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Aleksandra Dziurosz


aleksandra dziuroszAleksandra Dziurosz (D.A. Hab.) – dancer, choreographer, stage movement designer, choreography consultant in a drama and opera performances, contemporary dance teacher, Doctorate of the Arts with habilitation holder, Assistant Professor at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, founder and director of the Warsaw Dance Theatre, the originator and artistic director of Warsaw Dance Days. International Contemporary Dance Festival, author and organizer of the dance program Warsaw Dance Center, co-author and co-organizer of the Warsaw Dance Platform 2014-2016.

Graduate of the National Ballet School in Bytom (1999), and Ballet Pedagogy Studies (Academy of Music in Warsaw, 2003) and Postgraduate Studies in Dance Theory in Academy of Music in Warsaw (2007). In 2009, from The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Aleksandra received her doctoral degree in the artistic field of rhythmics and dance, and in 2013 her doctoral degree with habilitation.  

From 2000 to 2002, she was a dancer in the Joe Alter Dance Group (USA/PL), and in 2001 she collaborated with David Grenke in Thingsezisee`m David Grenke`s Dance/Theatre (USA).

She has performed at numerous contemporary dance festivals all over the world, including Japan, Spain, Hungary, Puerto Rico, Lithuania, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland and Czech Republic, to name a few. She is the founder and choreographer of Warsaw Dance Theatre, for which she created the dance theatre performances, in 2008: "Chopin – ex-saturo" and "Trwa-nie" [Ex-ist], in 2009 "Ex-it", "Dzien z Fryderykiem" [A Day with Fryderyk], "Marriage". The premiere of the next performance "Kontrasty" [Contrasts], took place in Grand Theatre-Polish National Opera in Warsaw, on June 30th 2011. In 2012 she created "Anioły" [Angels] and "Few Few" and in 2013 "action. CONTRaction. REaction".

Aleksandra has been the choreographer and director of many performances and over 120 dance etudes (which were presented, among others, in the National Opera in Warsaw, Wola Theater in Warsaw, National Theater in Łodz, Baltic Opera in Gdansk, Opera na Zamku in Szczecin, Staatstheater in Stuttgart, "Dimitris Vlissidis" Theater Chania-Crete, Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Sevilla, Theater X Cai in Tokyo, City Culture Hall in Iwata/Japan). In 2006, she created a performance "Homo Querens" for the Polish Dance Theatre in Poznan, and in 2013 "May then maiden" for Kielce Dance Theatre.

Aleksandra is a stage movement creator for opera and theater, including "One Flew Over the Cocoo’s Net", "Crime and Punishment", "The Crucible"; "Cosi fan tutte", "The Magic Flute", "Don Giovanni", "Don Juan", "Prometheus" and has collaborated with theatre directors such as Izabella Cywinska, Jan Buchwald (Teatr Powszechny, Warsaw), Richard Ciesla and Przemysław Klonowskim (Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw), Jitka Stokalska (Warsaw Chamber Opera) and Michał Siegoczynski (Teatr Studio, Warsaw).

Since October 2003 she has been a contemporary dance and movement technique lecturer (since 2009 – Assistant Professor) at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. There she also held the function of Dean’s Proxy for extramural studies (Major: Dance) from October 2010, and from November 2012 to September 2013 she held the function of Vice-Dean at the Department of Choir Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance. Between 2003-2008, she was a contemporary dance teacher at the Warsaw National Ballet School, and between 2002-2004 at the Lodz National Ballet School. Since January 2008, she has been leading her own Contemporary Dance Studio [Studio Tanca WTT] in the Mazovian Institute of Culture in Warsaw. She also teaches contemporary dance at various festivals and dance workshops in Poland and abroad.

She is a founder of a dance group Atelier WTT gathering people who are not professionally connected with dance. She organized numerous theatre performances and cultural events, e.g. the cycle of dance evenings Ciało-Sztuka-Ruch [Body-Art-Movement] (Warsaw 2008-now), ACH. Choreographers’ Arena (Warsaw 2012-now), as well as the Warsaw Dance Days. International Festival of Contemporary Dance (2012-now). Since 2012 she has been a factual matters and artistic supervisor of the cycle of artistic events called Stage on Elektoralna Street/Dance Theatre (taking place at the Mazovian Institute of Culture in Warsaw), and the artistic programme of the European ‘Around the Theatre’ Festival: Movement InQbator (Ostrołeka 2012, 2013, 2014).

She is a member of the Scholarly Council of the Institute of Choreology in Poznan and the vice-president of Polish Choreological Forum. She is a co-founder and member of the OPEN ZONE Association. She is also a member of the Open Forum of Polish Dance Art Communities and the Dance Committee attached to the Culture Office of the City of Warsaw. She is an author of the book "Phenomenon of Pina Bausch creative output" (2005). She delivered speeches at scholarly conferences and seminars concerning history and theory of dance.

She is a member of a jury of national and international choreography and dance competitions. She was awarded a scholarship at Ballet Foundation in Szczecin (2001) and Pokusow Foundation in Krakow (2002, 2003). She won the choreographic Award from Polish Dance Theater Director – Ewa Wycichowska (2005). She was a laureate of the FCUM Rector’s award of the second degree (2012). She twice won the scholarship of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage: Scholarship for Creators (2006) and scholarship as part of the programme “The Young Poland” (2012). In January 2009, she won the first choreographic award THE BEST OF SOLO PERFORMANCE during X International Contemporary Dance Festival Solo/Duo Dance Festival in Budapest.