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Hoop dreams for Celtics Dance Team finalists

Celtics Dance Team director Marina Ortega spoke Monday to team finalists during final auditions at the Celtics’ practice facility in Waltham.
Celtics Dance Team director Marina Ortega spoke Monday to team finalists during final auditions at the Celtics’ practice facility in Waltham.(ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Celtics Dance Team director Marina Ortega held final auditions for next year’s squad in Waltham on Monday night. Ortega spoke to the finalists before picking the squad, which includes Jessica, Lindsay, Tinaiya, Ashley, Janelle, Alyssa, Tawnee, Cara, Sarah, Molly, Victoria, Peyton, Marissa, Michaela, Christen, and Maire.

Marissa of Cranston, R.I., tried out for the team.
Marissa of Cranston, R.I., tried out for the team.(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Yuka was another prospective Celtic dancer.
Yuka was another prospective Celtic dancer.(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Lindsay of Manchester, N.H., threw her head back during the audition.
Lindsay of Manchester, N.H., threw her head back during the audition.(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Tinaiya of San Diego showed her stuff in her effort to make the dance team.
Tinaiya of San Diego showed her stuff in her effort to make the dance team.(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Ortega spoke to the finalists during auditions.
Ortega spoke to the finalists during auditions.(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Among those in attendance for the auditions were media personalities Billy Costa (second from left) and Jenny Johnson (fourth from left).
Among those in attendance for the auditions were media personalities Billy Costa (second from left) and Jenny Johnson (fourth from left).(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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