My day job requires me to be glammed up: We Rockettes do as many as 17 Christmas Spectacular shows a week during the holiday season, which means I get to spend much of my time wearing incredible costumes adorned with sequins and crystals, as well as stage makeup, including false eyelashes and bright red lipstick. For me, gatherings with family and friends are about quality time with loved ones, not stressing over my look. So my go-to offstage outfit is one that’s much more low-key and works anywhere: a black sweater dress with tights and boots. For makeup, I wear just a tinted moisturizer, mascara, and a light lip color. It’s simple and comfortable and always looks polished.
— Courtney Rottenberger is a Radio City Rockette. She lives in New York City.