You can contact MeduSirena by either:
Email: MeduSirena1@gmail.com or Phone: (954)673-5728
Born and raised in the islands of the Caribbean, Marina Duran – Anderson learned free diving at the tender age of three from her father, an avid dive enthusiast, aquarist, and boater. Her marine interests made her an enthusiastic student of marine biology & physiology. She began working at sea aquariums and science museums from age 13, becoming an honors marine biology student throughout her scholastic years.
Her mother’s influential interest in vintage Hollywood films, stage performance & dance also led Marina to explore & study a variety of diverse dance styles. Her studies and skills led to accomplished international performances in both Polynesian & Middle Eastern dance as well as in Japanese dance and percussion.
As Marina’s diving and dance style began to further progress, she became quite interested in aquatic spectacles – dive shows and water ballets combining the graceful movements of dance with her familiar underwater environment- most popular during the Golden Age of Tourism. Pool and tank shows featuring aquatic theatre, dance & spectacles, once seemingly plentiful in years past, unfortunately began to quickly loose their luster with general audiences, almost entirely disappearing.
Marina’s seemingly diverse disciplinary background appeared to evolve quite naturally into a unique style of retro-performance art, a combination of dance and aquatic theater, influenced by the movements of sea creatures and the human form dancing in liquid space. Marina chose to dub it “MeduSirena”, the combined names of Medusa (an adult jellyfish) dancing in the water, and Sirena, a woman of the sea. (“Medusa” also happens to be Marina’s nickname given by her mother- as Marina’s hair would often clump into clusters resembling snakes or tentacles).
Marina later began to teach this unique style of performance art to a small group of students. Eventually becoming aquatic performers themselves, the “MeduSirena Pod” was created, a group that currently continues to grow in number. It is Marina’s sincere wish to continue to help preserve aquatic shows and venues, to help influence new aquatic performers for future generations.
- Sarasota Film Festival
- Exit 66 Club, Fort Lauderdale
- Virtual Aquarium, City of Dreams, Macau (ongoing)
- The W Hotel- Miami
- Acesso Maximo- Univision
- Miami’s Setai Hotel
- ECOMB at the Shore Club- Miami
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
- The Hukilau- 2006-present
- Eden Roc Hotel- Miami
- Sylvester Stallone-South Beach
- Playboy Superbowl Party
- Safety Harbor Seafood Festival
- Porthole Cruise Magazine Bahama Bay Resort- Grand Bahama Island
- Tiki Oasis, San Diego CA
- El Gran Show- Univision
- Hornitos Tequila Winterfest Boat Parade
- Hyatt Hotel & Resort- Kaua’i
- Ganesvoort Hotel- Miami
- Hotel Victor-Miami
- Sagamore Hotel, Miami
- And Much More!