Marcus Denard Johnson
Associate Director of Programs and Student Development
Christopher Columbus Educational Campus, Bronx
Marcus Denard Johnson is a New York City based performer, writer, director and educator by way of Atlanta, GA. Marcus has worked an an actor and arts educator in NYC since 2008, having spent 2 of those years as a Special Education teacher in the South Bronx. His path towards arts education started at Morehouse College, where he studied Drama and Psychology. To deepen his acting training, Marcus attended the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory to earn his MFA in Acting. After spending time in NYC classrooms teaching theater, Marcus decided to pursue his MS in Special Education from Hunter College. As both a teaching artist and a certified Special Education teacher, Marcus has witnessed and knows first hand the transformative power of theatrical performance in the lives of young people. Words cannot express how excited he is to be doing this work!