RIMA is not a modeling school, we are an agency that represents professional models, actors, dancers and singers. However, we understand that many people are interested in breaking into the business and have no idea how to go about it.

RIMA offers onsite workshops for acting, modeling, and make-up artistry. These workshops take place at our facility and our taught by leading professionals within the modeling, acting and beauty industry to help talent sharpen their skills and gain success.

Due to the fact that RIMA offers representation within its award-winning agency after completion of our workshops, workshop enrollment is by invitation only. If you would like to see if you have what it takes to join our agency, please contact us to schedule your open call audition.

Imagine what it must be like to acquire the self-confidence needed to succeed in an industry surrounded by fashion and glamour! When was the last time you had the chance to walk the runway or pose for a professional photo shoot? Modeling defines a special look, great skin and teeth, optimal health, style, clothing, makeup and much more.

INSTRUCTORS

Sandy Lima    
Sandy Lima

Sandy started her modeling career doing fashion shows. She was later featured in Glamour Shots for 4 years. Before becoming an instructor at the agency, she completed the very same course as all of our students. She then did many events for Fountain St. Creations. Sandy also represented RIMA, along with many other models, promoting an event at the Dunkin Donuts Center with Gina Lombardi, a personal fitness trainer to celebrities. Sandy has also done a voice over for a recording studio. In addition to her work here, she is a make-up artist and nail technician at a local hair salon.

     
Gail Vartian    
Gail Vartian

Gail has been a licensed make-up artist and hairstylist for 32 years. She has been an executive board member for the Rhode Island Cosmetologist Association for over 10 years, along with being named director of the esthetics division for the state. She is a bronze medal winner in a nationwide search for a Fashion Forward competition, which showed her versatlity with cosmetic application. Much of her work can be seen in national publications such as Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Glamour and Redbood magazines. Gail has been the official make-up artist for many pageants along with demonstrating her talents for various cosmetology schools in Rhode Island. A model herself, she teaches a wide variety of classes for RIMA, along with coordination of fashion shows for our many clients.