The Radio City Rockettes in their new finale costumes. Photo courtesy of MSG.

Two Radio City Rockettes Share the Skincare Products That Get Them Through the Christmas Spectacular Season

Given how regimented the Radio City Rockettes are, from their precise kick lines to their Christmas Spectacular season show schedule (which can include up to four performances a day), it's no surprise they're just as strict with their skincare routines. After all, sweating in stage makeup six days a week can cause dryness and breakouts for even the most easygoing skin types. We caught up with Rockettes Alyssa Lemons and Nina Linhart for all of their tried-and-true skincare picks.


Alyssa Lemons

Photo courtesy of MSG.

"I feel like we've all found what works for us individually and we try to stick to the same routine," Lemons says. "Usually, I get to Radio City Music Hall an hour before to warm up and get my hair and makeup ready for the show. I stay about an hour afterward to cool down and ice, but one of my favorite post-show rituals is washing my face and taking off all of the makeup."

Nina Linhart

Photo courtesy of MSG.

"I have really sensitive skin, so I try to keep my skincare routine as consistent as possible throughout the season," Linhart says. "When we're in shows, I'm sweating more, and things like the beard that we wear during the Santa dance can cause more breakouts if I'm not consistent."

Latest Posts


Courtesy Ava Noble

Go Behind the Scenes of USC Kaufman’s Virtual Dance Festival

Now more than ever, the students of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are embodying their program's vision: "The New Movement."

As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, the dance world continues to be faced with unprecedented challenges, but USC Kaufman's faculty and BFA students haven't shied away from them. While many schools have had to cancel events or scale them back to live-from-my-living-room streams, USC Kaufman has embraced the situation and taken on impressive endeavors, like expanding its online recruitment efforts.

November 1 to 13, USC Kaufman will present A/Part To/Gather, a virtual festival featuring world premieres from esteemed faculty and guest choreographers, student dance films and much more. All semester long, they've rehearsed via Zoom from their respective student apartments or hometowns. And they haven't solely been dancing. "You have a rehearsal process, and then a filming process, and a production process of putting it together," says assistant professor of practice Jennifer McQuiston Lott of the prerecorded and professionally edited festival.

GO DEEPER SHOW LESS