What a whirlwind of a week it has been! Yesterday, I completed my last day at the Rockette Summer Intensive Invitational Week with our final showcase at the NYU Skirball Center! This was my fifth RSI and my first one was exactly 10 years ago! 😱 I’m so grateful for our amazing teachers and how hard they pushed us every day in rehearsals. The other dancers are some of the most hardworking, driven, beautiful people I’ve ever met! Thank you to my amazing cousin, Ariana, for taking pictures and videos of the performance so I can share a bit of what I worked on this week! I’ll put the link in my bio!
Not usually one to make these types of posts, but I CANNOT CONTAIN MYSELF! This is a picture of one of the happiest girls in the world (aka me after my third Rockette audition a couple weeks ago where I finally MADE IT TO THE LAST ROUND OF CALLBACKS)! I don't have the job yet (calls go out this summer), but making it this far is HUGE and I still have to pinch myself because the 11 year old dreaming of being a Rockette inside of me can't believe this happened! And just when I thought it couldn’t get better, after this audition, I was invited to the Invitational Summer Intensive on full scholarship, so I will be back in NYC next month kicking my face off to Christmas songs! 🎅🏻✨ . . . . . . #bevel#rockette#radiocity#rockettesummerintensive#rsi#christmasinjune#christmasspectacular
Been feeling especially grateful to be able to dance, lately. Some days when I’m dancing, I’m like, “dang, my body can do this?!”. I am soo lucky to be healthy, strong, and to have parents who let me take so many dance classes growing up. ⭐️ Choreography by moi ⭐️ 🎥 by @rey.nbows . Thank you Rey for shooting such great footage! Hit her up for all of your photography/film needs!! She is a dream to work with. 💕 . . . . . #dancer#musicaltheater#jazz#taketheatrain#nikkiyanofsky#dancereel#choreography#film#ladancers
Returned home to my alma mater to sing the national anthem at a UCLA women’s basketball game last month! 🇺🇸 Swipe to see who was in the audience! If you want to see the full video, the link is in my bio ❤️ . . . . . #nationalanthem#ucla#womensbasketball#pauleypavilion
Had a blast performing in MTW's reading of Once Upon a Mattress last night!! I am so honored I got to work with such a talented cast and creative team. The best part was getting to act alongside my brother for the first time in years! And we didn't have to get married/play a couple for once! 😉 . . . . .
Tried the "Easy Slip Jig" this week and it was definitely super easy and my leg muscles definitely weren't on fire. Oh, and don't mind my backup dancers. I taught them everything they know. #deathbyirishdance#summeratucd#ucla