Marina Bradley is from the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently a senior dance BFA and a member of the Hutton Honors College. She grew up dancing in a local studio under the direction of Michaela Lynch, and Erin Yarbrough of Smuin Ballet. In high school she attended a modern dance intensive at Oberlin Dance Collective in San Francisco and last summer traveled to Lucca, Italy for three weeks to attend the Dance Italia summer dance intensive learning repertory of Jiri Kylian, and Ohad Naharin.
As a member of the IU Contemporary Dance Department, Marina was featured in the classic Jose Limon work Psalm and has been a part of faculty pieces such as The Rise of Otherness, and Helix. Throughout her career at IU Marina has danced in her fellow dancer's original pieces and this past fall she created her first original work entitled String and Bones which was showcased in From Here On: Dances for a Future Time. In her own work Marina enjoys approaching the somatic movement with an anatomical approach. Marina hopes to be studying abroad next semester at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.