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Marlena Yannetti 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.
Yannetti's choreography has been seen at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre in The Unicorn and at the Charlestown Working Theatre in Scott Wheeler's The Construction of Boston. Her choreography also has been performed in The Gorgon and the Manticore with Boston Cecelia, and A Girl's Guide to The Divine Comedy at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Yannetti was movement consultant for Tell Me on a Sunday at the 57 Theatre in Boston. In Spring 2008, Yannetti was choreographer for the feature film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, starring Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey.
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