Radio City Rockettes: Everything You Want to Know

The holidays are here! And that means it’s time for the world’s most famous kick line: The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

For nearly a century, since choreographer Russell Markert founded this iconic dance troupe in 1925, the Rockettes have been kicking and dazzling more than 69 million people from around the world. (They debuted at Radio City in 1933.) In fact, these artistic athletes are known to do 160 high kicks per show.

This year the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by QVC debuted Nov. 18 at Radio City Music Hall and plays through Jan. 2, 2023. The 84 Rockettes are not only fierce dancers, they are multitasking marvels who sometimes have non-performing professions outside the holiday season. In fact, the company has consisted of accountants, nurses and college students. 

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