How Ashley Everett became Beyonce's dance captain! | Ep. 150
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Ashley Everett is a professional dancer who has been Beyonce’s dance captain for over 10 years and has performed on every one of her tours since 2007. She has also featured in some of B’s most iconic music videos like the viral smash Single Ladies. In this episode, Ashley takes us through her entire journey as a professional dancer – from her start in her hometown of Chico, California to becoming a professional dancer that has performed on the biggest stages across the globe. Along the way, she dives into some of the biggest moments in her career with Beyonce like the Single Ladies video, Super Bowl performances, Formation World Tour, Coachella, & OTR II tour. We cover it all.

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Timecodes:

- Ben’s Intro (0:00)

- Intro to Ashley / Background (2:53)

- Childhood / Ballet beginnings / Early career (9:07)

- Moving To NYC / Beyonce audition / BDAY album music videos / Tour rehearsals (16:41)

- Meeting Beyonce / Beyonce Experience Tour (32:24)

- Becoming the Dance Captain / Single Ladies / Second Tour (37:00)

- Advice for aspiring dancers / Performing on tour & music videos / Non-disclosure (46:45)

- Superbowl performances / Avoiding leaks / Finding down-time (59:00)

- Formation Tour / Engagement story (1:08:13)

- Beyonce’s work ethic & drive (1:15:55)

- Coachella “Homecoming” rehearsals & performance / OTR II tour (1:19:25)

- Mentorship / The Carters album + more on tour (1:32:30)

- Patreon Q&A experience (1:45:10)

- Outro (1:52:00)

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