DeMarcus Akeem Suggs is a dance artist, arts administrator, and culturist with over a decade of service to the nonprofit arts ecosystem. His life’s work is fueled by a passion to cultivate and sustain more vibrant communities through equitable policy, creativity, and restorative practices. DeMarcus serves as Director of Development for Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the nation’s first Regional Arts Organization, where he spearheads the organization’s fundraising Victoria Theatre Association initiatives. Before joining M-AAA, DeMarcus held positions at Alternate ROOTS, The National Center of Choreography at the University of Akron (NCCAkron), (now Dayton Live), Neos Dance Theatre, and The Victory Project. Additionally, he serves on the boards of MediaJustice and NCCAkron.


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