Merrill Ashley (published 2013)

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Title

Merrill Ashley (published 2013)

Description

In this interview, Ashley describes the expectations that were placed on her as a dancer, like speed and clarity. She describes how these expectations intersected and overlapped with her expectations for herself.

Biographical note:

Merrill Ashley was born Linda Michelle Merrill in Rutland, Vermont on December 2, 1950. She began dancing at the age of seven. When she was 13, she received a Ford Foundation scholarship and began to study full time at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. She changed her name shortly thereafter because the company already had a dancer named Linda Merrill.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

April 11, 2008

Rights

Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (2013). Never Far from Dancing: Ballet Artists in New Roles. London: Routledge.

Identifier

Ashley_2008.mp3

Provenance

Interview recorded on MiniDisc by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Merrill Ashley

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

MiniDisc

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

ashley_alonso_macleary_16.wav.mp3

Duration

00:06:53

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Merrill Ashley, 1950-

Location

New York, NY

Files

Citation

“Merrill Ashley (published 2013),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 28, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/106.

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