Rockette Danelle’s Family Vacations to Support Her Performance Career

Working as a professional dancer, family vacations often take a backseat to performance opportunities. In the summer of 2007, I was cast in Ogunquit Playhouse’s The King & I. That year, my family took the opportunity to turn my job into a vacation for all of us and made the trip up to Ogunquit, Maine to see me perform in the production.

Rockette Danelle and her family in Oginquit, Maine in 2007.

Ogunquit, Maine is a stunning vacation destination full of beautiful beaches, delicious lobster, and of course, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream! I would spend the day at the beach with my family and then go back to the theater and perform at night.

Rockette Danelle and her parents at the Grand Canyon in 2007.

It’s truly so special to have a family who supports me and values the time we spend together. They often adapt their plans to show their support whenever and wherever I perform, and make a family vacation out of my career travels. My family has even made vacations out of the time I spent in the touring production of the Christmas Spectacular! Whether it’s in Chicago, St. Louis or a road trip to the Grand Canyon while performing in Phoenix, my family has been there with me every step of the way.