Academy For Performing Arts
( Formerly known as TJB Productions Inc.) was established in 2009 with a mission to seek out talented individuals who want to develop their skills through education and performance. We are not a talent agency but an organization founded on the premise that everyone has a talent. We specialize in Modeling, Vocals and Dance. We work with adults from 18 years old and up that either want to start on a their passions or build on the career they already have.
Todd Bierbrauer, Founder, Owner/Director
Todd founded TJB Academy for Performing Arts. in the fall of 2009. He understood what it is like to be a starving artist, He had an idea that there’s so much hidden talent out there and there has to be a way to show it without spending a fortune. So he has developed training courses that are easy, geared towards adults of all ages. His mission is to find talented people locally and nationally, who want to show what they do without the high price tag. By working with individuals, enhancing what they either are learning or already know, will give those people seeking skills to move on in their careers and their everyday lives! Our name has changed but our core values are the same.
Ragan Goering, Asst. Creative Director
Ragan is a veteran Performance Model with TJB Academy for Performing Arts. She has now joined our staff as an Assistant Creative Director and loves coordinating and assisting with the show.
Ragan first joined the organization as a way to meet other creatives and try out performance modeling. She has seen such a growth in her self esteem and confidence. These skills have helped her life in all aspects including friendships, romantic relationships and her career. She is now the recruiting director for a financial firm in Minneapolis. Apart from work and modeling, Ragan enjoys trying new restaurants, bars and entertainment in the city and loves all things sports, music, fashion & art!
Simone Thompson, Asst. Artistic Director/Choreographer
Simone Thompson has been dancing around the Twin Cities since a very young age. She has trained in various styles including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Heels, and Hip Hop. She’s been teaching for the last 8 years and still performs around the Twin Cities. We are excited to have Simone on board!