Project Dancer – Malgorzata Nowacka

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Malgorzata Nowacka started performing at the age of 17 in Warsaw Poland. Her formative training background includes ballet at the School of Classical and Contemporary Dance directed by Bengt Jorgen (Toronto), Horton and Ballet with Debbie Wilson (Toronto), the school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (New York), and five years at The Ontario College of Art and Design as a visual artist (Toronto).

She was part of the cast of Polish production of Metro at the age of 17 in Warsaw.. Later, in Canada, she apprenticed with O.M.O Dance Co. directed by Debbie Wilson. Since 1999 until present she continues to be a featured dancer with The Chimera Project (, a contemporary dance company she created to present her own choreography.

With The Chimera Project she performed at some of Canada’s most prestigious contemporary dance contexts including the Canada Dance Festival at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), as part of Dance Victoria (Victoria), Tangente (Montreal), OFF Festival Trans Ameriques (Montreal), Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver), Dance Works Mainstage Series (Toronto) and internationally at the Lilia Lopez Dance Festival (Mexico).

As a dances she worked with choreographers Dana Gingras, Rebecca Todd, Kathleen Rea, Hope Terry, William Yong, Lucy Rupert and toured with Motus O’ dance theatre in Midsummer Night’s Dream and Perspectives. A bold performer, Nowacka “rivets the eye with her charisma” (The Globe and Mail) and has a gift for performing duet works. Her film credits include dancing in Bravo!Fact films I can almost, Lapinthrope with choreography by Kathleen Rea, Dresscode with choreography by Marlee Cragill, You’re It and I’m Right Behind You, two BRAVO!Fact films with her own choreography and performance.

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