This Is What Beyonce's Dance Captain Does When She's Not In "Formation"
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Photographed by James Anthony.
If you're a longtime Beyoncé fan—as in the type that actually dishes out the big bucks to watch her perform in the flesh—then you've probably been exposed to Ashley Everett. (If you were at any of the shows for I Am... The Beyoncé Experience, The Mrs. Carter World Tour, or On The Run, that fiery red hair that lights up the whole stage belongs to her.) The 26-year-old holds the title of dance captain for Beyoncé's team, and she's the youngest member of the squad. She's been a part of this crew for the past decade, working ever so closely with Queen Bey herself. We should also mention that Everett chose touring with Beyoncé over continuing a dance program at Julliard. When the Queen beckons, the choice has kind of already been made.
Prior to securing this prime position, Everett danced with the Radio City Rockettes. She has also worked for Usher, Ne-Yo, Ciara, and Tina Turner, so she's got a killer resume. In 2008, Everett was featured in the music video for "Single Ladies" (though she's not a single lady now). This past year, she had the opportunity to star alongside Beyoncé once more in the video for "Heaven." But last weekend was probably one of her most groundbreaking performances to date, as she danced on the turf and ran in "Formation" alongside Beyoncé at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
During her time off in Los Angeles the following day, Everett told us a little bit about what her life is like while she's on the road, and what else she's been working on this year. (Catch her on Season 3 of VH1's hit show, Hit The Floor!)