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The Turkish-Dutch Rutkay Özpinar received his training at Codarts, the Rotterdam dance academy. During his studies he performed in works by Martha Graham and Jiří Kylián. After his graduation in 2012, he started with De Dutch Junior Dance Division. Here he also created works for Solo’s @ TheSea and De Dutch Summer Dance Course 2014. He is currently active as a freelance dancer and cho-reographer. His first commission for Korzo was Here we live and now 2014 which resulted inthe duet As if you weren't.... Korzo also invited him to create a new duet for Voorjaarsontwaken 2015. For Grip, Özpinar once again worked together with Japanese dancer Marin Ino. In 2014 Rutkay was nominated for the first edition of the Piket Art Prizes in the category Dance. The prizes are intended for promising young artists under the age of thirty who have some connection with The Hague.