Author Archives: Ashley Rivers

About Ashley Rivers

Ashley Rivers is a freelance writer and dancer in Boston. She is currently a Calderwood Fellow in writing at Emerson College.

2015 Dance Resolution Calendar

This year, make your dance resolutions last by sticking to a set calendar. We asked four pros to submit important … Continue reading

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The Truth About College

As a high school senior, Kathryn Van Yahres didn’t think she wanted to go to college. She was serious about … Continue reading

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Lasting Connections

One of the biggest perks of a summer intensive is meeting great people. In just a few weeks, you can … Continue reading

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Small Town, Big Dreams

You know the story: a performer from Nowhere, USA, works hard her whole life and becomes a talented unknown. She … Continue reading

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“I Have No Idea What I Want to Do After High School”

Every high school dancer faces life-changing decisions as graduation approaches: Do I want to keep dancing? Should I audition for … Continue reading

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The Worst Audition of My Life

Seven dancers share their biggest audition mishaps—and how they pulled through. Lockhart Brownlie commercial dancer I went to an audition … Continue reading

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