Author, dancer, aerialist, Valedictorian, and Renaissance woman—Marsha Volgyi has been reinventing herself since a teenager. As a debut author with the publisher Extasy Books, she was given a forum in which to tell a story that most people have never even heard of, let alone, read in the world of literature.
As a trained ballet dancer, Marsha performed in the New York International Ballet Competition, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2000. Even before her ballet years, at age eleven, she performed in the revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. However, Marsha created a twelve-year career on cruise ships because it encompassed the whole package deal for an entertainer—international travel, four shows a week, and a gig that turned out much longer than she ever expected. In essence, that career had given her real life tools to become culturally savvy and insightful. Yet, those dancing seafarer years must come to end. The end was the beginning into another evolution of her reinvention.
The Crewmember was a novel which she was drawn to write. Initially, this was the way to help her bring closure before setting off on her next adventure. However, the characters and setting brought new life into the life she was waving goodbye. Interestingly enough after she wrote The Crewmember, Marsha decided to return to school at SUNY Maritime College. She graduated with a B.S. in International Trade and Transportation in one year as the Valedictorian of her class. I guess one could say that her crewmember life into an academic one transitioned quite well. Her passion for dance, education, and her newest art form of the written word are paths that Marsha is proud to have travelled and will continue to travel further into the wild blue yonder.