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DIP Founder, Performing Artist, Whirling Dance Instructor
Born in Turkey, graduated mining engineer and based in Vienna. Trained gymnastics, ballet, performing arts, and contemporary dances. Holds Austrian nationality and speaks Turkish, English, German, and Arabic. In the ’90s made several cooperations with Viennese companies. In 1999 awarded as “The Most Outstanding Dancer of the Year in Austria”. In the following years was engaged with a considerable amount of European projects. In 1999 began with self-studying Sufi dances and has choreographed many interpretations since then. Presented worldwide around 500 performances, 150 workshops with roughly 3000 participants, made 10 creations and 20 cooperations in around 50 countries. Also performed in the presence of royal family members of Denmark, Morocco, Netherlands, Thailand, and United Kingdom and lectured in academic and non-academic settings (a.o. at Goldsmiths University London, Culture University Istanbul, University of Music & Performing Arts Vienna, TEDx Talks at IKU/Istanbul, and Galatasaray University Istanbul).