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 administrative staff is comprised of thirteen employees with occasional help from interns and volunteers.
Michael’s initial interest in the nonprofit sector began after he joined his college’s chapter of Amnesty International. Upon graduating from the University at Buffalo with a BA in History & Political Science, Michael embarked on a year long AmeriCorps program in New York City. As a Civic Corps member, Michael helped build volunteer capacity for a variety of programming at an arts nonprofit serving healthcare facilities and public schools alike. He is incredibly excited to join the Marquis Studios team and help make the arts more accessible to all.
Vassili Shishkin has graduated Hartwick College with an Economics degree. He has experience in almost every department of the company. Currently he is the Financial Manager. His previous work experience was primarily in Internet and Computer Technology‐related fields. His other interests include cooking, making music, riding bikes and preparing for his cross‐country and cross South American motorcycle trips.
Shanon is thrilled to be working at Marquis Studios as the Program Manager. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University at Albany where her focus was both Art and Art History. She later went on to study Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Shannon brings experience in both administration and education, and a passion for the arts and nonprofit art world. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and baking cookies.