Business Category: Arts Education Entertainment Coaching
In Business Since: 2013
Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 50+
Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State
Description: Red House Educational Programming empowers students to become independent, citizen-artists by providing process-oriented training. Through coursework and partnerships focused on practical skills and community-building, students develop their craft while celebrating what makes them unique.
Profile: Marguerite Mitchell is the Director of Education at The Red House Arts Center in downtown Syracuse. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Temple University, double majoring in English Literature and English Education, also studying British Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England and Arts Administration at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Marguerite has taught English Language Arts, ESOL, mural arts, and drama in neighboring Syracuse schools and Philadelphia city schools. In 2011, she received the NYSRA Secondary Teacher of the Year award and was nominated for the ACSD's Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2012. After many years as a teacher and instructional coach, she moved to The Redhouse Arts Center to assist in developing arts education programming with the organization. Marguerite has also performed for local audiences in various theatre productions, participated in various independent and feature-length film productions, and directed several productions in the CNY Area. She most recently was seen in August Osage County (Karen), Redhouse's production of Six Degrees of Separation (Elizabeth - SALT winner for Best Supporting Actress), and worked on the upcoming series, "Escape at Dannemora". In 2014 she made her directorial debut in the Redhouse LAB with Almost, Maine, and directed In the Continuum (2015) and The Secret Garden (2017).
Maria A DeSantis
Maria DeSantis : DeSantis Band/Orchestra
(100% Woman-Owned Business)
Business Categories: Special Events, Weddings, Entertainers Entertainment
In Business Since: 1947
Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 40
Desired Market: Regional
Description: Creating music for special events throughout New York State - from high energy dance bands to small listening combos; music consulting for ceremonies, religious events, and small receptions.