Aleksandra started her physical training with fencing. As a teenager she trained in athletics (100 meters) and horseback riding.

She was introduced to dance by Kama Jankowska and Witold Jurewicz.

In 2005 she joined the Alter Dance Theatre. Between 2005 and 2008 she trained in the Jurewicz Movement Technique, and danced with Alter until 2010, performing in The Claw, What Would You Do if You Could Do What You Can’t Do…, Shitty Dance Shitty, And What… and Lovers. Alongside Aleksandra was exploring improvisation and Contact Improvisation, and integrating her interpreting skills into the translation of the language of dance.

Aleksandra has collaborated with, among others, Nigel Charnock (Happy), Jacek Owczarek (Pracownia Fizyczna, Occurrences), Tomasz Rodowicz and Robert M. Hayden (Chorea, Bacchantes, Oratorium Dance Project), and Rafał Dziemidok (Koncentrat, Nut. Squirrel).

She holds a Master of Arts in the English Philology, Specialisation: Conference Interpreting (Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland), a Postgraduate Degree in Cultural Management (Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland), and a Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance Education (Department of Contemporary and Classical Dance, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, Germany). Her latest M.A. thesis Stimulating Internal Core Support Through Developmental Movement Patterns researched into the reawakening of the navel space radiation. Since September 2014 she has been studying the body-mind relationship within the Body-Mind Centering® Certification Program.

Aleksandra taught dance and English at several institutions of higher education in Poland (Dance Department of Academy of Languages and Economy, and Department of Choreography and Dance Techniques of Academy of Music in Łódź; Dance Department of University of Arts and Sciences in Kielce; Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts of Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz).

She is developing BACK HOME practice, and working with the students of the Acting Department of Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and BA Theatre of the Zurich University of the Arts. Her recent works are Still Here and Sushuma.

Asking What do you know that you have forgotten that you know?, Aleksandra is researching the original oneness.

photo – Zukography