Dancer Development

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation, please be advised that Rockettes auditions scheduled to take place in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles this April have been postponed. Please check here periodically for the most up to date information.

Our new dancer development program, including Rockettes Conservatory and Rockettes Preparatory, will continue to be a vital development initiative for the Rockettes organization, and we look forward to supporting the growth of future Rockettes.

We are excited about the launch of a new dancer development program as we continue to invest in the future of our dance company. Beginning this summer, Rockettes Conservatory and Rockettes Preparatory present two distinct 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 new 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. Following auditions, dancers may be offered a spot on the Rockettes line or an invitation to participate in either Rockettes Conservatory or Rockettes Preparatory in New York City – streamlining the process for dancers by creating a single audition. All dancers who participated in the Rockettes Summer Intensive or the Rockettes Mini Intensive between 2017-2019, and meet the age requirement, will automatically be considered for the dancer development program in 2020.

The program will provide, at no cost to the dancers, transportation to/from New York City, lodging, and meals for the duration of each session. Dancers who participate will be encouraged to attend the August Rockettes auditions in New York City for consideration for a spot on the line in the Christmas Spectacular. The conclusion of Rockettes Conservatory will lead directly into the August auditions. Dancers must be 18 years of age by their respective session start dates.

Please note, this new dancer development program will replace the previous summer programs, the Rockettes Summer Intensive (RSI) and Rockettes Mini Intensive (RMI).


Rockettes Conservatory is a three-week long, 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.

Rockettes Conservatory will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City from July 19th, 2020 through August 7th, 2020.

Rockettes Preparatory is a one-week long, invitation-only opportunity focused on foundational dance technique and specific sections of Rockettes repertoire.

The program will be offered to professional and pre-professional dancers demonstrating strong foundations in ballet, jazz, and tap technique.

Rockettes Preparatory will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City during the following weeks:
• June 21st, 2020 – June 26th, 2020
• July 5th, 2020 – July 10th, 2020
• July 12th, 2020 – July 17th, 2020