photo by Shawna Sarnowski

photo by Shawna Sarnowski

Kybele Dance theater (los angeles, ca) Seda Aybay is the Founder/Artistic Director/Choreographer of KDT. Since emigrating from Istanbul she has won multiple awards for contemporary including 1st Place 2016 Front and Main, 2nd Place 2016 McCallum Choreography Festival. Seda has won numerous Outstanding Choreographer awards from 2015-2018 YAGP. In 2018 she was awarded the Marcus Residency at Washington University in St. Louis and the New Movement Residency at USC as well as presented by The Broad Stage. 2019 includes presented by Highways and NYU Masterclass. Seda infuses the DNA of her culture into contemporary gestural movement along with whispers of Afro-Cuban, pop & lock and Indonesian.