6-Year-Old Zumba Star With Rare Genetic Condition Takes on Rockettes

Audrey Nethery knows how to cut a rug.

The 6-year-old, who has Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare inherited syndrome of the bone marrow, loves dancing. Audrey made headlines this summer when she was invited to perform at the International Zumba Conference in Orlando. She danced in the sold-out show with some of the best Zumba teachers in the country, and the video of her performance has been viewed more than 9 million times.

Recently, the viral dancing sensation got to perform with the world-famous New York City Rockettes.

Audrey danced with the Rockettes on the “Rachel Ray Show” on Friday and got a standing ovation from the crowd.

Check out her performance in the video below: 

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