Hulya fell in love with dance and theatre at the age of 13 and has never looked back since. She is a performer, creator, leader and visionary.
Hulya started her training at Bird College Junior School where she danced until she relocated to North Cyprus at the age of 15. In Cyprus she had two years intensive training with Russian classical dancers, Oleg Manukovskiy and Natalia Valishvili. Her time in Cyprus also offered many great performance opportunities including dancing classical solos at prestigious venues such as Bellepais Abbey.
On returning to the UK, she continued her dance training at Liz Burville Performing Arts School and The London Russian Ballet School. At 18 she was accepted to train at Kate Simmons Dance graduating with a Level 6 National Diploma in Dance as well as DDI and DDE ISTD Cecchetti Classcial ballet teaching qualifications. During her time at KS Dance she was given many great opportunities, including working with Grazia Galante on Bejart’s Bolero, performed at the Lowry Theatre and dancing for BBC’s Dance Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.
As a professional dancer, Hulya has performed across a broad spectrum of work. She has toured professionally with Allegrodance Touring Company, touring to venues such as The Brindley Theatre, and danced a lead role in "An American in Paris" at The Royal Northern College of Music, accompanied by a 40 piece live orchestra. She has danced for several contemporary ballet companies including Hack Ballet, MCDC and E33 Dance Company. Hulya has danced at several high profile events such as London Fashion Week, Unveiling Arts Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has appeared as both a dancer and actress on screen, for film and television.
Hulya has taught across London at places such as Canada Water Studios, Reynolds Performing Arts Academy, Studio 68 and Cecchetti Central Associates. She has also worked as warm-up mistress and workshop assistant for London Children’s Ballet.
Hulya is co-founder of Dancing Authentically, a company which delivers unique workshops with a well-being focus and an aim to nurture excellence through embracing artistic authenticity.
Hulya is passionate about performing and creating work of technical excellence whilst upholding high industry standards. She loves to collaborate with likeminded artists to create work that tells a story, and inspires hope and joy into its audiences.