Marina Stillman received her formal ballet education at the Academy of Choreography in Baku, Azerbaijan, where she studied the Vaganova Method for eight years. She spent two years of practical training at the Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theatre. She continued her education at the Art and Dance College in Tver, Russia, where she graduated with honors. Since 1999, Marina has taught at several dance studios in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Colorado. She has choreographed many numbers for the Youth American Grand Prix competition, and has had the opportunity for several of those numbers to qualify for the New York City finals. She has joined The Peak School of Dance in 2017.