About Expressions

Expressions is the agency that provides "the edge" in a world of fashion, TV, and print.

Since 1979, Expressions by D.S.K. has established itself as a reputable and highly professional modelling and talent agency. In the past 38 years, Expressions has aided in placing models locally and around the world in all manner of runway, print, promotional, and motion media.

To ensure only the highest standards, Expressions maintains a select group of approximately 300 models covering all ranges of age, size, and experience. Expressions prides itself on presenting only highly trained professional models and talent to its clients.

In addition to our models, Expressions also provides actors, stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, dancers, singers, photographers, and musicians.


  • Expressions models have received overall top awards in modelling, acting, and photography.
  • Expressions has received numerous awards, including the following:
    • The Best School Award 
    • Service in Humanity award for City of Kitchener 
    • Service in Humanity award for City of Cambridge 
    • Recognition Certificate for Ontario Midwest & Princess Pageants
    • Modelling Association of Canada Fashion Arts for 10 years
    • T.V.B. awards for Canon & Maple Lane
  • Expressions director Donna Schmidt-Kirk has received the prestigious Bernice Adams Trustees Special Award.
  • Expressions received the Director of the Year Award through Canada Pageants
  • In 2006, Donna received the Woman of Distinction Award for Business, Trade Professions & Entrepreneurs.

Our Team

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Donna Schmidt-Kirk

Donna Schmidt-Kirk is the acting Fashion Contributor for TV networks for the past 35 years. Occasionally she appears as a guest host on the Toronto Shopping Channel, as well as many Rogers networks, Shaw TV and CTV.  She has appeared in many TV commercials, produced multiple Fashion Shows, and continues to work in the Cosmetic/Make-up Artistry field for portfolio shoots, magazines, catalogues, TV networks and cosmetic classes.  Donna Schmidt-Kirk is the Director of the Expressions and manages a roster of models, actors, makeup artists, and other talent.  

Expressions is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of the studio this year!

Expressions models & talent have appeared in the following magazines:

  • The Real Estate Book
  • Grand Magazine
  • Cambridge Centre Catalogue
  • Real Woman
  • Amoi Magazine
  • Beauty Beyong
  • Votre Beaute
  • Comme Ville
  • Chatelaine
  • Canadian Tire
  • Toronto Fashion
  • Hot Gossip
  • New York Issue
  • Non-Fiction Catalogue
  • Salon Magazine
  • Images
  • Fashion and Moore
  • Dime Magazine (Japan)
  • Saucony
  • Wedding Portfolio
  • Profile Magazine
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