(Erick Piepenburg's article appeared in The New York Times, 11/26)

Five Questions for a Rockette

 
Being a Rockette is more than high kicks, ivory smiles and precision spot-turns. There are six-show days, slippery tap shoes and Santas who miss their cues.

“It’s crazy how challenging this job is,” says Amy Love Osgood, who has been performing as a Rockette since 2005.

One of the main attractions in the annual “Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular,” the Rockettes — who helped open Radio City in 1932 — are as iconic of the holidays in New York City as the skating rink at Rockefeller Center or “The Nutcracker.”

But what does it take to be a Rockette? Ms. Osgood, a 30-year-old mother of two boys, answered questions about her grueling schedule, backstage drama and juggling motherhood and character shoes.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/five-questions-for-a-rockette/?hpw

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