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.

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

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