AKA Debutante and Miss Neville to dance at Radio City Music Hall with Rockettes

A Monroe woman will get the chance to dance at Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes. Jacie Scott, a 2008 graduate of Neville High School, auditioned this summer and was awarded a contract to dance with the New York City precision dance company. This is a high achievement for Scott as she has trained professionally since she was a little girl.

Born in New Orleans and raised in Monroe, La., Jacie Veronica Scott developed an appreciation for dancing at an early age, having trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop since age 6. She is the daughter of Charles and Cathy Scott. While at Neville High School, she trained under Jessica Smith-Tolliver with the school’s dance line the Bengal Belles. She was not only elected the Homecoming Queen of her senior year, she was also elected as Miss Neville High School by the Senior Class of 2008. As a freshman, she served as Co-Captain of the Freshman Cheerleaders and for three years she was selected as an All-Star Dancer. With that honor, she was asked to dance in Hawaii, Rome, and the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show. She also danced with the Twin City Ballet Senior Company and Linda Lavendar School of Dance. During the winter of her senior year, she was presented as a Cinderella Debutante at the cotillion hosted by the Zeta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

In 2008, she headed to Louisiana State University to study journalism and dance with the LSU Tiger Girls, who were crowned the 2010 Universal Cheerleading Association Hip-Hop National Champions. As graduation loomed, Scott searched for her next adventure. A fellow Tiger Girl, who was planning to audition for the DCC, encouraged Scott to do so also. After a recruiter also reached out to her, Scott decided to go for it – despite her initial hesitance.

In 2012, Jacie became a dancer with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. In 2015, the D Magazine named Jacie as one of the 10 most beautiful women in Dallas, TX. Off the field, she is a full-time fitness instructor. It would seem that the little girl who danced ballet as a child would end up doing that very thing as an adult, living out her dream, and teaching others to enjoy it.

Exciting news came in the summer of 2017. Jacie auditioned and was hired to be a Rockette. The Rockettes is a precision dance company at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York. Last month, her classmate Chauncey McCoy was hired to dance with the New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team. It would appear that Monroe is the place that trains the nation’s best dancers. Certainly when the Christmas spectacular airs this winter, Monroyans will be proud to see one of its daughters dance in stride with America’s best.


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