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Dominik Muśko born in Łódź (1978), where he studied at the State Ballet School, under the tutelage of Muzaffar Burkhanov. He graduated from the State Ballet School in Łódź in 1977. As a young dancer he participated in numerous dance concerts and competitions, among others the Polish Ballet Competition in Gdańsk. In 1997 he joined the Grand Theatre in Poznań at first as a coryphée, later as a soloist, and in 2010 he became the first soloist. In that time, he performed at various stages in Poland, Germany, Spain, France and the USA.


He worked with such prominent choreographers from Poland and abroad as Emil Wesołowski, Conrad Drzewiecki, Ewa Wycichowska, Teresa Kujawa, Henryk Konwiński, Andrzej Glegolski, Sławomir Woźniak and Krzysztof Pastor, Beata Wrzosek, Barbara Gołaska, Gray Veredon, Lorca Miasin, Antal Fodor, Sonja Marchiolli, Kenneth Grave, Giovanni di Palma, Monserat Leon, Karina Elver.


His excellent physical conditions, stage temperament and charisma, as well as the outstanding dance technique, Muśko became one of the most recognizable artists of the Poznań ballet scene. This resulted in numerous prizes and special mentions, which include, among others, the following: the main prize in the popularity contest Biały Bez for the most popular stage artists in Poznań in 2008, 2011 and 2009 (special mention); Jan Kiepura Musical Theater Award in the best dancer category in 2011.


In 2014, he was awarded a diploma from U.S.-based foundation The Pushkin Legacy for promoting the works and ideas of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, as well as the Special Golden Mask Award for rebuilding the Grand Theatres ballet team and systematic work on mastering its skills.


In the years 20122017 held the position of the ballet manager at the Grand Theatre in Łódź. Between September 2019 and March 2020 he held the post of a ballet manager at the Opera at the Castle in Szczecin


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