Ovgu was born and brought up in Cyprus but she has been living abroad since 2006. She has studied Applied Linguistics (English and Spanish) as her BA in the University of Wolverhampton and went off to live in Spain to master her Spanish. She lived in Granada, Spain for 4 years and worked as an English teacher. She did her Masters at Kings College London in English Language teaching and Applied Linguistics in 2013-14. She loves languages and travelling meeting new people. After her masters she started working at her current job, at London School of Arts as a Manager.
Alongside Ovgu’s managerial position she dances around the world. Dancing has always been one of her favourite hobbies. She has studied various styles of dancing when she was a teenager, like hiphop, ballet, salsa and ballroom. Ovgu moved to Spain in 2009 where she began dancing salsa on1 and on2 as a social hobby.
Soon after she fell in love with all these unique styles and started taking salsa, chacha, pachanga classes, as well as traveling to congresses to learn more from all the great dancers all over the world. Övgü moved back to London in 2013 to do her masters at Kings College. Soon after she arrived she met her bachata dance partner Angus who she became the BachataStars UK champions within 3 months after they met. They have done many competitions where they placed 1st and 2nd. Recently they have placed 3rd in the World Bachata Championship.
Ovgu has been teaching and performing since 2013. The team she formed part in, Reyes Del Ritmo, won Bachata Team Masters UK competition and got the chance to perform in Madrid World Bachata Team masters competition. She has also trained with the World’s strongest female salsa dancer Karel Flores and had the privilege to perform internationally on the same stage with her. She continues her training as a dancer, she is a teacher, choreographer and performer.
Ovgu now teaches and performs with her partner in the UK and internationally, trains her ladies choreography teams in salsa and bachata and does lots of workshops on body movement and styling. More than anything she loves teaching, helping people express their feelings through dance and sharing her love and passion with her students. She believes that no matter where we get and how successful we are we should never stop learning and never forget where we have started in the first place! There is always more.