Nicole Baker is kicking up her heels in the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes for her 15th season. But when Baker leaves Radio City Music Hall at the end of her workday, she hops on a train to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey and starts her second job…as a mom of four.
The Rockettes perform up to 14 90-minute shows per week each November and December. They precisely memorize choreography, songs, onstage travel patterns, and backstage costume changes. (One of their costume changes must be completed in just 78 seconds!)
To take care of themselves during their grueling performance season, many Rockettes train with physical therapists, take ice baths and get lots of rest. But what happens when your “downtime” involves sibling squabbles, carpools, and homework?
PureWow spoke with Baker to find out how she is navigating the Christmas chaos…