• "... her sophisticated sense of movement counterpoint sustained interest in her formal patterning."

    – Lewis Segal, LA Times

  • "Seda is a poetic genius."

    – Jodie Gates, Vice Dean/Director, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

  • "Aybay displayed choreographic flair and a cutting-edge sensibility."

    – Victoria Looseleaf, LA Times

  • "Kina is a powerful and intense work... ."

    – Jeff Slayton, See Dance

  • "Kybele Dance Theater performed … for an entranced audience."

    – Michael Ray, Santa Monica Mirror

  • "As each couple danced, you seemed to be watching a summary of a complex relationship swiftly,
    lightly impressed upon your consciousness."

    – Lewis Segal, LA Times

  • "Plunging squats, deeply arching backs and lush turns ..."

    – Claudia La Rocco, New York  Times

  • "I have been to to the westside’s Theatre Raymond Kabbaz on several occasions over the past few years, and I have never saw it so packed as it was for last week’s performance by Kybele Dance Theatre!!!"

    – Karen Salkin, itsnotaboutme.tv

  • "Seda Aybay’s work is rich with movement, purpose and thought-provoking images. "

    – Jeff Slayton, LA Dance Chronicle

  • "... the movement was all so beautiful ..."

    – Karen Salkin, itsnotaboutme.tv

  • "Kina has beautiful moments and extraordinary dancing."

    – Jeff Slayton, LA Dance Chronicle


New York: 

Peridance Capezio Center
April 10th: 11:30am -1:30pm
April 11th: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
For Info, click here

Los Angeles:

LADF -- Brockus Project Studios
May 21st: 10:00am - 11:15am (AUDITION FOLLOWING -- see below)



Santa Monica College Classes


Summer 2017:  June 19 - July 28


DANCE 43, Contemporary Modern Dance 3 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU•Prerequisite: Dance 42 or Equivalent Experience.

This course is an intermediate level of contemporary modern dance technique with an emphasis on developing technical and compositional skills. Dance 43 will embrace increased range of motion, more complex phrases with various musicality, and more in depth analysis of movement and choreography. This course is intended for dance majors.

12408:00a-11:20a MTWThFCPC 304Aybay Owens S


DANCE 44, Contemporary Modern Dance 4 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU•Prerequisite: Dance 43 or Equivalent Experience.

This course is designed for students to continue to master concepts and principles of intermediate modern dance technique with an emphasis on the development of improving technical ability. Dance 44 introduces compositional skills, diverse movement phrases with different styles, changes of levels, and increased “air” skills with multiple turns. This class is designed to prepare students for stage performance experience. This class is intended for dance majors.

12418:00a-11:20a MTWThFCPC 304Aybay Owens S

For more info, click here


Fall 2017: August 28 - December 19


DANCE 10, Fundamentals of Dance Technique 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU•Prerequisite: None.

This course places emphasis on the fundamental training necessary for success in a variety of dance and movement styles for dance students of all levels. Movement principles from sources including anatomy, biomechanics and rehabilitation will be utilized to improve body alignment, core stabilization, breath support and other aspects of technique in key dance movement patterns. Students will demonstrate proper body alignment, learn human anatomy as it pertains to the moving body, analyze different principles of movement emphasizing time, space and effort as well as enhance the mind-body connection through somatic principles.

1810    8:00a-10:05a TThCPC 314Aybay Owens S


DANCE 42, Contemporary Modern Dance 2 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU•Prerequisite: Dance 41 or Equivalent Experience.

This course offers a beginning/intermediate level of modern dance technique with an emphasis on further developing aesthetic concepts and principles of movement learned in Dance 41. Correct body alignment and stance will continue to be stressed throughout the semester and technique combinations will be added with the goal of mastering new steps and terminology. More complete use of body parts, complex movement phrasing and vocabularies, and new technical skills will be introduced in class.

18328:00a-10:05a MWCPC 304Aybay Owens S

For more info, click here


Open Classes

Seda Aybay's modern class is focused on quick weight shift, use of momentum, alignment, and strengthening through fusing the control release technique with Horton vocabulary. The class begins with a center warm up designed from a classical approach to dance through various exercises to bring the fundamentals back to the body. After an extensive floor stretch, it continues with series of off-centered turns and jumps across the floor. Applying all the class materials, a short combination is taught at the end emphasizing performance qualities.

Basic contemporary:
Tuesday 7:00pm-8:15pm at YNS

Intermediate/Advanced contemporary:
Saturday 10:00am-11:30pm at YNS

Advanced contemporary:
Monday 7:30pm-9:15pm at YGSB  Class on break.  Call to check.

YGSB: click here
YNS: click here

YGSB Program Classes

Modern 1: Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Modern 2: Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm
Modern 3: Wednesday 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Modern 3: Friday 5:30pm-7:00pm

YGSB Program classes are designed for the students who attend the program.
For more info, click here



Kybele Dance Theater is currently seeking male and female contemporary dancers for its 2017-2018 season of local, national, and international paid performances.  Free company classes, master classes and special discounts will be available for company members.

We are looking for athletic, technically-skilled, classically-trained contemporary dancers with floor work and ballet experience.  Dancers need to have a positive personality, captivating stage presence and expressive musicality. 

Dancers must be 21 & over.

Please send resume and dance reel to: click here.