Performing Arts Faculty
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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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Academy Fight Song involves PA alumni, faculty
in world-premiere production at Boston Center for the Arts.
Kinky Boots actor comes home.
Following a stint on Broadway, Lauren Chapman '12 returns to Boston in the Tony award-winning show's national tour.
Assistant Professor Christina Marin recieves service learning innovation grant
to support collaboration between Emerson's Theatre Education graduate program and ¡ACCIÓN! Community Theater (ACT) in Hyde Square.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!