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Marina Benedict
Dance / Music Theatre

AMDA Faculty since: 2003

Marina Benedict is currently staring as Toni Cannava on Flesh and Bone, a new drama series from Moira Walley-Beckett. Marina has worked extensively on stage and screen as a professional actor, dancer and recording artist. Her credits include: True Blood, The Advocates pilot, Burn Notice, Perception, ER, Torchwood, and Southland. Other credits include: Bones, CSI Miami, Desperate Housewives, Without a Trace, Wheels of Justice and The Ghost Whisperer. In addition, Marina was a central character in the American Town, and was a series regular on Lefty and the comedy Nikki. Marina starred as the title character in Death in Charge, a short film inspired by the Columbine killings. Marina was classically trained as a dancer, studying ballet, modern and theatre dance in Seattle, Washington. Marina has recorded a top-40 album on the BMG label and danced professionally throughout the world in musical theatre, film and television.

Marina is Co-Chair of the Dance Theatre Department, Director of the Artists’ Lab and National Curriculum Director for the High School Summer Conservatory.