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Ashley Shaw

Bourne To Dance

May 5 2021 • 55 mins

Join Paul Smethurst as he chats to long-standing New Adventures Principal Dancer Ashley Shaw about her love of dance and the impact it has had on her life.

Ashley discusses dreaming of a dance career from a young age, and how she moved across the world from Australia to the UK aged 15 to pursue her dream. She also shares invaluable advice to aspiring dancers through her own experiences moving from training into professional dance and reflects on the power of manifesting. She also looks back at what drew her to New Adventures as a dancer over a decade ago and shares what story she would like to turned into a Matthew Bourne's New Adventures productions next!


  • Intro & Outro music Terry Davies - 'Glenda's LP' (for Play Without Words)
  • Lesley Odom Jr & cast of Hamilton - Room Where It Happens
  • Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande - Rain On Me

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