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Zdjęcie: Franciszka  Kierc

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Franciszka Kierc – a soloist in the Baltic Dance Theatre. At first, she practiced rhythmic gymnastics. Then she studied at the Secondary Ballet School in Poznań and the Ballet School of Capitol in Wrocław. In September 2009 she received a certificate of dancer granted by Polish Stage Artists Association (ZASP). She took part in many international dance competitions, among others: Tanzolymp in Berlin, Jugend Tanzt in Freiburg, Dance World Cup in the classical and contemporary categories (winner), I National Ballet Competition in Wrocław. She also developed her skills in step workshop with Silvia Plankl and as a participant of TV show You Can Dance at Centre International de la Danse Jazz in Paris.

She performed both in classical productions, including Swan Lake (co-production of the Wrocław Opera and Moscow City Ballet choreographed by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov and Ewa Wycichowska), and contemporary performances: Eurasia directed and choreographed by Izadora Weiss and Swing! directed and choreographed by Jarosław Stańko. She collaborated in theatre productions of Ewa Wycichowska and Bogusław Kierc.

Since January 2008 she has been a soloist in the Baltic Dance Theatre. She has played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and leading part in the performances: OUT, The Rite of Spring, Waiting for…, Windows by Weiss, Cinderella by Scigliano, Chopinart+ by Wesołowski and Six Dances by Kylián. She also danced Salome in Salome by Richard Strauss directed by Marek Weiss at the Baltic Opera. She received theatre awards for 2009 – the Award of the Marshal of Pomeranian Province and of the City of Gdańsk for the role of Juliet and the Jan Kiepura Musical Theatre Award for the best dancer.

Fot. z archiwum BTT.
Bałtycki Teatr Tańca, Romeo i Julia. Fot. z archiwum BTT.
Bałtycki Teatr Tańca, Romeo i Julia. Fot. z archiwum BTT.
Bałtycki Teatr Tańca, Romeo i Julia. Fot. z archiwum BTT.
Opera Bałtycka, Salome. Fot. z archiwum OP.
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