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 desire 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 - attracting the strongest talent pool in Texas and consistently meeting the needs of casting directors, photographers, ad agencies, and production companies.

Teresa Natera - Owner, Talent Agent James Casarez - Talent Agent
Teresa Natera
Owner, Agent
James Casarez
Talent Agent

Welcome to Core Talent, a boutique talent agency based in Dallas, Texas. We represent actors of all ages for work in film, television, commercials, industrials, print, live events, 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. We regularly host Entertainment & The Arts Industry Mixers to provide a social and networking opportunity for our actors to meet professionals in the world of film, television, live theatre, dance, photography, and more. These events are open to the public and anyone in related fields is invited to attend...directors, actors, choreographers, critics, filmmakers, hair and makeup artists, designers, stylists, and musicians. Our staff members regularly attend industry events and performances, cultivating new relationships and educating ourselves 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. You can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Yelp. 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
  • Under Armour
  • Verizon
  • Walmart
  • Whataburger
  • Wingstop


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