“ I have known Ms. Dakoda since I was in elementary school; she has been a crucial part of all my ballet studies. Therefore, it goes without saying that most of the dancing I have learnt in 13 years of taking lessons came from her. In fact, I got my very first pair of Pointe shoes for her classes; I even did my first RAD exam after studying under her.
Looking back now as I head off to college, I can genuinely say that I remember those years with a lot of admiration. I was lucky to have a teacher that not only challenged me to work harder but made everyone of her students fall in love with dancing. Thank you Ms. Dakoda! “
~ Hashanthi Senanayake