We regret that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not have an in-person dancer development program in 2021.
Although we cannot move forward with the dancer development program this year, the Radio City Rockettes are committed to dancer development and to supporting dancers with meaningful opportunities for growth. We are confident that next year’s program, designed to broaden the pipeline of potential Rockettes, will be a vital development initiative in the future, and we look forward to 2022.
The Rockettes dancer development program is an investment in the future of our dance company. Our program presents opportunities for dancers to receive the highest level of training dedicated to our precision technique, and this program will serve as our main talent pipeline. We will identify and offer potential dancers the opportunity to participate at no cost, removing a key barrier to entry. In addition to becoming a true talent pipeline for future Rockettes, the program is designed to ensure that we continue to evolve as a dance company by attracting the best dancers from all backgrounds, cultures, races, religions and ethnicities.
As part of our commitment to inclusivity and representation, we are taking a more proactive and intentional approach in seeking talent around the country. Dancers are encouraged to attend a live Rockettes audition in 2022. Following auditions, dancers may be offered a spot on the Rockettes line or an invitation to participate in our dancer development program in New York City – streamlining the process for dancers by creating a single audition.
Rockettes Conservatory is an invitation-only opportunity designed to immerse select professional and pre-professional dancers in intensive training in the foundations of the Rockettes precision technique (tap, jazz, and ballet), strength training, and the choreography of the Rockettes repertoire.
The program will be offered to professional and pre-professional dancers demonstrating excellence in ballet, jazz, and tap technique.