An Ohio native, Aiyana Marcus came to Charlottesville in January of 2019 and immediately found a connection with New City Arts.
As a programs manager for the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Aiyana is fascinated by the intersection of art and community. On a personal level, she has found wholeness and identity through the exploration of art and spirituality and art and her life as a Black woman. Aiyana has written plays and spoken word pieces, as well as acted, directed, and produced original works exploring these moments of intersection. Her desire is to eventually support young Black, female writers as they continue on the journey of finding and growing their voice in these spaces.