For the last 15 holiday seasons, Rockette dance captain Danelle Morgan has spent most days (and nights!) at Radio City Music Hall, performing the legendary troupe’s trademark precision choreography and eye-high kicks in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This year, of course, the Rockettes won’t get a chance to grace the Great Stage—but they’re keeping […]
The road to becoming a Radio City Rockette just got smoother. While the Rockettes Summer Intensive has long been considered the best way for aspirants to get their foot in the door, the famed precision dance troupe has announced a new dancer development program that will formalize the student-to-Rockette pipeline. The Rockettes Summer Intensive and […]
As you’re prepping your Thanksgiving meal, why not throw in a dash of dance? This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is stuffed (pun intended) with performances from four stellar Broadway shows, the Radio City Rockettes and students from three NYC dance institutions. Tune in to NBC November 28 from 9 am to noon (in all […]
Every year, hundreds of dancers audition for a chance to become a Radio City Rockette. Only a lucky few make the cut—this season, there are 13 newbies on the line—but many of them go on to perform with the Rockettes for years. Dance Spirit had the chance to listen in as first-year Rockette Mara Ranson […]
Dream of performing the Radio City Rockettes’ ultra-precise choreography? You’ll need to learn some ultra-specific terminology! We asked four first-year Rockettes—fresh from learning all that choreo—to define a few useful phrases from their “secret” language. ABOUT-FACE “This is a military term, so I had no idea what it meant when we started learning ‘Parade of […]
When opening night of the 87th season of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” arrives later this month, the curtain will rise on one of the most diverse kicklines in Rockette history—meet four of them here.
Moody lighting streams across a dance studio. As a pop anthem blasts, a supergroup of strong, confident dancers attacks intricate choreography with finesse and poise. But this isn’t the latest class video to achieve viral status—it’s footage of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes at work. For almost a century, the Rockettes have been celebrated for […]
The Rockettes are getting ready for a growth spurt, and that starts with a newly-created job: artistic director. While the iconic precision dance troupe has of course always had artistic leaders for each of its shows, its parent organization, Madison Square Garden Company, is now looking to hire someone to oversee the artistic vision of […]