Yesenia Cotto

Dance Instructor

Yesenia Cotto is incredibly grateful to be making her debut as Choreographer with Civic Theater this summer! She has been teaching and performing in the Grand Rapids community scene for 8 years, learning all different kinds of dance styles such as Jazz, Musical Theater, and Hip-Hop! Her favorite color is Sunset Orange, and her favorite musical to watch and listen to is West Side Story! She currently works as a Box Office Theater Assistant Manager for Spectrum Theater, as well as a Choreographer for East Kentwood High School and Catholic Central High School for their annual Spring Musicals. She studies at Grand Rapids Community College and plans to transfer to Western Michigan University, with a Major in Theater/Directing and Minor in Dance. She loves to study plays and playwrights in her free time, along with her sister and mother’s love and support along the way.

What inspires you?
My mom as well as the rest of the family are extremely hard workers and strive to continuously learn and grow from where they once were, and I take that to heart in every project I am a part of.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Pink Panther

What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
BBQ CHIPS – it’s a classic!