Iwona Olszowska

... is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and artistic director of Experimental Dance Studio EST in Kraków, Poland. She has studied contemporary dance, bodywork, Body Mind Centering, Alexander technique, José Limon technique in both New York and Poland. She took classes at George Mason University, University of Alabama and University of Calgary and received an ArtsLink scholarship funded by the Soros Foundation for a 6-week residency in New York. She danced with EST in Poland and recently has performed solo in Estonia, Moldavia, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Sweden, USA. She's also performed at the Improvisation Festival at Judson Church, New York, at George Washington University, and at Dartington College in England and danced in projects in St. Petersburg, Washington D.C. and Norway, in the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Poland and Dance Across Borders in Estonia and Sweden. She has taught workshops in Poland, Ukraine, Russia and England. She also teaches actors at the state school in Kraków and choreographs for drama productions in Poland.