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.

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

Keone Madrid

Watching Keone Madrid on the dance floor, it’s no surprise the 24-year-old’s first love was basketball: He exudes athleticism. But … Continue reading

Posted in You Should Know

My Favorite Costume

APRIL DALY The Joffrey Ballet “All of Desdemona’s costumes in Lar Lubovitch’s Othello are amazing. They’re flowy and romantic. We … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love

The Age Equation

When it comes to dance, the general rule of thumb is that the younger you begin training, the better. Serious … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love