Our Mission

"We are in the business of inspiring others to reach their fullest potential"

Our Team

 

Audrey Wilson - President & CEO
audrey@geminimodels.com

 

“Family” is a word that’s most often used by Audrey when she talks about her business. Not only does she think of her GEMINI team in such warm terms, but she extends that to all of the women, men and children who have, over the years, come to GEMINI to build on their image and self-esteem.

Audrey is now entering her 25th year as the President and CEO of the Region’s largest Modelling Agency, Training Academy and Image Consultancy Firm. Her expertise is sought by corporations, media and charitable organizations within the public and private sectors including KPMG, Bell Media/CTV, Canadian Cancer Society and The University of Waterloo just to name

a few.

 Audrey began her career in business as an executive in Human Resources at The Waterloo Regional District School Board where she developed her leadership and people skills. At the same time, on a part-time basis, she modeled and instructed classes at GEMINI Modelling Studio in Kitchener, ultimately purchasing the company in 1991.

Under Audrey’s leadership, GEMINI has grown into a multi-faceted company which includes five thriving business divisions: Professional Image Consultancy; Digital Media Marketing; Training & Education; Model & Talent Agency; Fashion Show Production Company. If you’re looking for a dynamic keynote speaker, complete event planning services including image and brand consulting that are lively and interactive and highly motivating, look no further than GEMINI.

 

Laurie Cadman - Model Bookings Manager
laurie@geminimodels.com

 

Laurie became interested in the fashion & beauty industry at a young age. She started with GEMINI in 2001(at the age of 14) taking the full year modelling program. Throughout her year at GEMINI, she participated in several Fashion Shows, both as a model and as a back stage assistant.

In January of 2002, she joined the GEMINI team as an Office Assistant. After returning from a modelling contract in Korea and Hong Kong she has taken over the role of Model Bookings Manager. Laurie handles the day-to-day operations in the office and as well, she works daily on keeping the GEMINI website up-to-date.

Laurie continues to challenge herself by taking on roles of creative direction, whether in Make-Up, Hair or Wardrobe Styling. She also studies Digital Imaging.

 

 

Meaghan Dietrich - Modelling Instructor
meaghan@geminimodels.com

 

Meaghan Dietrich has been a part of the GEMINI team for over 6 years. She currently serves as the Academy’s Director & Director of Brand Ambassadors. A graduate of the National Ballet of Canada, she has worked as a professional dancer on the global entertainment scene and as a dance instructor.

Under Meaghan’s direction, GEMINI’s curriculum is unique to most in the business. The standard runway, fashion, poise, grooming and makeup classes are complimented by personal hygiene, healthy-living and fitness components.

Meaghan is a firm believer that when girls feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, they make better life choices. She utilizes modelling as a fun and interactive way to build self-esteem, confidence and a positive attitude while fostering friendships and happiness in her students.

Meaghan is also the Ballet Director at Dynamic Dance Force. There is no doubt she was born to teach and inspire others to reach their fullest potential whether it be in a dance or modelling studio.

When Meaghan is not instructing, she can be found styling photo shoots, planning and executing fashion events and productions. Meaghan is also the Director of Brand Ambassadors. Working with local businesses , she provides industry leading Ambassadors to aid in product awareness for Trade Shows and other events.

Meaghan brings her passion for performance into her daily endeavours, always leaving a lasting impression with her graceful walk and electric smile

 

DJ Carroll - Acting Instructor
info@geminimodels.com

 

D.J. is an actor, director, magician, busker and all around performer.  With over 25 years of experience in teaching arts camps, theatre classes, performing on TV and in film; D.J. is excited to bring his style of teaching to Gemini this year.

His experience in the community has gained him recognition - winner of the 2001 KW Performing Arts Award, National Shakespearean Theatre Teacher of the Year 2010 and 2011 and the founder of Theatricks productions which brings the arts to a variety of groups and organizations as well as spreading the love of theatre to people of all ages.  

With a degree in theatre he not only embraced his professional performing side but he has been teaching Drama classes to high school students for over 16 years - so teaching and theater are a big part of his life.  Hope to see you in the fall!

 

Hailey Beattie - Acting Instructor
info@geminimodels.com

 

Finding a love for all things exciting and creative, Hailey has always found her passion in making others smile. Hailey became part of the theatrical world over 10 years ago performing and instructing with local theatre including Theatrix and KWLT.  As an experienced dance teacher specializing in ballet, jazz and creative movement, she enjoys incorporating musical theatre aspects into her coaching.

Graduating from Conestoga College with honours in Recreation and Leisure studies, Hailey whole-heartedly believes that confidence and self-esteem can be built through recreation activities and theatrical practice. As she enjoys working with children and youth in all walks of life, she also obtained her Cultural Diversity Certificate with Wilfred Laurier University.

When Hailey is not instructing, she can be found teaching fitness, organizing fundraisers for local charities and enjoying the outdoors. As a co-owner of Pixie Party Planners, she enjoys adding sparkle, face paint and entertainment to many local events.

Hailey loves to inspire those around her, helping bring abilities and hidden talents to the forefront. She is overjoyed to share her passion for performance as a GEMINI Acting Academy Coach.

 

Jessica Straus - Acting Instructor
info@geminimodels.com

 

Jessica Straus has been involved in the theatrical world for over 10 years; she has a passion for both acting and stage management. Jessica has spent many years teaching at local Drama Camps with the Theatrix, and instructing globally with the Turn Around Project.

Jessica graduated from Brock University with honors in child and youth studies and psychology. During this time she took a variety of courses in drama in education. Jessica understands the importance of developing personal and interpersonal skills through theatrical work. She now works full-time supervising at a children's mental health agency, while still finding time to keep her acting alive through local nonprofits and dinner theater events.

Jessica comes with high energy and passion for the arts, she is always eager to expand her work and is excited to be co-owner of Pixie Party Planners, she loves working with local families and businesses adding unique touches to their events through face paint, glitter and many other ways to make the day special.

 

 

Sarah Davidson - Professional Make-Up Artist
sarah@geminimodels.com

 

Sarah Davidson fulfills the roles of Director of Make-Up Artistry, Modelling Instructor, and Model. At age 15, she began her journey with GEMINI. Always fascinated by the fashion and beauty industry, at age 18, Sarah became a beauty advisor for Estee Lauder. There she was trained in both skin care and make-up application.  

Fast forward twenty years, and Sarah, now a busy mother of 3, continues to fulfill her role at GEMINI.  Her passion is teaching women of all ages the importance of understanding ingredients found in cosmetics and skincare. She is also the Area Manager and Independent Consultant for Arbonne International.

Sarah’s enthusiasm, positive energy and contagious smile are always warmly welcomed by her eager students.

 

Leah Hall
leah@geminimodels.com

 

 

Leah Hall has been a member of the GEMINI family since taking her first program at age15. Now 20, and in her second year of studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Leah is GEMINI’s Blog Writer, Model, and Agency Administrator.

She brings her exceptional organizational and customer service skills to the office where she greets all guests with a welcome smile.

Word of the Year: Gratitude.

“The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”

Life gets hectic. The ups and downs are inevitable.   To remain happy and humble it is important to reflect upon how lucky we are. Focus on what we have, rather than dwell on what we lack.  This means being thankful for everything from the roof over our heads to the people who we are blessed to call our friends and family. Often we take the little things for granted. This year, I will make sure that the little things don’t go unnoticed.  I will make sure my friends and family realize their immense significance in my life. And finally, I will make sure that I slow down and take time to not only express but also show my appreciation.

 

Andrew Price - Professional Videographer

andrew@amotionfilms.com

 

Andrew Price is a videographer based in the Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario. He specializes in creative video work for fashion/beauty, portfolio work, small business marketing or any adventure you desire to capture.

Andrew is a graduate from the University of Waterloo in Honours Geography and Environmental Management. He was lucky enough to spend a term of his university living abroad in Iceland.

On the side, he films, takes pictures, and travels as much as possible. His love of film and its creative process spawned from the travel show ‘Departures’. The breathtaking cinematography by Andre Dupuis inspired Andrew to pick up my camera and film the world around himself. As a self-taught videographer, Andrew is always learning new styles and techniques to better his understanding of this art form.

Check out Andrew's official website Amotion Films. or check out his Facebook Page.

 

Tia Schmidt
info@geminimodels.com

 

Tia has been a part of the GEMINI Academy for over 3 years, and continues to love every minute of it! Joining the GEMINI Team as a class assistant, Tia loves inspiring young girls to reach their fullest potential and give back to the program that inspired her.

She is passionate about travelling, constantly looking for new opportunities that will make an impact on her life. This past summer, Tia travelled to Africa. Her next adventure will take her to Europe. “Some of my favourite memories with GEMINI would be the annual year end fashion shows. I loved walking the runway with my classmates. I am so lucky to have been able to grow with GEMINI.”

 

Brooklyn Schwindt
info@geminimodels.com

 

Brooklyn has been a part of the GEMINI Academy for five years. This year Brooklyn joined the GEMINI Team as a class assistant. Since joining the Academy, she has grown as a person. “I remember my first year, I was so nervous and barley talked to anyone in her class. Now I walk into classes feeling confident to talk about anything! The confidence you have going into the GEMINI doors is incredible.

I have met friends at the Agency who quickly turned into my best friends through our love and passion for the beauty and fashion world. It’s fun to go to classes every week with girls that share the same interests as you.” Now, as an assistant, Brooklyn loves helping other girls come out of their shell and become more

confident with their natural beauty.

 

Ema Suvajac - Professional Photographer
info@emasuvajac.com

 

Ema Suvajac is a photographer based in Guelph, Ontario, working throughout Southern Ontario. She has always had a love for photography - running around with a camera from early childhood, she set out to compose and capture memorable images of family, friends, and nature. Almost two decades later, she is still running around, albeit with a much more expensive camera and a better eye for what works as an image


Ema started her business five years ago during her graduate studies as a Masters student in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph. Her deep passion for photography led her to pursuing her photography career full time after completing her degrees, and she hasn’t looked back!


Ema's focus is fashion, commercial, and portrait photography, however she has experience in a variety of other photographic themes as can be seen at www.emasuvajac.comblog.emasuvajac.com, and on her Facebook Page.

 

 

 




72 St Leger St #310
Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 6R4
Canada
Phone 519-578-2111
Fax 519-578-2226

Our Mission

"We are in the business of inspiring others to reach their fullest potential"

Our Team

 

Audrey Wilson - President & CEO
audrey@geminimodels.com

 

“Family” is a word that’s most often used by Audrey when she talks about her business. Not only does she think of her GEMINI team in such warm terms, but she extends that to all of the women, men and children who have, over the years, come to GEMINI to build on their image and self-esteem.

Audrey is now entering her 25th year as the President and CEO of the Region’s largest Modelling Agency, Training Academy and Image Consultancy Firm. Her expertise is sought by corporations, media and charitable organizations within the public and private sectors including KPMG, Bell Media/CTV, Canadian Cancer Society and The University of Waterloo just to name

a few.

 Audrey began her career in business as an executive in Human Resources at The Waterloo Regional District School Board where she developed her leadership and people skills. At the same time, on a part-time basis, she modeled and instructed classes at GEMINI Modelling Studio in Kitchener, ultimately purchasing the company in 1991.

Under Audrey’s leadership, GEMINI has grown into a multi-faceted company which includes five thriving business divisions: Professional Image Consultancy; Digital Media Marketing; Training & Education; Model & Talent Agency; Fashion Show Production Company. If you’re looking for a dynamic keynote speaker, complete event planning services including image and brand consulting that are lively and interactive and highly motivating, look no further than GEMINI.

 

Laurie Cadman - Model Bookings Manager
laurie@geminimodels.com

 

Laurie became interested in the fashion & beauty industry at a young age. She started with GEMINI in 2001(at the age of 14) taking the full year modelling program. Throughout her year at GEMINI, she participated in several Fashion Shows, both as a model and as a back stage assistant.

In January of 2002, she joined the GEMINI team as an Office Assistant. After returning from a modelling contract in Korea and Hong Kong she has taken over the role of Model Bookings Manager. Laurie handles the day-to-day operations in the office and as well, she works daily on keeping the GEMINI website up-to-date.

Laurie continues to challenge herself by taking on roles of creative direction, whether in Make-Up, Hair or Wardrobe Styling. She also studies Digital Imaging.

 

 

Meaghan Dietrich - Modelling Instructor
meaghan@geminimodels.com

 

Meaghan Dietrich has been a part of the GEMINI team for over 6 years. She currently serves as the Academy’s Director & Director of Brand Ambassadors. A graduate of the National Ballet of Canada, she has worked as a professional dancer on the global entertainment scene and as a dance instructor.

Under Meaghan’s direction, GEMINI’s curriculum is unique to most in the business. The standard runway, fashion, poise, grooming and makeup classes are complimented by personal hygiene, healthy-living and fitness components.

Meaghan is a firm believer that when girls feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, they make better life choices. She utilizes modelling as a fun and interactive way to build self-esteem, confidence and a positive attitude while fostering friendships and happiness in her students.

Meaghan is also the Ballet Director at Dynamic Dance Force. There is no doubt she was born to teach and inspire others to reach their fullest potential whether it be in a dance or modelling studio.

When Meaghan is not instructing, she can be found styling photo shoots, planning and executing fashion events and productions. Meaghan is also the Director of Brand Ambassadors. Working with local businesses , she provides industry leading Ambassadors to aid in product awareness for Trade Shows and other events.

Meaghan brings her passion for performance into her daily endeavours, always leaving a lasting impression with her graceful walk and electric smile

 

DJ Carroll - Acting Instructor
info@geminimodels.com

 

D.J. is an actor, director, magician, busker and all around performer.  With over 25 years of experience in teaching arts camps, theatre classes, performing on TV and in film; D.J. is excited to bring his style of teaching to Gemini this year.

His experience in the community has gained him recognition - winner of the 2001 KW Performing Arts Award, National Shakespearean Theatre Teacher of the Year 2010 and 2011 and the founder of Theatricks productions which brings the arts to a variety of groups and organizations as well as spreading the love of theatre to people of all ages.  

With a degree in theatre he not only embraced his professional performing side but he has been teaching Drama classes to high school students for over 16 years - so teaching and theater are a big part of his life.  Hope to see you in the fall!

 

Hailey Beattie - Acting Instructor
info@geminimodels.com

 

Finding a love for all things exciting and creative, Hailey has always found her passion in making others smile. Hailey became part of the theatrical world over 10 years ago performing and instructing with local theatre including Theatrix and KWLT.  As an experienced dance teacher specializing in ballet, jazz and creative movement, she enjoys incorporating musical theatre aspects into her coaching.

Graduating from Conestoga College with honours in Recreation and Leisure studies, Hailey whole-heartedly believes that confidence and self-esteem can be built through recreation activities and theatrical practice. As she enjoys working with children and youth in all walks of life, she also obtained her Cultural Diversity Certificate with Wilfred Laurier University.

When Hailey is not instructing, she can be found teaching fitness, organizing fundraisers for local charities and enjoying the outdoors. As a co-owner of Pixie Party Planners, she enjoys adding sparkle, face paint and entertainment to many local events.

Hailey loves to inspire those around her, helping bring abilities and hidden talents to the forefront. She is overjoyed to share her passion for performance as a GEMINI Acting Academy Coach.

 

Jessica Straus - Acting Instructor
info@geminimodels.com

 

Jessica Straus has been involved in the theatrical world for over 10 years; she has a passion for both acting and stage management. Jessica has spent many years teaching at local Drama Camps with the Theatrix, and instructing globally with the Turn Around Project.

Jessica graduated from Brock University with honors in child and youth studies and psychology. During this time she took a variety of courses in drama in education. Jessica understands the importance of developing personal and interpersonal skills through theatrical work. She now works full-time supervising at a children's mental health agency, while still finding time to keep her acting alive through local nonprofits and dinner theater events.

Jessica comes with high energy and passion for the arts, she is always eager to expand her work and is excited to be co-owner of Pixie Party Planners, she loves working with local families and businesses adding unique touches to their events through face paint, glitter and many other ways to make the day special.

 

 

Sarah Davidson - Professional Make-Up Artist
sarah@geminimodels.com

 

Sarah Davidson fulfills the roles of Director of Make-Up Artistry, Modelling Instructor, and Model. At age 15, she began her journey with GEMINI. Always fascinated by the fashion and beauty industry, at age 18, Sarah became a beauty advisor for Estee Lauder. There she was trained in both skin care and make-up application.  

Fast forward twenty years, and Sarah, now a busy mother of 3, continues to fulfill her role at GEMINI.  Her passion is teaching women of all ages the importance of understanding ingredients found in cosmetics and skincare. She is also the Area Manager and Independent Consultant for Arbonne International.

Sarah’s enthusiasm, positive energy and contagious smile are always warmly welcomed by her eager students.

 

Leah Hall
leah@geminimodels.com

 

 

Leah Hall has been a member of the GEMINI family since taking her first program at age15. Now 20, and in her second year of studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Leah is GEMINI’s Blog Writer, Model, and Agency Administrator.

She brings her exceptional organizational and customer service skills to the office where she greets all guests with a welcome smile.

Word of the Year: Gratitude.

“The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”

Life gets hectic. The ups and downs are inevitable.   To remain happy and humble it is important to reflect upon how lucky we are. Focus on what we have, rather than dwell on what we lack.  This means being thankful for everything from the roof over our heads to the people who we are blessed to call our friends and family. Often we take the little things for granted. This year, I will make sure that the little things don’t go unnoticed.  I will make sure my friends and family realize their immense significance in my life. And finally, I will make sure that I slow down and take time to not only express but also show my appreciation.

 

Andrew Price - Professional Videographer

andrew@amotionfilms.com

 

Andrew Price is a videographer based in the Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario. He specializes in creative video work for fashion/beauty, portfolio work, small business marketing or any adventure you desire to capture.

Andrew is a graduate from the University of Waterloo in Honours Geography and Environmental Management. He was lucky enough to spend a term of his university living abroad in Iceland.

On the side, he films, takes pictures, and travels as much as possible. His love of film and its creative process spawned from the travel show ‘Departures’. The breathtaking cinematography by Andre Dupuis inspired Andrew to pick up my camera and film the world around himself. As a self-taught videographer, Andrew is always learning new styles and techniques to better his understanding of this art form.

Check out Andrew's official website Amotion Films. or check out his Facebook Page.

 

Tia Schmidt
info@geminimodels.com

 

Tia has been a part of the GEMINI Academy for over 3 years, and continues to love every minute of it! Joining the GEMINI Team as a class assistant, Tia loves inspiring young girls to reach their fullest potential and give back to the program that inspired her.

She is passionate about travelling, constantly looking for new opportunities that will make an impact on her life. This past summer, Tia travelled to Africa. Her next adventure will take her to Europe. “Some of my favourite memories with GEMINI would be the annual year end fashion shows. I loved walking the runway with my classmates. I am so lucky to have been able to grow with GEMINI.”

 

Brooklyn Schwindt
info@geminimodels.com

 

Brooklyn has been a part of the GEMINI Academy for five years. This year Brooklyn joined the GEMINI Team as a class assistant. Since joining the Academy, she has grown as a person. “I remember my first year, I was so nervous and barley talked to anyone in her class. Now I walk into classes feeling confident to talk about anything! The confidence you have going into the GEMINI doors is incredible.

I have met friends at the Agency who quickly turned into my best friends through our love and passion for the beauty and fashion world. It’s fun to go to classes every week with girls that share the same interests as you.” Now, as an assistant, Brooklyn loves helping other girls come out of their shell and become more

confident with their natural beauty.

 

Ema Suvajac - Professional Photographer
info@emasuvajac.com

 

Ema Suvajac is a photographer based in Guelph, Ontario, working throughout Southern Ontario. She has always had a love for photography - running around with a camera from early childhood, she set out to compose and capture memorable images of family, friends, and nature. Almost two decades later, she is still running around, albeit with a much more expensive camera and a better eye for what works as an image


Ema started her business five years ago during her graduate studies as a Masters student in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph. Her deep passion for photography led her to pursuing her photography career full time after completing her degrees, and she hasn’t looked back!


Ema's focus is fashion, commercial, and portrait photography, however she has experience in a variety of other photographic themes as can be seen at www.emasuvajac.comblog.emasuvajac.com, and on her Facebook Page.

 

 

 

Gemini Models
E-mail
 Model Bookings Manager
  laurie@geminimodels.com
 General Inquiries
  info@geminimodels.com
Address
 72 St. Leger St., Suite 310
 Kitchener, Ontario
 Canada, N2H 6R4
Phone
 519 578 2111
 800 834 2531
Fax
 519 578 2226