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.

New Year, New Goals

January 1 is the perfect time to hit the “refresh” button on your dance training and shake off whatever was … Continue reading

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Out of this World

Comets soar across the stage’s video backdrop to intense orchestral music that sounds like it’s from a superhero action scene. … Continue reading

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Legendary Moves

The stage lights rise, revealing six feminine silhouettes behind jail bars. A spotlight shines down on each of their faces … Continue reading

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Life After Competition

In the not-so-distant past, competition dancers had to make a difficult choice once they entered the professional world: either begin … Continue reading

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Summer Study Survival Guide

Summer intensives are a great way to boost technique and make new friends. They’re also just what the name suggests: … Continue reading

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My Big Break

Imagine this: You’re an understudy in a great new musical at a regional theater. It’s just days after opening night—and … Continue reading

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