Teaching Artist

Through workshops, residencies, and private instruction, Marcus teaches performing and visual arts to children and adults.

He develops and facilitates curriculum for classrooms, arts and community based organizations, religious institutions, and nontraditional settings.

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Teaching Experience

Vocal Instructor, Mama Foundation for the Arts
New York, NY, 2014-2015
Instruct private students in jazz, gospel, blues, R&B, and Broadway strengthen and develop vocal technique.

Adjunct Lecturer, Borough of Manhattan Community College
New York, NY, 2012-Present
Teach Fundamentals of Speech Communication course developing interpersonal and public speaking curricula and assignments within college guidelines.

Teaching Artist, Lincoln Arts Exchange, Lincoln Hospital
Bronx, NY, 2012-Present
Develop and implement conflict resolution workshops with adult inpatients within the Behavioral Health Department at Lincoln Hospital, and teenagers within a juvenile alternative-to-incarceration program at Urban Youth Alliance International.

Teaching Artist, NuAFrikan Theatre
Harlem, NY, 2005-Present
Facilitate theatre technique workshops with adult professional artists.

Theatre Director, Ballibay Performing Arts
Camptown, PA, 2004-2005, 2011-2012
Direct plays and musicals and teach theatre technique workshops in an arts intensive summer overnight program for ages 8-16.

Facilitator, Rivers at Rehoboth
Harlem, NY, 2011-2012
Facilitated workshops with LGBT young adults and adults on sexuality and spirituality through applied theatre and conflict resolution.

Teaching Artist, Pedro Albizu Campos Middle School, P.S. 161
Harlem, NY, 2012
Developed and implemented 4 week residency with grades 7-8 on career development, conflict resolution, and self-empowerment.

Teaching Artist, Hamilton Heights School, P.S. 368
Harlem, NY, 2012
Developed and implemented 4 week residency with grades 2-3, using theatre to support social studies curriculum on Ancient Egypt and the New York City Subway System.

Theatre Teacher, Brooklyn Success Academy
Brooklyn, NY, 2011
Developed and implemented literacy supported integrated arts program (dance, music, theatre and visual art) with grades K-1 in a classroom environment.

Drama Instructor, Our Children’s Foundation
New York, NY, 2007-2008
Taught drama classes with ages 9-13 years old in an after school community based organization.

Drama Instructor, Manna House Workshops
New York, NY, 2006-2008
Taught drama classes with ages 6-14 at a community based performing arts organization.

Musical Director, Summer Theatre at the Rep, Capital Repertory Theater
Albany, NY, 2003
Devised and accompanied musical theatre numbers with ages 12-18 in a summer day camp.