Özge Dayan-Mair


She was born and raised in İzmir, Turkey and has been living in Vienna since 2006.  

After graduating from Ege University, Faculty of Communication, she studied “Theatre and Acting” at “The Studio Players - Studio for Actors and Art” in İstanbul constituted by Şahika Tekand. While her education was ongoing, she joined “The Studio Players” and took part in productions including İstanbul International Theatre Festival, XI. International Meeting on Ancient Greek Drama (Theatre Olympics) in Greece and Shizuoka Theatre Festival in Japan (2000-2003).

During the same period, she participated in TAL (Tiyatro Araştırma Laboratuvarı – Theatre Research Laboratory) in the leadership of Ayla Algan and took acting parts in productions of “Kumpanya” by Kerem Kurdoğlu.

Concurrently, between 2000-2004, she co-produced and presented a radio programme with Şerif Erol on culture and art called “Açık Dergi” at “Açık Radyo”.
In Vienna, she initially started working as being both the actress and the director of Samuel Beckett’s “Four Short Plays”. Following this, she took part as an actress in productions including, “Educating Rita”, “Warum?”, “Homebody/Kabul”, “Migraaaanten – Wir sind zu viele auf diesem Boot”. Alongside theatre, she took part as an actress in movies including, “Risse im Beton” (Umut Dag), “Jack” (Elisabeth Scharang), “Womit haben wir das verdient?” (Eva Spreitzhofer).
She has been conducting workshops in Vienna by combining theatre and different art fields and instructing lessons on “Contemporary Acting Techniques” since 2014.

Current CV

Date of Birth: 1977
Height: 166 cm
Eye Color: Braun
Hair Color: Dark Braun
Acting Languages: Turkish (native), German (excellent), English (excellent)


The Studio Players Acting and Art Studio – Theatre and Acting (1999-2001)
Ege University Faculty of Communication - Journalism (1995-1999)


Chubbuck Technique and Acting Choices by Tim Garde (Vienna, 2019)
SourceTuning Technique and Camera Acting Fundamentals by Jens Roth (Vienna, 2017)
Vocal Training by Associate Professor Şebnem Ünal from Istanbul Conservatory (Istanbul, 2003)
Body and Mask Use at Theatre Research Laboratory (Istanbul, 2000)