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.

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

Olivia “Chachi” Gonzales

Olivia “Chachi” Gonzales is the perfect mix of sweetness and spice. Whether her hip-hop moves are hard-hitting or smooth, you … Continue reading

Posted in Who's Hot, You Should Know

Jeanine Mason: Why I Chose College

Before winning Season 5 of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Jeanine Mason was a regular high school senior looking … Continue reading

Posted in Off the Record, Who's Hot

Streamline Your College Search

With so many great dance colleges out there, deciding on a few to visit and audition for can be tough. … Continue reading

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Competition Confidence

Competition dancers work hard to polish their routines. But when they’re finally backstage on the big day, even the veterans … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To