Danelle Morgan

Radio City Rockettes

Danelle Morgan was raised in Highland Park, NJ where she began her dance studies at the Dance Exchange School of the Performing Arts. To expand her technique, Danelle enrolled in the Pre-Professional Scholarship Program at The Ailey School at the age of sixteen.  After graduating high school, Danelle continued her education in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program where she had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Desmond Richardson, Yuriko Kikucho, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Nathan Trice, among others. While enrolled in the BFA Program, Danelle participated in workshops with the Radio City Rockettes as part of Radio City’s diversity outreach program, and as a result of her participation she was hired as a Radio City Rockette. After taking a leave from the BFA program to perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, she graduated with Honors and as a Liberace Scholarship recipient.

Post-graduation, Danelle continued to work both in concert dance and musical theatre. She has worked with Buglisi Dance Theatre, performed in pieces choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie (Dancers Responding to AIDS), and with 360 Degree Dance Company under the direction of Martin Lofsnes. Additionally, Danelle has performed in The King & I (Ogunquit Playhouse) and toured in the 50th anniversary European tour of West Side Story (Laurence Olivier “Best Musical Revival” Nominee-Sadler’s Wells).

Danelle has performed in the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes for over twelve years and has been the face of the Rockettes in various print and commercial advertising campaigns. As a Rockette, she has performed for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, in Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Wendy Williams Show, and The Today Show.  She has appeared in many magazines (Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Time Out New York) and has had her own feature in the New York Times Sunday Routine. In addition to the Christmas Spectacular, Danelle has performed in the New York Spring Spectacular (choreographed by Tony-winner, Warren Carlyle) and the New York Spectacular (choreographed by Emmy-winner, Mia Michaels). She is also proud to be the recipient of the 2017 NAACP NJ State Conference Performing Arts Award for achievements in the arts.