Name: Ashley Sehwani

Age: 21

Where are you from? Manila, Philippines

I am currently… a student at the University of Birmingham studying Business Management

I am a LEAP Ambassador because… Firstly, I love learning new things. Secondly, the arts industry highly interests me, and with the hopes of opening my own performing arts-related business in the future, this would be a great start to get that experience and be involved with professionals in the field.

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about the arts, more specifically in dance! I also love watching shows on Broadway and the West End, and some of my favourites include Moulin Rouge, Wicked, Miss Saigon, and Dear Evan Hansen!

An interesting fact about me is… I am a twin! I have a twin brother.

My first encounter with Birmingham Royal Ballet was… When I got to see Radio and Juliet in 2021! I was in awe, it was such a great show.

What are your favourite ballets? Some of my favourites include Don Quixote, Carmen, and Giselle! From the choreography, to music and costumes, everything about these three ballets just fascinate me!