Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Day 1: Rox Audition

I woke up at 5am and followed my usual Rox audition routine of coffee, pb&j bagel and warming up. I nailed my french twist on the first attempt which never happens and I also slept through the night. Usually my nerves keep me up thinking, but I just felt so relaxed and happy to be able to chase after my dream again. 

I was in the second group as per usual. For the first cut, we faced away from the mirror (omg scary!) It was a good idea though, because if we book the job we obviously won’t be able to check ourselves in the mirror once rehearsals end. I kicked and turned for my life and it soon came time to announce the numbers that would stay. I was #100 and when they called #101 my heart stopped. I thought it was all over. Then they called #100 after what seemed like an eternity. The numbers were just out of order! I started to tear up since this has been my dream for so long and all I want is a chance to really dance and prove myself. 

My guardian angels were definitely watching over me for this one…and the next 3 cuts! After kicks/turns, jazz, more jazz, and tap, I was invited back to Day 2 of the audition. 

If you don’t already know, I left a great 9 to 5 job in a wonderful office with amazing people and benefits in order to really focus on the pursuit of my dream again. I was just not ready to give up. In fact, I never want to give up. I intend to achieve this goal. I am thrilled to be going tomorrow. I plan to keep an open mind since they could throw tons of new routines at us in addition to the ones I am currently reviewing. In the words of one of my best dancer friends, "I'm just happy to be here."  

From the Rockettes' Instagram. I am in the red leo in the back/right. 


  1. How many auditions do you have to complete to be officially chosen? What a big dream! It's so cool that you've gone "all in" to follow your big dream- I know you can do it!

    1. Thank you so much! That's very sweet. The audition process is 2 days long and involves several cuts. They take measurements at the end and then the wait begins. We will get a call by August 1st if they want to offer us a job. This was my 9th or 10th audition (ha!) Hoping for the best. Thanks for your support!