3rd Place at NYCairo

Ashley Rhianne was very proud and honoured to be selected as a finalist in the NYCairo Queen Competition in April 2017 where she won 3rd place in the finals! A huge thank you to the judges – Anna Borisova, Vanessa, Nada el Masriya, Dr. Gamal Seif, Tito Seif, Mohamed Shahin and Randa Kamel for this opportunity! All the of the competitors were amazing and Ashley is very humbled to have been selected to compete in the final round.
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Small Stages Salon Series – Volume 4 & 5

ashley-dance-small-stage-2016Ashley will be performing in the DFASS Salon Series  Volume 4 + 5 Incubator Project 24 November +1 December, 2016 at The Emerald Supper Club.

DFASS continue to new works with a unique range of dancers and musicians who are experimenting with new ideas and forms of technology to inspire innovative work. This unique group of artists will electrify audiences beyond the constraints of the physical venue.

This project comes from a need to invest in artists and their creative practice. It’s about building space for risk, while focusing on shared learning experiences. It builds on unique opportunities and challenges diverse dance artists who are interested in growing their work in new and exciting ways.

WORKS BY:
Burgundy Brixx
Vanessa Goodman
Dayna Szyndrowski
Scheherazaad Cooper
Jason Overy
Caitlin Griffin
Ashley Rhianne
Naomi Brand
Heather Laura Grey

Click here to be taken to the DFASS event page.

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Third Place Winner in Toronto, 2016

Ashley-Dance-Randa-Kamel-3rd-Place-2016Ashley is thrilled to announce that she was the 3rd place winner in the Randa Kamel & Mohamed Shahin Crown Competition on October 29, 2016 in Toronto.  Ashley placed 3 out of 11 dancers.  A huge congrats to Oksana Jirnova who won 2nd Place and Monet Deneen who won the Crown!  Ashley thanks the judges Dr. George Sawa, Mohamed Shahin and Randa Kamel for their selection, Nada el Masriya for her hard work putting the event together and all the fellow dancers and competitors – everyone was very supportive and encouraging!

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Small Stages 34 – October 13 – 16 2016

ashley-dance-small-stage-2016Ashley will be performing in the Small Stages 34 season kick off October 13 – 16, 2016 at The Anza Club in Vancouver.  She will be performing a piece titled “Taboo”  with Vancouver’s legendary burlesque artist Burgundy Brixx and percussionist Jason Ovary, exploring the origins, crossovers, comparison, taboos and stereotypes of Oriental and Burlesque.

For show and ticket information, click here.

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The Layali Dancers Student Recital

layalidancersnov30The Layali Dancers are PLEASED to invite you to their first student recital November 30, 2016. They will be joined by Mozaico Flamenco, Andrea Flamenco, and other special guests!

Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. 19 years + only.

Tickets $15 online, $20 at door. Proceeds going to a valuable member of our dance community who is facing some health challenges.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2665728

The Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607990049500767/  Please invite your friends and family members!!

We hope you can make it!!!

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Ashley is extremely honored to announce that she placed 3rd in the NYCairo Queen Competition in NYC April 2016!  Ashley was selected in the 7 finalists out of 26 competitors, and successfully made it 3rd place.  A huge congrats to Lidia Pleida who won 1st place!  Thank you so much to all the judges at NYCairo (Randa Kemal, Mohamed Shahin, Tito Seif, Jehan, Mercedes Nieto, Nada El Masriya and Elena Ramazanova)!

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Katalin Schäfer Showcase at the Emerald – March 13, 2016

Ashley was featured in the Katalin Schäfer Showcase show along with many of Vancouver’s top performers.  Ashley performed a megeance piece created by her teacher Randa Kamel.  The show was an incredible variety of acts including beledi, oriental, Said, tribal fusion and Katalin’s own unique style of Virgin Burlesque and Broadway flavored performance.  A big thank you to Laura & Dani H of Raqasa for hosting both Katalin and this event!

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Oriental Fantasy – March 6, 2016

 

 

Ashley performed at Nicci Marsh’s Abbotsford  Hospice Society fundraiser “Oriental Fantasy”. The show featured Nicci’s Tha Fae dancers, Jordan Daniel, Devorah, Noelle Phillips, Keyna Burden and Ashley.  A BIG thanks to Nicci and Keyna for organizing such a wonderful and heartfelt event. <3

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Dances for a Small Stage – Salon Series

March 24 & 25, 2016

Ashley will be joining the Dances for a Small Stage team for the first time!  Very exciting to be onboard this project full of incredible, contemporary artists.

gathering | incubating | creating | connecting  

Dance is a common language that transcends barriers in unique and exciting ways.   This latest series explores trans-cultural contemporary art.

Come join us for Happy Hour – come hang out with us before the show, take a few mini-workshops and get a sneak peak about the show.

5-7pm – Happy Hour $15  |  8pm – Show + Food $35
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THEME – deconstruct
WORKS BY:
Scheherazaad Cooper  |  Tarun Nayar  |  Sammy Chien  |  Dayna Szyndrowski  |
Kirsten Wicklund  |  Vanessa Goodman  |  Ashley Kirkham
Emcee- Burgundy Brixx