Marina Hotchkiss (Director, LINES Ballet BFA Program) joined Alonzo King LINES Ballet in 1983, after having danced with the Deutsche Oper Berlin for four years. In Berlin, Marina worked directly with such dance luminaries as Rudolf Nureyev, Birgit Cullberg, Loyce Houlton, Anna Markard and Valery Panov. In addition to the works of these artists, she appeared in ballets by George Balanchine and Kenneth McMillan, amongst others. In her eighteen years with LINES Ballet, Marina participated in the making of over forty original ballets by Alonzo King, creating memorable roles in Lila, Alkan Pas de Deux, Without Wax, Gurdjieff Piano Music, String Quartet, The Hearts Natural Inclination, Tarab and Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner?. Since 2002, she has been an integral faculty member of LINES Ballet Summer and Training Programs, shaping curriculum and developing her workshop Metaphor, which explores the embodiment of meaning. She is the Director of the Alonzo King LINES BFA at Dominican and is on faculty for the program. She was on the faculty of School of the Arts for four years. In addition to her work with LINES, Marina was a tenured member of the San Francisco Opera ballet for eighteen years. In 2001, Marina received an Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement.