Jharsuguda :Â A 18-year-old girl Shreya Lenka from Jharsuguda is making a buzz, as she is one among the two finalists selected from across the world to be a part of the globally acclaimed K-Pop girl group known as Black Swan.
Shreya is the only girl from Asia to be selected by the Korean music Label DR Music, which manages the globally acclaimed K-pop girl group, Black Swan.
Jharsugudaâ€™s Shreya Lenka and Brazilian Gaberila Daclin are the two finalists who have reached the final audition and are undergoing a two-month training period in South Korea. Apart from her singing and dancing skills, Shreyaâ€™s training also includes learning the Koren Language. The contestants will be evaluated on their skills, personality, and qualities to become a K-pop artist
Shreya is a proud daughter of Avinash Lenka who works in a private company at Jharsuguda, while her mother Priyatama Lenka, who is a housewife, resides at Sheetal Colony. Shreya was born in Rourkela and had later moved to Jharsuguda in the year 2007. She had completed her Class X from DAV Public School, Jharsuguda and had taken admission in her first year in Womenâ€™s College.
â€œShe from childhood was aspiring to become a good dancer. After her cousin, who guided her to try K-pop, after which she had tried and got selected in this Korean K-pop audition. As a parent, we had not restricted for anything rather supported her for whatever she wanted to do.â€ Said her father Avinash Lenka
â€œWe are very happy that my daughter, who is the only Indian got selected in the K-pop audition, it is a very proud moment for us. Last year, she had seen appliedÂ forÂ the online audition of this K-pop and got selected among 4,000 participants. After getting selected in the second round, we had arranged a surprise party for her in Rourkela. We are very hopeful that she will clear this final round alsoâ€ Said Priyatama Lenka., mother of Shreya Lenka
Since her childhood Shirya had an inclination towards dancing been, seeing this her parents had enrolled her under Madan Mohan Purty. But due to some financial problems the family has to relocate to Jharsuguda, Shreya started learning dancing at Stepz2rhythm and later trained under a dance teacher Praveen Barla, who decided to train her.
â€œBlack Swan is a globally acclaimed K-pop group. In this, the members have to Sing, Compose and Dance It is difficult to dance and sing simultaneous, However, Shreya has been selected in Black Swan. I have been training her for the last seven to eight years, she knows various dance forms like Classical, Hip hop. She is also a good singer too. .â€ Said Praveen Barla, Dance mentor of Shreya