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.

All By Myself

Thinking of adding a solo to your competition repertoire? You should! The experience of taking the stage alone can bring … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To

“My Teammates Are Letting Me Down”

Being on a dance team comes with a lot of perks: You get tons of performance opportunities and, often, a … Continue reading

Posted in Dance Team, How To

Choreographer’s Collage: Joshua Bergasse

Choreographer Joshua Bergasse has been breaking new ground for dance on the small screen on the Broadway-themed TV show “Smash.” … Continue reading

Posted in Who's Hot

Convention 101

You’ve heard all the reasons dance conventions are beneficial: They’ll give you access to choreographers who may hire you in … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To

The Start of Something Big

11 pros on what first inspired them to dance:   Yuan Yuan Tan Principal at San Francisco Ballet “My inspiration is … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love

A Swing Story

Imagine you’re a swing in a Broadway show. You’re backstage with nine minutes until the curtain rises. You think you … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Musical Theater