Meet the Company: New Brooklyn Ballet Dancer Oshi Wanigasekera

Name: Oshini Wanigasekera
Age: 26
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?
A: Painting

Q: Where's your favorite place to hang out in Brooklyn?
A: Greenpoint

Photo by Rachel Neville 


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