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.

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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Isolation Inspiration

Watch the beginning of nearly any jazz class and you’ll probably see dancers moving their hips or ribs to the … Continue reading

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School Buzz: Free Money For Summer Study

Free Money For Summer Study This summer, don’t let money keep you from dancing at your dream intensive. The Dance … Continue reading

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School Buzz: Texas Celebrates 60 Years of Dance

Texas Celebrates 60 Years of Dance Last fall, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, kicked off an anniversary celebration … Continue reading

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