Marina Petrano is a contortionist, actor, aerialist, acrobat and all around character. The actorbat began her journey to the stage when she joined
the world class performance ensemble Seminole Winter Guard. After 3 years, 5 touring shows, countless venues and 25+ parade routes
all over the U.S., Marina traded in her weapons for cameras and began
attending classes at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She graduated the NYCDA intensive program in 2010 and was introduced to the world of circus after being cast in a stage production of
Carnival. When the production ended, Marina began studying circus arts with the Aerial Angels and Circus Arts of Tampa Bay. Before long she was touring about with the high -flying Angels troupe in between other projects, including portraying the Icon character for Bush Gardens'
annual Howl o Scream event (2011) and appearing as lead character, Paige, in The Poltergiest of Borley Forest (2013) (Winner of Best Horror/Thriller at Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, Winner of'Audience Choice Award' and Nominated 'Best Film' at The Central Florida Film Fest, Winner of Best Cinematography at Reel Terror Film Festival). In the fall of 2012, Marina made the move to Brattleboro, VT to further her training at The New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA). Marina Petrano graduated NECCA's Intensive Professional Training Program in spring of 2013 and since has performed events from Kuwait to Key West for Stratton Ski Resort, Victoria International Buskerfest, Dundas International Buskerfest, Sunsets at Pier 60 Buskerfest, University of Ottawa, The Avenues Kuwait Annual Carnival, The M. Night Shyamalan Foundation, Greenies, Boston Circus Guild, Cirque Du Soleil, Nimble Arts, Hendricks Gin, Magic Hat Brewing, The Prince of Egypt, Madonna, and many, many more!