The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) are proud to announce that Rashmi Becker is the latest addition to their Patrons.
Rashmi Becker was born and lives in London and started out as an ice skater. She performed in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. As well as being passionate about dance, Rashmi was recently awarded a scholarship to pursue a PHD in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Trustee of the English Federation of Disability Sport and loves being active having completed four marathons and completed a fundraising trek to Everest Base Camp.
“I am honoured to become a patron for the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK),” says Rashmi, “I am an absolutely passionate about dance as a creative form of self-expression and a powerful medium for building connections that give our life meaning. I am committed to the belief that dance has no boundaries; it is for everyone and can be enjoyed anywhere. I have seen beautiful performances by world-class artists in our cities’ best theatres and been moved to tears by young people on the streets using dance to communicate deeply emotional stories about their lives. Dance can make us think, smile, relate to one another, it can be a positive motivating force and simply, it is good for our well-being. I am looking forward to supporting the WDSA to enable more people to participate in all forms of dance and develop the breadth of talent in the UK.”
Patrick McGeough, CEO of the WDSA (UK), said, “Having Rashmi on board is absolutely fantastic for the charity, we hope to work with her a lot in the future to make inclusive dancing more accessible across the country.”
Rashmi Becker is set to perform alongside her partner Nuno Sabroso at the WDSA (UK)’s 10th Anniversary celebrations in June. For more details on the event go to http://wdsauk.trg.net.uk/events/10th-anniversary-dinner/
Note to editors:
The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) was established in 2006 as the National Governing Body for wheelchair dance sport and wheelchair dancing within the UK, for those who would otherwise be excluded from dancing. The aim of the WDSA (UK) is to promote and develop wheelchair dancing as a sport and leisure activity across the country and to raise the standard of coaching and competition in the UK and internationally at all levels. Wheelchair Dance Sport is accessible to anyone with no boundaries in terms of age limit or level of ability.