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.

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 couchMore »

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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.More »

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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 thatMore »

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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 inMore »

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The Hard Truths

Most professional dancers are so passionate about dance they can’t imagine doing anything else. But the dance world isn’t alwaysMore »

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Am I Ready for College?

In high school, you spend countless hours brushing up on your technique—and maybe even dreaming of the perfect college danceMore »

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