I was meant to be a writer -- and to write visually. I have a purpose. And writing dramatically is my purpose. I was a professional dancer for many years before becoming a screenwriter, playwright and novelist. I studied flamenco, ballet and jazz and traveled as a soloist throughout the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. I was born in Washington, D.C. of Hispanic parents and am bilingual (Spanish and English).
I grew up around people of many countries, learning the idiosyncrasies of their cultures. Because of my background, I bring diversity into my work.
My unique voice comes from who I am: An American of Hispanic heritage who was a professional dancer, has always been an avid movie-goer and enjoys story-telling in multiple genres that will lift the human spirit. I love to create multifaceted characters who portray ordinary people facing difficult situations to become extraordinary. Whenever needed, I'm able to employ powerful Hispanic characters and storylines. As a former professional dancer and if the project requires it, I bring the knowledge of my stage background. I can write commercial material for adults, as well as for children that will touch all movie-going audiences.
I am passionate, dedicated, dependable and prolific.
I was a professional dancer for many years before becoming a screenwriter and a playwright. I studied flamenco, ballet and jazz and traveled as a soloist throughout the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Although I have a dancer’s spirit, my passion is writing. As a journalist, I wrote for several publications. Being a story-teller, I love to write in many genres. My stories portray ordinary people who face difficult situations and become extraordinary.
I’m a member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild of America. I have a published supernatural thriller novel, "Living Shadow"; a Journalism Degree; completed coursework in Theatre, film and television and am a ScreenwritingU Alum. My website is marialsoriano.com.
Facebook Page: Living Shadow By Maria Soriano
Action-adventure Screenplay "The Grand Alchemist" quarterfinalist in 2017 Zoetrope contest
"Shalimar" Grand Prize winner, Family, Screenplay Festival