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.

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

Choreographer’s Collage: Liz Imperio

Liz Imperio’s choreography is electric. True to her Latin dance roots, her work exudes smooth sensuality and rhythmic vitality. The … Continue reading

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My Favorite Performance

Wendy Whelan Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet “One of my most memorable performances took place at the Palais Garnier … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love

My First Summer Intensive

You’re about to head to your first summer intensive. Congrats! You’re on your way to a life-changing experience. But right … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

Who’s Who on the Comp Scene

KALI GRINDER Age: 18 Studio: The Dance Zone in Henderson, NV In a sea of contemporary soloists, playful musicality and … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, You Should Know

Showbiz Superstitions

It’s opening night of your big musical. You’re warmed up, dressed and feeling confident—until your best friend visits you backstage. … Continue reading

Posted in Musical Theater, New Stories We Love