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Marquez E Johnson

Assistant Professor of Practice

Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121
520-626-5553

Marquez Johnson holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance degree from the University of Arizona as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.  Marquez is currently on faculty at the University of Arizona’s School of Dance as an Instructor of Dance choreographing for various local events while teaching Jazz and Hip-Hop which has begun for the first time in the Fall of 2019. Marquez is also an instructor for Step-Up; an outreach dance program through the College of Fine Arts teaching at local public and charter schools in and around Tucson.

Under the direction of Tammy Dyke-Compton and Christopher Compton, Marquez returned for a second summer to Perry-Mansfield Summer Performing Arts Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As a teaching artist for the Emerging Artist program in June and July, he continues to teach Jazz and Hip-Hop as well as choreographing for such musicals as Frog and Toad.

Marquez has been a guest artist for the Montana Dance Arts Association teaching hip-hop, and he has been a guest artist for Ballet Rincon in their production of The Nutcracker as well as choreographing and teaching their ballet ensemble. He has taught at many studios, most recently at Danswest Dance studio in the Jazz and Lyrical categories. He continues to teach in other studios around the area in styles ranging from Ballet to Modern and Contemporary.   

Marquez has performed works by Jose Limon and Ohad Naharin while also being a rehearsal assistant for Miguel Perez and Michele Gifford in the re-staging of “The American by Charles Wheeldon. Under the direction of Michael Williams, he has participated as a co-host for the Arizona Jazz Dance showcase while also completing his thesis work entitled Forecast. Currently, he is choreographing for Casino del Sol for their run of Solebrity Icons.

Marquez has finished his 9th season as a company member of Tucson-based contemporary dance company Artifact Dance Project where he danced the lead role of Goliath in March of 2019. As well, he has performed in several productions for Artifact since 2009 including Fairy Tales Three, Poe, Artist's Proof, The Grand Parlor, Judith, Downtown, Frida and New Moves to name a few.

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Arizona Arts

Jeehey Kim, assistant professor of art history at The University of Arizona School of Art, and Yuanyuan (Kay) He, assistant professor at The University of Arizona School of Music, will receive their “Early Career Scholar Awards” from the university on Feb. 28 at Crowder Hall.

This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

Kim created a symposium series centered on the history and practice of photography in Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He created the immersive, multimedia project StellarScape and the annual TURN UP Multimedia Festival.

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Jeehey Kim, assistant professor of art history at The University of Arizona School of Art, and Yuanyuan (Kay) He, assistant professor at The University of Arizona School of Music, will receive their “Early Career Scholar Awards” from the university on Feb. 28 at Crowder Hall. 

This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

Kim created a symposium series centered on the history and practice of photography in Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He created the immersive, multimedia project StellarScape and the annual TURN UP Multimedia Festival.

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The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson.

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

“The reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “We have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well.

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson. 

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

“The reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “We have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well. 

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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We are just 4 days out from the InVisibility SALON! Join us for SALON, Student Artist Live Opportunity Night, for performances, community, and artistic expression at the Tornabene Theatre, Feb. 28, 4-6pm 🩰🎭🎶🎨🎬
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