All the students of Vishver Rangayathanaya would like to show our appreciation and gratitude towards Rashika Teacher, for stepping away from the mainstream dance concerts and allowing us to be a part of this enchanting legend which is a strong part of Sri Lanka’s culture and heritage. Rashika teacher is enthusiastic, determined and skilled in directing students in the unique way of dance.
Being one of the very first students to be a part of Vishver Rangayathanaya, I found my passion for dance through the enthusiasm and love of Rashika Miss, my dance teacher. Not only is she an inspiring dance teacher, she is also my mentor and played a great influence on my life as I grew up.
I began my dancing journey at 7 years of age under the guidance of Rashika teacher in 2003. I initially began dancing so that I could learn about Sri Lankan art, but above all so that I could learn about my heritage, culture and traditional values. Throughout this journey however, I have gained much more. I have learnt of the respect and gratitude we
Since beginning my training with Vishver Rangayathana, it has become an ever present aspect of my life and the Sri Lankan Community in Melbourne. What began at a young age as a mere class has now grown to become a passion and a commitment.