Joanna Leśnierowska

Joanna Leśnierowska is a dance writer, curator, and performance maker. Her writings on dance have been published in major Polish and international journals. She was a guest lecturer at Polish universities in Poznan and Krakow, as well as a member of the Advisory Board for the Music and Dance Institute in Warsaw. In 2004, she has created Poland’s first regular dance space/ choreographic development center, Art Stations Foundation - the largest privately-funded initiative of this kind in Poland - and continues to curate programs produced by this organization at Stary Browar Nowy Taniec in Poznan, where she has been a champion of international dance. Among American artists she has invited to perform and teach there were Yvonne Rainer, Lisa Nelson, Jennifer Monson, Jeanine Durning, and Rebecca Lazier, to name just a few. Since 2019, she is a curator of ACZIUN SUSCH, a dedicated choreographic program at the Muzeum Susch in Susch, Switzerland. Parallel to her curatorial work, Joanna develops her practice as an artistic coach to young choreographers and as a dramaturge and lighting designer to a number of Polish and international artists. Her own portfolio of dance and performance works consists of nine evening-length dances, all of which were presented in Poland and toured internationally.