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“. . . when I hit the center mark and that spotlight flashed on me, I thought, Aquí estoy, Mami, aquí estoy!”

Growing up in an orphanage in the Bronx, separated from the mother she adored, Lilly never knew the care and loving attention of a stable family. But she didn’t let mounting obstacles and family tragedy stand in the way of her dreams. From the time she was a little girl, when the nuns first took her to see the Rockettes perform, Lilly was driven to become a dancer. This is the compelling story of her spirited journey from the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Home for Children to the great stage at Radio City Music Hall—where she danced her way into history as the first Latina Rockette.