Who We are

We are team of experts with years of experience in promoting Polish art, culture and design.

 

JOLANTA WODICZKO

PRESIDENT & CEO

Director and Executive Producer of major productions realized in Poland, Europe and the United States. Committed to promoting Polish culture and design. During many years of artistic activity she has been a director and executive producer of many prestigious events. Among others she is the director, set designer and executive producer of the Fashion Show, the biggest Fashion Theatre in Poland, which took place for 10 years twice a year in the Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw with the participation of international artists and world famous models such as Naomi Campbell. Producer of the ball ”Vienna in Warsaw” the first and only New Year’s Eve Ball in the Grand Theatre, National Opera. Director and producer of the biggest Christmas Show in Poland with the official debut in the Grand Theatre, the National Opera with the participation of outstanding artists including famous actors, soloists of the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Ballet, the Grand Theatre Choirs and Orchestra. Co-organizer of the “Viktor Gala” of the National Competition “Personalities of Polish Television”. The organizer of “Twoje Zdrowie i Uroda” fair, the biggest pro-health fair in Poland with the participation of hospitals, clinics, famous doctors and authorities in many fields. The formula of the event was to provide free of charge examinations for the inhabitants of Warsaw. Producer of the Miami, Bern and Toronto Gala, executive director of the Paderewski Gala “Maestro Returns to Carnegie Hall” organized in New York at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. The gala, featuring outstanding pianists, inaugurated celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence on the East Coast of the United States. The 2800-seat Stern Auditorium was packed to capacity. Director and Executive Producer of the John Paul II Centennial Concert featuring 40 artists from many countries including 6 soloists from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Permanently cooperates with many well known artists in Poland and abroad.

 

ZOFIA RUDNICKA

Vice President

ad.dr. choreographer, professor of the subject principles of dance composition at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Member of the Chapter awarding annual artistic prizes in the Jan Kiepura Competition ,Chairperson of the Jury of the “Ballet Confrontations” Competition, Jury member of the “Make move” and “Sense of move” Choreographic Competition organized on the occasion of the Open Stage International Dance Theatre Festival. For many years first soloist of the Grand Theatre Ballet, performed in leading parts of classical and contemporary repertoire. Myrtle in Giselle, Phrygia in Spartacus, Fedra in Fedra Lifara, Maria Taglioni in Grand Pas de Ōuatre. She has created over a dozen ballet productions, including Insatiability to the music of Tomasz Stanko and La Dolce Vita – a production about Federico Fellini with music by Nino Rota, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker with music by Peter Tchaikovsky. She has created choreography for many operas, operettas, musicals, and ballet films. Winner of the “Golden Mask” for the ballet Rudolf Valentino with music by Krzesimir Debski and Theatre Music Award named after Jan Kiepura in the category of “Choreographer of the Year”. Received an award for choreography of the “Dance of the Hours at the Opera” by G. Amilcare Ponchielli. A popularizer of the art of dance, in 2019 she published a book about the famous Polish dancer Gerard Wilk. In 2021 she directed and choreographed the ballet performance “Visions of Love / Myths” staged at the Castle Opera House in Szczecin in memory of Ewa Glowacka to the music of F.Chopin and K.Szymanowski.

 

HANNA L. CEGLIŃSKA – LEŚNODORSKA

Board Member

Professor, author of screenplays, essays, books and more than 100 scientific articles and publications. Producer, director for documentary movies, academic teacher, social activist. Director of the film “Women Like Us”, “Successes of Poles in the Eyes of the World” with unique formula where famous figures speak about outstanding Poles. Interviews as journalist, Dalajlama, Madeleine K. Albright, president Bill Clinton, Lech Walesa, president Mary Robinson, president Vigdis Finnbogadottir, prime minister Edith Cresson, High Commissioner of UNHCR Sadako Ogata, Arafat, prof. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Steven Spielberg, Janusz Kaminski, Reinhold Messner, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yundi Li, Anna Sui, Barbara Hulanicki, prof. Maria Siemionow, Dr Alvaro Gimenez, prof. Krzysztof Penderecki, prof. Aleksander Wolszczan, Tadeusz Witkowicz, Victor Markowicz, Zyta Gilowska, prof. Jadwiga Staniszkis, prof. Szewach Weiss, Jaroslaw Bauc, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Abel Korzeniowski, Igor Mitoraj, Irena Szewinska, Adam Malysz, Zbigniew Boniek, UEFA President Michel Platini and many others. Film “Poles in the eyes of the World” was shown in New York, Washington and Toronto and was published in 6 language versions, was broadcast in TVP Polonia. Film promoting Poland, creates the positive image of our country, building brand in the world. As a social activist she directed action to women’s circles. Equalling employment opportunities, popularizing knowledge, through information, training in the fields of economic and social life, these are the main ideas that guided her in her social activities. Director of the film “Bask Revelation of America” which became the winner of the New York International Film Festival – Equus Film Festival 2017. For achievements received Gold Medal of Merit

 

BEATA REDO DOBBER

Board Member

Director, teacher, choreographer with the directorial debut in “Old Miss and Thief” and “Telefon” by G.C. Menotti at the Nuremberg Opera House. For twenty years associated with the National Opera House in Warsaw. Working with the most outstanding directors in the world such H. Kupfer, K. Penderecki, R. Wilson, D. Alden, D. Pountney. M. Weinberg and others. Directed and prepared the choreography for “Turandot” by G. Puccini, staged at the Munich State Opera House under the baton of Z. Mehta. Co-produced performances with outstanding Polish artists, including L. Majewski – “Carmen” by G. Bizet and “Straszny Dwór” by S. Moniuszko, M. Treliński – “Madame Butterfly” by G. Verdi. As a teacher, director and stage designer cooperates with many art colleges, where conducts Master Classes and lectures in the field of acting in Opera. Directed large concerts at the National Opera House in Warsaw, Opera House in Krakow, Gala the 25th anniversary of the Cardinal service of Primate J. Glemp, the 90th anniversary of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, the Millennium New Year’s Concert in the Congress Hall in Warsaw, the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Oświęcim at the Krakow Opera House, many of them were broadcast live on TVP. Director and producer of Mozart’s “Enchanted Flute” at the Wrocław Opera House, Gounod’s Jubilee Opera Production at “Hala Stulecia”, “Happy Kumoszki from Windsor” at the Grand Theater in Łódź “Bizet’s Carmen” at the Podlaska Opera House and Philharmonic, Jubilee of the Century of the Polish Patent Office at the National Opera House, Katyn Oratory at the Temple of Providence, Inaugural Concert of the 50th Jubilee Festival of Jan Kiepura.

In 2019 among others she directed FAUST by Charles Gounod in Wroclaw Opera, where she was also the author of stage design, costumes, stage movement and director of multimedia projections. She directed OPERA FIREWORKS at the Grand Theatre in Lodz. New Year’s Eve concert with over 200 artists on the stage, including 20 soloists of the Grand Theater, 50 ballet dancers, a choir and the Grand Theater Orchestra under the baton of Marta Kosielska and Michał Kocimski. The program included balet scene from the Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky, the most spectacular opera arias from Traviata, Carmen, Rigoletto, Eugeniusz Onegin, Tales of Hoffmann, Cyrulik Sewilski, Night of Venice, Gypsy Baron and Bat Revenge. The performances were accompanied by pyrotechnic shows

 

MAGDALENA IDZIK

Board Member

Polish National Opera House soloist, teacher at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where was honored by the Rector of the FCUM for artistic and didactic activities. Made a debut at the Polish National Opera House in Moniuszko’s Śpiewnik domowy directed by Maria Fołtyn. Rich repertoire embraces mezzo-soprano roles in operas such Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor and Countess, Mozart’s The Wedding of Figaro and The Magic Flute, Kurpiński’s Cracovians and Highlanders, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Ptaszyńska’s Magiczny Doremik, Żeleński’s Janek, Puccini’s La Rondine and Madame Butterfly, Rossini’s The Journey to Reims, R. Strauss’s Salome, Bizet’s Carmen, or Verdi’s Rigoletto. Sang Hudel in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. on an invitation from the Rossini Opera Festival. Together with the Polish National Opera Theater performed in Cyprus, Japan, Spain, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Luxembourg, Paris, Valencia, New York City, Toronto, and Tokyo. Singing Mozart’s Requiem during a concert for Queen Fabiola of Belgium, performed during the famous concert of Andrea Bocelli in the Łódz Grand Theatre Poland, a concert in memory of Giuseppe Sinopoli (Pisa, Italy) and the Gala Stars for Europe conducted by Argentinian tenor and conductor, José Cura.

 

TATIANA KWIATKOWSKA

Board Member

Graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Interior Design, for many years belongs to the Association of Polish Artists. Author of sets and costumes for over one hundred performances at the Polish National Television Theater, Olga Lipińska’s Cabaret, numerous TVP performances, musical performances and concerts, including Festivals in Sopot and Opole. For many years associated with the Warsaw Theaters. Twice received the Polish Prime Minister’s Award, also Award for the Best Production Designer of the Films Festival, the Musical Theater Award in the Best Stage Designer Category. For achievements received Gold Medal of Merit.