Yildiz Sarah Guventurk was born in Izmir, Turkey. She received her BA in dance from Yildiz Technical University and studied at Folkwang University of the Arts. She graduated from the Ohio State University through Fulbright Student Exchange Program for her MFA degree in dance. Throughout her career, Yildiz traveled around the world where she taught classes, choreographed pieces and performed with artists in Turkiye, Europe, India and U.S. Her movement background is mainly informed by Limón technique, Release technique and floorwork. Her research focuses on queer theory in multidisciplinary collaborative dance making.