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Monika (Cracow, 1993) is an independent performance artist, dancer and choreographer working internationally mostly between Poland and the UK. Interested in bringing dance to new, unconventional spaces, and the meeting of dance with other disciplines, she often works with collective/collaborative projects.

She received her training in ACTS/ Ecole de danse contemporaine in Paris, London Contemporary Dance School and Unicamp University (Campinas, Brazil). Previously, Monika collaborated with artists including Victor Quijada, Dam Van Huynh, Fernando Martins, Kaori Ito and Rafaela Sahyoun.

She is now performing with a girl movement band called The Yonis, with whom she creates works and performs at V&A Museum, The Yard, Stratford Circus Arts Center in London as well as at festivals including Edinburgh Fringe, BrainChild, SPACER in Cracow, makes her own works which are performed in various platforms such as Resolution, The Place and works as a movement director for various film and theatre productions.

As a performer, Monika works with Elinor Lewis (Orchard), Kasia Witek (Memory Score), Weronika Pelczyńska (KULA) and Agnieszka Glińska (Halka (wileńska)) and continues to develop her skills by taking workshops with David Zambrano, Milan Tomasik and Thomas Hauert among others.

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