MEET

OUR

TEAM

The DK Casting team is comprised of industry-veterans who go above and beyond to deliver award-winning casting services.

DAVID KANG

Founder | CEO

David founded DK Casting in 2005 and over the past 14 years, has worked for some of the top directors casting projects, artists, and brands in the world on over 350 music videos and 300 commercials, with over 50 Billion views on YouTube alone. Despite the demands of owning and running his businesses, David has found time to produce six feature films and two TV shows. He’s a member of the Producers Guild of America and is always looking for more opportunities to produce more projects.

BRENT HENRY

Casting Director

Originally from Kansas (by way of Texas, Hawaii, Virginia, Florida, Washington DC, and Central California), Brent settled in LA and remains active is all aspects of the entertainment industry. Also an avid traveler and proud owner of a Disney Annual Pass.

NATALIE SESKO

Head of Las Vegas Casting

Since 2010, Natalie has worked behind the scenes booking talent for trade shows, commercials and features shot in Las Vegas. She has built an extensive network of important connections in the Industry and joined DK Casting in early 2019.

CARMIRELI TRANI

Casting Assistant

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Queens, NY, Carmireli moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in film and tv and has been in several commercials, films, and TV shows. She's currently expanding her knowledge of the industry through an internship with DK Casting and hopes to create more opportunity for Latinos in the industry.

ALISHA WATSON

Jr. Casting Director

Alisha, originally from Elk Grove, California, received her BFA in acting from AMDA, College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and is currently pursuing a career in tv/film. Her interest in casting stems from her desire to be well-rounded in many crafts and to continue to grow as an artist by expanding her knowledge of the industry.

TUGCE ATAOGLU

Casting Assistant

Tugce was born in Turkey. She has a bachelor degree in Astronomy and Space Science and currently studying Acting at UCLA. She has varied working experience including acting in film/theatre and airline pricing analyst.

Kendall Slocum

Casting Trainee

Originally from New York, Kendall moved out to Southern California to pursue both a degree in Screen Acting and his career full time in Los Angeles. He's a new addition to the team and thrilled to be learning and working in casting!

JUDY COOK

Executive Director

Judy has been casting movies for 22 years, starting at [David Anthony's] Background Players in 1996, then shifting to principal casting for Matthew Barry & Nancy Green-Keyes [BGK Casting] since 2006. Her lifelong friendship with DK now allows her to coordinate all the departments at his studio and contribute her experience to the entire team.

DANIE JUNG

Executive Director, Asia

Born and raised in Hollywood, California and now in Seoul, South Korea, Danie did his first international deal in 2009 with Kanye West and that opened up doors to bring and work with Artists such as Nelly, Keyshia Cole, Michael Bolton, Jeremih and recently DJ Khaled to K-Pop. His quest is for DK Casting to be the entertainment gateway between Asia and the US.

JONNY OMARRA

Talent Scout

Originally from Minneapolis MN, Jonny travels between L.A, Las Vegas, NV and Minneapolis, MN as a talent director for DK casting. Jon has worked behind the scene in music videos an production and is currently expanding his work in other cities. He has an eye for finding talent for projects and is constantly networking.

JP STANLEY

Jr. Casting Director

JP is an actor, dancer, model, teacher, and casting associate. His common goal throughout all his art and work, is the betterment of society through inspiring others to become the best versions of themselves.

NICOLE DELGADO

Casting Trainee

Nicole is a Bronx Born & Bred actress who's studied under Terry Knickerbocker and Susan Esper at The Esper Studio in NYC, as well as possessing a BA from Fordham University (Lincoln Center). Nicole currently resides in Venice, CA where she spends most of her time doing the work at The BGB Studio, and working on projects that she finds captivating, exciting, and enlightening.

PAGE DE LA HARPE

Casting Trainee

Page has worked in the entertainment industry in Asia, South Africa and Los Angeles. She has a passion for developing young actors in youth theatre and is excited about casting projects with strong female leads. 

CHARNIE DONDREA

Casting Trainee

Japan born and raised, and a recent transplant from Seattle, Charnie moved to LA to pursue 'the business' (acting, casting, producing). She is passionate about telling stories, and is loving being on the other side of the camera at DK to see how the magic begins. 

FELIX MARTINSSON

Casting Director

Assistant Coordinator

Felix was born in Sweden, and moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to study Acting at UCLA. His background includes acting in theater/film, photography, and project managing for entertainment. He's now a CD / reader / assistant coordinator at DK casting. 
Based in Stockholm, Sweden / Los Angeles, US

GABRIELLA CRUZ

Casting Director

Gabriella has a B.A. in Cinema and Television from Cal State Northridge. She aspires to become a casting director and create projects that show diversity.

SELLO ANDREW LYONS

Casting Assistant

Originally from the small nation of Lesotho in Southern Africa, Sello grew up in Ohio, moved to Los Angeles in 2016, and has worked on commercials, television, corporate training videos and voice overs. His interest in casting stems from wanting to learn every aspect of the business.

ALEKS EYDELMAN

Casting Trainee

Born in Russia, grew up in San Francisco, Aleks came to LA to pursue a Film & TV acting career, but the weather and laid-back lifestyle hasn’t hurt one bit. Casting at DK has been an extremely fun and educational experience.

ALEX CORREA

Casting Trainee

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alex's background includes Acting and Directing in theater and films. He aspires to create more projects that show diversity.

ALEX RENE

Casting Trainee

An aspiring comedic actor from the Phoenix area of Arizona. Alex also enjoys playing music, baseball, working on cars and taking late night drives.

ASHLEY PARCHMENT

Casting Trainee

Ashley is an actress who loves to learn and do anything creative. She hopes to inspire young girls to follow their dreams in the entertainment industry, no matter the odds.

Sydney Traina 

Casting Trainee

Born and raised in Chicago, Sydney moved to LA right out of high school. She is an actress/creator, who loves every aspect of the industry, especially the casting process!

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Tugce Ataoglu

Tugce was born in Turkey. She has a bachelor degree in Astronomy and Space Science and currently studying Acting at UCLA. She has varied working experience including acting in film/theatre and airline pricing analyst.