Fulya and Ozhan

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Ozhan Leylek born in a family of dancers, took his very first classes with his uncle Cetin Cengiz, who is a very famous dancer and the first Argentine tango instructor in Turkey. He assisted him in his tango classes between 1994 and 1998.

He traveled several times to Buenos Aires and worked with many maestros to form his unique training technique. Ozhan Leylek is a T.D.F approved “Master dancer” and a certified “Argentine Tango Master Trainer”. He has a degree in modern dance and a bachelor’s degree in “Art Management”. He performed in many events, musicals, TV Shows and performed with live orchestras like Juan Carlos Caceres, Contempo Trio, Piazzola Project-Piatango. He is one of the founders and instructors of the first Argentine tango school in Turkey. He took part as an organiser in “Istanbul Tango Meeting” which is one of the very first international tango events in Turkey.

Fulya has been dancing since she was 6 years old and has a background in ballett,jazz dance and contemporary dance.She has a master’s degree in “Art Management”. She worked as a choreographer for many dance companies,musicals and international dance festivals all around the world and has been dancing Tango since 2000. The M.E.E.T followers technique classes specially designed by her by blending many dance and movement techniques are very popular among followers in San Diego.

Fulya & Ozhan started working together in 2005 and ran their own Tango school for 10 years in Turkey.They performed together in many TV shows,festivals and performed with live orchestras. Fulya & Ozhan use their professional background in various dance forms to enrich their Tango.They have a unique teaching method where they focus on using proper body mechanics and expanding the body limits for a full expression of this unique improvisational art form.

The couple moved to San Diego in 2017 and have been teaching locally since then.They took part as Bootcamp Instructors at San Diego Tango Festival for the last 3 years.