Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-in‐education services to 170 New York City public schools annually. We strive to develop a strong partnership between artists and teachers by providing arts programs to supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques. Each residency or workshop focuses on a specific visual or performing arts discipline selected by school staff and administration.
Marquis Studios employs 90 professional teaching artists whom specialize in a variety of disciplines. If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Artist visit our careers page.
Nate Speare, is a vocal artist, storyteller, and teaching artist. His work uses theatre and the human voice as a vehicle for self-empowerment and self-realization. He received his MFA from Naropa University, performed with PanTheatre in France and has trained with the program, “EASE” for students on the autism spectrum. Nate has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2015.
Zennie Trieu was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and originally studied in the Meisner Studio, then at Stonestreet Studios for film and television. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama in 2017, having also written an undergraduate honors thesis focused on film, live theatre, academia, sociological studies, economic theory, and twentieth-century American history. Since then, Zennie has been a freelance writer for a post-college lifestyle blog (The Post Graduate), as well as for an arts review website based in the United Kingdom (The 730 Review). She has written fiction (plays, films, stories; her short film opened an NYU film festival) and nonfiction (Q&A interviews, profiles, personal essays, cultural critiques, and reviews for live theatre in NYC, music, film, and TV). She is an actor, movement artist, and performer currently signed with Stewart Talent. Zennie was a teaching assistant with Marquis Studios during the 2017-2018 school year. She currently lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and lives her life as a Jimmy Stewart character would in a Frank Capra film.