Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-in‐education services to 150 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 83 professional teaching artists whom specialize in a variety of disciplines. If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Artist visit our careers page.
Amy Beth teaches creative movement, storytelling, and yoga, and often integrates movement and story in an interdisciplinary approach. She studied Dance and English at Oberlin College and received her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Amy Beth strives to develop an understanding of her students as individuals, and to create a fun and safe space for all to find comfort and take risks in being expressive. From 2002 to 2008 she directed Thread Dance Theater, which produced the annual Brooklyn Dance Sampler. Her autobiographical writing has appeared in various literary magazines, and she additionally teaches with BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Community Word Project, and The Creators Collective. Amy Beth has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2004.