Ayrin Ersoz

Born in Bulgaria, Ayrin Ersöz is a dancer/choreographer and academic based in Istanbul. She received her BA from the Dance Department at the School of Art and Design at Yildiz Technical University in 2003 and received her MA in Art and Design from the same university in 2006. Ersöz is a PhD degree holder from the Theater Criticism and Dramaturgy Department at Istanbul University.

Ersöz performed as a dancer for CRR Dance Theater Company between 2003 and 2005, and for Istanbul Dance Theater between 2005 and 2007, where she has performed two times in the Venice Dance Biennale. As a freelance choreographer her pieces have been performed in various national venues throughout Turkey and in Europe. Her last piece, “The Body of Desire,” was performed at the 18th International Istanbul Theater Festival.

Ersöz also writes dance criticism and has published articles in various publications in Turkey. She is the director of the Dance Department at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul.