Seda Aybay

2018 New Movement Residency Artist

Seda Aybay formed Kybele Dance Theater in 2003 and has since toured and won multiple awards for choreography including the 2018 Marcus Residency at Washington University in St. Louis, 2017 and 2018 Outstanding Choreographer YAGP Las Vegas, 1st Place 2016 Front & Main Festival, 2nd Place 2016 McCallum Choreography Festival, 2016 Outstanding Choreographer YAGP Los Angeles and 2015 Outstanding Choreographer Elite. Seda’s choreography deconstructs Turkish socio-cultural references and ideologies, transforming figurative language and ideas into unique gestures highlighting her choreography while infusing the DNA of her culture into movement. Seda began ballet training in Istanbul completing the London’s Royal Academy of Dance exams, graduated Santa Monica College, UCLA, and the The Ailey School program in New York City.