A Photographic History of the Rockettes

The legendary Rockettes began kicking up their shoes since Russell Markert, the Rockettes’ chief choreographer, image-preserver and resident “father figure” of the famous troupe until he retired in 1971, founded the exemplary American chorus line, an exciting precision dance company with great style, flair and glamour, in 1925. Since then, we’ve been a force in entertainment and have become a beloved national treasure.

We’ve appeared at Radio City Music Hall in hundreds of stage spectaculars, and have participated in many historic and memorable events—like joining the USO and traveling abroad to entertain the troops and support wartime effort, and performing at the inauguration of the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, in 2001.

Take a scroll through memory lane to see how the Rockettes are an iconic part of American history: