ODELIA

ODELIA is a management and booking agency working closely with artists and producers from Latin America. We come from a place of great admiration and respect for our roster, and have made it our mission to share their unique cultures and visions with as many foreign  communities and Latino diaspora families around the world.

Founded and run by artists, at ODELIA we are all about discovering, sharing and promoting the work of creators that we like to call: Artists of Character.  They are women, men and groups coming from unique communities, who are deeply connected with their roots and the traditions of their land, either by keeping these traditions alive in its purest forms or by bringing them to the present in respectful and challenging ways. 

During a moment of social complexities where even the most established artists are facing great challenges to cross borders, we believe is more important than ever to celebrate diversity, showcase craft and promote the encounter and union of cultures. We do this with great pride and are constantly looking to build bridges. 

If you are looking to discover and celebrate the values and traditions of Latin American culture like we do, we want to think you have come to the right place. Welcome!

Feel free to share your ideas, thoughts and possible dreams with us.

Get in touch! 

 


USE THIS FORM IF YOU...

  • Are interested in learning more about a specific artist from our roster.
  • Want to share your artistic work and vision with us.
  • Want us to discover an artist or a region you think we should know.
  • Have general questions.
  • Feel like saying hi.

 

SEND HARD MAIL IF YOU...

  • Want to share your season program with us.
  • Are a postcard person / Own a typewriter.
  • Want us to have hard copies of your work.
  • Are sending a newspaper/magazine/album featuring one of our artists.
  • Want your sticker to be part of our growing collection.

TORONTO

ODELIA / Imaginarios. 901 King St. West. Unit #400.  Toronto,ON M5V3H5 Canada. 

CARACAS

ODELIA / Imaginarios. Torre Hewlet Packard, piso 17. Avenida Francisco de Miranda cruce con 2da. Avenida, Caracas 1060, Miranda, Venezuela

 

 

 

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MEET THE FOUNDERS

  JUAN SOUKI   Arts manager and live experience designer.  Juan stands for projects that are artistically powerful, socially conscious and meaningful to the communities where they belong. Founder and Director for eight years at Imaginarios, he has developed many projects locally and internationally, growing a community of creatives from different backgrounds and shaping performing arts projects with Latin American identity.  Juan holds an MFA from Columbia University in New York and a latent desire for artistic collaboration, he has worked along with artists and institutions all over, including the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic, Teatro Nacional in Colombia, Teatro La Plaza in Peru, Performance Space 122 in NYC and many others. He has been creative director for outreach and live interaction projects by companies like Diageo, Mondelez, General Mills, Empresas Polar, FCB and KBSP.   His dream is growing ODELIA into a platform for shaping beautiful Latin American performing arts projects with a notion of mobility, bringing strategic thinking to local works while making them accessible to new markets and of true positive impact to their communities and the world. 

JUAN SOUKI

Arts manager and live experience designer.  Juan stands for projects that are artistically powerful, socially conscious and meaningful to the communities where they belong. Founder and Director for eight years at Imaginarios, he has developed many projects locally and internationally, growing a community of creatives from different backgrounds and shaping performing arts projects with Latin American identity.

Juan holds an MFA from Columbia University in New York and a latent desire for artistic collaboration, he has worked along with artists and institutions all over, including the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic, Teatro Nacional in Colombia, Teatro La Plaza in Peru, Performance Space 122 in NYC and many others. He has been creative director for outreach and live interaction projects by companies like Diageo, Mondelez, General Mills, Empresas Polar, FCB and KBSP. 

His dream is growing ODELIA into a platform for shaping beautiful Latin American performing arts projects with a notion of mobility, bringing strategic thinking to local works while making them accessible to new markets and of true positive impact to their communities and the world. 

  DANIELA GARCIA   Expressive Arts Therapist from the Create Institute in Toronto and the European Graduate School in Saas Fee in Switzerland, Dani has a long standing relationship with live music and performing arts.  Back in time, in her native Venezuela she served as tour manager and production aid for tours by artists like Deep Purple, My Chemical Romance, Black Eyed Peas, Soda Stereo, Mana, Il Divo, Israel Vibration, Matisyahu and Fidel Nadal.  Before discovering her passion for community work in the expressive arts field, Dani also accumulated +10 years of professional experience in the fields of entertainment and advertising, she has a long track record of bringing organizational sense to diverse creative, social and community projects, specifically in the areas of fundraising, community involvement and inter institutional cooperation for the arts.   A true globetrotter and free spirit, she has lived in India, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and Venezuela. Was a founding member and Accounts Director at Imaginarios between 2008 and 2016 and played a key role as advisor in the shaping of ODELIA.

DANIELA GARCIA

Expressive Arts Therapist from the Create Institute in Toronto and the European Graduate School in Saas Fee in Switzerland, Dani has a long standing relationship with live music and performing arts.

Back in time, in her native Venezuela she served as tour manager and production aid for tours by artists like Deep Purple, My Chemical Romance, Black Eyed Peas, Soda Stereo, Mana, Il Divo, Israel Vibration, Matisyahu and Fidel Nadal.

Before discovering her passion for community work in the expressive arts field, Dani also accumulated +10 years of professional experience in the fields of entertainment and advertising, she has a long track record of bringing organizational sense to diverse creative, social and community projects, specifically in the areas of fundraising, community involvement and inter institutional cooperation for the arts. 

A true globetrotter and free spirit, she has lived in India, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and Venezuela. Was a founding member and Accounts Director at Imaginarios between 2008 and 2016 and played a key role as advisor in the shaping of ODELIA.

  CLAUDIA VALLADARES   Social entrepreneur from Schwab Foundation of the World Economic Forum, Claudia is an expert in looking at reality from the uttermost positive point of view and lives by the passion to make a better world. Co-Founder and actual Director of Impact Hub Caracas, an innovation lab and social enterprise community center holding over one hundred young entrepreneurs,  she brings to ODELIA years of experience growing unique ecosystems of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities.   Originally a Systems Engineer from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, she holds an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and a Masters of Finance from IESA in Venezuela. She was founder of the microfinance initiative Banca Comunitaria Banesco and The National Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship in Venezuela. She has been Director of different NGOs including Unidos en Red and Eposak.   Partner, advisor and board member, Claudia brings a strategic and socially oriented vision to the work we do, always trying to increase the potential for our projects to reach farther than we thought we could.

CLAUDIA VALLADARES

Social entrepreneur from Schwab Foundation of the World Economic Forum, Claudia is an expert in looking at reality from the uttermost positive point of view and lives by the passion to make a better world. Co-Founder and actual Director of Impact Hub Caracas, an innovation lab and social enterprise community center holding over one hundred young entrepreneurs,  she brings to ODELIA years of experience growing unique ecosystems of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities. 

Originally a Systems Engineer from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, she holds an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and a Masters of Finance from IESA in Venezuela. She was founder of the microfinance initiative Banca Comunitaria Banesco and The National Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship in Venezuela. She has been Director of different NGOs including Unidos en Red and Eposak. 

Partner, advisor and board member, Claudia brings a strategic and socially oriented vision to the work we do, always trying to increase the potential for our projects to reach farther than we thought we could.

  LUIS ACOSTA   Creative designer with an emphasis in live experience and film. His background in communications and involvement in both arts and advertising set his career forward at a very early age.  Born and raised in Venezuela Luis joined the team of Imaginarios as apprentice before completing his undergraduate degree in social communications at Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Venezuela. Four years after he was the company's creative lead.  Having shaped content and experiences for brands like Smirnoff, Maltin Polar, Polar Pilsen, Johnnie Walker, Diageo Responsible Drinking and many others; today he works along the ODELIA roster in developing original content, both graphic and multimedia, to share the stories of our artists with the world.  The son of a Yogi and grandson of a radio pioneer, Luis is a balanced creative mind, he brings a fresh artistic vision and serene mental and spiritual state to the work we do. As founder, partner and visual content director at ODELIA, he is taking it in one breath at a time.       

LUIS ACOSTA

Creative designer with an emphasis in live experience and film. His background in communications and involvement in both arts and advertising set his career forward at a very early age.

Born and raised in Venezuela Luis joined the team of Imaginarios as apprentice before completing his undergraduate degree in social communications at Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Venezuela. Four years after he was the company's creative lead.

Having shaped content and experiences for brands like Smirnoff, Maltin Polar, Polar Pilsen, Johnnie Walker, Diageo Responsible Drinking and many others; today he works along the ODELIA roster in developing original content, both graphic and multimedia, to share the stories of our artists with the world.

The son of a Yogi and grandson of a radio pioneer, Luis is a balanced creative mind, he brings a fresh artistic vision and serene mental and spiritual state to the work we do. As founder, partner and visual content director at ODELIA, he is taking it in one breath at a time. 

 

 

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