King’s Student Interns at Radio City
King’s student Phoebe Henry Explores Show Business Workings
NEW YORK—Taking advantage of a unique New York opportunity, Phoebe Henry (’11) is interning with The Rockettes, whose Christmas Spectacular has become a staple of the New York holiday season. Spending two days a week at Radio City Music Hall, Henry participates in the behind-the-scenes workings of one of New York City’s most iconic shows. “It’s my dream internship,” says Henry, a Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major. “I love knowing that I’m part of such a memorable show.”
Henry, an accomplished musician, aspires to a career in the entertainment industry and sees her internship as a way to broaden her understanding of the field. “I have worked on the artist’s side of entertainment, and now I want to see the venue side,” she says.
Working for Madison Square Garden, which owns Radio City Music Hall and other entertainment venues across the city, provides Henry with ample opportunities for networking within the entertainment world. Her day-to-day tasks—maintaining public relations files for the dancers, measuring the dancers, and doing whatever administrative work needs to be done—allow Henry to gain valuable experience in the competitive world of show business.
How does an education in politics, philosophy, and economics prepare Henry for work in entertainment? Not directly, she says, but her studies at King’s affect the lens through which she sees the world. “I want to study the great books,” says Henry, explaining that a liberal arts education assists her in forming her life philosophy and motivates her to pursue excellence in whatever field she pursues.
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