What My Teacher Taught Me: Ashley Mayeux

Now in her fourth season with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ashley Mayeux values co-artistic director Desmond Richardson's hands-on help with tricky partnering.

“I can always count on Des to come in and try movement with me. Then, I can go back and tell my partner, 'OK he’s doing this, and it really works for me.' Desmond is such a natural at partnering. He’s so intuitive and instinctual with it. He helps me and my partner understand what needs to be done to make the movement easier and clearer.”

Mayeux performs with Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Joyce Theater in New York City through Sunday, November 29.

Photo by Rachel Neville, courtesy of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

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