Maria Soriano holds a BA in Theatre and is an advocate for the arts and arts-integrated learning. She has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally as an artist and an arts educator providing residencies, workshops, and performances throughout.
Her one-woman show Stories of La Isla; a celebration of the strength and resiliency of the women who helped shape her, has been performed in Costa Rica, Italy, and Puerto Rico. Through Stories of La Isla she has encouraged audiences to tell their own stories, opening dialogue to issues that are relevant in today’s society and encouraging community involvement.
While at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC) in Tampa, Fl. serving as the Program Director she co-wrote and co-directed over 16 performances for Community Arts Ensemble; a theatre program for low-income families which serviced over 300 students every summer. It was during her time at TBPAC that she developed her passion for arts education and community activism.
She served as the Director of Performance Programs at Community Works NYC providing schools with over 100 performances a year geared towards fostering a greater understanding of other cultures as well as residencies and workshops geared towards community building. Most recently she had the privilege of traveling with Dance Theatre of Harlem as the company Tour Manager.
H. Harvey is a non-profit administrator, producer, and theatre-maker. Hailing from the midwest, Heather is an Oberlin College graduate, co-founder of Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, and an arts and social justice advocate.
Before joining the team at Hook Arts Media, Heather worked with WP Theatre, The Lee Strasberg Theatre + Film Institute, G. Gebony Productions, and served as a consultant to other media/arts organizations and artists. She is passionate about bridging the divide between communities and the organizations committed to serving them.
As an artist, she has performed, produced, and co-developed work throughout the country. With Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, she continues to bring new work highlighting the Black experience to audiences throughout the United States and beyond.
Media Programs Director
Operations + Administrative Manager
Delinda Sheley is an accomplished, highly skilled professional with over 10 years of experience overseeing critical business functions from Operations to Human Resources. Delinda is a creative and forward thinking entrepreneur who has a proven track record of facilitating groundbreaking initiatives and transforming office cultures. Not only has Ms. Sheley played an integral role in shaping office operations across several industries, but she has contributed to the overall development and profitability for companies as well.
Throughout the course of Delinda’s career, she has been an exceptional trailblazer in her field and has held key leadership roles at major corporations. Delinda’s drive, business acumen and high EQ have been influential in building vital relationships and have helped organizations significantly grow and scale.
While in her role as head of Operations at The Media Kitchen, Delinda was responsible for spearheading innovative strategies geared towards brand awareness, retention and employee engagement. Delinda has also created Standard Operating Procedures and strategic roadmaps that have resulted in an improvement of new hire onboarding, professional development training and client partnerships. Additionally, over the past decade, Ms. Sheley has been successful in various facets of Business Operations ranging from managing six figure budgets to reshaping Diversity and Inclusion.
Delinda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Business Management from Norfolk State University. Ms. Sheley is also an active member of a National social group that promotes community service and networking. Delinda is currently the Founder and Lead Consultant of The Sixth Sign Consulting Group, a company that focuses on providing Business Operations solutions to both entrepreneurs and organizations. Ms. Sheley launched her company in August 2020 and has a portfolio of clients which include software development start-ups, global beauty brands, fitness experts and more. Delinda currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and in her spare time, she enjoys traveling, mentoring and event planning.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Noellia has over 15 years experience in International Development and Non-Profit Program Management. As part of the founding team of a woman-led humanitarian organization, she has produced over 60 conflict resolution, community engagement and youth empowerment programs in 17 nations in collaboration with United Nations agencies, the US Institute for Peace, the US State Department and diverse community networks. A seasoned program director, she brings a global lens to local organizations to support multidimensional
Current Teaching Artists
Film Teaching Artist
Graphic Design Teaching Artist
Poetry Teaching Artist
Drumming Teaching Artist
Board of Directors
Board President: Sam Sills
Secretary: Audrey Anastasi
Treasurer: Elise Bernhardt
Bryony Romer (Development)
Please find Hook Arts Media’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Combat Harassment Complaint Form below:
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy [downloadable pdf link]
- Combat Harassment Complaint Form [downloadable pdf link]
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