Aray Rakhimzhanova was born in the Central part of Kazakhstan. She has BA in Linguistics. In 2012 while working as a translator and studying Online Master in Economics she realised that the translation and analysis of the state economy are not what she wants to do for the rest of her life. Her passion for dancing rescued her. Therefore, she applied for Choreomundus: International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage sponsored by European Commission. Choreomundus showed Aray the importance of telling people’s stories, especially those stories that tend to remain unheard and sharing them with other people in order to stimulate their reflections. Currently she is doing her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Hacettepe University, Turkey.