancers in the world. Jim started his career as a dance agent at DDO Artist Agency back in 2003 and was promoted in 2005 to Director of the dance and choreography divisions there. Under his direction, the agency opened three additional branch offices in under three years (Miami, Las Vegas and Nashville) extending the arm of commercial dance representation respectively to those regions. In late 2006 he was asked to serve on the advisory board of Dance Spirit Magazine… Read more.

Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien, founder and President of Clear Talent Group has been representing talent for over twenty years. He was department director at both LA Talent and Kazarian, Spencer and Associates (now KSR) before leaving to open Clear Talent Group in 2003.

Prior to his career as an agent Tim worked as a performer in film, television and stage. He is active with the Television Academy and has served as a consultant for both the Screen Actor’s Guild and SAG-AFTRA. Mr. O’Brien’s dedication to innovation and strong client service has made Clear Talent Group one of the top talent agencies in the United States today.

Shelli Margheritis

Shelli has an extensive background spanning over 35 years within the entertainment industry as a professional dancer, keynote speaker, business entrepreneur, agent and three time author of Making The MoveBrain Snacks and Making It Werk. She brings a vast range of experience as an agent representing producers, directors, choreographers, educators and dancers for over a decade. As the first agent in history to develop a teaching division within a talent agency, Shelli is the Director of Education and Choreography Agent at McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) where she represents world renowned talent for feature film, television, music videos, tours, Broadway shows, corporate events, Las Vegas spectaculars, commercials, and educational conventions. Shelli co-wrote the Commercial Dance BFA curriculum and is an active member of the advisory board for Studio School; she is an advocate for the Arts, and studied at St. Mary’s College of California. She is a proud member of the Television Academy, advisory board member for the World Choreography Awards, quoted within numerous published industry periodicals and featured by the Americans for the Arts.

Terry Lindholm

Terry Lindholm is the Founder and President of Go 2 Talent Agency, Inc., a boutique talent agency he opened with his wife Lisa Coppola Lindholm. A seasoned dancer, choreographer and educator, Terry’s career has taken him everywhere from touring with Reba McEntire to performances on the Academy Awards to choreographing shows for Buena Vista Pictures! During his career, Terry was fortunate to work on many memorable projects including, choreographing Rita Moreno for Jerry Herman’s Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl, creating the tap sequence for The Thomas Crown Affair film score under the direction of Bill Conti, appearing in movies and TV such as Newsies and Bette Midler’s Gypsy, to name a few. His love for dance education led to his teaching for Tremaine Dance Conventions from 1989 to 2001. Read more.

Steve Gaeto

Steve Gaeto has been a talent representative for almost a decade. Originally working in talent management in New York representing Broadway directors and choreographers, Steve made the move to LA in 2012 to become an agent at Bloc.

Originally from Seattle, Steve got his start in entertainment working with Tony Award winners Bart Sher and Adam Guettel before seguing into representation. Additional work in the industry includes working in casting on the CW series Gossip Girl. Steve received his BFA in performance and directing from the University of Arizona, and has continued his education while living in LA via UCLA’s Extension Program.

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