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Hanna Chojnacka is a choreographer, director, and educator. She is a graduate of the Warsaw Ballet School and the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw (teaching ballet). She is an esteemed teacher of character dance, choreographer, and opera director.


Her choreographies include the childrens show Leśna królewna (The Forest Princess) by Jan Fotek and her own Pejzażnocą (Landscape at Night) shown at the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera for many years, Griegs Peer Gynt, her own Flamenco, Love, and Death (Wrocław Opera), Augustyn Blochs A Soundly Sleeping Beauty (for television), and Ludomir Różyckis Pan Twardowski (Kraków Opera). She has also created many small-scale choreographies for ballet school students. She works as a choreographer with opera houses and theatres. She teaches at the Academy of Music in Warsaw. Her major opera projects include Ludus Danielis, Ignacy J. Paderewskis Manru, Marco da Gaglianos Daphne, and Marta Ptaszyńskas opera for children Mr Marimba at the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera; Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin and Handels Xerxes at the Musical Theatre in Gdynia; Moniuszkos Halka, Handels Sosarme, and Puccinis La Bohme at the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk; Bizets Carmen and Cimarosas The Secret Marriage at the Kraków Opera; Donizettis Don Pasquale at the Wrocław Opera.

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