Meet the Company: New Brooklyn Ballet Dancer Oshi Wanigasekera
Name: Oshini Wanigasekera
Neighborhood: Woodside, NY
Q: Where did you start your dance training?
A: School of Alberta Ballet in Canada
Q: How did you learn about Brooklyn Ballet? And what attracted you to audition for the company?
A: Several of my friends danced for Brooklyn Ballet and I loved hearing about what they were performing.
Q: Which of the dances for this season's performances are you most excited about? Why?
A: I love structured improvisation, and Quilt/One Night Stand is great to just let that all out.
Q: Why is ballet/dance important to you?
A: I'm a really quiet person. Dance is my way of talking. The ballet world is something of a bubble with few people of minority. Since ballet is something that I love, I think it's important to carve a new image of the ballerina.
Q: What is your favorite activity outside of dance?
Q: Where's your favorite place to hang out in Brooklyn?
Photo by Rachel Neville