The Founder of EXCEL, Melissa Moody, has traveled to NY, LA, Miami, and Paris for over 30 years to nurture positive relationships with national and international agents to further the successes of our students who desire to work on a national or international level.

  • EXCEL is the only Modeling and Acting Academy in Arkansas to maintain a license with the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education and has been a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau of Little Rock maintaining an A+ rating for 30+ years.
  • EXCEL is the only Modeling and Acting Academy in Arkansas to be a member of the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA), Prima Group, LA Actors Showcase and European Model Showcase.
  • Our models have appeared in major publications such as Italian Vogue, Elle, Women’s Health, Bride, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Detail, Teen Vogue, Teen Glamour, Glamour, Women’s Fitness, and W, and walked runways in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Egypt, Australia, London, Milan, and many others.
  • Our actors have appeared on Broadway, on national television shows, national commercials, and in major films.
  • Our singers and dancers have won top international awards including the prestigious Grammy Award, American Music Award, and Teen Choice Award as well as over 2500 international awards through the International Modeling and Talent Association including Model of the Year, Talent of the Year, First Place in Singer of the Year, International Songwriter of the Year to name only a few.
  • Our students have won over 5000 top international awards
  • EXCEL has received the International Educational Excellence Award in New York City four times for the quality of our curriculum, our reputation, our unique vision and the successes of our students. We travel to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Miami to study under top industry professionals and update the curriculum at EXCEL to bring you the most up to date, cutting edge information in the industry.
  • EXCEL was honored to receive the International School of the Year Award in New York City in 1997, 1998, and 1999 at which time they were retired from submitting for this honor and became a Lifetime Achievement nominee.
  • EXCEL was thrilled to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in July 2000 for our accomplishments in the industry.
  • Melissa Moody has been nominated by the Who’s Who of America’s Teachers four years in a row and was a professional model for over 14 years.
  • All instructors have actual experience in the industry.
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EXCEL was dedicated to the Lord at its conception.

The name EXCEL was taken from Proverbs 31:29-30. We give God the glory for what He has done and what He will do in the future. Without the mercy, grace, power, and favor of God EXCEL would not have come this far.

Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she will be praised.

– Proverbs 31:29-30