Top Talent Agency was established in 2008 by Warren Bacci. Top Talent Agency, aka TTA have placed hundreds of children in top TV, Film & Commercial roles, as well as modelling and West End Theatre. We represent over 200 children and we welcome new talent to apply throughout the year. We are also linked up with Razzamataz Theatre schools and Top Hat Stage School.
We hold two auditions per year, one in February and one in August. These help us to find the very best talent in which we carefully select only a handful in each age category.
What makes us different is our attention to detail and our passion for our children's development in the performance industry. Our regular workshops help our kids with audition techniques and nurture their inner performer. Our relationship with our parents is also imperative to a good working relationship.
We run two separate divisions now: "TTA KIDS" & "TTA ADULTS".
Our website is regularly updated and we have a superb team dedicated to meet any casting criteria. For a list of our Credits please see our CREDITS page.
Warren continues his career as Principal for Hertfordshire’s leading stage school: “Top Hat Stage & Screen School”. With over 10 years teaching children in drama and dance. Warren is also seen regularly judging various talent shows. He trained in Scotland and has appeared as an actor is a variety of TV and films including: The Bill, Waking the Dead, Hotel Babylon and Silent Witness, as well as films and theatre. As casting director he has worked on a variety of projects such as short films, comedy series and music videos and has been running the “Children's division” of Top Talent Agency since 2008 to great success. in 2014 he also won "Business Person of the Year" at the Hertfordshire Business Awards. He has welcomed a great team of talented bookers and is very committed, passionate and hard working. Dedicating himself and his staff to his clients’ career and continued growth.
Andy’s background is in IT and IT training. However in 2008 Andy came on board as Vice Principal for Hertfordshire based stage school: Top Hat Stage School. Here he directs many productions for the students, past productions include: “Rent”, “We Will Rock You”, “Clue”, “Little Shop of Horrors” & “To Kill a Mocking Bird”. Andy also makes many of the costumes for the stage school and now is head of Finance & HR for Top Hat Stage School, Top Talent Agency and TTA.
Leoni is really passionate about finding work in film & theatre for her fantastic actor clients. Before joining TTA she trained as an actress at Mountview Theatre School, in 2006 she moved into casting, working on commercials, TV & feature films. Credits include features Finding Fatimah, 7 Cases, ADR casting on The Sweeney and Streetdance 2 3D for Vertigo Films and she was casting coordinator on the feature length Shakespeare Documentary ‘Muse of Fire’, starring Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Baz Lurhman, Jeremy Irons and more. She won the cultural innovation award for setting up the St Albans Film Festival which each year attracts filmmakers from around the world. When she isn't working she enjoys outdoor sports, nature and quizzes. Her favourite card game is Exploding Kittens and her karaoke song of choice is currently Chandelier.
Toni studied dance and choreography at Middlesex University and has had great success teaching for various schools, as well as performing as a Dancer with Uchenna Dance Company from 2010 – 2013 at venues such as Lilian Baylis Studio (Sadlers Wells), Indigo2 (O2), The Robin Howard Theatre, Rich Mix, ArtsDepot, The Actors Church, Greenwich Dance and The Africa Centre. TV/commercial work includes Eastenders, ITV Player, Rush, That’s English! and Got to Dance. Toni joined Top Talent Agency in December 2012 as the Adults’ Division Agent and has recently moved on to the Childrens’ Division. Toni has also choreographed Top Hat Youth Theatre’s productions of We Will Rock You and Little Shop of Horrors.
Jake joins us fresh having graduated with Distinction Masters from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He has a wealth of experience in both Theatre and Television. Jake brings with him a passion for all things entertainment and is looking forward to pushing the careers of our actors forward. In 2012 Jake came third in Britain's Got Talent as part of group "Only Boys Aloud".
Melissa is in charge of all Musical Theatre for kids & adults at Top talent. She trained at Hertfordshire Theatre School for 3 years and gained a diploma in Acting/Musical Theatre. Since then Mel has performed in showcases in the West End at the Fortune Theatre, and Her Majesty’s Theatre. She has also travelled around Europe singing in a variety of different shows including as lead vocalist with a Jazz Band. Mel lived in Mallorca for four years from 2008-2011 performing in a variety of different shows including her own cabaret. Melissa’s TV credits include: ‘Asda’, ‘Vauxhall’, ‘Classic FM’, and such as ‘Holby City’ and ‘Bad Education’ as well as national magazine adverts for ‘TGI Fridays’. Melissa previously worked on the children's division of Top Talent for over 2 years.
Nicola has been actively involved in with Top Talent Agency since 2010 and in 2014 moved into a full time role as Finance Manager and PA to the Directors. Nicola brings a wealth of experience to the team boasting an impressive career to date in various customer service roles ranging from the NHS to the world of Independent Financial Advisors & Mortgage Management. Her organisational skills have made her an asset to the team and she is also an experienced Top Hat Centre Manager who ensures that everything behind the scenes runs smoothly which is no small feat! During core office hours, Nicola is ably assisted in her duties by Dotty the Office Dog!
Pauline is our newest member to the team as Office Assistant. She studied Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University. While there, she joined TARA ARTS and became a member of their youth theatre group ArtsBeat; where she performed in abridged versions of Shakespeare -- "Twelfth Night", "Macbeth" and "Othello" as well as in a one woman show called "Animals Lawsuit Against Humanity" at the Wandsworth Arts Festival in 2009. She loves writing and has set herself an ambitious task of writing a graphic novel.
Jo trained at Italia Conti, and since then has worked in all areas of the entertainment industry. As a performer Jo has been lucky enough to work in 6 continents, largely thanks to over a decade of touring for Spirit Productions, and several stints as a singer-dancer on cruise ships. Jo’s screen credits include The Imitation Game, Great Expectations, Legend, Israeli X Factor, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Hour, Eastenders, Mr Selfridge, and commercials for Ladbrokes, Sky Sports and J20.
Jo’s choreography appears on screen in Siblings 2, Marley’s Ghosts 2 and in feature ﬁlm Ibiza Undead. Jo co-choreographed new Celtic show Fiddle Dance, which can currently be seen onboard the Saga ﬂeet. Before joining TTA, Jo was working as a Rehearsal Director for Ted UK. Having worked on both sides of the audition table, Jo really enjoys passing on her knowledge to the TTA clients, and helping them to achieve their potential.