DEVELOPMENT, Omaha’s premier modeling school and placement agency can guide you through and take you to the next level. With the level of experience and numerous fashion contacts throughout the world, DEVELOPMENT’s expertise is unsurpassed in the Midwest market.

If you want to develop skills and build confidence that will affect the rest of your life and learn what it takes to become a model, DEVELOPMENT is the place for you!

If you are looking to work on personal development and learn about the fashion industry, DEVELOPMENT is the place for you!

Whether you are 5’0″ or 5’11″, DEVELOPMENT classes are for you.  You will have the opportunity to build confidence, learn about poise in any environment, be it business, social settings, or public speaking.  By taking classes on personal presentation, style, or hair and makeup, DEVELOPMENT classes will prepare you for success!

By learning about every aspect of the industry through DEVELOPMENT, many students find an interest beyond modeling which paves the way to related careers, such as a clothing stylist, photographer, designer, hair and makeup artist plus much more.

DEVELOPMENT’s philosophy is for students to learn all aspects of the modeling industry in a safe, trusting, confidence-building environment and to provide them with potential opportunities and contacts not otherwise available.

The following are a sampling of testimonials from models and parents who worked with Alyssa Dilts through her time as Director of New Faces & Development at Factor Women Model Management in Chicago, Illinois.

Truly, I want to tell you how grateful I am for every bit of confidence you have instilled in my daughter Ariana.  Over time she truly has loved going to the Thursday classes and found herself appreciative of the relationships.
As you well know, Ariana did not have the self-assurance one thought she did or should have.  At least I didn’t.  When she first became a part of Factor I was surprised at her lack of confidence, I didn’t know it existed.
Gratefully, every comment and encouragement you directed to her stuck.  Each class she would come out to the car and fill me in on all the good things you would say about her.
Thank you, Alyssa.  You impacted her for a lifetime.

Carrie Shillin (mother of model Ariana)


I just wanted to let you know how much this past year with you has meant in my life. Without you I honestly don’t know what I would have done. You helped get me through all my pity parties and helped me become a stronger person. After reading your email [about leaving the agency], I won’t lie, I teared up a little. I feel as though I’m losing a second mother…I will make it big just like you had planned for me.

Thank you for everything you have done for me this year,
Sara Brown (model)


I just wanted to e-mail you and thank you for everything you’ve done for me. You really believed in me from the beginning and it has gotten me to where I am today which is amazing! It’s been such a great experience and none of it would’ve been possible if you didn’t see something in me from the start! You really helped me with all of the classes and lessons and tips, and I am so grateful to have had those opportunities. Thank you so much, Alyssa, and I wish you the best of luck.

Liv Pickren (model)


We have only known each other for a short time, but I wanted to tell you how much I respect and appreciate you.  You have been a professional and a delight to work with.  You have done a great job of bringing Cassy along and I know she will miss you greatly.  I will, as well.

Too often today, people are cynical and uncaring.  I thank you for not being one of those people.  I wish you all the best in Omaha and with whatever you decide to do.  If I can ever help you in any way, you just give me a call.  Good luck!

Regards, Don Sivesind (father of model Cassy)


You taught us that writing hand written letters are important for a model who wants to earn extra “bonus points” and be respectful to clients.  No photographer, runway director or designer could ever teach me as much as I’ve learned from you.  You are the biggest help to young girls dreaming to be professional models.  Give yourself a major pat on the back action because you are an awesome, helpful lady.  I thank you so much!  I’ve learned so much about the modeling industry and I owe it all to you!  You have no idea how thankful I am to have been going to your classes and having you guide me.  You’re a motivator, funny gal and great person.

We all love you! Patricia Linninger (model)

Thanks so much for all your support, instruction and encouragement given to Nicole.  You have been a huge blessing to both of us from your warm and enthusiastic greetings to your gentle coaching and everywhere in between.

May you find joy and success in life’s next chapter. Michelle Ross (mother of model Nicole)


Christina and I both feel you have helped her tremendously get to where she is today.  We both feel the classes, conversations, honesty, new gen, and being such a sweet and caring person has been amazing.  We love you dearly and will miss you so much.  Please keep in touch and stay the way you are because you are a beautiful person inside and out.

Hugs and kisses!  Love you and will miss you.  Vonda and Christina Wiltjer (mother and model)