Sarah Engels, a freshman at Desert Vista High School, went to Chicago in January in hopes of having a chance to work with the Radio City Rockettes this summer in New York. The Rockette Summer Intensive Auditions took place in a 12-city tour across the country.
Engels was accepted into the program, which allows hopeful dancers to get a glimpse into the life of a Rockette and gain a sense of the excitement, challenges and joy that come along with being part of the world’s most famous precision dance company. The program has proven to be a viable training ground for Rockettes, as 19 of its students are Rockettes today.
Engels currently dances with Dance Depot and is on the company competition team. She is the daughter of Ahwatukee Foothills residents Bob and Carmella Engels.