The Academie Agencie was founded in 1979 by Mrs. Caroline Melroe. The agency began as a finishing school for young women and girls. Over the years more than four thousand people have learned their etiquette, modeling and acting skills at the Academie.
Alumni from Academie programs have gone on to win many pageants and contests as well as become community and business leaders all over the country.
Mrs. Melroe retired in 1998 and Mrs. Stacey Lentz became the agency's director. Mrs. Lentz has been with the agency since 1984. Stacey was the State Director of the MISS NORTH DAKOTA USA® and MISS NORTH DAKOTA TEEN USA® from 2003 - 2010.
Ever year the Academie hosts a 5 day camp for girls growing up called I am, I can. This fun event has taken place at Concordia College each summer for many years. Girls from all over come together for a fun time focusing on etiquette, manners and fashion.
The agency has evolved over the last three decades into a full service model and talent agency. Today the agency develops and represents models, actors and makeup artists.
The Academie has developed considerable expertise over the years in the production of advertsing and marketing materials for business, charities and political campaigns. We work with advertsing agencies, video production studios, public relations firm, printing houses, promotional companies and several other types of firms with marketing departments to produce a wide variety of projects.