Radio City Rockettes: Everything You Want To Know

The holidays are here! And that means it’s time for the world’s most famous punch line: The Christmas Show featuring the Radio City Rockettes.

Almost a century since choreographer Russell Markert founding this iconic dance troupe in 1925, the Rockettes have kicked and dazzled more than 69 million people around the world. (They debuted at Radio City in 1933.) In fact, these artistic athletes are known for doing 160 high kicks per show.

This year on A Christmas performance featuring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by QVC, debuts Nov. 18 at Radio City Music Hall and runs through Jan. 2, 2023. The 84 Rockettes aren’t just fierce dancers, they’re multitasking prodigies who sometimes have failed careers outside of the holiday season. In fact, the company consisted of accountants, nurses and students.

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