Who We Are

JC Modeling & Acting Agency of CT believes in taking our models to their full potential. We provide an open forum for our models and their families to ask, learn, experience and get to know the true nature of the modeling industry in a positive and fulfilling manner.

JC Modeling & Acting Agency is licensed by the state of Connecticut and has an A+ rating with The Better Business Bureau.

JC Modeling & Acting Agency has a full service staff of fashion and television professionals. We represent our talent in:

  • Print Models-commercial and fashion
  • Promotional Models
  • Runway/Fashion shows
  • Conventions and Trade Show models
  • Cosmetic Promotions, live demonstrations & Product Samplers
  • Hand, Leg and Foot Models
  • Informal Models
  • Mannequins and Freeze Models
  • Television Commercial Actors
  • Film Actors
  • Extra Talent
  • Industrial Talent
  • Voice Talent and More!

When you are a part of the JC Modeling & Acting Agency family, you are always “in the know and on the go”!JC Modeling & Acting Agency is the premier modeling agency in Connecticut! Established in 1987, we have developed ongoing relationships with more than 400 prestigious Connecticut clients that have hired our models for print, promotion, runway, and television work.  Look for JC Models and Actors at work for Amazon, Allure, Bobs, Eastern Mountain Sports, ESPN, Foxwoods, Godfather of Harlem, GQ, Hasbro, L’oreal, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Nutmeg Bank, Powerbook III, Target, Seventeen, Six Flags, and more!In an effort to fill a variety of modeling and acting needs, JC Modeling & Acting Agency celebrates diversity. We represent women, men and children of different ages and sizes.

JC Modeling & Acting Agency is on the lookout for new faces and has helped to launch the successful careers of Connecticut natives such as:

*Adaora Akubilo of Windsor (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Ray Ban, Burt’s Bees, Pantene, Cosmo Girl, Ebony, Essence, Macy’s and Target).

*Emily Didonato, who was discovered by JC at The Danbury Mall. Emily is the face of Guess?, Giorgio Armani, and Maybelline ads and has graced the covers of dozens of magazines including  Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour Magazine.

We have placed women, men and children with many prominent international agencies such as New York Models, Ford, Elite, IMG, Wilhelmina, and Next.


We’ve worked with John Casablancas CT for years and it is nothing but a pleasure. Their models are always professional and well equipped to enter the modeling industry. They are without a doubt one of the top Mother Agencies and we love working with them and their talent!
jaime Goldberg Ford Models
I have worked with Tina Kiniry at JC Models of CT for over 30 years. I am impressed with the diligent and honest approach they have with their talent. I have signed many of their models over the years. Their models are prepared, and they offer great support to guide the clients from beginner level to top model.
Ray Lata-President Wilhelmina Models
I have had a long history of working with Tina Kiniry and her wonderful staff at JC. Tina has been instrumental in casting key roles in many of our feature films! Her expertise in managing, recommending, and delivering outstanding talent in a professional process has been a major asset for us. I am excited to continue to work with Tina and JC!-
David Gere-Producer
I have worked with Tina for well over 20 years and she is one of the best and most professional agents. Tina and her team take such good care of their models & actors, and have amazing follow-up. I have worked closely with JC and with our new faces as well as all our divisions here at STATE and with new faces at NYMM.
Dana Cullen-State Management
I Have Worked With The JC Centers For Many Years. We Have Consistently Found Great Models From All Over The United States Through The Centers. The JC Centers Are A Great Way To Educate Oneself About The Modeling, The Acting And Entertainment Business As Well!
Karen Lee-Elite Models
I’ve been shooting Tina’s models for over five years. Tina and her team of scouters are highly professional and hardworking. They care deeply about their models and do an excellent job mentoring and preparing them for a career in modeling. I’m grateful to be a part of that development process. –
Alejandro Poveda-Fashion Photographer
Fenton Models NYC has worked with Tina at John Casablanca CT for over a decade. Tina is an amazing model and mother agent and has great expertise and passion for her work. She is an all-around an amazing person to work with. We are very thankful for our working relationship with her and her agency.
-Wendy Levine, Fenton Management
Understanding a client’s needs is vital in this industry. Tina and her staff at JC know this and operate their agency with this key focus in mind. I know that if we describe a face or voice we are scouting for our client, Tina and her staff will deliver exactly that. Their talent are professional and have an understanding of what is expected of them at a casting or on set. I am grateful for the 30 years of working together with Tina and look forward to what the future will hold.
Kristie Raymond, HumanKind Casting, LLC
Tina Kiniry is without question more than an ‘Agent’, she has discovered and mentored numerous talents and walked them through the sometimes difficult introductory faze of our industry. While Tinas’ keen eye is legendary within the modeling world it is her long-term vision and loyalty that sets her apart from most.
Dallas Bugera, New York Models


Who is John Casablancas?
John Casablancas is the founder of Elite Model Management, the largest and most prestigious modeling agency in the world. He developed the world’s first “Supermodels” and changed the modeling industry forever. He is considered A leader in the modeling industry.

The JC agency is dedicated to providing their talent with the same skills and knowledge that ELITE models epitomize. The JC Agency opened 35+ years ago to develop local talent and promote them locally and through their network of agencies worldwide.

Who are your clients?

Our clients represent both females and males, four years and older. Many of our clients pursue modeling and acting full time, while others work with us to improve their personal images, gain self-confidence, or to help them succeed in other careers. Some of our clients are attending school while others have already entered the workforce.

Do I have to look like a model to become one?

In a word, no. Though so-called “supermodels” may share a certain look or body type, the truth is there are thousands of highly successful models of all shapes and sizes around the world. That’s because the modeling field offers a surprisingly wide range of full and part-time career options. In short, there is more to modeling—and the modeling business—than you’ll see in the top fashion magazines.

What makes the JC Modeling & Acting Agency different from other modeling companies?

The JC agency is unique in that in addition to placing models on the local market, we also have an affiliation with agencies in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo and throughout the world. We are proud to give our models and talent the benefit of our 35+ years of experience in modeling, acting, beauty and personal image development.