About Us

It all started in 2003 as a partnership between Teresa Natera and Lori Leland, with ideas for their new venture literally written out on a napkin at dinner one evening. A new kind of talent agency was launched... one that took to heart the desires of actors to be able to personally connect with their agents. An agency that changed public perspective of a talent agent from that of a grumpy, impatient, and harsh negotiator to that of a cheerful, enthusiastic, and energetic problem solver. This new direction was embraced, and the agency continues to grow steadily each year - attracting the strongest talent pool in Texas and surrounding areas and consistently meeting the needs of casting directors, photographers, ad agencies, and production companies.

Teresa Natera - Owner, Talent Agent Justin Duncan - Intern Associate
Teresa Natera
Owner, Agent
Justin Duncan
Intern Associate

Welcome to Core Talent, a family owned and operated, full-service talent agency based in Dallas, Texas. We represent adults and children for all types of work, including film, commercials, industrials, print, live events, music, voiceover, and more. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of our clients, approaching each project with a fresh outlook and a commitment to success. We pride ourselves on the quality and professionalism of the talent we represent and make fostering a supportive environment for them a top priority. Monthly Mixers with industry guests are ongoing, the whole family looks forward to our annual picnics, and everyone loves getting all decked out in costume at our Halloween parties. Our staff members are often seen around town at industry events and performances, cultivating new relationships and educating themselves on new and innovative ideas that can be incorporated into the way we do business. Posts on our Facebook page include new talent signings, bookings, pics, video clips of projects, and more. We are passionate about what we do. Can you tell?

Our friendly, personable, and professional approach, combined with our strong work ethic, has made Core Talent a competitive force in the entertainment industry!

Past Clients

We have worked with numerous clients. Here are just a few...

  • Adidas
  • AMC Theatres
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Barney & Friends
  • Borden
  • Budweiser
  • Chevrolet
  • Choice Hotels
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Clairol
  • Cingular Wireless
  • Comerica
  • Coors
  • Corona
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Dallas Desperados
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Dell
  • Denny's
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Disney
  • Direct Energy
  • Doritos
  • Exxon
  • Farouk Systems
  • FedEx
  • Frito Lay
  • Gamestop
  • Harley Davidson
  • Hershey's
  • Home Depot
  • Hasbro
  • JC Penney
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Justin Boots
  • Kroger
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Loreal
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Mary Kay
  • MasterCard
  • Matrix
  • Meineke
  • Microsoft
  • National Cheerleaders Association
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nerf
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nike
  • Nokia
  • Oscar Mayer
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Pepsi
  • Petsmart
  • Pizza Hut
  • Playskool
  • Prestone
  • Quaker
  • Reliant Energy
  • Samsung
  • Schlotzky's
  • Sebastian International
  • Sesame Street
  • Sexy Hair Concepts
  • Six Flags
  • Sonic
  • Sony
  • Southwestern Airlines
  • Superpages
  • Tecate
  • TGI Friday's
  • Toni & Guy
  • Tostitos
  • Toyota
  • TXU Energy
  • Verizon
  • Walmart
  • Whataburger
  • Wingstop


We maintain memberships in a number of industry-related organizations.