Luther KraxbergerCelebrity Dancer
Marina Rogova-O'BrienProfessional Dancer
Marina O’Brien is a professional dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer. She is an expert in International Ballroom Dance. Born in Ukraine, she has been dancing and teaching most of her life. Along with her extensive professional performing career, Marina carries a rich educational background. She holds an Associate of Arts in Dance and a Master's Degree in Teaching from the National Pedagogical University in Kiev, Ukraine. In addition, Marina holds an Associates of Business and Paralegal Degrees from Yavapai Community College. Since moving to the US, Marina continued to perform, choreograph and teach. Marina’s teaching experience includes Ballroom Dance, Ballet, Jazz & Tap, Dance Choreography, Modern Dance, Salsa, Pound Fit and Zumba. For the last decade Marina has been sharing her passion for dance as a faculty at Yavapai College teaching classes and choreographing shows. Marina has beautifully choreographed numerous shows including “The Nutcracker,” “The Secret Garden,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “White Christmas” musical with a rich variety of dance styles performed. Marina feels delighted and honored to pass on her knowledge and international experience to her students and the community of Prescott. As a mother, Marina fully appreciates the value that the Boys & Girls Clubs brings to our community, and is thrilled to lend her skills to Dancing for the Stars.