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Marina Eglevsky

Marina Eglevsky

Marina Eglevsky, born into a dance family of classical ballet, has studied and performed with the leading luminaries of 20th Century Ballet. A child prodigy brought up in the daily presence of George Balanchine (her father Andre was a “danseur noble” with the NYC Ballet (starred in Charlie Chaplin’s” Limelight”), Marina went on to study at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet, the American Ballet Theater School and at the Eglevsky Ballet School, with her father and mother who was also a soloist with New York City Ballet. She was nourished in the great classical tradition—both parents worked with Michael Fokine, the legendary choreographer of the Ballet Russes de Sergei Diaghilev—and her father mentored with Nicolas Legat and also studied with Preobrajenska, Kschessinska, Cecchetti and Egorova, which was the platform of Marina’s training. Making her first steps with the New York City Ballet, Marina went on to become a ballerina with the New York based Harkness Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet and John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet. Amongst her many partners, she danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Helgi Tomasson and danced leading roles in ballets such as Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Rodeo (Agnes de Mille) and Cinderella. Marina also was featured in the role of Maggie on Broadway in the revival of BrigadoonwithJohn Curry, and was invited by Rudolph Nureyev, in a two-week season at Lincoln Center. She inherited and stages several Balanchine works, and has staged for the Hamburg Ballet, ABT, NYCB, Bolshoi Ballet, and Paris Opera amongst many.  Marina has also taught on the faculty of many schools including the North Carolina School of the Arts, San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet. A licensed practitioner in psychosomatics and bodywork, Marina has trained in western medicine and many alternative methods including psychosomatic therapy, Rosen Method, Yoga for Dancersand Gyrotonics.  Excelling in both her dance career and work in the healing arts, Marina is known for imparting special and unique attention to dancers’ needs on the both physical and emotional levels. Currently a teacher in residence at the Shawl Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA where she also coaches dancers and athletes in a pre professional program, Marina is acting director with the Eglevsky Ballet Company.