Marina Ortega - Dance Team Director
Marina Ortega is the director of the first-ever Celtics Dancers team.
Marina Ortega is the Director of the Boston Celtics Dance Team. Ortega brings sixteen years of dance industry experience to her role with the Celtics, after teaching and choreographing professionally with West Coast and European dance squads.
Ortega's professional experience includes conducting choreography for elite squads such as the Los Angeles Laker Girls, Los Angeles Clippers Spirit, and NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleaders, among many others. Her distinguished NBA work includes traveling with the Clippers Spirit team to Mexico City to promote the 2005 NBA All Star Game. Ortega has also judged various regional, national, collegiate and professional auditions and competitions.
Prior to joining the Boston Celtics, Ortega spent time in Europe as the Dance Team Director for the Frankfurt Galaxy (NFL Europe), of Frankfurt, Germany. Her work in Germany included auditioning over 300 women for only 35 spots, choreographing dance routines, designing uniforms and handling team publicity. Ortega is also proud to have organized various philanthropic activities for the dancers.
Ortega holds an Associate's Degree in Art from Cerritos Community College (California) and a Bachelor's Degree in Science and Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University. Ortega and her twin sister are the middle of four siblings.