Since 1987, retro-tainer & stunt dancer Marina (Malia) Duran-Anderson has been well known for her highly dynamic and athletic performances. Marina's retro-pop style performances have made her a favorite with tikiphile audiences. Her lifelong enthusiasm for the preservation of Retro-aquatic & Polynesian pop culture entertainment as a dancer at revered tiki temples such as the Hawaiian Inn at Daytona Beach and the Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale. Her retro-styled sub-aquatic performances continue to be enjoyed by audiences worldwide.
With additional training in theatre, martial arts, Japanese music, and ethnic dance styles ranging from Polynesian to Eastern, Marina demonstrates a very unique synthesis of dance, stunts and implements. These range from aqua ballets both Mermaid Swim Tails and theatrical pearl-dives to fire eating, fire poi spinning, dancing while balancing on drums and glasses, performing on a bed of nails and even dancing barefoot on broken plates. Such diverse performances have led to many appearances internationally at numerous eclectic venues, ranging from television, film and theatre to high profile public & private venues and events. She now continues to do her part in helping to preserve retro-style entertainment venues performing underwater as a mermaid and pearl diver at the Fort Lauderdale 's Yankee Clipper's famous Wreck Bar.