Take a risk and book that job!

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Rebecca Mansueto performing her dream role in 'Grease'!
Rebecca Mansueto performing her dream role in 'Grease'! Photo by Antony Ravinson.

In the next issue of 'Dance Australia' (April/May/June), we have invited dancers to share their anecdotes and advice on AUDITIONS. Here is a sneak peek from Rebecca Mansueto, presently Cha Cha and Frenchy in Grease the Musical with Royal Caribbean Cruises.

When I was home in Sydney in the midst of a nationwide lockdown I wondered how soon I’d perform again. The country has just opened up its borders to the world when I sent off an email to Royal Caribbean to inform them I was clear from an injury and ready to work.

One email later, a dream opportunity presented itself when I was asked by lead talent casting Greg Graham to attend an audition in New York City for Grease the Musical. I remember sitting in my bedroom within a week of the audition thinking: “I need to book a flight and take a risk!” Sure enough I took that risk and jumped through all the hoops to make sure my paperwork and Covid protocols had been covered!

Less than a week later I flew into New York in the evening, learnt four dance combinations in a tiny hotel room and walked into the audition room at New Gen Studios on the 12th floor that very next morning! After a week long of auditions I was back in Australia waking up to an email of a contract for my dream role playing Cha Cha Di Gregorio!

Take a risk and book that job!

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