Urszula Bernat-Jałocha is a dancer and pedagogue. She started her dance education at the Roman Turczynowicz Secondary Ballet School in Warsaw. After graduating in 2002, she joined the Opera in the Castle, Szczecin, next in 2006–2008 she was a dancer of the Grand Theatre in Poznań. In 2007 she earned her M.F.A. in ballet pedagogy at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2008/2009 she continued her studies at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance where she earned her Bachelor of Arts. Then she took part in the Scottish Dance Theatre apprentice dancer programme. As a student in Scotland, she collaborated with Janis Claxton, Thomas Small and Victoria Fox. Urszula Bernat-Jałocha held many workshops, as a teacher of barré au sol technique, at annual Lądek Ballet Summer events. She is also a pedagogue with the International Contemporary Dance Workshops and Open Contemporary Dance Classes.
In 2009 she joined the Polish Dance Theatre. She has danced, among others, in: B@ttle Between Carnival And Lent, Carpe Diem, Spring–Effatha, Meetings in two unfulfilled acts, XL. Polish Dance Theatre Yesterday and Today. Episode III: 1981-84 (choreographed by Ewa Wycichowska), Minus 2 (choreographed by Ohad Nahrin), Autumn – Nuembir (choreographed by Jacek Przybyłowicz), The Outline; Double Trouble (choreographed by Karolina Wyrwał), Alexanderplatz and Desert (choreographed by Paulina Wycichowska), Planets (idea by Lukas and Tereza Leopold), Public Space (choreographed by Karol Miękinia), and Forty (choreographed by Jo Strømgren).
Together with the German collective Bodytalk, she collaborated on the piece Jewrope. She also participated in Sjoerd Vreugdenhil’s Unintended Consequences. She is the author of Nondescript and Perception, the latter of which was created thanks to the “Young Poland” Scholarship.