By Marlena Yannetti
Just held auditions for X-Dance. It went so smoothly, thanks to stage management, choreographers, and last, but by no means least, all who auditioned! The casting was completed in world-record time, at least by X-Dance standards, and we’re all excited for company building evening…and then, rehearsals! I am so impressed by the proposals submitted by our choreographers, who have been so committed to making this process easy with no “wrinkles”. We’ve always been blessed with great stage management, and this year is no exception.
Marlena Yannetti, Dancer-In-Residence for the Department of Performing Arts at Emerson College, is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and has appeared in the Broadway and national touring companies of The Unsinkable Molly Brown and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and at New York’s Shubert Theatre in Talent ’61. Yannetti was an original tribe member and dance captain of Hair at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. She also appeared in the first touring company of West Side Story and in several seasons of summer stock. In addition, Yannetti was a member of the Matt Mattox Concert Dance Company.