A Day in the Life of a New York City Rockette

Since 1933, spectators in search of holiday cheer have descended on New York City's Radio City Music Hall to watch the Rockettes perform in their iconic Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Eighty-four years later, the training and precision required of the show's dancers are as rigorous as ever—that much is evident just by watching their famous kick line.

But what really goes on behind the scenes? According to Rockette Sagan Rose, a typical day of performances might involve dressing room dance parties, delicious (and filling) snacks, and lots of bonding with her fellow dancers—and that's all before noon.

Rose shares a day in the life below, from the breakfast she swears by to her preferred stage makeup.