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 at 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 traveling meeting new people. After her masters, she started working at her current job, at the London School of Arts as a Manager.
Alongside Ovgu’s managerial position she dances around the world. Dancing has always been one of her favorite hobbies. She has studied various styles of dancing when she was a teenager, like hip-hop, 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 the Bachata Team Masters UK competition and got the chance to perform in the 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.