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.

“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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Coming Back from a Break

After a few weeks of much-needed rest, many dancers jump right back into class full force. But going from couch … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Taking a Break

After Callie Lyons finished an intense summer dance program in Austria this year, she could tell her body needed rest. … Continue reading

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Help! I Hate My Comp Routine!

There are myriad reasons you might dislike one of your group dances for competition. Every dancer prefers a routine that … Continue reading

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Dancing with My Double

Sara, soloist, & Leigh-Ann Esty, corps de ballet, Miami City Ballet Age: 27 Do you have the same strengths in … Continue reading

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