Polish choreographer, dancer and pedagogue based in Slovenia. She started dancing as a child and graduated from the 9-years program of the National Ballet School in Gdańsk. She continued her education at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels where she graduated in 1999. In 2000 during X-group (a program for young dancers and choreographers, initiative of Brussels 2000 and PARTS) she created her first short piece All these apropos which toured throughout Europe. After that Magdalena created 14 choreographic pieces (view:works) in frame of independent production houses and as commissioned works (for Polish Dance Theatre – Poznan Ballet, Bodhi Project – a company in residency at SEAD, Anton Podbevšek Teater, Plesna Izba Maribor). She was awarded the Best performance award of the international jury at the 2nd Slovene Dance Festival, Best performance award at 8th Teaterfest in Sarajevo. Her works were presented in multiple European countries.
She also creates choreography for theatre productions (with Mateja Koležnik, De Tijd, Janez Burger, Matjaž Berger, ect.), opera productions (for the opera of Joachim Brackx at the Flemish Opera, for Flying Dutchman at Cankarjev Dom) and works as a movement advisor in films (Silent sonata and IVAN by Janez Burger).
Magdalena performs in her own choreographic pieces as well as worked as performer with other choreographers and theatre directors (Dada von Bzdülöw, Johanne Saunier, Mateja Bučar, Matjaž Farič, ect.).
She leads workshops, classes and works as a mentor. As a pedagogue she’s been working in Slovenia, Austria (SEAD), France, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, ect.
Magdalena is the founder and artistic director of VIBRA – International festival & summer dance workshops Ljubljana and Mirabelka Institute.
photo: Luka Kaše