Mia Michaels. The Rockettes. They're names that're synonymous with amazingness—which means a Mia/Rockettes collaboration is pretty much guaranteed to be fantastic.
We got a little taste of Michaels in Rockette mode last year, when she choreographed the New York Spring Spectacular's opening number. But for this year's updated New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes, which opens June 15, Mia's in charge of EVERYTHING: She's both choreographing and directing. And that means she gets to train the full powers of her wildly creative mind on some of the world's most impressive—and impressively disciplined—dancers.
This morning, the Rockettes performed a bit of Mia's choreo on "The Today Show." It's actually the opening routine Michaels created for last year's show, set to "Welcome to New York." But as a preview of things to come, it's pretty darn exciting: The heartbeat-themed number features all the fine-tuned precision we've come to expect from the Rockettes, shocked into vibrant life by Michaels' high-energy choreography.
Photo via @therockettes on Instagram
This rehearsal clip alone is giving us serious #canongoals:
Watch the whole appearance, which includes an interview with Mama Mia, below—and then get your hot little hands on some New York Spectacular tickets.