is a dancer, choreographer, improviser and teacher. Born in Poland in 1981 she now lives and works between London and Poland. Magdalena graduated from Poznan Contemporary School in 2004 with a BA Graduate Diploma in Dance Practice, and in 2006 graduated from Zielona Gora University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Dance. In the summer of 2009 Magdalena completed a MA Choreography at Middlesex University, London, and a one-year professional diploma course at The London Contemporary Dance School at The Place.
Magdalena has fourteen years performing experience in a variety of contexts such as modern dance, physical theatre, contact improvisation, improvisation, television, mixed ability, site-specific and pure dance. She has performed in work by Pawel Matyasik, Melissa Monteros, Wojciech Mochniej, Michelle Harris, Jane Judd, Gabriella Koch, Dance Theatre „Two in One”.
Magdalena has been choreographing for the last five years and has presented her work at international dance festivals in Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Spain and Poland. Magdalena has received many awards for her choreographies, including: the Laureate Scholarship award, Mloda Polska (2007) for achievements in dance from The National Cultural Centre in Poland, an award for her performance „Waiting for…” at the Solo and Duo Dance Festival in Budapest (2006), an award for originality of her performance at The International Contemporary Dance Festival in Warsaw (2006), an award for choreography on „Creative Valley” (national TV show) on channel TVP2 in Poland (2006) and an award for choreography (creation of interesting stage reality) at The International Contemporary Dance Festival in Warsaw (2005). Most recently, Magdalena received an award from The London Contemporary Dance School at the end of her one-year professional diploma course at The Place for outstanding progress in dance (2009).
Magdalena has taught contemporary dance in a variety of contexts all over Europe, and most recently established a community dance company in Poland. The company received founding to create large-scale pieces over a number of months. The contributionMagdalena has given to community dance in Poland has attracted interest from the national media, with several reviews in newspapers, journals and on TV.