Arkadiusz Gołygowski is a soloist of the Polish National Ballet. He graduated from the Feliks Parnell Ballet School in Łódź. In 1984 he won the Third Prize at the 5th Polish National Dance Competition in Gdańsk. Next year he received a scholarship of the Polish Childrens Fund. His first engagement was with the Grand Theatre in Łódź, where he had been a coryphée since 1986, a soloist since 1989, and first soloist since 1992. Next he danced for a short while with the ballet of the Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw, to finally join the ballet of the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera (now: Polish National Ballet) as soloist.
He has performed secondary solo parts in the company’s repertoire. He is best known for the roles of Carnival Mask in Romeo and Juliet; John in Zorba the Greek; Chinese Dance in The Nutcracker; Athos in The Three Musketeers; Friend of Colas in La file map gardée; Fiancé in Miss Julie; and parts in contemporary ballets (Second Matchmaker in Kylián’s Svadebka; Man in Urbański’s Requiem for the Hollow Men).
At the Grand Theatre in Łódź he danced as Prince in Cinderella, Maur in Scheherazade, Amor in Sylvia, Romeo in Veredon’s Romeo and Juliet, Armand in Lady of the Camellias, and more. He performed at Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz as Prince Desiré in The Sleeping Beauty. In 1999 he received the Medal of 200 Years of Polish Ballet.