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MY STORY

Hard-working and passionate Turkish dance artist residing in Roehampton, UK. First-class honours Dance BA graduate from the University of Surrey and MFA Dance and Embodied Practice student at the University of Roehampton. 8+ years of dance instruction and 18+ years of dance performance and choreography experience in Turkey, Luxembourg, Jordan, UK. Ambassador of the Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies programme (2020-2021). Olympic runner-up at the 2010 World Dance Olympiad in Moscow, Russia.

 

TEACHING

TRAINEE RAD BALLET TEACHER

Feb 2021 - Present

Frances Lundy School of Dance (Chiswick, UK)

LEAD DANCE INSTRUCTOR (STREET DANCE, COMMERCIAL, ACROBATICS)

Mar 2019 - Sept 2019

Boogie Pumps Dance School (Guildford, UK)

LEAD DANCE INSTRUCTOR, WORKSHOP LEADER (STREET DANCE, COMMERCIAL, ACROBATICS, CHEERLEADING)

Sept 2018 - Aug 2021

Synergy Dance Ltd (Guildford, UK)

LEAD DANCE INSTRUCTOR, WORKSHOP LEADER (BURLESQUE, COMMERCIAL, OTHER THEMED WORKSHOPS)

Aug 2018 - Present

Madame Peaches/Hen and Stag Party Events (UK Nationwide)

LEAD DANCE INSTRUCTOR (GYMNASTICS, HIP HOP, COMMERCIAL, BALLET, ACROBATICS, CHEERLEADING)

Sept 2015 - Jun 2016

Private Marti Anatolian Schools (Izmir, Turkey)

 

CHOREOGRAPHY (SELECT CREDITS)

CO-CHOREOGRAPHER

Jan 2019 - Jun 2020

"Little Shop of Horrors" - University of Surrey Music and Drama Society (Guildford, UK)

CHOREOGRAPHER

Jun 2019

"A Movement Conundrum" - University of Surrey Dance Department (Guildford, UK)

CHEERLEADING CHOREOGRAPHER/CAPTAIN

Sept 2012 - Jun 2015

American School of Amman Scorpions Cheerleading Squad (Amman, Jordan)

HEAD OF DANCE, CHOREOGRAPHER

Sept 2012 - Jun 2015

"The Great Gatsby" - American Community School of Amman Musical Theatre Department (Amman, Jordan)

 

COMPETITION JUDGE

DANCE JUDGE

Jan 2021 - Present

Discovery Dance International Competition 1 & 2 (Doha, Qatar) 

DANCE JUDGE

Jun 2019

Surrey Drag Race - University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

CERTIFICATE IN BALLET TEACHING STUDIES

Oct 2021

Royal Academy of Dance

Successfully completed 3 modules of the programme, will complete the remaining modules throughout 2021, gaining RAD RTS status

DANCE MOVEMENT PSYCHOTHERAPY CERTIFICATE WITH DISTINCTION

Sept 2020

Centre of Excellence

EXERCISE MOVE DANCE UK (EMDUK) INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE

Oct 2018

IQL LEVEL 3 EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK

Oct 2018

The Royal Life Saving Society

INTRODUCTION TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN (LEVEL 1)

Sept 2018

The CPD Certification Service

LICENSED CHAPERONE FOR CHILD PERFORMERS

Jun 2019

Surrey County Council

GRADUATION DIPLOMA IN VAGANOVA-STYLE CLASSICAL BALLET

Jun 2017

Tan Sagturk Dance Academy (Izmir, Turkey)

NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS AWARD

Jun 2013

President Barack Obama's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

OLYMPIC RUNNER UP

May 2010

Ranked 2nd Place in Modern & Contemporary Dance Category as a member of "Tan Dans" representing Turkey at the World Dance Olympiad 2010 in Moscow, Russia

 

EDUCATION

MFA DANCE AND EMBODIED PRACTICE

Sept 2020 - Jul 2022

University of Roehampton (London, UK)

BA DANCE FIRST-CLASS HONOURS

Sept 2017 - Jul 2020

University of Surrey - Guildford School of Acting (Guildford, UK)
Part of the "Surrey's Top Achievers Recognised and Supported" programme as a high-achieving student

CONSERVATOIRE DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG

Sept 2010 - Jun 2012

First and Second Level Awards Received at the National Conservatory of Luxembourg

 

OTHER

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE AMBASSADOR

Responsible for talking about my programme (CBTS) and my experience as a student of the RAD, creating content for the RAD website, social media, and print publications, showcasing facilities and providing campus tours, supporting staff members, providing Higher Education talks and advice, running HE/Careers fair stands throughout the 2020/2021 academic year

VOLUNTEER WITH AKRAM KHAN COMPANY

Supported company members and helped run smooth rehearsals as the company rehearsed their 2021"Outwitting the Devil" production at the University of Roehampton studios

VOLUNTEER WITH STOPGAP DANCE COMPANY

Supported backstage at the 2018 Winter Move event held by The Dance Movement

VOLUNTEER WITH AKADEMI SOUTH ASIAN DANCE

Supported administration at Diwali in London 2018

VOLUNTEER WITH MATTHEW BOURNE'S NEW ADVENTURES

Supported the administrative team at the 2018 Dance in the Meadow event

DANCE COLUMN AUTHOR

The first online international student-led art magazine, "World Art Fortress"

ENHANCED DBS AVAILABLE