A Family Business
Throughout high school and college, DeMarco Howard, Mr. D, focused on building his knowledge in everything arts-related. In college, DeMarco held many positions throughout the community and still made it to class on time. Throughout his time at Abilene Christian University he:
Joined the ACU band's color guard as a freshman and the next year became Co-Captain for the next 2 years.
Was dared to join the university's step team, SHADES Step Squad, and the next year became head captain for the next 3 years.
Helped create the university's first dance team, Sanctify Dance Company, where he stayed for the next 2 years as Co-Captain.
Started teaching at Dance Discovery Studios where he taught step, hip hop, and tap. He became assistant to the owner and helped with office tasks.
Became president of both dance companies at Dence Discovery Studios which included Core Hip Hop Company and Chameleon Performing arts Company.
Woked with Young Audiences of Abilene with local schools teaching Hip Hop.
After moving back to Houston after graduating, Cre8ting Your Imagination, LLC was founded on the principles that whatever you imagine, we could create for you.
DeMarco also worked at The Fort Bend Academy of Arts and Dance for 4 years where he worked his way up to Creative Director of the studio. After his last show, DeMarco decided that it was time to start his own program. That gave birth to what originally was The Artz.
The Artz, The Artistic Realm of Talents, gave a home to children, teens, and adults around the community for over 3 years. Countless hours of encouragement, what would equal weeks of donated time and endless hours of conversations to uplift in times of need. The Artz brought the focus of ART back to the community.
While dancing throughout the first location, sights were set on a new challenge that involved taking to the skies. DeMarco and his now-wife Tara Howard were given the opportunity to purchase a struggling business and that's when they jumped. While DeMarco was running the original location, Tara hit the ground running and was a major part of the Houston location's success. The new Artz Houston opened and has grown ever since. Under Cre8ting Your Imagination, LLC and Cre8tive Interpretation, LLC, The Artz now has goals out of this world with the main focus on family.
1824 Spring Street • Houston, Texas 77007
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Ballet & Jazz Instructors
Dance Company co-instructor
Baton (Twirling) Instructors