SHOCKra TALENT, offers a roster of handpicked individuals screened for market appeal, incredible talent, no-fault reliability, insatiable drive, emotional balance and those in touch with their unique identity. We thrive on discovering, fostering and facilitating success for these rare finds in the entertainment industry. We are a referral and invite-only management company.

  • Broadway
  • Print
  • TV /Commercial
  • Film
  • Children
  • Pets

We focus on two distinct markets: 


READY TO GO talent: recruiting experienced yet fresh, “new to the city” individuals in need of not only industry personal management and open doors, but also city acclimation assistance. For these clients we provide housing assistance, rehearsal space, discounted fitness, administrative and community support. 


SLOW AND STEADY talent: guiding young, green, natural talent individuals from afar. Helping with industry familiarity with gradual immersion via sponsored visits to NYC, career path recommendations and industry confidence-building. We ensure that all of our talent be prepared, polished, grounded and accessible before they meet you. We don’t mind putting in plenty of “out of the office” time because we are energized by the entertainment industry, specifically passionate about each of our talent and eager to make connections happen for all involved. 


As always, SHOCKra strives to create an unintimidating atmosphere where individuals can feel at home in traditionally overwhelming environments in order to focus on developing and honing their individual gifts. 

Our Team

  • JESSICA HAYDEN, MANAGER/FOUNDER

    Jessica is a NYC native & founded SHOCKra Studio in 2007. As a graduate of the College of William and Mary Business School in Williamsburg, VA Jessica has been featured on Larry King Live, TLC, the Coca-Cola World Cup Trophy Tour, and was a videoblogger for Psychology Today Magazine. She is an associate member of the Stage Director's & Choreographers Society and has a wide range of experience in Theatrical, Dance, Commercial, TV/Film, Industrial & Print networks. Throughout her career, Jessica has had professional contacts to include the likes of Lady Gaga, Kelly Ripa, Andy Blankenbehuler, Tony Hale, Charles Shaughnessy, Terry Schreiber, Ashanti, Fanny Naguesha, Stan Drogati to name a few. Past bookings for New York Magazine, Oxygen Network, Huffington Post, AM NY, Daily News, Logo Network. 

  • Jay Dixit, Consultant

    Jay Dixit is a writer, editor, and storytelling teacher whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Slate, Wired, and Psychology Today.


    Jay studied psychology at Yale University, where he graduated cum laude with distinction in the major. His senior thesis in psychology was published in The Journal of Social Issues, and the magazine articles he wrote as an undergrad are still taught in Yale’s nonfiction writing classes.

  • Camala & Dorinda / Costume Crew


  • Bella the bulldog