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.
Since 2009 she works with Lokomotif Arts and Culture Association in İstanbul. She had been board president of the association in 2017-2018 March. She initiated “Performing Arts Project Collective” in 2010- in other words “Gonca’s World of Performance Planet” and founded Gümüşayak Dance and Yoga Studio in 2013.
At the moment she is doing her Master of Arts in Physical Theatre, at Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Verscio, Switzerland ( 2017-2019). Her studies is granted by The Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation Study Grant for Training as a Professional Dancer in 2018-2019 in Switzerland.