Nilay Yeşiltepe Güngör

 

In 1980, I graduated from Hacettepe University’s Ankara State Conservatory, Department of Ballet. I concluded the official ballet education of eleven years in only nine years which was accepted as an important success by the authorities. I have won a scholarship from the Ministry of National Education.  I started my professional career as a dancer at Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Company.

 

 

In 1986, I performed in İstanbul as a Solo Dancer in “Sleeping Beauty” with Rudolf Nureyev.  Then, I was invited to Paris by the Ballet Director Rudolf Nureyev in 1989, I danced for Paris Opera for one year.  

I attended to the European tour of Paris Opera and Ballet and danced at the well-known venues of various European countries for two months. This way, I met with the world ballet stars of Europe and shared the same stage with them.  

 

During the following years, the fellowships gave me the opportunity to work as a Trainer, Teacher and as an Art Director in order to spread the Ballet Art in my own country and in the world. 

 

I performed in "The Swan Lake", "Giselle", "Sleeping Beauty", "Don Quixote", "Coppelia", "La Fille Mal Guardée", "1001 Nights", "Paquita", "Les Sylphides", "La Bayadère", "Scheherazade", "The Blue Danube" and many others.  

 

In 1991, I was the Choreographer and Director of Miss “Ajda Pekkan Show” (Nr.1 Female Pop Star of Turkey).

 

In 1992, I was the Choreographer and Director of Miss “Emel Sayın Show” (Nr.1 Turkish Music Star of Turkey).

 

I worked three years (1992-1993-1994) as International Public Relations Coordinator of the İstanbul Opera and Ballet and I worked as the Private Counselor for the Directorate of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet.

 

In 1996, I have established The Ballet Division of Turkey’s first Private University for Arts, “Academy Istanbul” and worked as a teacher.

 

I worked three years (1997-1998-1999) as a Classic Ballet Repertory Teacher for graduate students in Istanbul University’s State Conservatory.

 

In 1998, I was the choreographer and director of “The Judge” Musical in Istanbul National Theater.

 

In 2003, I was the choreographer and director of “Tarkan Show” (Nr.1 Male Pop Star of Turkey).

 

I worked at Istanbul State Opera and Ballet as a Solo Dancers' Trainer for last twenty years.

 

Since 2008, I have been authorized as the Founder, General Coordinator and Artistic Director of International Istanbul Ballet Competition.

 

In 2009, I represented İstanbul State Ballet in Moscow in “the Federation of International Ballet Competitions Meeting” and received the approval of the Federation Membership for “International Istanbul Ballet Competition”. I was also invited by Mr. Yuri Grigorovich, the Director of Bolshoi Theater and Head of the Jury, to attend as a jury member at “Roma Ballet Competition”. 

 

I worked at Istanbul State Opera and Ballet as a Solo Dancers’ Trainer for the last twenty years.

 

Since 2008, I have been authorized as the Founder, General Coordinator and Artistic Director of International Istanbul Ballet Competition.

 

In 2009, I represented İstanbul State Ballet in Moscow in “the Federation of International Ballet Competitions Meeting” and received the approval of the Federation Membership for “International Istanbul Ballet Competition”. I was also invited by Mr. Yuri Grigorovich, the Director of Bolshoi Theater and Head of the Jury, to attend as a jury member at Roma Ballet Competition”. 

 

In 2010, I was assigned as the Jury Member of “Soshi Ballet Competition”.  

 

In 2011 and 2012, I was again a Jury Member at “Roma Ballet Competition”. In 2011,2012,2013,2014 and 2015 I was Jury Member at “Seoul Ballet Competition”.

 

In 2009, I was invited by Mr. Yuri Grigorovich, the Director of Bolshoi Theater and Head of the Jury, to attend as a jury member at “Roma Ballet Competition”.

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2014, I have been invited as a Jury Member to “Beijing International Ballet Competition”.

 

 

 

 

                    

Photograph: Freeimages.com/Marie Dillion-Kreeh

Contact info: Nilay Yeşilova Güngör

90 532 616 4576   nilay@yesiltepegungor.com

 

 

Photographs: Çerkes Karadağ, Baleylim - Photographic Study of Dance