Dona Elena Hatcher, the owner and instructor of TAKE FLIGHT TALENT WORKSHOPS, has been in the entertainment industry for more than 35 years. She attended Weist-Barron School of TV in New York City and The Van Mar Academy of Motion Picture and TV Acting in Hollywood, California as well as many other classes and workshops.
Hundreds of TV shows, movies, soap operas, plays, commercials, and music videos have featured her both as a principal and background actor through out the years. She has also modeled in TV shows, fashion and trade shows, showrooms, and appeared in many product print ads.
Dona’s various talents do not stop there. She is also a known makeup artist who has worked on countless photo shoots with top photographers over the years in New York, Philadelphia, and Hollywood. Her long-time memberships are with The Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the New York Women in Film and TV & others.
Today, she continuously receives bookings to model, act, and work as a makeup artist. Dona reaches out to interested people of all types and ages to share with them her knowledge on how to enter and survive the industry.
“I have been earning great money in this business for years while loving every minute of what I do. You can too!”
“It's what you DON’T know in the beginning that can hold you back."