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Video: Mia Michaels On Working With the Rockettes

As a young girl and aspiring dancer, Mia Michaels watched the Rockettes from a seat in the audience at Radio City Music Hall. Now, it’s come full circle as Mia is directing and choreographing our New York Spectacular.

Even though Mia has been a choreographer for quite some time (she choreographed the contemporary number “Welcome to New York” in last year’s show!), she’s never had the title of “Director” until now.

“Working with the Rockettes as a director and choreographer, they’re everything that I would have dreamt them to be—they are these magical, beautiful, feminine and powerful women,” says Mia. “We’re just taking the tradition of the brand and pushing it to a new level, making it contemporary and relevant.”