Aléna Watters's Broadway credits include the original companies of Sister Act (Tina/Ensemblet), and The Addams Family (Saloon Girl Ancestor, cast album), along with her (offstage) Broadway debut in the recent revival of West Side Story (Anita standby).
Other credits include the Off-Broadway comedy revues Boobs! The Musical: The World According To Ruth Wallis, and the original company of Drama Desk-nominated NEWSical! The Musical. Regional credits include Rick Elice & Marshall Brickman's Turn of the Century directed by the incomparable Tommy Tune, the pre-Broadway company of Brooklyn, numerous productions of Beehive! The 60s Musical, and Shout! The Mod Musical.
Aléna rocked it out alongside Bette Midler as one of "The Harlettes", the Divine Miss M's backup singer/dancers, for a NY concert at the Metropolitan Opera House, and also did work on her Las Vegas spectacular, The Showgirl Must Go On. Aléna is featured in the critically acclaimed documentary, The Standbys (www.TheStandbys.com), a look at the unique and challenging lives of Broadway understudies, which can now be purchased on dvd or streamed online.
You also may catch her performing live across the nation, abroad, and sometimes on television, with the USO Show Troupe, spreading joy to the military and their families. Aléna has a BA in Musical Theatre/Acting from the University of Northern Colorado, and was the youngest person to receive UNCo's Alumni Association Creative Achievement Award in 2009. She is a 200hr certified Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga Alliance RYT, teaching for 5+ years, and also has 15+ years choreography/dance teaching experience, sprinkled in when she's not on stage performing.
As a teacher, she is most passionate about Jazz, Hip-Hop/Funk, Modern, and Musical Theatre movement, but is willing to admit that a good base in Ballet helps students in all styles!