Rockettes Conservatory

Rockettes Conservatory offers invited dancers intensive study in the Rockettes style. The goal of the conservatory program is to create an inclusive talent pipeline by eliminating barriers to entry, investing in promising dancers, and attracting the best dancers from all backgrounds.


Rockettes Conservatory is an invite-only, week-long intensive training program held at Radio City Music Hall. The program provides talented dancers with a well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes Rockettes precision choreography supported by a strong technical foundation in ballet, tap and jazz, as well as the strength and stamina training needed to be a Rockette. As part of conservatory, participating dancers will receive instruction in various dance styles from other renowned choreographers and acclaimed New York City dance organizations.

There is no cost for invited dancers to attend Rockettes Conservatory, and participants will be provided transportation to/from New York City, lodging and meals for the duration of the session.


Admission to 2022 Rockettes Conservatory is now closed.

For consideration for the 2023 program, dancers must attend the April Rockettes auditions, or be invited by the Rockettes creative team through talent scouting at colleges, universities and leading dance institutions including Rockettes partner organizations such as The Ailey School and the International Association of Blacks in Dance. Additional information about auditions will be announced in early 2023. 

In order to attend Rockettes Conservatory, dancers must be:

  • Between 5’5” and 5’10½”
  • At least 18 years of age by the start of each week of conservatory (depending on which week you are participating in)