Justin is a 2016 graduate of South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA). He is from Spartanburg, South Carolina. At SCCA, Justin was able to pursue his flourishing entertainment career while still receiving a top-quality education. His mother shares his story below:
Justin is an actor, voice-over artist, model, and dancer. He has filmed several shows including BrainSurge (Nickelodeon), Modern Family (ABC), and Children’s Hospital (Adult Swim). He also starred in an independent short film, “David’s Boat Voyage of the Swamp Fox”, and a commercial for the Frazee Dream Center. Additionally, he was cast in an elite dance crew in Los Angeles. "Justin’s entertainment career began to take off in the fall of 2009. He had an audition for Disney’s The Lion King in New York in November. The audition lasted several days, so he missed that time from his bricks-and-mortar school. He had already missed a day of school in October because he was on the set of his first commercial. It was too stressful to have him try to make up all of the missed work from school or try to do his work while traveling. So, we had to make an alternative arrangement. Fortunately, we kept seeing the Connections Academy commercial on TV, and they emphasized that they had flexible scheduling. That was just what we were looking for. We enrolled him in Connections Academy, and it was wonderful. The flexibility that the school offered gave us the ability to take on bigger projects. He was able to book three national TV shows while enrolled in Connections Academy. He also auditioned for a show on Broadway in NYC. All of this was possible because of the flexible school schedule that he had. We love Connections Academy!"
In his free time, Justin enjoys swimming, dancing, and singing.
I liked SCCA because it gave me the flexibility that I needed to pursue my entertainment career. SCCA definitely taught me a lot about gaining independence, being self-reliant, and time management and organization.