Archipelago

    • Anna Mikuła was born in Tarnów, Poland. A student of Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Cracow, Dance Theatre Department in Bytom. A dancer and choreographer`s assistant in Out Cry diploma piece by Edan Gorlicki. An actress in Much Ado About Nothing play by Brian Michaels. 
A dancer in Podziemne Słońca and Czytanki Performatywne performances by Anna Piotrowska in Rozbark Dance and Movement Theatre in Bytom, I love only and exclusively in the whole heart incontrovertibly Magdalena by Jacek Łumiński, I have a dream by Roger Lybeck and Jan Åstrom from Sweden in Gliwice Music Theatre, Metro by Paweł Zaufał, KOD by Ewelina Sobieraj, Speed dates show by Witamina T group- awarded during Ogólnopolski Festiwal Teatrów Niezależnych w Ostrowie Wielkopolskim. She co-created After glow piece in The School for the Arts of Dance, Kibbutzim College of Education Technology and Arts in Tel-Aviv (Israel), and international version of Much Ado About Nothing play by Brian Michaels during Folkwang Shakespeare Festival in Essen (Germany). She cooperated with BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Do sztuki gotowi start project. Actress in Ich gehe und suche play by Wacław Jankowski in Cracov Cameral Opera in Cracov. 
She created Three days of snow- extended performance with  Dariusz Nowak and Kamil Pilarski during artistic residency in Stalker Teatro- officine CAOS in Torino, Italy. A finalist during SzólóDuó Nemzetközi Tánc Fesztivál 2015 in Budapest, Hungary with Three days of snow duo created in a cooperation with Dariusz Nowak. The same performance was awarded by Joanna Leśnierowska and Eryk Makohon during 3..2..1 DANCE competition in Cracov Choreographic Centre and jury prize during Sense of Move competition in Mościce Arts Centre in Tarnów. A laureate of President of Tarnów scholarship for creating Kaj dzias dance theatre piece with Jakub Margosiak.
She cooperated with Maciej Kuźmiński as an apprentice during the creation of Difference and Repetition piece. She is also a doubler of soloist in Room 40.   <br > 
(bio updated in November '16)
    • Zuzanna Kasprzyk (1988), graduated from the the M.M. Szewczenko Private Ballet School in Gliwice and the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow(Faculty of Dance Theatre). She was taught by Elżbieta Mickiewicz, Jacek Łumiński, Joseph Frucek, Iwona Olszowska, David Zambrano, Jerzy Stuhr, and many others. She took part in diploma performances of “Swan Lake” choreographed by Idan Cohen, and “They Shoot Horses, Don't They?” directed by Waldemar Raźniak. Those  performances were presented at multiple festivals e.g., Your Chance Moscow International Festival of Graduate and Student Performances, and XXX Festival of Theater Academies in Łódź, at which she was awarded for role of Alice. Upon receiving a scholarship from Erasmus for Placements programme, she worked in Staatstheater Kassel under supervision of Johannes Wieland. 
Zuzanna is the winner of the Solo Dance Contest 2013 in Gdańsk with her choreography “We are very sorry, but there is no place for Susana”, which was presented also at M1 CONTACT Festival in Singapore, New Dance for Asia Seoul International Dance Festival, Goyang International Dance Festival (South Korea), and Crossing Borders event organized by Findars Gallery and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). 
In 2015 she created a solo performance “Painkillers”, under artistic direcion of Helena Jonsdottir as a part of the Residence/Premiere Programme organized by Klub Żak in Gdańsk. In May and June 2015, in collaboration with local artists, she created a performing art project “B.E.D. (But Everybody Dreams)”, which had its première in Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center. The project was organized under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Malaysia as a part of the 250th Anniversary of Polish Theater.  <br > 
(bio updated in November '16)
    • Monika graduated from E. J. Dalcroze Eurhythmics Section of State Secondary Music School in Czestochowa and Physical Theatre Studio at Silesian Dance Theatre in Bytom. From 2013 student at PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, Dance Theatre Department in Bytom. In 2015 she held scholarships at Dance Department of prestigious Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany and at Dance Theatre Department of Kibuttzim College of Education in Tel Aviv, Israel. She took part in research project focused on exploring Pina Bausch repertoire (project created through cooperation between Pina Bausch Foundation and Folkwang University). Performed in pieces: “Sonic body” (dir. Henrik Kaalund), “POPRA-WINY – na co to komu” (dir. Anna Piotrowska), “Agorumma in the Gumma” (chor. Korina Cordova, dir. Ewa Zawada), “Poziom 320” (chor. Agnieszka Bednarz), “ProPositions” (chor. Kamil Pilarski), “Room101” (chor. Dariusz Nowak) - performences shown at festivals in Poland and abroad. Guest collaborated with a group Ruchowy Kolektyw performing in Teatr Ochoty piece 'We are not superheroes' (dir. Kamil Wawrzuta). Participated in many European festivals and workshops (Summerschool in P.A.R.T.S, MoveMentors in SEAD, V4 Young Dance Talents in Cracow Dance Theatre) <br > 
(bio updated in November '16)
    • Dancer, actor, choreographer, dance teacher.

He studied at The Ludwik Solski State Theatre School of Krakow (PWST), at The Dance Theatre Department in Bytom.

He has performed in many dance and theater festivals in Poland and countries like Germany, Russia, Brazil, Norway, Serbia, Czech Republic and Belarus.

He played and danced in performances created by artists such as: Ohad Naharin, Ewa Wycichowska, Jacek Łumiński, Jo Strømgren, Jan Peszek, Caroline Finn, Adolf Weltschek, Joseph Alter, Izadora Weiss, Cezary Tomaszewski, Janusz Skubaczkowski, Antony McDonald, Ole Martin Meland, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Aleksander Kopański, Eryk Makohon, Wojciech Kościelniak, Michał Kotański, Paulina Wycichowska, Anna Rokita, Piotr Skalski oraz Włodzimierz Nurkowski.
The former dancer of Polish Dance Theatre - Poznan Ballet and Baltic Dance Theatre - Baltic Opera in Gdansk. At present, he collaborates with the Julius Slowacki Theatre in Krakow, with the Grand Theatre - National Opera in Warsaw, Bagatela Theater, Groteska Theatre, Hothaus Theater in Krakow and with  the Krakow Opera.

His choreographic career should not go without mentioning two highlights - proprietary performances  public space and Homo religiosus, which were presented at many theater and dance festivals in Poland. 

In 2014, Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage awarded Karol with „Young Poland” scholarship prize. <br > 
(bio updated in November '16)
    • Actor, dancer, student of the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom of Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Cracow, Poland. Graduated from post-secondary acting school in Katowice in 2012. Actor in Stella Polaris Theatre in Norway (2013). Rector’s scholar for study results and artistic achievements at Academy for the Dramatic Arst in Cracow (2012-2013, 2015-2016). Finalist in international choreography competition “3…2…1… dance” organized by Cracow Dance Theatre, Cracow (2013). Finalist in Open Stage Festival in Amsterdam organized by New Dance Studios (2014). Creator and performer of series of performances during the artistic project “Ready, steady, ART!” organized by the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice (2014). Dancer in “I Love Only and Exclusively With the Whole Heart Incontrovertibly Magdalena” chor. Jacek Łumiński; “Imaginary did up until last button” chor. Sylwia Hefczyńska-Lewandowska; “Józefczaka 5” chor. Ineke Dubois; “Rituals” chor. Shi Jing Xin, “Whisper in my Eye”, chor. Małgorzata Haduch. Dancer in “Blind city” chor. Agnieszka Michalik, awarded at Open Theatre Festival in Andrychów, Poland (2015). Actor in Cracow Chamber Opera from 2014 until now. He had completed teaching program at the 1st CEEC-China Summer Dance Camp (2015) and participated in 2nd CEEC-China Summer Dance Camp (2016) in China. Soloist at “Nova Generace” festival in Prague with his own piece “Lonely Bird”. Dancer in diploma piece “Out Cry”, chor. Edan Gorlicki. Actor in diploma piece “Carson City. Six songs about horses in foreign language”, dir. Wojciech Faruga. Currently learning from polish and external leading artists. Creator and coauthor of many national and international projects.  <br > 
(bio updated in November '16)
    • Adam is a London-based actor and designer, originally from Poland. He was trained in Morley Acting Studio in London. His further acting training included Poetic Body (Jaques Lecoq technique); mask, divising and comedy with John Wright (Told by An Idiot, Trestle), Staging the Absurd with Theatre de la Ville–Paris and directing with Katie Mitchell. Credits include: Michel (saxophonist) in The Story Of The Panda Bears Told By A Saxophonist Who Has A Girlfriend in Frankfurt by Matei Visniec – performed in Edinburgh Fringe 2006 and reviewed 4 stars in The Scotsman; Enron by Lucy Prebble (Trader/Employee/Raptor – currently in rehearsals), The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Egeon/Dr Pinch) at the Cockpit Theatre in London, A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter (Doctor Hornby), Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian (Jacquemort), Netherlands by Don Nigro (Vincent Van Gough), Not Him by Howard Barker (Him). As a designer, he completed MA (Distinction) in Graphic Design from London College of Communication. He currently works as a senior designer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Directing and dramaturgy credits include: The Maids by Jean Genet (co-director, scenography), Room 40 (contemporary dance; dramaturgy, scenography). (biog updated Sep '13) <br >
www.adamhypki.com
    • Projektant sztuki użytkowej, oświetlenia i przestrzeni teatralnej. Od 2005 współtworzy Grupę Artystyczną KONCENTRAT www.koncentrat.com. Wykładowca Akademii Teatralnej im. Aleksandra Zelwerowicza w Warszawie.
 Projektuje światła do spektakli teatralnych, wystaw i koncertów.
 Prowadzi warsztaty dotyczące oświetlenia. Oświetla wnętrza mieszkalne i klubowe, kawiarniane. Projektuje i wykonuje lampy. <br > 
(bio updated in November '16)
    • bio coming soon <br >
(bio zaktualizowane w czerwcu '15)

    Difference and Repetition

    • Daniela graduated from the Dance Theatre Department of the Ludwik Solski National Academy for Drama. During her study she was awarded a scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the President of city Bielsko-Biala. She danced in performances by Jacek Łumiński: 'I love only and exclusively with the whole heart incontrovertibly Magdalena' as well as with the Lublin Dance Theatre's 'The Rite of Spring'. She has also starred as a dancer in 'the Storm' by the National Theatre in Weimar. In 2012 she was the co-creator of the show 'Heimsuchung/Visitation' in Munich, which was presented at various theatre festivals in Germany, Russia and Hungary, and in 2012 she won the Golden Mask award given by the Marshal of the Silesian Province of Poland. She was a director and one of the performers in a show 'Speed Dates' presented in Bytom, Katowice and at festivals in Spoleto, Italy, and in Poland in Cracow and Połczyn- Zdrój, where she received the Jury Prize for the best female dancer and the audience award for the best performance. Co-creator of the show 'They robbed my bicycle' presented at the Gdansk Dance Festival, Festival Spacer in Krakow and Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. Soloist in a performance 'Room 40' choreographed and directed by Maciej Kuźmiński. Daniela currently starrs in a performance 'Różnica i Powtórzenie' ('Difference and Repetition') choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński as well as 'Transmigrazione di fermenti d'amore' with Theatre Dada von Bzdülöw. <br > (bio updated March '14)
    • Agnieszka graduated from the Dance Theatre Department of the Ludwik Solski National Academy for Drama and in 2014 joined it's faculty. Since childhood, associated with the dance. She won a dance master class in hip-hop and class 'B' in social dance. Together with Paulina Jóźwicka and Kasia Kostrzewa directed the play 'Project: 3 Sisters.' The ninth international festival of theater schools in Rome ROMATEATROFESTIVAL 2012 received the 'Premio D'ORO GRMINI Migliore Attrice' for best actress. She participated in the project 'Direction Dance Asia'. The project led creative workshops for students of Macau Conservatory, Macau. It is co-creator of the show 'Nawiedzenie / Heimsuchung' resulting from students' self-organization of the National Theatre School in Cracow, Department of Dance Theatre in Bytom and students Bayerishe Theatreakademie August Everding in Munich from the Department of Drama, Department of Stage Design and Costume, and Acting Department of the care organization EUTSA , which was awarded the 'Golden Mask'. Is connected with the Theatre of My Dreams from Chorzów, is currently at work on a new dance theater performance 'LEVEL 320' <br > (bio updated September '14)
    • She started her Dance education in acrobatic rock’n’roll representation of The University School of Physical Education in Cracow, where she performed both in Poland and abroad. In 2008 , after Winning the championship of Poland ( class B) and winning the second place in The International Rock’n’roll Competition she started her education in classical dance and conteporary dance in ‘The Theatre of Word and Dance’ in Cracow. Actually she is a student of the 4th year of the Dance Theatre Department of the National Ludwik Solski Academy for Drama, where she continues to improve her skills in acting, conteporary dance, polish dance technique, improvisation and composition. In 2013 she was a co-creator of a duet „Race” that was awarded with two prizes during the Dance Festival „Barefoot”  in Połczyn and the main prize from Witold Jurewicz in a Choreography Competition „3,2,1…Taniec” in Cracow. She danced in performance by Jacek Łumiński: 'I love only and exclusively with whole my heart incontrovertibly Magdalena'. In 2014 she was awarded a prize by the Art. Gallery „Negatyw” in Katowice in the competition „Interpretations of Beksiński” for her solo „Close your eyes”. She is a dancer in a performance 'Room 40' choreographed and directed by Maciej Kuźmiński Now she is preparing to the premiere of the spectacle „Ubu Król” directed by Jerzy Stuhr and a spectacle choreographed by Jens Van Daele.<br /> <br ><br /> (bio updated October '14)
    • Adam is a London-based actor and designer, originally from Poland. He was trained in Morley Acting Studio in London. His further acting training included Poetic Body (Jaques Lecoq technique); mask, divising and comedy with John Wright (Told by An Idiot, Trestle), Staging the Absurd with Theatre de la Ville–Paris and directing with Katie Mitchell. Credits include: Michel (saxophonist) in The Story Of The Panda Bears Told By A Saxophonist Who Has A Girlfriend in Frankfurt by Matei Visniec – performed in Edinburgh Fringe 2006 and reviewed 4 stars in The Scotsman; Enron by Lucy Prebble (Trader/Employee/Raptor – currently in rehearsals), The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Egeon/Dr Pinch) at the Cockpit Theatre in London, A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter (Doctor Hornby), Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian (Jacquemort), Netherlands by Don Nigro (Vincent Van Gough), Not Him by Howard Barker (Him). As a designer, he completed MA (Distinction) in Graphic Design from London College of Communication. He currently works as a senior designer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Directing and dramaturgy credits include: The Maids by Jean Genet (co-director, scenography), Room 40 (contemporary dance; dramaturgy, scenography). (biog updated Sep '13) <br > www.adamhypki.com
    • Michał Mackiewicz is an artist who conducts his research in the areas of contemporary painting, design, graphic arts, abstract spatial forms, lighting techniques and experimental electronic music. In his work he efficiently and easily combines different means of expression. He has been constantly implementing his synesthetic vision of art through multimedia environments. He actively cooperates with dance theaters as a musician, composer and a stage lighting designer. Michał is the author of many exhibitions and performances in Poland, Norway, Italy, Lithuania and Hungary.<br > The recent works of Michał Mackiewicz are elegant, minimalist installations combining painting, graphics, lighting techniques an music. The author puts special emphasis on mastery, precision and quality.The space of his paintings is opened, calm and serene. Unobvious statement, hidden in the misty grays, soft whites or immersed in deep black, leaves room for the imagination. Reticent and seemingly stable compositions are moved by light. Numerous rays and reflections build tension, give the discrete dynamics, attract attention and invites the observer's eye to wander. <br > www.lucidlines.com <br > (bio updated March '14)
    • bio coming soon
    • Emil is a graduate from the UAM theatre studies in Poznań, who is about to start design studies at the School of Form. Recognised as part of this year’s edition of “Nowa Siła Kuratorska” festival was his project “Teatru życie/szycie”. Also, his album about theatre tailoring was published. Since December 2013, he has been working as a gents tailor at the Opera House in Poznan. He is interested in fashion-making and designing, and using fabrics for the stage puproses. Emil Wysocki made his debut as a costume designer in the production of “Pomiędzy”, a play put on as part of “Opera Know-how” festival. <br > (biog updated Sep '14)
    • Tomasz is a dancer with many years of professional experience and holder of certificate of higher education acquired at London Contemporary Dance School (2010). From August 2010 till December 2013 he was a dancer at Polish Dance Theatre in Poznan. He performed in a.o. Minus 2 (chor. Ohad Naharin), Spring-Effatha (chor. Ewa Wycichowska), Desert (chor. Paulina Wycichowska), Wo-man in tomatoes (chor. Yossi Berg) and 40 (chor. Jo Strømgren). While working for Polish Dance Theatre he co-created two pieces in the frame of young choreographers’ atelier: Arrhythmia (2012) and Surreptitiously (2013). The latter had its presentations at the Festival of Contemporary Dance SPACER in Cracow and Inqbator Ruchu vol. 2 festival in Ostrołęka. Since the beginning of 2014 he has been working as an independent performing artist. He is in permanent collaboration with Pink Mama Theatre in Bern, directed by Sławek Bendrat and Dominik Krawiecki. He also performed in Unintended consequences (chor. Sjoerd Vreugdenhil) and Back to Bones (chor. Rosalind Crisp), both pieces produced by Art Stations Foundation in Poznan. He also continues his own initiatives as a dancemaker. Together with Anita Szurek he created a solo piece Quaerere that had its premier showing in May 2014 in the frame of 10th Mandala Performance Festival in Wroclaw. <br > (biog updated Sep '14)

    Dominique

    • www.dominikwiecek.pl

    Room 40 PL

    • Daniela graduated from the Dance Theatre Department of the Ludwik Solski National Academy for Drama. During her study she was awarded a scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the President of city Bielsko-Biala. She danced in performances by Jacek Łumiński: 'I love only and exclusively with the whole heart incontrovertibly Magdalena' as well as with the Lublin Dance Theatre's 'The Rite of Spring'. She has also starred as a dancer in 'the Storm' by the National Theatre in Weimar. In 2012 she was the co-creator of the show 'Heimsuchung/Visitation' in Munich, which was presented at various theatre festivals in Germany, Russia and Hungary, and in 2012 she won the Golden Mask award given by the Marshal of the Silesian Province of Poland. She was a director and one of the performers in a show 'Speed Dates' presented in Bytom, Katowice and at festivals in Spoleto, Italy, and in Poland in Cracow and Połczyn- Zdrój, where she received the Jury Prize for the best female dancer and the audience award for the best performance. Co-creator of the show 'They robbed my bicycle' presented at the Gdansk Dance Festival, Festival Spacer in Krakow and Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. Soloist in a performance 'Room 40' choreographed and directed by Maciej Kuźmiński. Daniela currently starrs in a performance 'Różnica i Powtórzenie' ('Difference and Repetition') choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński as well as 'Transmigrazione di fermenti d'amore' with Theatre Dada von Bzdülöw. <br > (bio updated March '14)
    • Anna Mikuła was born in Tarnów, Poland. A student of Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Cracow, Dance Theatre Department in Bytom. A dancer and choreographer`s assistant in Out Cry diploma piece by Edan Gorlicki. An actress in Much Ado About Nothing play by Brian Michaels. 
A dancer in Podziemne Słońca and Czytanki Performatywne performances by Anna Piotrowska in Rozbark Dance and Movement Theatre in Bytom, I love only and exclusively in the whole heart incontrovertibly Magdalena by Jacek Łumiński, I have a dream by Roger Lybeck and Jan Åstrom from Sweden in Gliwice Music Theatre, Metro by Paweł Zaufał, KOD by Ewelina Sobieraj, Speed dates show by Witamina T group- awarded during Ogólnopolski Festiwal Teatrów Niezależnych w Ostrowie Wielkopolskim. She co-created After glow piece in The School for the Arts of Dance, Kibbutzim College of Education Technology and Arts in Tel-Aviv (Israel), and international version of Much Ado About Nothing play by Brian Michaels during Folkwang Shakespeare Festival in Essen (Germany). She cooperated with BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Do sztuki gotowi start project. Actress in Ich gehe und suche play by Wacław Jankowski in Cracov Cameral Opera in Cracov. 
She created Three days of snow- extended performance with  Dariusz Nowak and Kamil Pilarski during artistic residency in Stalker Teatro- officine CAOS in Torino, Italy. A finalist during SzólóDuó Nemzetközi Tánc Fesztivál 2015 in Budapest, Hungary with Three days of snow duo created in a cooperation with Dariusz Nowak. The same performance was awarded by Joanna Leśnierowska and Eryk Makohon during 3..2..1 DANCE competition in Cracov Choreographic Centre and jury prize during Sense of Move competition in Mościce Arts Centre in Tarnów. A laureate of President of Tarnów scholarship for creating Kaj dzias dance theatre piece with Jakub Margosiak.
She cooperated with Maciej Kuźmiński as an apprentice during the creation of Difference and Repetition piece. She is also a doubler of soloist in Room 40.   <br > 
(bio updated in November '16)
    • She started her dance education in The Dance Theatre ERGO-Vu  created by Eliza Hołubowska and Aleksandra Carvalheiro. From 2005-2011 she performed in many spectacles of the theatre’s repertoire- „1,2,3,4”, „Time of ReLax”, „Perfect” and more. In 2011 she presented chosen choreographies during The International Alternative Theatres Festival Jean Subterranea in Spain. In 2009 she was a co-creator of a piece „?” that was awarded with a distinction in the 10th Polish Dance Confrontations in Konin. In 2010 she performed in a piece „Detoriorations” choreographed by Henrik Kaalund. Dancer of the musical „Durchgeknallt im Elfenwald” produced by Uckermarkiche Bunen Theatre in Schwedt. In 2011 she began her studies in the Dance Theatre Department of the National Ludwik Solski Academy for Drama. She was a co-creator of a spectacle „Samsara” that was awarded with the main prize in The Dance Festival in Połczyn-Zdrój and an artistic residence in Vienna. Dancer in a performance 'Room 40' choreographed and directed by Maciej Kuźmiński. Now she is preparing to the premiere of the spectacle „10 Superheroes” directed by Błażej Peszek and a spectacle choreographed by Jens Van Daele.  <br ><br /> (bio updated October '14)
    • She started her Dance education in a musical theatre „New Academy” in Cracow. Since then she has been improving her Dance skills with many choreographers. In 2007 she started to teach  in some dance schools in Cracow, she also worked as a choreographer of group Flow. She organized and taught in yearly dance works hops that were attended by many dancers from all over Poland. In 2008 she moved to London where she studied contemporary dance, jazz dance and classical dance for a year. She choreographed a spectacle „Ever Seeking”premiered in Cracow. In 2011 she organized and choreographed Cracow Dance Connection Event. In 2012 she was a co-creator of an interdiscyplinary spectacle „(No-man) land” that was performed as an Inauguration of Student Art Festival in Katowice. Together with dancers from Israel he was a co-creator of a piece „Miss me” premiered in Tel Aviv in 2013. From 2011 she is a student  the Dance Theatre Department of the National Ludwik Solski Academy for Drama.She danced in performance by Jacek Łumiński: 'I love only and exclusively with whole my heart incontrovertibly Magdalena'. She is a dancer in a performance 'Room 40' choreographed and directed by Maciej Kuźmiński Now she is preparing to the premiere of the spectacle „Ubu Król” directed by Jerzy Stuhr and a dance spectacle choreographed by Jens Van Daele.   <br ><br /> (bio updated October '14)
    • She started her Dance education in acrobatic rock’n’roll representation of The University School of Physical Education in Cracow, where she performed both in Poland and abroad. In 2008 , after Winning the championship of Poland ( class B) and winning the second place in The International Rock’n’roll Competition she started her education in classical dance and conteporary dance in ‘The Theatre of Word and Dance’ in Cracow. Actually she is a student of the 4th year of the Dance Theatre Department of the National Ludwik Solski Academy for Drama, where she continues to improve her skills in acting, conteporary dance, polish dance technique, improvisation and composition. In 2013 she was a co-creator of a duet „Race” that was awarded with two prizes during the Dance Festival „Barefoot”  in Połczyn and the main prize from Witold Jurewicz in a Choreography Competition „3,2,1…Taniec” in Cracow. She danced in performance by Jacek Łumiński: 'I love only and exclusively with whole my heart incontrovertibly Magdalena'. In 2014 she was awarded a prize by the Art. Gallery „Negatyw” in Katowice in the competition „Interpretations of Beksiński” for her solo „Close your eyes”. She is a dancer in a performance 'Room 40' choreographed and directed by Maciej Kuźmiński Now she is preparing to the premiere of the spectacle „Ubu Król” directed by Jerzy Stuhr and a spectacle choreographed by Jens Van Daele.<br /> <br ><br /> (bio updated October '14)
    • Adam is a London-based actor and designer, originally from Poland. He was trained in Morley Acting Studio in London. His further  acting training included Poetic Body (Jaques Lecoq technique); mask, divising and comedy with John Wright (Told by An Idiot, Trestle), Staging the Absurd with Theatre de la Ville–Paris and directing with Katie Mitchell.<br /> Credits include: Michel (saxophonist) in The Story Of The Panda Bears Told By A Saxophonist Who Has A Girlfriend in Frankfurt by Matei Visniec – performed in Edinburgh Fringe 2006 and reviewed 4 stars in The Scotsman;<br /> Enron by Lucy Prebble (Trader/Employee/Raptor – currently in rehearsals), The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Egeon/Dr Pinch) at the Cockpit Theatre in London, A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter (Doctor Hornby), Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian (Jacquemort), Netherlands by Don Nigro (Vincent Van Gough), Not Him by Howard Barker (Him). As a designer, he completed MA (Distinction) in Graphic Design from London College of Communication. He currently works as a senior designer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.<br /> Directing and dramaturgy credits include: The Maids by Jean Genet (co-director, scenography),  Room 40 (contemporary dance; dramaturgy, scenography). (biog updated Sep '13) <br ><br /> www.adamhypki.com

    Room 40 UK

    • Jessica started dancing with Rock N Roll in her hometown, Geneva. She continued her training in contemporary dance in Barcelona, Zurich and London, graduating in 2013 from Trinity Laban where she worked with Susan Sentler, Charlotte Darbyshire and Simon Vincenzi amongst others. Alongside her study, she has been performing for Jeremy Nelson for the Surrogate Cities Event in South Bank in March 2012 and in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in July 2012. She is currently working with Earthfall for their latest production 'Chelsea Hotel' which will tour in England and wales. (biog updated Sep '13)
    • Born in Germany, Verena Schneider trained both at London Contemporary Dance School and Trinity Laban. During that time she worked amongst others with Jose Vidal, Lea Anderson, Alison Curtis Jones, Frauke Requardt, Zoi Dimitriou, Lizzi Kew Ross and Valerie Preston-Dunlop. Since graduation she has been working and performing with Maciej Kuźmiński as part of the original cast of 'Room 40', with Anomic Multimedia Theatre in 'Chapter 6: Life for the Busan' at International Performing Arts Festival in South Korea, with Frank Micheletti for the Biennale 2013 in Venice and with Anna Buonomo in 'Story of a Night Pianist' in London. She is looking forward to performing reconstructions of Rudolf Laban's soli and duets as well as Nacht in Ascona, Switzerland in October 2013. (bio updated Sep '13)
    • Agnese Lanza was born in Florence (Italy) and studied contemporary dance since the age of twelve. She completed a three year Diploma Course at the Performing Arts school Labobarorio Nove (Florence). In 2009 she moved to London and trained at Lewisham College and Trinity Laban. Since then, she has been involved in works directed by Rosemary Lee, Janine Harrington, Lizzi LeQuense, Tino Senghal, Maciej Kuźmiński and Frank Micheletti. In 2013 she joined the 'Aomori Project' directed by Sioned Huws and she had recidencies between Wales, England and Italy. She has recently been involved in the 'Biennale Danza' Festival in Venice (2013) and in the 'Beyond Fronta' Festival in Slovenia representing Great Britain through Greenwich Dance. She has been working as rehearsal director for Dance United and at the moment she is based in London working freelance as a dancer and dance teacher. (bio updated Sep '13)
    • Tiffany was born in Paris, France, where she started her training in rhytmic gymnastics and sports at the age of four. She began her dance education in 2005, at the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles, where she trained in Classical Ballet. She continued her education in 2009 at the International Academie of Dance in Paris, with studies in Ballet and Contemporary dance. In 2011 she moved to London and is actually in her third year at Trinity Laban, finishing the BA(hons) Contemporay Dance course. Since then, she has been involved in works directed by Sonia Rafferty, Richard Alston and Maciej Kuźmiński. (biog updated Sep '13)
    • Irene bio coming soon
    • Adam is a London-based actor and designer, originally from Poland. He was trained in Morley Acting Studio in London. His further  acting training included Poetic Body (Jaques Lecoq technique); mask, divising and comedy with John Wright (Told by An Idiot, Trestle), Staging the Absurd with Theatre de la Ville–Paris and directing with Katie Mitchell.<br /> Credits include: Michel (saxophonist) in The Story Of The Panda Bears Told By A Saxophonist Who Has A Girlfriend in Frankfurt by Matei Visniec – performed in Edinburgh Fringe 2006 and reviewed 4 stars in The Scotsman;<br /> Enron by Lucy Prebble (Trader/Employee/Raptor – currently in rehearsals), The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Egeon/Dr Pinch) at the Cockpit Theatre in London, A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter (Doctor Hornby), Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian (Jacquemort), Netherlands by Don Nigro (Vincent Van Gough), Not Him by Howard Barker (Him). As a designer, he completed MA (Distinction) in Graphic Design from London College of Communication. He currently works as a senior designer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.<br /> Directing and dramaturgy credits include: The Maids by Jean Genet (co-director, scenography),  Room 40 (contemporary dance; dramaturgy, scenography). (biog updated Sep '13) <br ><br /> www.adamhypki.com

    Engage

    • Jonathan Gonzalez graduated cum laude from Trinity College with a B.A. in Theatre & Dance, where he was the recipient of the Diebold Family Award for Distinction in Dance Performance & Choreography.  Jonathan also holds a Certificate of Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. His choreography has been performed for venues including the American College Dance Festival, 5x5 Dance Festival, and DanceNOW Festival (DTW). He is a collaborator with The Moving Architects and Scapegoat Garden, as well as a performer in Engage by Maciej Kuźmiński. He is currently attending Sarah Lawrence College to pursue his Masters in Fine Arts. (biog updated Sep '13)
    • Matteo Sacco was born in Milan (Italy). He studied physical theater performance at the London International School of Performing Arts (Lispa) and then continued his dance training at Laban and at Iwanson International. He performed as a mime at the Royal Opera House and worked for choreographers Maciej Kunminski and Ersan Mondtag. He is currently a freelance performer for the Kapitael Zwei Kolektif, in Germany. (biog updated Sep '13)
    • Myriam's bio coming soon
    • Natalie Heller is a movement artist and educator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University in Philosophy and French and a Masters degree from Trinity Laban in Creative Practice and Dance. Through her research she seeks to explore the link between dance art and academia. She is co-founder of a bi-annual platform (spiralsandhorizontalconnections.wordpress.com) that supports collaborations between dance artists and academics from the fields of philosophy, science and education. Natalie’s creative work is centered on giving a first person account of lived experience. She began creating performance work in 2006 and has been supported by a number of organizations including the Ministry of Culture and Education of Cyprus and the French Institute. Her work has been shown in festivals and conferences worldwide.Natalie now teaches and lives in Istanbul and in her work continues to explore the question: how do we experience our humanity? (biog updated Sep '13)<br ><br /> www.natalieheller.com

    something simple

    • Jessica started dancing with Rock N Roll in her hometown, Geneva. She continued her training in contemporary dance in Barcelona, Zurich and London, graduating in 2013 from Trinity Laban where she worked with Susan Sentler, Charlotte Darbyshire and Simon Vincenzi amongst others. Alongside her study, she has been performing for Jeremy Nelson for the Surrogate Cities Event in South Bank in March 2012 and in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in July 2012. She is currently working with Earthfall for their latest production 'Chelsea Hotel' which will tour in England and wales. (biog updated Sep '13)
    • Eva's bio coming soon

    NOT SO dancers

    • Roselle was born in Jersey (Channel Islands). She began ballet and modern dance at an early age, later becoming more interest in contemporary dance and cross-art collaborations. As a part of her dance A-level, she led various projects involving music and fine art, for which she won the Gavin Morrison Award for outstanding creativity in 2004. She completed her BA Honours degree in Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre in London in 2007. She studied Release technique, Graham, Cunningham and developed a particular interest in improvisation and collaboration. She also trained with Sifu Austin Goh in Wing Chung Kung Fu. This began her fascination for Martial Arts, leading her to take classes in various styles and forms such as: Wai Tan Kung, Ba Gua Zhang, Qi Gung and Nei Gung. Roselle now works freelance, creating and performing works with Rose Schulze (Zwischenzeit), Helen Cerina (On te Sagittalis, della monotonia al estasi), BK Compagnie, and Juraj Korec (Habitat). (bio updated in '09)
    • Jasmine attended Etobicoke School of the Arts, the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and The Rotterdam Dance Conservatory in the Netherlands. Professionally, Ellis has performed with DNA Theatre in 'The Big Glass' (2005) and with Zata Omm in 'Alone on Paper' and 'Tenterhooks' (2007). In collaboration with other artists, Ellis co-founded Octamarous a collective, which she has had the privilege to choreograph and perform with at Nuit Blanche (2006) and at Dance Ontarios's International Dance Day (2007). She was the recipient of the 2005 Arline Gorelle Award for Excellence in the Field of Dance, awarded by the Dufferin Arts Council. Since moving to europe Ellis has work with Random Collisions on two projects choreographed by Edan Gorlick, 'My J.O.Y'. (2008), 'Big Enough Box' (2009). In collaboration with Due Yesterday Dances and ID11 Art residency, Ellis collectively choreographed and performed in 'Our House' (2009). Ellis is currently living and freelancing out of Berlin. (bio updated in '09)<br ><br /> www.badpostureproductions.com
    • Ina was born in Sweden and studied at the LABAN Center, were she achieved a first class BA (Hons) degree in Dance Theatre. She has worked with choreographers such as Helen Cerina, Sara Lindström, Tony Thatcher, Alexandra Wingate and Moa Sahlin. Ina also creates her own work, which has been performed in Turner Contemporary (UK), ArToll (Germany) and Bottna Kultur Festival (Sweden). In 2009 she received a grant from Kulturfonden for a collaboration with finish dance artist Helka Kaski. Their performances takes place on Lindholmens Konsthall, Gothenburg and at Abundance festival, June 2010. She is also engaged in teaching contemporary dance and improvisation. (bio updated in '09)<br ><br /> www.inadokmo.com
    • Inés graduated at Laban Center in London and participated in the research program ex.e.r.ce' 08 in collaboration with the collective 6M1L at the Centre Choregraphique de Montpellier. Lately she has worked in two projects that were presented at In-presentable Festival '09 in Madrid; Scores for Emotions # 2.2 Choreography for six reading faces by Antonia Baehr and Effort Studies-after Laban created in collaboration with choreographer Tiina Putus, with whom she also collaborated in View without room for the International Women's Day Festival at Area10 Space Project, London. She has participated and performed on projects of Charlie Morrisey, Tony Tatcher and Xavier le Roy. Some late inspirations from dance artists come from working with Deborah Hay, Chrysa Parkinson and Eva Karczag. Currently she lives in Brussels where she teaches dance and undertakes her own research on movement and performance. (bio updated in '09)
    • Born in Athens, Greece. Degree at the State Dance School in Athens in 2001. Founding member of Dance Company ZETA in 2002. Performances Citrus Cinensis (2002), the Forest (2003), Triliza (2004), 42 (2005). Collaboration with theater director Elena Penga and choreography as part of the project 2002. Since 2003, working with the Contemporary Dance Company Airesis by Yiannis Bagourdis: lonely (2003), quarter past eleven (2004), Female (2005), and now the three of us (2006), Black Out (2007), PicNic (2008). From 2007 member of the Omad@nce of choreographer Pierre Tavernier: Inspiration Charlie (2007), Vocalpha Ballet (2007), M.O.Z.ART (2007), Quoi (2008). Performances during the Balkan Dance Festival in Bucharest, Romania (2003), the International Dance Festival Athens (2004) and at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki (2006). Cooperation with the american choreographer Clint Lutes get a leg up in Berlin (2010) and in the performance of Orpheus and Eurydice (2010). (bio updated in '09)
    • Anna Asplind was born in Sweden where she first began to dance at the age of 14. Between 2004 and 2008 she studied dance at Sceneindgangen in Copenhagen and at Balettakademin in Gothenburg. She continued her studies in New York and France and since one year she is based in Berlin. She works in different projects and cooperations as a choreographer, dancer and performer. She has been working at the opera house in Copenhagen, in Mobila Dansverkstaden at Dans I Värmland and she co-founded the dance collective FAS together with Frida Yngvesson and Sanna Petersson. She worked with choreographers such as Israel Aloni, Gunilla Olsson, Carl-Olof Berg and Marco Santi.  (bio updated in '09)<br >

    NOT SO Musicians

    • Ricardo studied piano at Trinity College of Music in London, graduating in 2007. His teachers have included Ilana Davids, Mikhail Kazakevich, Christine Croshaw, Deniz Gelenbe and Gerald Klose. He was a finalist in the Lillian Ash Duo competition and was 'highly commended' at the SU Chamber Music competition. He has since then become a demanded chamber musician and accompanist. An encounter with music for dance expert Christopher Benstead in 2005 sparked an interest in this field and occasioned extensive work with contemporary dancers and choreographers, including Helen Cerina, Dario Cossutta, Mélissa Garcia, Claire Granier, Lizzy Kew-Ross, Maciej Kuźmiński, Vangelis Legakis, Julie Lipinski, Miikka Ryytty and Chiara Zecchi. Ricardo assumes Mumuki music and dance company's artistic direction since 2009. (bio updated in '09)<br ><br /> www.mumuki.eu
    • Tomasz graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. Having received his Master of Music degree as a bassoon player he chose London for Post Graduate Studies. In London he won many prestigeous awards including: 1st prize at Annual Soloist Competition at Trinity College of Music, 1st Prize at E. Kidney Early Music Competition in London as well as 2nd Prize at NYOS Final in Glasgow. At the moment Tomasz is busy performin g with such conductors and artists as: P. Goodwin, A. Parrott, K. Penderecki, S. Standage, D. York, P. Esswood and many others. Tomasz also proved to be one of the most versatile musicians of nowadays, being a singer involved with The Bach Choir, Westmister Abbey, Warsaw Chamber Opera Choir as well as accordeonist with Del Plata, Moveable Feast and many others. (bio updated in '09)
    • 2000/06 classical guitar with Professor Wilczok (Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin); 2006/10 studied classical guitar at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Prof. Rainer Feldmann, Prof. Joel Betton and Prof. Müller-Pering, 2007 / 08 fellow of the KKGS Foundation; 2008 Berlin sound workshop, instrument workshop - monochord, 2009 Fellow of the 10th International Guitar Festival in Hersbruck; soloist with the Berlin Landeszupforchester; 2010 builds Schaman drum with Ruedi Rüegg, Switzerland. Works as a guitar teacher in Berlin. Prices, amongst others: 1997 1 Winner of the Anna Amalia Competition in Weimar, Thuringia, 1998 Special Prize of the German Foundation Musikleben; 1999 1 Winner of the '4th International Festival and Competition of Chamber Groups with guitar' Przemysl, Poland in a duo with Fridolin Helm, 2000 finalist of the 'X. Biennial International Guitar Competition' Kutna Hora, Czech Republic, the 2003 special prize of the 6th Children and Youth Guitar Competition Forum, Vienna. 1st Winner at the federal, regional and national competitions 'Youth plays instruments' in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003 (solo, duo, trio) (bio updated in '09)