One Indian girl has proved her mettle with her dancing skills by winning three medals at the 2017 Dance World Cup held in Germany.
Vinaya Seshan, a class 10 student of Inventure Academy in Bengaluru, had competed with over 10,000 participants from 43 countries in the finals of an event that one of most coveted all-genre dance competition for children and young adults in the world.
Dancing in her institute’s blue uniform, which she considers her lucky charm, the Bengaluru girl went on to bag a Gold medal in the duet category, as well as Bronze medals in the Hip-hop group and Hip-hop solo categories.
The budding dancer had also won 3 medals at the last year’s edition of the World Cup.
Vinaya’s talents don’t stop at just dancing.
A passionate football player, she has represented the state as a part of the State Women’s Senior Football Team at the Nationals in Phagwara and also captained the U-19 Sports Authority of India (SAI) Bangalore team, which was runners up at the South Zone Oorja U-19 tournament.
Interestingly, Vinaya’s love for both dance and football sprouted wings when she was in class 1, when she did a dance performance on football!
Taking up dance classes soon after, the dancing champ had been a regular at Inventure’s dance teams & musical productions.
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Her turning point emerged when she was selected for Berserk, a week-long dance workshop conducted by the Lourd Vijay Dance School. Their squad ended up wining a Bronze in the 2015 World Cup.
The powerhouse of talent also plays the tabla, guitar and piano.
“Being versatile is important; at the same time finding the right balance is difficult, but achievable,” said Vinaya to TOI.