Laurynas Vejalis"I try and focus on what I want to achieve/become in the future."

Laurynas Vejalis Born: Vilniuk, Lithuania
Trained: Austrian Ballet Company in Japan and The Royal Ballet School in EnglandLaurynas Vejalis If someone handed you $1,000,000 tomorrow, you would…
Book flights to Japan and Lithuania so that I can spend time with my family. Also I would visit my friends all around the world. I would save the rest.

Could you tell us 3 random things we don’t know about you?
I love watching soccer (I am Chelsea fan).
I hate mornings.
Japanese food is my life .Laurynas VejalisWhich movie could you watch on repeat?
The Intouchables. This movie makes me so emotional, but also makes me smile.

What would you have done as a career if ballet hadn’t come your way?
Maybe I would have gone into sports because I was never a good student.Laurynas VejalisWhen you have a day off, what’s your favourite way to spend it?
I like to stay home, watch movies or play some video games. I also like to go out with my friends to play darts or billiards.

Where in the world would you like to see yourself living some day?
Maldives. It looks like heaven.

Milk chocolate or dark?
I would say dark but it depends on my mood.Laurynas VejalisWhat’s your definition of a successful ballet dancer?
I try and focus on what I want to achieve/become in the future. Of course, realizing any goal is hard work but you have to know you want to achieve and, of course, you need passion.

Favorite Ballet?
Onegin. I really love this story and music is just beautiful. I’m really excited to be part of this production next season with the company.

Dream role?
Onegin.Laurynas VejalisRead Laurynas’s bio, http://national.ballet.ca/Meet/Dancers/Corps/Kota-Sato
See Laurynas onstage in the 2015/16 season, national.ballet.ca