This Former Rockette Is Now a Mars 2020 Engineer—and She's Still Dancing

As the Perseverance rover heads towards Mars, back on Earth, a crew of engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are supporting the Mars 2020 mission. One of those people is systems engineer Heather Ann Bottom. With a bachelor’s in astrophysics and a master’s in space engineering, she certainly fits the bill. But Bottom has a […]

The Rockettes Have a New Feeder Program—And It's Completely Free

Update: Spring auditions in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago have been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. New dates to be announced. 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, […]

Which Broadway Shows Are Performing in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

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 New York City dance institutions. Tune in to NBC November 28 from 9 am to noon […]

The Rockettes are Looking for an Artistic Director—and a Makeover

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 […]

How Do You Get Hired as a Rockette? We Got the Inside Scoop

The Rockettes are officially looking for some fresh faces. For the first time in almost a decade, the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall is expanding its yearly open call in New York City to add audition locations in Chicago and Atlanta. The creative team wants to widen the pool and reach even more […]

6 Dance-Filled Reasons to Tune in to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Don’t get us wrong: We’re totally looking forward to enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. But one of our favorite parts of the holiday actually happens in the morning. We’ve got six reasons for you to wake up early on Turkey Day, and they’re all part of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 92nd annual holiday event […]

What It's Like To Attend the Rockettes' Summer Intensive

On a humid summer day in midtown Manhattan, construction goes on outside the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Inside, another type of building goes on: In separate basement studios, two groups of 40 dancers focus their attention on their instructors. It’s the Rockettes’ summer intensive, a rare chance for students to work with professional […]

How to Become A Rockette, According To the Coach Who's Trained 36 Of Them

After 12 seasons dancing with the Rockettes, Rhonda Kaufman Malkin knows a thing or two about becoming one of Radio City’s iconic dancers. Since 2006, Malkin has shared her secrets to success as a dance coach and personal trainer in New York City through her company Fusion Exercise. She’s had 36 students book the Rockettes, […]

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