Native of Ankara, Turkey. Funda came to the US for her graduate degree in Mathematics in 2009. A naturally gifted mover, Funda has studied various movement disciplines beginning with Aikido in 2005 eventually earning her Black Belt. She then continued her movement journey and earned instructor certifications in Systema and Yoga. Funda continues to train and collaborate with movers in Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, House Dance, Parkour, Parcon (a blend of Contact Improvisation and Parkour), and Tai-Chi. Funda teaches movement and self-defense in New York City and New Jersey, and works as an assistant instructor at Jiyu Movement. In addition to being a talented mover, Funda also holds a PhD in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology.