Paulina Wycichowska is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. She graduated from the Olga Sławska Ballet School in Poznań, London Contemporary Dance School (University of Kent), and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in organ playing and choir conducting (sacral music).
She has been collaborating with the Polish Dance Theatre as soloist and choreographer since 1998. She dances in: Minus 2 choreographed by Ohad Naharin; Carpe Diem, Komeda – Sextet, Tango z Lady M. [Tango with Lady M.], Wiosna-Effatha [Spring – Effatha], Spotkania w dwóch niespełnionych aktach [Meetings in Two Unfulfilled Acts], Walk@ karnawału z postem [The Battle of Carnival and Lent], and FootBall@... choreographed by Ewa Wycichowska; Wo-man w pomidorach [Wo-man in Tomatoes] choreographed by Yossi Berg; Jesień – Nuembir [Autumn – Nuembir] choreographed by Jacek Przybyłowicz; Trzy siostry – wyobrażenie [Three Sisters – Imagination] choreographed by Andrzej Adamczak; and Czterdzieści [Forty] choreographed by Jo Strømgren.
She has produced a range of her own choreographies in Poland, the UK and Germany. They include: The Other Side (London Contemporary Dance School, 1996), The Point (1997), Freedom (1997), ---- (1998), Never Play with the Fire of Love – Episode One (1998), W drodze do... [On the Way To…] (Polish Dance Theatre, 1999), Stop non stop (Polish Dance Theatre, 2001), Prometheusspuren (Stadttheater Giessen, 2004), XY Road (Atelier of the Polish Dance Theatre, 2006), In the process of being (Pointe to Point, 2006), Czas Ewy [The Time of Eve] (Atelier of the Polish Dance Theatre, 2007), Beatus vir, qui... (Atelier of the Polish Dance Theatre, 2008), O-zone (Atelier of the Polish Dance Theatre, 2008), of(F) love (Atelier of the Polish Dance Theatre, 2009), 7 słów o ziemi [7 Words about the Earth] (Logos Theatre, Łódź, 2009), Alexanderplatz (Polish Dance Theatre, 2009, commissioned by Fundacja Kultury), Catch the Silence (Goerlitz Theater, 2010), Desert (Polish Dance Theatre, as part of a Młoda Polska scholarship awarded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, 2011). She also co-created Spotkania w dwóch niespełnionych aktach [Meetings in Two Unfulfilled Acts] (Grand Theatre in Łódź in association with the Polish Dance Theatre, 2011). Wyciechowska also works with dramatic theatres.
She has won a scholarship from the British Council, danceWEB (ImPlus Tanz festival and workshops in Vienna), Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Marshal of Wielkopolskie Province. She has also been handed the Young Artists Award from the City of Poznań. She has represented Poland in the international project Pointe to Point implemented by the ASEF Asia – Europe Foundation.
In 2011 Paulina Wycichowska received the Młoda Polska [Young Poland] scholarship awarded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to young artists of different disciplines in recognition for their outstanding achievement.
Currently (2013), Wycichowska is working on Architektura Światła [The Architecture of Light], a piece supported financially by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, and set to the music of Tomasz PRASQUAL Praszczałek.