Meet The Team

Every day is beautiful among your appreciation for every experience and lesson learned. Such experiences can be challenging more so in the world of entertainment.

In order to thrive as an artist, you must be mindful of your vision to pursue, and have an awareness of, what is needed to embark in a professional career.

Drive and desire are not enough.

A true artist must acquire proper technique training, marketing tools, guidance, and business fundamentals.

The frame of mind and emotional strength are usually built throughout actual experience. Though, professional guidance is essential to meet challenges that arise.

Otherwise, you might expect a delay in the progression and flow of your persistence. A positive attitude embraced by dreams should be grounded with the readiness of facing reality.

Aside from divine intervention, by logic, all efforts in life pay off. At times they may not pay off exactly the way you may expect.

Although, dedication certainly has its intended rewards.

We offer your artistic endeavors our experience, knowledge, credentials and passion in what we do. Our services include training, guidance, photography, videography, graphic design, and personal development coaching.

Our purpose is to build on your marketable needs, avant-guard vision, and promote your brand, so that you present en pointe to the world.

Welcome to NayeliArt™

Nayeli Cordova

A Story of Passion and Adventure

Since the age of three, I have been blessed with the highest support from my wonderful parents in my personal, professional, and academic pursuits.  I acquired international schooling in Cotillion, Personal Development, Modeling, other arts, including learning the electric guitar.  I have also always enjoyed writing poetry as a hobby since I was a child and I competed in a few equestrian competitions. 

Academically, I attended schools in different states of Mexico and the U.S.  A couple of prestigious schools I attended in Mexico are “Alianza Francesa” and “Technologico de Monterrey” My professional journey has given me a wealth of differing and enriching experiences. 

My ethnic background is a blend of Mexican/Italian/Asian with some French.  As a result, I can translate/interpret Spanish to English as it is spoken in real time.  I also can speak and read some French and a little Cantonese.

I have worked in the Casino Gaming industry and received a professional certificate from San Diego State University. I have studied acting under several different instructors and attended three modeling schools, one which I worked as the School Director’s Assistant and Trainer/Creative Director for another. I also work in the legal field. I am chairman of the Fashion Committee for the San Diego Entertainment & Sports Law section.

My acting and modeling experience has been as fulfilling as they have been diverse.  In my modeling experience, I have modeled in promotional events, worked with numerous local fashion designers and photographers, morning news segments and walked in many fashion shows in San Diego, Los Angeles and New York including training for Fashion Week for all. I posed for international Polish clothing/accessory brand, national advertisements and local magazines.

As a former classical ballet dancer and runway model, I walk the runway on ballet pointes and have opened fashion shows with a classical ballet choreography. In my acting experience, I have appeared in four independent films, assisted in casting of short independent films, directed and produced local fashion shows and briefly appeared in two local music videos.
My passion for the arts extends beyond the runway and onto the page.  To that effect, I have been published in business advertisements and magazines including KEEL International Online fashion magazine, where I was featured as cover model. 

About a year later, I became the magazine’s Creative Director for the California Region.  I recently began writing articles for fashion magazines such as Establishment, Keel and Fashion Couture.

After years of experience working for modeling institutions, and driven by my own artistic vision, I was inspired to create my own line of teachings, technique and strategies. I’ve gathered my own philosophies and independent approach on highly effective and affordable modeling training.  My vision is to nurture the artistic development of aspiring talent and (perhaps most importantly) help them avoid the common missteps and bad advice that is all-too-common in the industry. I provide private modeling lessons and run occasional personal development workshops.

My model training includes runway and posing technique, posture, industry standards and marketing, and network and promotional strategies.  My personal development training includes dining etiquette, social and self-awareness, strength in confidence and self-esteem, poise, self- motivational tactics and short/long term goal planning and I also manage one actor. 

Through Nayeliart, I have seen that nurturing the development and success of any and all who aspire to grow in entertainment and fashion is where I shine the brightest. To be involved in the growth of those who seek personal development and have a polished demeanor for success in intended endeavors is a joy in itself. To be confident yet humble is a valuable life element.

Personal Development

Present En Pointe

“Certain tangibles needed in this industry, are also important for many other careers. How you carry yourself, your presence, self-motivation, social awareness, goal setting, persistence and a strong mind set. My personal development instruction guides why this creates an impact in your success.”

Relationships are developed and strengthened during social interactions. Some of the most successful business meetings are conducted during a convivial meal in the dining room, not the board room.

Social awareness shows you how to properly adapt to the people and environment you are in for professional and positive social interaction.

As a female, I teach you how to embrace femininity, grace, posture, poise and understand how valuable feminine pulchritude is to be a true lady of class. Economic status, religion, ethnicity or any background does not matter when you know how to be the true woman you know you are and can be.

Different social standards, customs and etiquette expectations may among different cultures. But what matters is being of them and applying them under your own personality is what helps perpetuate many principals that with time have been lost among many societies.

Color Analysis including a makeup lesson, Style Analysis, Professional Styling (for the individual, Photo-shoots) Photographic Shoots for models & talent portfolios.

Whether you are an aspiring artist, beginner, or professional commercial/advertising model, editorial high-fashion model, petite, plus-size model, mature model, promotional/trade shows model or child model or budding television star, we would like to meet you.


Your input matters to us.

Entering the Mature Model Search was one of the best things I have done for myself. It taught me poise, self confidence and allowed me the opportunity to show my two teenage daughters that women can be beautiful at any age. It also encouraged me to eat healthy and get back into exercising and taking care of myself. Thank you for this incredible opportunity.” testimonial_signature=”Maria Jones, CEO, Corporation Ltd.”][testimonial_item testimonial_text=”This has been a wonderful experience and intro into the world of Fashion & Beauty. At a time when I was feeling (out of sorts) the Mature Model Search came along and has given me the inspiration to keep taking care of myself and my goals.” testimonial_signature=”Mary Collins, Director, Company Ltd.”][testimonial_item testimonial_text=”I really enjoyed learning how to walk like a model, how to apply make-up, and the photoshoot. It was a great experience, and I met a lot of new girlfriends and had a great time!” testimonial_signature=”Sarai Connor, Creative Director, Medium Enterprice”][testimonial_item testimonial_text=”My thoughts on the course are that it was fun and exciting . I enjoyed my first day the most as I learned so many new things. My instructors were very helpful and nice people” testimonial_signature=”Alice Price, Chief of Marketing, Small Business.

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