Marina Eglevsky was born in New York City and is the daughter of Andre Eglevsky, world reknowned Danseur Noble, and Leda Anchutina, pupil of Michael Fokine and former soloist with the New York City Ballet. Marina grew up backstage with New York City Ballet, taking George Balanchine's company class and travelled with her father and mother in the United States and abroad. Her formal dance training began in her parent's school and later she studied at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre School.
At a very young age, Marina performed professionally in New York City Ballet's productions of the Nutcracker, with the Eglevsky Ballet Company and as a guest in various companies and engagements. At the age of fifteen, Marina joined the Rebecca Harkness Ballet Company and launched her own very successful dance career. She later was principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet, under the direction of John Neumier. She danced with dancers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Lawrence Rhodes, Helgi Tomasson and skater John Curry, and danced leading roles in ballets such as Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Rodeo (Agnes de Mille) and Cinderella. Marina was a featured artist in the Broadway revival production of Brigaddon under the direction of Vivian Matalon and Agnes de Mille.
Marina's teaching career began with the North Carolina School of the Arts as a faculty member and guest artist. She has also taught all around the United States. In addition to teaching, Marina also coaches professional dancers and stages various ballets for professional companies all around the world including several Balanchine Ballets, which she has exclusive rights to.
Marina currently lives in Berkeley, California. As well as teaching in the Bay area, Marina teaches and stages ballets with the Diablo Ballet. She also maintains a private practice in bodywork, specializing in medical massage work and the Rosen Method. Her private practice also includes training and instruction on the White Cloud system, an exercize system designed for neuro-muscular coordination, flexibility and strength and rehabilitating and preventing injuries.