Elektra’s dance journey began when she was introduced to classical Sri Lankan dancing at age 11. Soon after, she joined the school’s official dance team contributing to their success as a consistent national finalist, including placing top 3 at the 2002 National Dance Championship.

During this time Elektra received extensive training in both classical and contemporary dance genres including the “Bharatanatyam”. Upon leaving school Elektra continued her dance journey into the realm of Dancesport, and she soon started taking part in Dancesport competitions nationally and internationally.

Eventually she moved to Australia to further her dance journey. Since her move to Australia she has been a successful competitor, competing across Australia and overseas. Elektra specializes in the Latin-American style, and have also had training in Jazz and Contemporary genres of dance. She has been coaching dancing for over 10 years. Elektra was a resident choreographer for the Urban Dance Company Triple8Funk, and a guest choreographer for Aussie classic - Neighbours. Elektra is also a Dancesport Australia accredited coach, with a Certificate IV in fitness, a Bachelor’s and an Honours degree in Psychology, she is also an academic at the school of psychology at the University of Melbourne, all of which adds to her multifaceted teaching repertoire.

Elektra trains both couples and individuals in both dancing and mindset techniques based on sports psychology and dance therapy, which addresses various challenges dancers come across during their journey, She believe in using dancing as a healing modality to promote personal growth and wellbeing. Elektra’s multidimensional holistic approach to coaching combines dance technique, physiology and psychology to promote both skill and artistry within her students. Elektra aspires to promote all gender inclusive dancing, while pushing to expand the artistic limitations societal gender roles place on dance.

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