With her ties to the dance scene dating back more than 30 years, Edyta Kozak is a former soloist of the Grand Theater in Warsaw and Stadttheater Bern in Switzerland.  

A graduate of the National Ballet School and the Academy of Music in Warsaw, Kozak has made for one of the most spectacular examples of breaking with classical ballet and turning to contemporary dance, to the point of fascination with its experimental forms and the conceptual non-dance current. She is an author of performances and choreographies, and a curator of independent art-related projects developed in Poland and abroad. 

Kozak was the initiator and organizer of the first Polish Dance Platform “taniec.pl” held in Warsaw in 2003, as well as a member of the selection committee in the subsequent editions of the event (2008, Poznań; 2017, Bytom).  

For more than a decade she was a Polish partner and expert of the European networks Aerowaves and Apap Open Latitude.  

She is the founder and artistic director of the Body/Mind Foundation, as well as the creator of the original program of the 22nd edition of the International Body/Mind Festival. 

She was a juror of the “Young Dancer of the Year” competition (2015) and Solo Dance Contest (2023), as well as a member of the prestigious Competition Chapter in the “Pearls of Dance” competition. 

Kozak has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for promoting the art of dance. 

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