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Christmas Stories: Inspiring Young Dancers from the Great Stage



efore Megan became a Rockette, she was inspired by fellow New Jersey native and Radio City Rockette Danelle. A local paper featured a story about Danelle, and Megan cut it out to hang on her bulletin board. Every morning, she would wake up to see the article, inspiring her to keep working towards her dream of becoming a Rockette.

Fast forward to today and the two dancers share the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall in the Christmas Spectacular: “On [Danelle’s] birthday, I texted her the picture and I said ‘Happy Birthday! You were my inspiration when I was sixteen and now I’m dancing next to you, and you’re still my inspiration!'”

Now that Megan has achieved her dreams, she hopes her performance has the same effect on young dancers in the audience.