Leyla Postalcioglu, born in 1981 in Istanbul, studied at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen (Germany). She danced in Pina Bausch’s Tannhäuser Bacchanal and at the State Theatre Kassel under the direction of Kuo Chu-Wu and Johannes Wieland (2006-2010). In 2006 she worked as a choreographer's assistant for Cloud Gate Theatre2 for the restaging of Kuo Chu-Wu's Oculus. She performed in Kat Valastur's AH! OH! A Contemporary Ritual in 2014. Since 2010, she works as an independent dancer and choreographer in Istanbul and Berlin. Roof (2010) and Backyard (2012) are two of her most recent works. Since 2012 she gives improvisation workshops at the Dance Department of Yildiz Technical University. She received a DanceWEB Scholarship and a Turkish Cultural Foundation Cultural Exchange Fellowship in 2013. Leyla worked with Meg Stuart's for Off course (Istanbul, 2010), ATELIER I (2011), Sketches/Notebook (2013) and UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP (2015).