Gonca Gümüsayak–is a contemporary dance artist, from Turkey. She was born in Izmir 1983. She is graduated from Middle East Technical University, Sociology department (BS) (2005) and Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Dance Maker department from Arnhem, Holland, (BA) (2008). She had finalized her (MPA) masters thesis Project “Liquid Politics” about “relationship of social movements and contemporary performance” in 2016 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University at the Modern Dance department, İstanbul. Her dance film “Re-birth” which was shot in Poland Grotowski Institute, won the Best performer prize in SinemaDans Ankara in 2016 and also won promising dance film artists prize in Brussels international dance films festival.
At the moment she is doing her Master of Arts in Physical Theatre, at Teatro Dimitri Academy, in, Verscio, Switzerland ( 2017-2019)
Since 2009 she works with Lokomotif Arts and Culture Association in İstanbul. She became board president of the association in 2017 March. She founded Gümüşayak Dance and Yoga Studio in 2013 and in 2010 initiated “Performing Arts Project Collective”, in other words: Gonca’s World of “Performance Planet”.