Övgü was born and brought up in Cyprus but she has been living abroad for about 8 years. She has studied Applied Linguistics (English and Spanish) as her BA in the University of Wolverhampton and she has recently done her Masters at Kings College London in English Language teaching and Applied Linguistics.
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 chacha. Övgü 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 different 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 with in 3 months after they met. They also won the 4th place in BachataStars Europe finals.
Övgü has been performing with her group “Reyes del Ritmo”, who have 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 dance Karel Flores and had the privilege to perform internationally on the same stage with her.
Övgü now teaches and performs with her partner, Caramelo Dance Team and Reyes del Ritmo throughout the UK, and internationally. 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.